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    Music Students to Participate in PSO’s Celebrating the Next Generation

    Students from Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music will participate in Celebrating the Next Generation, a part of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's (PSO) inaugural Music for the Spirit Festival, on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Heinz Hall.

    Celebrating the Next Generation provides a unique opportunity for the music students, who will perform alongside the Duquesne University Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. The ensembles will each perform a selection of their own before joining together on stage for the program's finale, which will be directed by PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck. 

    "Through the Music for the Spirit Festival, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is helping us to fulfill our mission through music," said Duquesne School of Music Dean Dr. Edward Kocher. "This opportunity for our students to perform with the PSO, a world-class orchestra, is one that comes along once in a musician's lifetime. We are so very grateful to the PSO for reaching out to us in this way, allowing us to provide this unique performance opportunity to our students and a one-of-a-kind concert experience for our audiences." 

    Duquesne music students will also help the PSO kick off the Music for the Spirit Festival by performing in Singing City, a large-scale, historic concert on Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh's Petersen Events Center. Additionally, music students will participate in Ofer Ben-Amots' chamber opera The Dybbuk: Between Two Worlds on Thursday, April 25, and on Sunday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater in conjunction with the PSO and the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival.

    Tickets for Celebrating the Next Generation are free and can be ordered online or by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900. Tickets for Singing City are $20 for the general public, $10 for students with valid I.D. and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets for The Dybbuk: Between Two Worlds are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and may be purchased online or via the PSO box office at 412.392.4900. Student tickets are available for $15 by phone only.

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    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.