LEWISTON — Steinway artist and Boston Conservatory professor Jonathan Bass will perform at Lewiston’s Gendron Franco Center Friday, June 1.  This solo recital, the final program of the 12th Piano Series season, begins at 7 p.m. and will feature works by Beethoven, Fauré, Debussy and Chopin. 

 Bass appears frequently throughout the U.S. as soloist and chamber musician.  He has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and the North Carolina Symphony at the Appalachian Summer Music Festival. He has been featured on many radio programs throughout the country, including National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.”

Bass was a student of Richard Fabre in the Juilliard School’s pre-college program, then went on to receive his undergraduate and master’s degrees from that institution, as a student of Adele Marcus and Sascha Gorodnitzki.  He also studied at the Moscow State Conservatory and Oberlin College.  He received his doctor of music degree from the Indiana University School of Music, where he studied with Menahem Pressler, for whom he also served as teaching assistant.

Bass is professor of piano at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he has been on the faculty since 1993. He was chair of the piano department from 2008 to 2015.  Earlier, he was chair of the piano department at Boston University from 2006 to 2008. He has been on the piano faculty of the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School since 1994, and he also serves on the faculty of the Walnut Hill School.

Admission is $15, seniors, $10, and students are free. A preconcert social hour begins when the doors open at 6 p.m.  The Dolard and Priscilla Gendron Franco Center is located at 46 Cedar St. and is handicap accessible. All proceeds will benefit the Franco Center.  Contact or visit the Box Office or go to FrancoCenter.org.  Call 207-783-1585.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. and two hours before every show.


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