Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series to feature violin masterpieces by UNF professor, students


University of North Florida Associate Prof. Dr. Simon Shiao and his students will present an evening of violin classics Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Presented as part of the Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series, the free concert will feature violin showpieces from Vivaldi, Saint-Saens and Rachmaninoff, among others, performed by Dr. Shiao and his students. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

In addition to acting as associate professor of violin, Dr. Shiao directs the university orchestra. From 2005 to 2007, he held the title of Gerson Yessin Distinguished Professor of Music at the university, and has performed at Carnegie Hall in three different capacities: as a recitalist, and with both string quartet and orchestra.