Adam Liu, assistant principal cello of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a member of the music faculty at Duquesne University, was born in Tianjian, China, and attended the Central Conservatory in Beijing before coming to the United States. His brother, ChangYuan Liu, stayed behind and is now on the composition faculty of the Central Conservatory. The two see each other a lot when Adam visits China, but Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m. at PNC Hall on the Duquesne campus, they will united in song as Adam plays ChangYuan's "Drinking Alone by Moonlight." It uses the famous Tang Dynasty poem,
Liu (left, warming up with the PSO in the Egg in Beijing last May, also will play the Kodaly Sonata for Solo Cello, op. 8, and with With pianist Becky Billock, Beethoven’s Cello Sonata in A major.