Park University International Center for Music Faculty Recital to Feature KC Symphony Principal Violist Christine Grossman

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Christine GrossmanChristine Grossman, principal violist with the Kansas City Symphony and an instructor of music/viola in Park University’s International Center for Music, will perform a recital concert on Thursday, Nov. 16, in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission to the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free.

Grossman, who has been the Symphony’s principal violist since 2008, will be joined by violinist Noah Geller, concertmaster and the Miller Nichols Chair of the Kansas City Symphony, and pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, ICM collaborative pianist and instructor of music/piano.

The concert is scheduled to include the following selections:
          •  “Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola,” composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
          •  “Passacaglia,” composed by Johan Halvorsen and George Frideric Handel

A native of New York, Grossman began playing the violin at the age of 5, piano at 10 and viola at 16. An avid chamber musician, Grossman was been a member of the California Quartet and has performed in numerous summer festivals around the world. Before moving to Kansas City, Grossman previously held positions with the New World, Pacific and Delaware symphonies. She earned her master’s degree and bachelor’s degree, both in viola performance, from The Juilliard School in New York. Grossman has been a member of the ICM’s faculty since 2013.

The next concert in the International Center for Music’s 2017-18 season will be Saturday, Dec. 2, with a performance by the ICM Orchestra starting at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. That concert will feature a special guest performance by soprano Victoria Botero. The following weekend, on Sunday, Dec. 10, the husband-and-wife team of violinist Cristian Fatu and pianist Victoria Martirosyan Fatu, both 2010 ICM graduates, will present a concert starting at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Admission to both concerts is free.