Schubert on the Bluff: Trout Quintet
Presented by: Duquesne University
This multi-year Schubert series begins with Schubert's Trout Quintet and The Shepherd on the Rock, along with David Stock's Two for the Road. "The pairing [of composers] will illustrate how their styles are very different, yet alike—creating an intriguing listening experience for the audience," says pianist and Artistic Director David Allen Wehr. Guests include soprano Sari Gruber, clarinetist Ron Samuels, and bassist Jeffrey Turner. Pre-concert discussion at 2:30.
Date: 08/30/2015
Time: 3:00 pm
PNC Recital Hall, School of Music, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Schubert on the Bluff: Concert II
Presented by: Duquesne University
Schubert piano masterpieces bookend this program: the six charming Moments musicaux (Musical moments), ranging from tender to fiery, and the heart-breakingly beautiful final Sonata, completed just weeks before the composer's death at 31. In between is David Stock's quirky "Sea of Reeds," played by the Pittsburgh Reed Trio, for whom it was written, and "A Vanished World" for harp, flute and viola. Pre-concert talk at 2:30.
Date: 10/25/2015
Time: 3:00 pm
PNC Recital Hall, School of Music, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Schubert of the Bluff: Concert III
Presented by: Duquesne University
David Stock's Second Chamber Concerto receives premieres on this concert, boasting an intriguing combination of trumpet, percussion and two pianos with an all-star cast. Stock's Mistral is a wife-husband commission for Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp, and James Gorton, oboe. Schubert is represented by the Piano Trio #1, a monument of trio literature, and the bittersweet Three Piano Pieces written in the final weeks of his life, played by Schubert specialist Cynthia Raim. Preconcert talk with David Stock at 2:30.
Date: 01/10/2016
Time: 3:00 pm
PNC Recital Hall, School of Music, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Schubert of the Bluff: Concert IV
Presented by: Duquesne University
The six-stringed arpeggione was in vogue for a mere decade. Each season of Schubert on the Bluff will include Schubert's appealing Arpeggione Sonata transcribed for a different instrument, starting with the cello--played by Adam Liu. David Stock's "Eitz Chayim" showcases the rich, dark voice of Meng Wang's viola. The concert concludes with super-virtuosa Barbara Nissman playing Schubert's immensely difficult Wanderer Fantasy for piano, along with the song that inspired it, and two of his most popular Impromptus.
Date: 01/24/2016
Time: 3:00 pm
PNC Recital Hall, School of Music, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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