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Throughout the evening everything Grossman played was crisp, fluent, richly contrasted and wonderfully detailed. The way he put together and presented a group of Gershwin’s piano transcriptions… was a model of excellence.

—New York Post

Beloved Fairfield University artist and scholar Dr. Orin Grossman is a pianist who has delighted audiences at the Quick Center, and the world over, with his unique and engaging approach to performing and lecturing about great American and European music.

Now he brings his piano quartet, featuring, in addition to himself: pianist Alan Murchie, cellist Michael Haber, and violinist Debbie Wong, for a unique afternoon showcasing Dvořák’s Dumky Trio, as well as selections for two pianos and trios by Mozart. Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, or the Dumky Trio, is one of the composer’s best known works: an emotionally charged “uninhibited Bohemian lament” (Felsenfeld).

Dr. Grossman, an emeritus professor of visual and performing arts and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and academic vice president, joined the Fairfield University faculty in 1975. Throughout the pandemic, he most recently offered Quick Center patrons virtual in-depth looks at American and European classics with Quick Sessions Live, and we are happy to welcome his return to in-person performances.

Read more about Dr. Grossman → Watch a video from the Quick Sessions Live archive → Listen as Orin Grossman explains George Gershwin’s vision for “Rhapsody in Blue:” →
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