Spring Concert

Concert Information

April 11, 1965

Spring Concert

David Epstein, conductor
Howard Lebow, pianist

Hugo Weisgall: Overture in F (New York Premiere)
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B flat Major
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat Major ("Emperor")
Dvorak: Two Slavonic Dances

Guest Artist

Howard Lebow

Howard Miles Lebow was an accomplished concert pianist and composer who was first celebrated during his tenure as a student at Julliard School of Music where he earned both his BA and MFA. While at Julliard, Lebow studied under Edward Steuermann, a pupil of composer Ferruccio Busoni, and was acclaimed for his performances of Busoni’s works. Lebow exceled as a pianist, performing in fifteen countries across Europe and the Americas. Appointed to the post of Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Massachusetts in September 1965, Lebow lectured and performed until his untimely death in 1968 at age 32. Although known for his interpretations of contemporary music, Lebow was equally at home in the entire piano literature; one of his last and most memorable recitals was devoted to the music of Franz Liszt, another artist whom he had studied and whom he greatly admired. After his death, the Howard M. Lebow Scholarship Fund was established (1968).