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‘Schubert on the Bluff’ Series at Duquesne Begins with ‘Trout Quintet’

Season one of the new Mary Pappert School of Music concert series Schubert on the Bluff begins this weekend with Concert I: Trout Quintet, featuring the music of composers Franz Shubert and Professor Emeritus of Musicianship David Stock.

Concert I will feature Schubert's Die Forelle (The Trout) and Der Hirt Auf Dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock), along with Stock's Two for the Road. "The pairing of Schubert's music with Stock's will illustrate how their styles are very different, yet alike-creating an intriguing listening experience for the audience," said David Allen Wehr, artistic director of Schubert on the Bluff and the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair.

In addition Wehr, performers at Concert I include the following School of Music faculty and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) members:

  • Benjamin Binder, associate professor of musicianship
  • Marylène Gingras-Roy, adjunct professor of viola and member of the PSO
  • Sari Gruber, adjunct professor of voice
  • David Premo, associate principal cello for the PSO
  • Ron Samuels, adjunct professor of clarinet and member of the PSO
  • Charles Stegeman, professor of violin and concertmaster for the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras
  • Rachel Stegeman, adjunct professor of violin and concertmaster for the Wheeling and Youngstown Orchestras
  • Jeffrey Turner, director of orchestral studies, adjunct professor of double bass and principal bass for the PSO.

When:   Sunday, Aug. 30, 2:30 p.m. pre-concert discussion, 3 p.m., concert

The PNC Recital Hall, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Seating is reserved for the Schubert on the Bluff series. Admission is $10; audiences can purchase tickets by visiting www.duq.edu/Schubert, by emailing ticketservices@duq.edu or by calling 412.232.3853.

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