LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Noted classical pianist John Silva will perform works by Beethoven and Ravel in a concert at Lock Haven University. The concert will be Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Price Performance Center. This concert is free and the public is invited to attend.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Silva will be performing in place of Associate Professor of Music David T. Curtin, whose practice schedule was interrupted recently when he suffered a “rather nasty” cut on a finger. Curtin’s recital has been postponed until Sunday, April 5 at 5 p.m. in Price.
Professor Curtin learned about Mr. Silva from a flyer that was inserted into the program of the recent Williamsport Symphony concert which he attended. "When I got home, I went to his website at www.jsilvapianist.com and clicked on the audio tracks, and after hearing how beautifully he plays, I thought he might be interested in filling in for me."
A Fellow of the Royal College of Music in London, Silva studied piano with Abbey Simon, Jonathan Miles Freeman, and Robert Marler. He is also a composer of both sacred and secular works for piano, voice, solo instruments and orchestra. He also maintains a private teaching studio in the Philadelphia area. If you are unable to make it to the concert on March 26, Silva will be presenting the same program again at the New Life Church in Mountoursville at 7:30 p.m. on March 28.