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Physics Prof. Steve Reynolds to give music recital – Aug. 24

Steve Reynolds

Most people on campus know Steve Reynolds for his award-winning research and teaching in the Department of Physics. What they may not know is that he is also an accomplished violinist. Reynolds, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Physics, will be putting his musical talents on display this Friday, August 24.

The one-hour recital begins at 5:15 p.m. in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in Thompson Hall. It is a tribute to Russian music that will feature Reynolds on violin and longtime collaborator from the University of Virginia, Content Sablinsky, on piano. The program will include the following pieces:

Tchaikovsky, Humoresque, Op. 10 No. 2
Stravinsky, Divertimento (music from the ballet The Fairy’s Kiss, based on Tchaikovsky)
Rachmaninoff, Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14
Prokofieff, Five Melodies, Op. 35b
Tchaikovsky, Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please contact Steve Townsend at or 919-513-0300.

Steve Reynolds: Renaissance Man

Reynolds initially studied violin and viola in Seattle with Vilem Sokol. As an undergraduate student at Harvard, he studied with Gerald Gelbloom and served as concertmaster and assistant conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. In graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, he studied with Felix Khuner and performed with the Oakland Symphony and other Bay Area professional orchestras. He won the 1975 UC Berkeley Concerto Competition, performing Andrew Imbrie’s Violin Concerto. A member of the NC State physics faculty since 1985, Reynolds has performed with local organizations including the Raleigh and Durham symphonies and has given several recitals on campus. In honor of his talents and his dedication to music at NC State, last year his colleagues established the Reynolds Music Performance Scholarship.