The South Shore Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Scott Jackson Wiley, will be performing at Molloy College Madison Theatre in Rockville Centre on Saturday February 16th at 8 pm. The program features George Gershwin’s Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra with guest piano soloist Karen Faust Baer, Lullaby for Strings and Manuel de Falla’s “Three Cornered Hat”.
Pianist Karen Faust Baer enjoys a multifaceted career in solo performance, accompanying, conducting, and pedagogy. Acknowledged in “Who’s Who of American Women” for her musical accomplishments since 2003, Ms. Baer received her B.M. and M.S. Degrees from the Juilliard School. In 1968, Ms. Baer made her Carnegie Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra and has since been heard in recital at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, BAM, Israeli Cultural Foundation and WQXR and WNYC radio stations. Since retiring from her position as International Baccalaureate instructor and vocal music director at South Side High School, she is now a faculty member at both New York University and Adelphi University while maintaining her private piano studio. Last November, Ms. Faust Baer helped inaugurate the South Shore Symphony’s presence at Madison Hall performing the Chopin First Piano Concerto. This evening she makes her third appearance with the orchestra in the Gershwin concerto.
The 65-member South Shore Symphony Orchestra, celebrating its 28th season in 2012/13 is an associate of the Rockville Centre Guild for the Arts, based in Rockville Centre, New York. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or at the door and are $18 for orchestra seating and $15 for seniors and Guild members. For further information contact (516) 678-5000 x7715 or visit the Madison Theatre website at http://madisontheatreny.org or the South Shore Symphony Orchestra website at www.sssymphony.org.