Audience favorite Orin Grossman returns to the Quick Center this weekend, and this time he’s bringing along a couple of very talented family members.
On stage for the first time together, Orin Grossman will perform with his brother, Jerry Grossman – principal cellist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and his sister-in-law, Korliss Uecker – an operatic soprano whose career includes over 150 performances with the Metropolitan Opera. This special performance featuring classical music with Schubert, Brahms, and more, is aptly entitled All in the Family and will take place on Sunday, October 29 at 3 p.m.
Orin is a musician and academic with decades of service in the Fairfield University community as former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Academic Vice President, and now emeritus professor of Visual and Performing Arts. Gary Giddins, noted author and jazz critic, wrote of him in The Village Voice, “The need for a new kind of recitalist—one who can play Chopin, Liszt, and Monk—has long been evident. He has appeared in the person of Orin Grossman.” Giddins went on to describe Orin’s musicality as “enlightening, entertaining…with a lucid approach and clarity of touch.”
Orin’s brother, Jerry Grossman, has been principal cellist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1986. Mr. Grossman attended the Curtis Institute of Music and has held faculty positions at the Juilliard School, SUNY Binghamton, and DePaul University. The New York Times called Jerry a “consistently compelling and imaginative interpreter,” and Musical America referred to him as a “virtuoso throughout…magnificent.”
Korliss Uecker, a tour de force in her own right, completes the trio of performers. A graduate of the Juilliard School with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, Ms. Uecker has sung more than 150 performances with the Metropolitan Opera, including the role of Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, and in Carmen with Placido Domingo. Her career also includes varied solo exhibitions, contemporary collaborations, and chamber music performances. She is a member of Feminine Musique, a duo dedicated to the performance of music by women composers as well as traditional duet literature. In addition to her singing career, Ms. Uecker is frequently engaged as a Master Class teacher, adjudicator, and lecturer.
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