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VIRTUAL Midday Concert @ 1:00 w/ Silver Duo; Noreen Silver, cello and Phillip Silver, piano
Mon, Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) releases its next Virtual Midday Concert @ 1:00 on March 8. The concert will be performed by the Silver Duo; Noreen Silver, cello and Phillip Silver, piano.
The public may access the pre-recorded concert at 1:00pm on March 8 via Facebook, ECMI’s website or by a link sent via email. This concert continues a series of virtual concerts sponsored by Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) with funding from the Onion Foundation. Admission is free to the public and each concert is recorded especially for ECMI’s audience.
The program will include works by Glinka, Liszt and Beethoven. Click here for printable program.
Future virtual concerts in the series will be shared at 1:00pm on April 12 – John Blacklow, piano, and May 10 – Deirdre McArdle, flute and Deiran Manning, piano
For more information, please call 207-664-9258 or email: email@example.com. Virtual admission is free to the public.
About the musicians:
Phillip Silver is an internationally acclaimed solo and collaborative artist. The the Boston Globe called him “an international collaborative pianist of the first rank.” Over the course of his career he has performed with many distinguished artists including Denes Zsigmondy, Jian Wang, Elmar Oliveira, Albert Markov and Alexander Markov. Phillip has also been a member of the Van Leer Chamber Players in Jerusalem, the Rachmaninov Trio in the UK, and the Silver Duo, a long established ensemble with his wife, cellist Noreen Silver.
Phillip’s recorded legacy on the Koch-Schwann label includes a recital of German Romantic Lieder with Israeli soprano Cilla Grossmeyer, and a recording of 20th century Russian piano trios as a member of the UK based Rachmaninov Trio. His most recent recordings for the Toccata Classics label in London include world premiere recordings of music by Leone Sinigaglia, an Italian-Jewish victim of the Nazis, and German-Jewish composer Bernhard Sekles. Maria Nockin reviewing this recording in Fanfare magazine commented upon the “brilliantly played fireworks from the pianist” while Steve Arloff writing in MusicWeb International described it as “a really valuable discovery” marked by “flawless playing.”… “thoroughly deserving to be heard by every chamber music lover.”
Noreen Silver has been described by the Glasgow Herald as “an extraordinarily soulful player” who “demonstrates an uncommon depth of feeling and imagination.” After studies at the Royal College of Music in London, she spent a year in Geneva, Switzerland, a student of the renowned French cellist Pierre Fournier. Later, a Rotary International Fellowship enabled her to study at the New England Conservatory, where she met her husband, pianist Phillip Silver. Noreen is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Maine and a member of the ECMI faculty. Over the course of her career she has been a member of the Boston Opera Orchestra, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. She has been principal cellist of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra since 2005, and has appeared as soloist with the orchestra in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto (2005), Schumann’s Cello Concerto (2009), and the Haydn C Major Concerto (2017).
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