Fairfield Music Professor Emeritus Returns to Perform at the Quick Center

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 18, 2015) — Orin Grossman and Friends return to the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University for “An Afternoon in Old Vienna,” a chamber music performance, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, 2015.

Tickets are $35, $30 and $25. Fairfield University student tickets are $5. For tickets, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the Box Office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. The performance is sponsored, in part, by The Westport Inn and Moffly Media.

Dr. Orin Grossman is a pianist and music professor who joined the Fairfield University faculty in 1975. In 1991, he became Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and, in 1999, Academic Vice President. He is presently Emeritus Professor of Visual and Performing Arts. Dr. Grossman has performed at the Quick Center before, and now returns along with his talented collaborators for an afternoon of chamber music. He will be celebrating some of the great composers of Vienna, including music by Mozart and Schubert’s beloved Piano Quintet “The Trout.”

Dr. Grossman began piano and theory instruction at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the age of five. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College and, earning a Ph.D. in music from Yale University. For decades he has been delighting audiences the world over with his unique and engaging approach to performing and explaining great American and European music. He is in demand as an interpreter of the music of George Gershwin, playing his songs and classical compositions around the world, including Florence, Cairo, Australia and St. Petersburg, Russia, where he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and gave the Russian premiere of Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic to a standing ovation.

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Posted on October 23, 2015

Vol. 48, No. 34

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