Past Performance Schedule - 2009


Tuesday, February 3, at 8:00 p.m.
Faculty Chamber Music recital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sonatas by Glinka and Schubert (Arpeggione)
Randolph Kelly, viola
David Allen Wehr, piano
PNC Recital Hall, Duquesne University
$10 suggested donation


Sunday, February 8, at 3:00 p.m.
Musique on the Bluff: Toot Suite
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Claude Bolling's Toot Suite for Trumpet and Jazz Piano was written for French trumpeter Maurice Andre, and is performed by jazz legends Sean Jones and Joe Utterback, with members of Catch-22, Duquesne University's faculty jazz guitar ensemble. David Allen Wehr brings to life the twelve character vignettes of Debussy Preludes, Book One, including "The Sunken Cathedral" and "The Maid with the Flaxen Hair."


Friday, April 3, at 8:00 p.m.
Recital - Salina, Kansas

In conjunction with the King Family Regional Young Artist Competition.
For further information, visit www.kingaward.org.


Tuesday, April 7, at 8:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Rachmaninoff Festival
Duquesne University Faculty Recital
PNC Recital Hall, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • David Allen Wehr, piano
  • Anne Martindale Williams, cello
  • Guenko Guechev, bass-baritone
  • Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, op. 19
  • Rachmaninoff: Two Romances for Voice and Piano

Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Cellist Anne Martindale Williams and David Allen Wehr team up for one of the all-time great cello-piano duos, the dreamy, Romantic, dazzling Sonata by Rachmaninoff, a work which challenges each of the performer to dizzying heights of technical virtuosity and emotional commitment.
$10 donation requested. For further information, visit www.duq.edu/music


Sunday, April 19, at 4:00 p.m.
Duo Recital
Altoona (Lakemont), Pennsylvania

Featuring Prokofieff's Sonata #2 and works by Kreisler, Bach and Bolcom

  • Janna Lower, violin
  • David Allen Wehr, piano

St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, 309 Lotz Ave, Altoona (Lakemont), Pennsylvania
$8 donation suggested


Sunday, May 3, at 3:00 p.m.
Duo Recital: Clancy Newman, cello
and David Allen Wehr, piano
Private House Concert presented by
Connecticut Alliance for Music

  • Debussy: Sonata
  • Beethoven: Sonata no. 5 in D Major, op. 102, no. 2
  • Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G Minor, op. 19

Newman and Wehr celebrate 10 years of collaboration with a knockout program of three of the cello-piano literature's most precious gems.

For information on membership, visit www.camusic.org.

Tickets are initially available to members and their guests; to be placed on a waitlist, e-mail alliance.for.music@snet.net


June 6-13
Sunflower Music Festival
Washburn University - Topeka, Kansas

Visit www.sunflowermusicfestival.org for more information.


July 8-12
Buzzards Bay Musicfest
Tabor Academy - Marion, Massachusetts

Cynthia Raim joins the Musicfest artist roster this season for some two-piano treats:

  • Wednesday, July 7: Orchestra concert with Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos
  • Thursday, July 8: Chamber music concert with Schumann Variations for two pianos, two cellos and French horn
  • Saturday, July 10: Chamber music concert with Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals in its original chamber version. Ogden Nash's verses will be read by festival Artistic Director, Russell Patterson

All concerts at 8p at Tabor Academy; free admission. For more information, visit www.buzzardsbaymusicfest.org


Saturday, July 18
Cynthia Raim and David Allen Wehr, piano duet concert
Bradford, New Hampshire

This concert will include works by Faure, Rachmaninoff, Schubert and Bizet.


Sunday, September 13, at 3:00 p.m.
PNC Recital Hall, Duquense University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Mixed Doubles", Program One for "Musique on the Bluff: The French Seasons II", PNC Recital Hall, Duquesne University Duo-pianists Cynthia Raim and David Allen Wehr play on one piano for the first half of the concert, presenting two evocations of childhood, Faure's "Dolly" and Bizet's "Children's Games". More familiar in their later orchestral arrangements, both these works gain in charm and intimacy in their original piano duet format. After intermission, it's two pianos for Poulenc's profoundly beautiful Sonata (written for Gold and Fizdale) and the Brazilian flavors of Milhaud's popular Scaramouche. At 2:15p, Dr. Benjamin Binder will present a preview of the season. $10 suggested donation. For more information, visit www.sites.duq.edu/french-seasons.


Sunday, October 4, at 4:00 p.m.
Joe Utterback 65th Birthday concert
First Congregational Church
Stratford, Connecticut

David Allen Wehr offers solos by Debussy and Utterback to honor "Dr. Joe" on this milestone birthday. Wehr will team up with organist Andrew Shenton to premiere Utterback's "Celebrations for Piano and Organ", based on material from "Missa Jazzis", which was premiered last Palm Sunday under the directorship of Dr. David A. Wehr (David Allen Wehr's father). Freewill offering will be taken. For directions, visit www.firstchurchstratford.org


Sunday, October 11, at 8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Soloist with Duquesne Symphony Orchestra, Sidney Harth, music director laureate David Allen Wehr will be one of three soloists in Beethoven's majestic "Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano", known as the Triple Concerto, in the historic Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh. Wehr's colleagues will be violinist Charles Stegeman, cellist Misha Quint and legendary conductor Sidney Harth, former concertmaster of the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics and the Chicago Symphony. $10 suggested donation. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/music.


Sunday, October 18, at 3:00 p.m.
PNC Recital Hall, Duquense University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Chausson Showcase", Program Two for "Musique on the Bluff: The French Seasons II", PNC Recital Hall, Duquense University Wehr will open the program with two piano solos by Debussy: Suite Bergamasque (which contains the beloved Clair de lune) and The Isle of Joy (L'isle joyeuse), then join with Duquesne faculty and Pittsburgh Symphony members for the Septet by Saint-Saens (one of the rare chamber works with trumpet) and Chausson's virtuosic Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, starring Wehr and Charles Stegeman as soloists. At 2:15p Rebecca Rollett will present French harpsichord music. $10 suggested donation. For more information, www.sites.duq.edu/french-seasons.


Saturday, December 12, at 1:00 p.m.
Benefit Recital, Charlestown
Catonsville, Maryland (private performance)

Works of Chopin, Debussy, Poulenc and Utterback
Dr. David A. Wehr, narrator


Sunday, December 13, at 3:00 p.m.
Private Solo Recital, Buckingham's Choice Community
Adamstown, Maryland

Works by Debussy (Suite Bergamasque), Chopin (Sonata in B Minor), Poulenc and Utterback


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