Sunday, September 17, 2017
Arts Performances Music

Musician and minister Maurice Sklar has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras and continues to perform concerts around the world. He studied with the esteemed violinist Fredell Lack in Texas, before continuing his education at the Julliard School of Music and Curtis Institute of Music. In 1987, he debuted in the Young Concert Artist Series in New York and Washington, DC. In 1990, Sklar was chosen by Musical American as one of the top ten “Young Artists of the Year.” From 1990 – 1991, he was the Associate Concertmaster of the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra. He also served as Artist in Residence and Professor of Violin at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa for over 13 years. Sklar will perform music by Bach, Brahms, Prokofiev and Sarasate accompanied by Timothy Hester on piano. The Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series at the Moores School of Music, established by its namesake in 2017, honors the legendary violinist by bringing world-class musical artists to the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts for special performances. Lack served as the C. W. Moores Professor of Violin at UH for five decades, inspiring countless students over the years as a teacher, mentor and friend. Many of her former students and mentees are featured as guest artists in the annual series.