Assistant Professor Dr. Dror Biran
By Keith Waits
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Since 2010, the Music eX series through the University of Louisville School of Music has delivered unique performances with a purpose beyond entertaining and enlightening the audience. Founded by Dr. Dror Biran, Assistant Professor, Piano, all proceeds from subscriptions and ticket sales fund piano and string scholarships and provides support to the piano program at U of L.
“When I started the series, I thought I should promote piano and strings programs,” explains Dr. Biran. “I believe that it is essential for the school of music to continue developing and maintaining these programs in order to attract excellent students who will eventually give back to the music community in Louisville.”
The Music eX mission statement elaborates on the aesthetic goals: To eXplore different repertoire and composers ranging from the Baroque era to the current days. To eXpress the composer and musician’s musical intentions. To eXemplify the outstanding quality that the University of Louisville School of Music has to offer. To create a new musical eXperience for new audiences, which will reconnect them to classical music.
The impact has been very real and very positive says Biran. “I am happy to announce that we got to a point that we established a music eX endowment and that’s because the great support of our patrons and donors in the community that see the importance of our mission. Today, without a doubt in my mind, our piano and string programs are the best in Kentucky. Our competition to maintain this excellent is big and challenging. Building recognition and support for this series is helping to raise this important mission.”
A signature element of each season is bringing an important and influential guest artist to perform. This season will feature Sergey Ostrovsky, who will perform on Sunday, October 26 at 3:00pm in Comstock Hall. “Unfortunately due to schedule conflicts he will only be here this visit for 24 hours,” explains Biran. “I hope next time he comes he will give master classes.”
Individual Subscription for 4 Concerts: $50 Individual Concert: $15 Student tickets: $5 (Note: Must show student ID to receive the discounted student rate.)
To purchase a subscription to The Music eX Series, please call 502-852-6907 or to donate to the string or piano scholarship fund at the University of Louisville School of Music office, please call 502-852-0516.
All performances will take place in Comstock Concert Hall at the School of Music.
[box_light]Keith Waits is a native of Louisville who works at the Louisville Visual Art Association during the days, including being one of the hosts of PUBLIC on ARTxFM, but spends most of his evenings indulging his taste for theatre, music and visual arts. His work has appeared in Pure Uncut Candy, TheatreLouisville, and Louisville Mojo. He is now Managing Editor for Arts-Louisville.com[/box_light]