The Cello Rules - Brahms on the Bluff

The Cello Rules at
Duquesne University:
The Terrible Towel makes an appearance with
David Allen Wehr and
Anne Martindale Williams.

Past Performance Schedule - 2006


Sunday, January 15 at 3 p.m.
The Cello Rules - Brahms on the Bluff

The program showcases Anne Martindale Williams, principal cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and David Allen Wehr in two sumptuous duo sonatas, cornerstones of the piano-cello repertoire, along with Piano Pieces, op 118.


Sunday, February 26 at 3 p.m.
Dual Duos and a Duet - Brahms on the Bluff

Randolph Kelly, principal violist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and David Allen Wehr team up for two duo sonatas, and Natasha Snitkovsky joins Wehr for a rare piano duet, Variations on a Theme of Schumann.

The first season of the Brahms on the Bluff series concludes with Wehr's performance of the monumental Handel Variations for solo piano


Tuesday, April 18, El Paso, Texas

Replacing an indisposed colleague, David Allen Wehr presents a recital of piano favorites under the auspices of El Paso Pro Musica. For concert information, visit www.eppm.org.


Wednesday, April 19, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Replacing an indisposed colleague, David Allen Wehr presents a recital of piano favorites under the auspices of El Paso Pro Musica. For concert information, visit www.eppm.org.


Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m.
Rose Window Concerts, First Congregational Church, Stratford, Connecticut

The Newman/Wehr Duo, cellist Clancy Newman and pianist David Allen Wehr
Playing duos by Brahms, Chopin and Utterback and solo works by Newman and Brahms.

For further information, contact Dr. Joe Utterback, series director at (203)386-9992.
Visit the First Congregational Church's website for directions (www.firstchurchstratford.org).


Sunday, August 27 at 3 p.m.
Adamstown, Maryland - Buckingham's Choice Recital Hall

Program: "A Little Night Music", featuring music inspired by the night:

  • Poulenc: Nocturne no. 1
  • Chopin: Nocturne in D-Flat Major
  • Falla: Serenata Andaluza
  • Debussy: The Interrupted Serenade
  • Rachmaninoff: Serenade
  • Griffes: The Lake at Evening
  • Bartok: Night Music, from "Out of Doors"
  • Utterback: Candlelight Blues
  • Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
  • Wagner-Liszt: Evening Star, from "Tannhauser'
  • Liszt: Transcendental Etude no. 11 "Evening Harmonies"
  • Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

Further information and directions: www.buckinghamschoice.org


Sunday, September 10 at 3 p.m.
PNC Recital Hall - Duquesne University

Program: "A Little Night Music", featuring music inspired by the night:

  • Poulenc: Nocturne no. 1
  • Chopin: Nocturne in D-Flat Major
  • Falla: Serenata Andaluza
  • Debussy: The Interrupted Serenade
  • Rachmaninoff: Serenade
  • Griffes: The Lake at Evening
  • Bartok: Night Music, from "Out of Doors"
  • Utterback: Candlelight Blues
  • Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
  • Wagner-Liszt: Evening Star, from "Tannhauser'
  • Liszt: Transcendental Etude no. 11 "Evening Harmonies"
  • Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

This recital inaugurates David Allen Wehr's tenure as the holder of the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at Duquesne University.

Tickets, at $10, are available at the door. Further information and directions: www.duq.edu/music


Sunday, September 24 at 3 p.m.
Sextet in the City - Brahms on the Bluff

A rare chance to experience both of the luscious Brahms string sextets, played by Charles Stegeman, associate professor of violin and chair of strings at Duquesne University and concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Opera/Ballet Orchestra, Rachel Stegeman, adjunct professor of violin at Duquesne University, Don McInnes, former principal violist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Richard O'Neill, violist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Anne Martindale Williams, principal cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony and adjunct professor at Duquesne University, and David Premo, associate principal cellist with the Pittsburgh Symphony. David Allen Wehr, holder of the newly-established Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at Duquesne University presents some of Brahms most passionate and intimate solo works.


Sunday, October 15 at 3 p.m.
New Canaan, Connecticut - Connecticut Alliance for Music
Piano Duet House Concert with Cynthia Raim

Program: Brahms Hungarian Dances #1-6, Dvorak Eight Slavonic Dances op. 46, Utterback Selections from Jazz Rhythms, Rachmaninoff Selections from Six Duets, op. 11

Advance reservations required, contact: www.camusic.org


Sunday, October 29 at 3 p.m.
Rose Window Concerts, First Congregational Church,
Stratford, Connecticut

Piano Duet Concert with Cynthia Raim.

Program: Brahms Variations on a Theme of Schumann, Dvorak Eight Slavonic Dances, op. 72, Utterback Two for Two, Rachmaninoff Selections from Six Duets op. 11 $10 donation requested.

Visit the First Congregational Church's website for directions at www.firstchurchstratford.org.


Sunday, November 5 at 3 p.m.
Quintessentially in "Cinq" - Brahms on the Bluff

Two delightful string quintets date from the composer's later years, while the dark and brooding Piano Quartet no. 3 was written when Brahms was in youthful, deep despair over his love for Clara Schumann. Incomplete and held from publication for many years, Brahms returned to and completed it as an older, sadder and wiser man.


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