Welcome to East End United Methodist Church!
We believe that Jesus’ message of unconditional love means that every human being is a child of God and is worthy of love, respect and inclusion. We welcome and embrace people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, physical and mental ability, education, and housing status.
We stand against discrimination and exclusion by choosing to worship and serve with all people through love, acceptance and reconciliation.
9:00 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship Service
5:00 pm Children’s Choir
6:00 pm Sanctuary Choir
Violin Concert at East End UMC, Thursday September 1, 7 pm – We have the rare opportunity to hear virtuoso violinist Eric Silberger in our sanctuary! He is a prize winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in 2011.
His performances have been described by critics as “spine-tingling..astonishing” (The Guardian), “dazzling virtuoso playing” (The Washington Post, “impeccable level of playing, a wonderful musician” (Heather Kurzbauer, The Strad), and “ ….he has got everything in his favour, technique, composure and personality. We are on the eve of a great soloist.” (El Pais, Spain)
Eric has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States and around the world, including solo performances with the St Petersburg Philharmonia, Chamber Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, London Philharmonia, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, among others. In 2015 he performed Brahms Violin Concerto on a tour to Spain with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin under Dimitri Kitajenko, a performance highly acclaimed by the audience and press.
He has appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Louvre in Paris, the Great Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonia, The Moscow International House of Music in Russia, Shanghai Grand Theatre in China, Royal Festival Hall in London, the National Arts Centre in Canada and more. Among numerous television and radio appearances in the United States, Asia and Europe, he was featured on Radio France, STV in China, KBS in Korea, and WQXR, WFYI, FOX 59, WISH-TV and NPR among others.
As an avid chamber musician, Eric frequently performs chamber music at The Castleton Festival and internationally and has a special collaboration with bandoneonist and composer JP Jofre.
Eric received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University, and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School. His former teachers have included Glenn Dicterow, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Robert Mann, and Dorothy Delay among others. He was also mentored by Lorin Maazel.
Eric is the CEO of Jukubox LLC, a company dedicated to connecting the world through online music lessons. He was awarded the Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grant in 2015 to support Jukubox. Eric is also co-founder and director of the Hawaii International Music Festival.
Eric plays on a rare J.B. Guadagnini violin from 1757 on generous loan from the Sau-Wing Lam collection.
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