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Featured violinist has Alliance Nebraska roots
The featured violinist for the Vivaldi Travelling Circus that will be giving a concert at Chadron State College this week has western Nebraska roots. The New York based orchestra will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in Memorial Hall.
Eric Grossman's father, John, is a native of Alliance and graduated from Chadron State in .1961 with a degree in music education.
The elder Grossman taught music in the Sioux County Public Schools for 18 years. At one time he directed three high school orchestras.
Mrs. Grossman, Marlene, took post-graduate work in music at CSC while her husband was completing his degree.
i In addition, Mrs. Grossman's
mother, Ann Bouska Brooke, and an
aunt, Marcella Bouska Horges, were
: students at the college in the 1920s.
| Eric Grossman graduated from
high school at the North Carolina
School of the Arts and then studied
at the Cincinnati Conservatory of
Music and Juilliard School of Music
in New York,
He has been a part of the Vivaldi orchestra for two years. He will be featured on J.S. Bach's "Double Violin Concerto in d minor" during the concert in Chadron.
One of the highlights of Grossman's career has been playing violin solos on the nationally televised "Hour of Power" from Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., twice in the past two years.
The concert Thursday night also will include several numbers by the combined choirs from Black Hills State, South Dakota School of i Mines and Technology and Chadron State.