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Out & About: Reception follows the St. Vincent College Concert Series season-opener

Dawn Law
| Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, 7:15 p.m.
The Aletheia Piano Trio, (from left), Juliette Herlin, Fei-Fei Dong and Francesca dePasquale, gather for a photo, during a reception following their performance at the opening of the 45th season of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series, held at the Carey Student Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, September 10, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
The Aletheia Piano Trio, (from left), Juliette Herlin, Fei-Fei Dong and Francesca dePasquale, gather for a photo, during a reception following their performance at the opening of the 45th season of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series, held at the Carey Student Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, September 10, 2016.
Saint Vincent College student, Daniel Young, (center), joins, Greensburg Central Catholic exchange students, Stacy Wen, (L), of Shan Dong, and Carol Chen, (R), of Beijing, for a photo, during a reception following the performance of the Aletheia Piano Trio, at the opening of the 45th season of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series, held at the Carey Student Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, September 10, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Saint Vincent College student, Daniel Young, (center), joins, Greensburg Central Catholic exchange students, Stacy Wen, (L), of Shan Dong, and Carol Chen, (R), of Beijing, for a photo, during a reception following the performance of the Aletheia Piano Trio, at the opening of the 45th season of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series, held at the Carey Student Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, September 10, 2016.
Saint Vincent College students, (from left), Christian Crowley, of Natrona Heights, Ben Watt, of North Huntingdon, and Michael Suchernick, of Jackson, NJ, mingle during a reception following the performance of the Aletheia Piano Trio, at the opening of the 45th season of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series, held at the Carey Student Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, September 10, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Saint Vincent College students, (from left), Christian Crowley, of Natrona Heights, Ben Watt, of North Huntingdon, and Michael Suchernick, of Jackson, NJ, mingle during a reception following the performance of the Aletheia Piano Trio, at the opening of the 45th season of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series, held at the Carey Student Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, September 10, 2016.
(from left), Suzanne English and Br. Louis Carey, O.S.B., mingle during a reception following the performance of the Aletheia Piano Trio, at the opening of the 45th season of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series, held at the Carey Student Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, September 10, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Suzanne English and Br. Louis Carey, O.S.B., mingle during a reception following the performance of the Aletheia Piano Trio, at the opening of the 45th season of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series, held at the Carey Student Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, September 10, 2016.

The Aletheia Piano Trio opened the 45th St. Vincent College Concert Series on Sept. 10 in the Robert S. Cary Performing Arts Center at the Unity campus.

Violinist Francesca dePasquale, cellist Juliette Herlin and pianist Fei-Fei Dong formed the trio in 2013 at the Juilliard School. They've played in New York and Washington, D.C., and have performed withItzhak Perlman while attending the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop.

The program consisted of piano trios by Franz Joseph Haydn, Gabriel Faute and Felix Mendelssohn.

The trio is known for supporting the creation of new music and delights audiences with lesser-known works.

Dong was assisted with page-turning by St. Vincent student Daniel Young, 19, of Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County. Dong was the recipient of the 2015 Bronder Prize for Piano, which was founded to honor the college series founder, the Rev. Joseph Bronder, a concert pianist, instructor and Benedictine priest.

After a standing ovation, the trio joined concert-goers for a reception in the St. Vincent Gallery.

Israeli pianist Tomer Gerwitzman will be presented with the Bronder Prize during his performance at the next series concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 22.

Seen: Concert series directorAnn Holmes, Lou and Barb Steiner, St. Vincent students Christian Crowley, Ben Watt and Michael Suchernick, and Mary Seamans with 16-year-old exchange students Carol Chen of Beijing and Stacy Wen of Shandong Province. Both girls attend Greensburg Central Catholic High School.

— Dawn Law

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