Twenty fingers and 88 keys add up to a fine evening of duets

Reviewed by Lee Shepherd

What could be more entertaining than an evening of parlor music played in one of the most gorgeous parlors in the Southern Tier – the Kilmer Mansion attached to Temple Concord – by two of the best pianists in Central and Southern New York.
Pej Reitz, a faculty member at Binghamton University, and Ida Tili Trebicka, who teaches at Syracuse University, swayed in unison on the piano bench, as they performed a sonata by Mozart, waltzes by Brahms, Norwegian dances by Grieg, Spanish dances by Moritz Moszkowski and a chaser of Gershwin songs from Porgy and Bess. Read the rest of this entry »

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Services today for BPO co-founder Marianne Wallenberg

Funeral services are this morning (Tuesday, Oct. 25) at Temple Concord, 9 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, for Marianne Wallenberg, who, with her husband, Fritz, founded the orchestra now known as the Binghamton Philharmonic. She died last Friday (Oct. 21) at the age of 98. Here’s a link to the Press & Sun-Bulletin obituary notice.

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