University of Maine music professor and pianist Phillip Silver will be joined May 29-31 by fellow music faculty member and cellist Noreen Silver and acclaimed violinist and music professor Solomia Soroka of Goshen College in Indiana for a CD recording of music from the German-Jewish composer Bernhard Sekles. Sekles was an influential pedagogue who founded and directed the Hoch Conservatorium in Frankfurt in 1928, which offered the first academic course in jazz studies. Sekles was fired in 1933 and his music banned. The recording will be released on the Toccata Classics label in London. Phillip Silver, an expert in composers of the Holocaust era, has been contracted to record in 2013 another Toccata Classics label CD, the solo piano works of Sekles.
Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756