Pianist Jim Stopher to take the USF stage

The University of St. Francis (USF) announces its final Music at Moser series performance for the 2012-13 academic year.

Talented pianist Jim Stopher will cap off the season with a performance to benefit the Joliet Symphony Orchestra (JSO). The concert will take place Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sexton Auditorium, 500 Wilcox Street, Joliet.

Stopher is an adjunct faculty member at USF and is the current director of the JSO. His program will feature masterpieces by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart & Rachmaninoff. He holds degrees from Harvard University, from the University of Arizona and from the Peabody Conservatory. He has been honored as a composer and his compositions have been performed by the Sebastian Chamber Orchestra, the Harvard Group for New Music and the Bard Conductors Institute Orchestra, among others. 

Cost for the performance is $10 for adults; $7 for USF alumni, senior citizens and non-USF students. Visit www.stfrancis.edu/music-at-moser or call (800) 735-7500 for information or to purchase tickets.

The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.