Wednesday, January 29, 1997

EDITOR: Kathy R. Pharr, (706) 542-5172

CONTACT: Assoc. Dean Paul Kurtz, (706) 542-7140


ATHENS, Ga. -- Daniel Jordan, son of the late Ellen R. Jordan, a former faculty member and administrator at the University of Georgia School of Law, will present a violin recital as a memorial tribute to his mother in the Ramsey Concert Hall of the University's Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m. The program, which will also include eulogies by several friends and colleagues, is free and the public is invited to attend.

"The recital will span three centuries of violin repertoire, and include some of Ellen's favorite music," said her husband, Carl Jordan. "Representing the early 18th century will be the `Chaconne in d-minor' by J.S. Bach, whereas Niccolo Paganini's `Cantabile' will manifest the romantic 19th century. The diversity of the 20th century will be in evidence with Ernest Bloch's Baal Shem `Three Pictures of Chassidic Life'; Igor Stravinsky's `Divertimento,' a transcription of music from his ballet The Fairy's Kiss; and John Williams' `Remembrances,' composed for Steven Spielberg's movie Schindler's List."

Jordan, a master's student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, began playing the violin at the age of four as a Suzuki student in the UGA School of Music's Precollege Program. At age eight, he became a member of the UGA-Community Orchestra directed by the late Thomas Weaver, and at age 11, he joined the first violin section of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. He was the youngest person ever accepted and won that orchestra's concerto competition two years later.

Jordan attended high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where he was concertmaster for two years, concerto soloist, and recipient of Interlochen's highest artistic award. He then joined the charter class at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida, where he was honored as its most outstanding student. Jordan graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1996, and is now in his final semester of its master's program.

Collaborating with Mr. Jordan will be pianist Julie Loeb, who earned her Master of Music degree in collaborative piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music and continues her studies there in the Professional Studies program. A native of Houston and a graduate of the University of Texas, Loeb has won such recent honors as the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Prize awarded to a graduating Cleveland Institute student for excellence in collaborative piano, and the Edna Ocker Accompanist Award at the Corpus Christi Young Artist Competition.