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Jonah Sirota, Viola

The Flowering Viola

Date: Time: 7:30 pm
Kimball Recital Hall
Additional Info: KRH
Contact: Brian Reetz, (402) 472-6865,
Jonah Sirota, viola with guest artist Molly Morkoski, piano, and faculty artists William McMullen, oboe, Diane Barger, clarinet, John Bailey, flute, and Karen Becker, cello. A program of chamber music with viola from the time when the instrument came into its own. Featuring works by Holst, Clarke, Loeffler, Bruch, Martinu, and the world premiere of Elegy For a Lost World by Robert Sirota.

Violist Jonah Sirota is known as a solo and chamber music violist of great range and depth. After making his solo debut at the age of 17 with Alan Gilbert and the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony, he won concerto competitions at both Rice University and at the Juilliard School, and was third prize winner in the 2006 Naumburg Viola Competition.

Mr. Sirota’s position at UNL includes teaching a select studio of violists, as well as helping run the chamber music program, coaching student chamber music groups and a performance series with the quartet. With the Chiara Quartet, Mr. Sirota also taught at Harvard University as Blodgett Artist-in-Residence from 2008-2014. Additionally, Mr. Sirota teaches at the Greenwood Music Camp (the nation’s oldest summer chamber music school), and as a guest artist and teacher at masterclasses and festivals worldwide.

Additional Public Info:
Free and open to the public.

Live Webcast: Visit the night of the performance for the direct link.

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