The University of Maine School of Performing Arts presents Silver Duo in concert with guest violinist Lydia Forbes on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Minsky Recital Hall on the Orono campus.
UMaine faculty members Phillip Silver, pianist, and Noreen Silver, cellist, form the Silver Duo. The Silvers welcome Forbes for the Homecoming weekend performance. The program includes the Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major Op. 9 by Berlin-born composer James Simon, who was killed in Auschwitz in 1944. The remaining works are Brahms’ Sonata No. 1 in G Major Op. 78 for Violin and Piano and the Trio No. 1 in B Major Op. 8.
The Silver Duo has received accolades from audiences and critics throughout Europe, Israel, the United States, Scandinavia and the Czech Republic. The Silver Duo is a sought-after group due to imaginative programming in which lesser-known masterpieces are presented alongside established repertoire favorites. Forbes is an internationally renowned soloist and chamber music performer. The member of the DaPonte String Quartet has performed throughout Europe and recorded with Sony Classical, CNM and Harmonia Mundi.
Admission is $9, or free with a valid student MaineCard. For tickets or disability accommodations, call the Collins Center for the Arts, 207.581.1755. Tickets may also be purchased at the door one hour prior to the show. The performance is supported, in part, by a grant from the UMaine Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series.