Emeritus Professor and Quick Center favorite Orin Grossman returns to the Quick Center with world renowned pianist Frederic Chiu to present another afternoon of music for one piano, four hands and music for two pianos. This concert will feature composers from Europe and America including Brahms, Saint-Saens, Gottschalk, Gershwin and other favorites.
Orin Grossman has performed the music of George Gershwin around the world, including the Russian premiere of Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra.
Frederic Chiu's intriguing piano-playing and teaching springs from a diverse set of experiences and interests: his Asian/American/European background, his musical training, and an early and ongoing exploration of artificial intelligence and human psychology, especially the body-mind-heart connection. With over 25 CDs on the market, his repertoire includes the complete work of Prokofiev as well as popular classics of Chopin, Liszt and others, and lesser known masterpieces of Mendelssohn and Rossini. Chiu has performed internationally, including some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world. His most recent recording, Distant Voices, pairs the music of Debussy with the contemporary Chinese composer Gao Ping. His 10-CD set of the complete works of Prokofiev is considered by many to be the definitive recording.
Orin Grossman has been delighting audiences the world over with his unique and engaging approach to performing and explaining great American and European music. He known as a great interpreter of the music of George Gershwin, playing his songs and classical compositions around the world. Dr. Grossman joined the Fairfield University faculty in 1975. In 1991, he was named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and, in 1999, Academic Vice President. He is presently Emeritus Professor of Visual and Performing Arts.