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    Beethoven on the Bluff Series Returns with Violin/Cello I

    The Mary Pappert School of Music's Beethoven on the Bluff series continues with its third concert, Violin/Cello I, which will include sonatas written by the composer as true duos for two star soloists.

    The featured pieces will be Sonata #4 for Violin and Piano, op. 23; Sonata #5 for Violin and Piano, op. 24 Spring; and Two Sonatas for Cello and Piano, op. 5 (#1 and #2). Concert performers include David Allen Wehr, pianist and the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at Duquesne University; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violinist and concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO); and Anne Martindale Williams, principal cellist for the PSO.

    A two-season concert series, Beethoven On the Bluff, will feature the major piano chamber works of renowned composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The first season, Beethoven On the Bluff: The Early Years, is comprised of four concerts that will focus on the music that Beethoven wrote between 1793 and 1801, while he was in his 20s.

    Sunday, January 12, at 3 p.m.

      Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

      A $10 donation is suggested for admission to the concert. For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.