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The Boston Conservatory Presents String Masters: Joseph Silverstein With Faculty and Friends from the Boston Conservatory

(BOSTON-DATE) The Boston Conservatory presents Joseph Silverstein, violin, in the popular String Masters Series, a unique offering of internationally renowned musicians performing under the artistic direction of Andrew Mark and Irina Muresanu. The performance takes place Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 8 p.m. at The Boston Conservatory’s Seully Hall at 8 The Fenway. General admission tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and FREE for students with valid ID. Tickets are available by phone at 617-912-9222 or at http://bostonconservatory.ticketforce.com/. 

In celebration of his joining the string faculty of The Boston Conservatory, renowned violinist Joseph Silverstein will perform a concert with Boston Conservatory faculty and students. This event includes some of the greatest treasures of the chamber music repertoire. 

Faculty performers include Lynn Chang and Markus Placci, violin; Lila Brown, Patricia McCarty and Rictor Noren, viola; and Andrew Mark and Rhonda Rider, cello. Student performers include Melissa Bull, Wen-Tso Chen and Thomas Hofmann, violin; Faith Jones and Steven Sergi, viola; and Bryan Hayslett and Nora Karakousoglou, cello.

BOCCHERINI: Quintet in A Major

BRAHMS: Sextet in G Major

MENDELSSOHN: Octet

Violinist and conductor Joseph Silverstein, music director of the Utah Symphony from 1983 to 1998, has been guest conductor and soloist with orchestras in the United States, Asia and Europe. In recent seasons, he has appeared in recital in Boston, New York, Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia. As a conductor, he has appeared with the orchestras of New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, San Antonio and Rochester; the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; France's Orchestre Nationale de Lille; the Berlin Symphony; the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan; and the Verbier, Aldeburgh, Aspen, and Santa Fe festivals. In addition, he has served as artistic advisor to many US orchestras. After attending The Curtis Institute of Music, he joined the Boston Symphony in 1955, became concertmaster in 1962 and assistant conductor in 1971, holding both positions through the 1983-84 season. During his Boston tenure, he conducted the orchestra on more than 100 occasions. A former faculty member of the New England Conservatory, Yale University and Boston University, Silverstein is presently on the faculties of the Tanglewood Music Center and The Curtis Institute of Music.  He will join The Boston Conservatory string faculty in fall 2012.  Silverstein has recorded for the RCA, Deutsche Grammophon, CBS, Nonesuch, New World Records, Telarc and Pro Arte labels; his Telarc recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons received a Grammy nomination. Silverstein has been an Artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1993.

About The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known for its intimate and supportive multi-disciplinary environment, The Boston Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and theater, and presents more than 200 performances each year by students, faculty and guest artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the region and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant community of artists and educators. For more information, visit www.bostonconservatory.edu. 

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