25th Anniversary Celebration of the Aaron Silberman Concert Series and the Alexander String Quartet

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Opened Apr 15, 2011
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Baruch Performing Arts Center presents the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Aaron Silberman Concert Series and the Alexander String Quartet with the Music of Haydn, Dvo?ák, and Shostakovich, followed by a reception. The concert presentation will begin with speeches from Baruch staff and faculty and member(s) of the quartet, commemorating the service and devotion of Freda and Aaron Silberman '46, a special Baruch alum who made chamber music concerts possible at Baruch College. The concert will be followed by a special meet-and-greet reception for the audience in the BPAC lobby with the Alexander String Quartet. ABOUT AARON AND FREDA SILBERMAN A loyal friend of Baruch College, Mr. Silberman served on the board of trustees of the Baruch College Fund. He was chairman of the American Thermoplastic Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he lived, and was known for his relationship in the musical and philanthropic life of that city. He served on the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, the Andrew Carnegie Society, and the Y Music Society. An accomplished clarinetist, Mr. Silberman performed in several chamber music groups in the Pittsburgh area. Aaron Silberman died in 1993. Ever receptive to ideas that he believed would benefit his alma mater Baruch College, Mr. Silberman offered generous support, steadfast encouragement, and wise counsel. Baruch College misses him. Today the Silberman legacy lives on through his endowment which makes chamber music concerts possible at Baruch College, and is now under the direction of Mr. Silberman's wife Freda and daughter Renee. Additional support has been provided by the Baruch College Fund. PROGRAM --F.J. Haydn: String Quartet in C major, Op. 54, No. 2 (1788) --Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat minor, Op. 138 (1970) --intermission-- --Antonín Dvo?ák: String Quartet in G major, Op. 106 (1895)