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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Parkland grad to sing duet

Muhlenberg College sophomore Morgan Reilly will be featured in the Elton John-Kiki Dee duet for "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" during "Piano Men: The Music of Elton and Billy" Allentown Symphony Pops concert, 8 p.m. May 11, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Reilly, a 2011 Parkland High School graduate, has appeared on stage at Pennsylvania Playhouse, Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College and Bucks County Playhouse.

She most recently performed as Gypsy Rose Lee in "Gypsy" at Civic Theatre of Allentown. This summer, she plays Mayzie in "Seussical" at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre.

Reilly is the newly-appointed music director of The Girls Next Door, an all-female a cappella group at Muhlenberg College.

Guest conductor for the concert is Mardochee Dade, a William Allen High School ninth grade student.

Mardochee has been playing cello since third grade and plays cello in the City Orchestra and the William Allen High School Orchestra.

He was recently selected as one of 1,000 students nationally to receive a scholarship from the Jack Kent Cook Foundation to attend Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan this summer.

Thel late Jay Scherline was to have been guest conductor at the pops concert.