SAVANNAH, GA – February 15, 2019 – The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra continues its one-hour Larsen Musician Spotlight Series at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension,120 Bull St. The fifth concert in this season’s series, “An Evening with the Concertmaster,” will spotlight the Philharmonic’s own Concertmaster and violinist, Dr. Sinisa Ciric along with internationally renowned Italian pianist, Paolo Andre Gualdi. Audiences will be awed as these brilliant master musicians perform the deeply melodic and lyrical works of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No.10 and César Franck’s Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano. These special concerts, performed on Sunday afternoons and curated by Philharmonic musicians, offer an exciting and intimate experience into the imagination, expertise and skills found within the orchestra.
Dr. Sinisa Ciric began playing the violin when he was only seven years old. He was living in Eastern Yugoslavia, now Serbia, where he successfully attended an education program designed to give children the chance to attend music school if they showed talent early on. After earning an undergraduate degree from the Academy of Arts University of Nofi Sad, he was active in a number of Eastern European orchestras. In 2001, he moved to Atlanta to pursue graduate work at Georgia State University, then earned a master’s and doctoral degree in violin and viola performance from University of Georgia. Dr. Ciric has been the concert master for New Atlanta Philharmonic, Gwinnett Ballet Orchestra, Rome Symphony, Jackson Symphony in Tennessee and has been the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert master for six years.
Dr. Ciric also serves as the Director of the Savannah Classical Academy Strings Conservatory, where he now offers students what was once offered to him as a child—the opportunity to experience, grow and excel in their love of music.
Terri O’Neil, Executive Director of the Savannah Philharmonic comments, “We are very excited about our high quality and affordable Larsen Musician Spotlight Series which all feature sensational works for chamber music ensembles of various sizes and genres. With three concerts left during the tenth anniversary season, I would encourage everybody to experience live classical music in an intimate setting, along with the chance to personally meet the musicians after the concerts.”
The sixth concert in the Larsen Musician Spotlight series will be a winds concert, Mozart’s “Gran Partita”, to be presented on Sunday, March 10. The seventh and final Larsen Musician Spotlight Series, Celli, will be presented on Sunday, April 28 featuring the sensational, all-female cello quartet.
As a ‘New Year, New Deal’ promotion, tickets for all remaining Larsen Musician Spotlight Series concerts of the tenth season are priced at $5 for students with accompanying adult tickets available for only $12.50. For more information on the Savannah Philharmonic or to purchase tickets, please visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org, call 912-232-6002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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