Faculty Concert Features Russian Cellist

Russian cellist Alexander Lvovich Volpov will be the guest performer at the University of Maine School of Performing Arts faculty concert Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Minsky Recital Hall.

Volpov, born in Sverdlovsk, Russia and educated at Sverdlovsk School for Musically Gifted Children, will join UMaine music professor Phillip Silver on stage. Volpov will play violoncello and Silver will play piano. The recital will include works by Boccherini, Davydov, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Rachmaninoff, and will feature “Sonata for Cello and Piano” by Rachmaninoff.

Volpov is principal cellist of the Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra and has been guest principal cellist with the Scottish Opera and London Concert Orchestra, among others.

Silver has performed at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall in London; Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in Scotland; Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany; Mozarteum in Salzburg; and Henry Crown Symphony Hall in Jerusalem.

Admission is $9, free with a valid student MaineCard. For tickets, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.581.1755. Tickets also may be purchased at the door one hour prior to the show.