An Afternoon in Old Prague


Orin Grossman and Friends

3 p.m., Sunday, January 26, 2014
Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Tickets: $35, $30.

Image: Orin Grossman"An Afternoon in Old Prague" with Orin Grossman and Friends features chamber music by the great Romantic composer Antonin Dvořák at 3 p.m., Sunday, January 26, 2014, at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. This concert highlights the music of the most gifted composer of 19th-century Prague and features two of Dvořák's most beloved pieces, his "Piano Quartet, Opus 87" and "Piano Quintet, Opus 81." Joining Orin Grossman on piano are Daniel Phillips and Katherine Fong on violin, Dov Scheindlin on viola, and Michael Haber on cello. Hearst Media Group is the exclusive media sponsor for the 2013-2014 Classical Series. Tickets are $35 and $30.

Orin Grossman came to Fairfield University in 1975 as an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts.  In 1991, he was named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. After ten years as the Academic Vice President at Fairfield University, he returned to the faculty in the fall of 2009 as Professor of Visual and Performing Arts and is now Professor Emeritus.  He has been active as a chamber music performer including the co-founder, with violinist Yuval Waldman, of the Round Hill Chamber Players.   He has been particularly associated with the music of George Gershwin, lecturing and performing concerts of his song transcriptions, and classical pieces to critical praise around the world, including performances in Cairo, New York, Florence, and St. Petersburg, Russia.

An all-star ensemble of brilliant string players joins Dr. Grossman for this concert.  Daniel Phillips, violin, is a founding member of the 26-year-old Orion String Quartet, in residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. They recently played a week of concerts devoted to Brahms at the new Kings Place Concert Hall in London. Katherine Fong, violin, has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2000.  She leads a multifaceted existence as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, soloist, entrepreneur, and mother.  Dov Scheindlin has been violist of the Arditti, Penderecki and Chester String Quartets.  His chamber music career has brought him to 28 countries around the globe, and won him the Siemens Prize in 1999. Cellist Michael Haber, a student of Janos Starker and Gregor Piatigorsky, is a former member of The Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell, the Casals Festival Orchestra under Pablo Casals and was the principal cellist of The Colorado Music Festival Orchestra

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on December 23, 2013

Vol. 46, No. 140