The University Orchestra, conducted by Susan Deaver, will present a spring concert on Tuesday, May 6, on Staller Center’s Main Stage at 8 pm. The orchestra will perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Alfven’s Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 and Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto. The featured soloist is violinist Dylan Ebrahimian, winner of the 2014 Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concerto Competition.
The University Orchestra is a 70-member all-student ensemble of undergraduate students from Stony Brook University. The orchestra presents a series of concerts each year at Staller Center including the annual Messiah Sing-Along and the annual Family Concert. Susan Deaver has conducted orchestras in the United States, Europe and Asia and is a member of the music faculty at Stony Brook University. She is music director and conductor of the North Shore Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of Long Island Youth Orchestra and on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music’s Precollege Division.
Tickets for the concert are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors, and are on sale at the Staller Center Box Office (631) 632-ARTS. For more information contact the Department of Music at (631) 632-7330 or visit the website.
About Featured Soloist Dylan Ebrahimian
Dylan Ebrahimian is a violinist from New York. When he was two years old, he asked his parents if he could play the violin after seeing a performer on TV. He started playing when he was five and then began participating in local ensembles, orchestras and chamber festivals.
At 13 Dylan studied with Shirley Givens, a student of Galamian, who taught at the Juilliard School in New York. During high school he attended Manhattan School of Music Pre-College, where he studied with Grigory Kalinovsky, a student of Zuckerman. During this time he began playing in punk bands in bowling alleys on the weekends. One of these bands later became the experimental pop group Gabriel the Marine, which released music and began touring in 2009, the summer after Dylan finished high school.
Soon after, he began attending Stony Brook University, where he studied violin with Joanna Kaczorowska and composition with Daria Semegan. He continued touring on the side, and in a four-year period performed more than 300 concerts in every state but four in the continental U.S. He has also toured or recorded with artists such as Taking Back Sunday and Jack’s Mannequin.