May 16, 1989 |
Though Joseph Silverstein, music director of the Utah Symphony, will appear with the San Diego Symphony in three concerts this weekend, he will be leaving his baton in Salt Lake City. Polish guest conductor Grzegorz Nowak will attend to the conducting duties, while violinist Silverstein performs Tchaikovsky's venerable D Major Violin Concerto. Silverstein is one of a handful of American musicians who has successfully balanced a dual career of performing and conducting. For 28 years, he fiddled with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 22 of them as its concertmaster.
May 11, 1997 |
The common heritage of these striking pieces is quite apparent in their shapes and dimensions and in their remarkable combinations of orchestral color and solo verve. Yet so is the distinctive character of each--the intense Violin Concerto, lyrical Flute Concerto, dramatic Piano Concerto and mysterious Clarinet Concerto.
October 20, 2000
A series of concerts and master classes sponsored by the Jascha Heifetz Society continues Sunday at 3 p.m. in Munson Recital Hall at Azusa Pacific University, 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa. Veteran violinist Ruggiero Ricci will give what he has called his final public performance, a recital of solo violin works by Bach, Prokofiev, Wieniawski, Ernst, Kreisler, Heifetz and Paganini. Ricci will also give a master class at the university on Saturday at 2 p.m.
July 25, 1998
For its six-event, 1998-99 season, the Riverside County Philharmonic, under Music Director Patrick Flynn, will play four concerts, host another by a neighboring orchestra and present a solo recital by the distinguished American violinist Joseph Silverstein. The season begins Sept. 26, when the Riverside Philharmonic, with Flynn conducting, offers Dvorak's "New World" Symphony and, with Wendy Chen as soloist, Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto.
January 25, 1995 |
The contingent from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center that appeared Sunday in Beckman Auditorium at Caltech was no ragtag band hastily assembled for touring purposes and to capitalize on an august name. These were top guns. Headed by violinist Joseph Silverstein and pianist Lee Luvisi, the New Yorkers offered the sizable Coleman Chamber Concerts audience ample evidence of their well-honed skills. But a certain lassitude dominated the afternoon.