Images from the Parkway Concert Orchestra’s
2003-2004 Performance Season

May 23, 2004
Constellation Masonic Hall , Dedham
overall of hall, audoence and orchestra
Conductor Isaacson shakes hands with concertmaster Kelly
Constellation Masonic Lodge graciously hosted the Parkway Concert Orchestra on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The concert drew an enthusiastic, near capacity audience in spite of the beautiful weather. Previously, the Masonic organization’s thoughts were with one of their members, Mr. Rick Canan, who was serving in Iraq. This concert had a special meaning as they celebrated Mr. Canan’s safe return to the States.
Soloist Katy Gillan performing Romanze for Violin
violin section
Violin soloist Katy Gillan performed with the orchestra in both portions of the concert. Here she is performing Beethoven’s Romanze for Violin and Orchestra.
Helen Tarantino, cello
Susan Silverman, piccolo
attentive audience
more audience
The Orchestra’s distinctive repertoire of classical and popular music kept an audience of all ages happily engaged.
Charles Dancce, Tuba and Tom Finn, percussion
Isaacson conduction

Katy Gillan, violin soloist
Violin soloist Katy Gillan joined the Orchestra again after intermission, performing the haunting Theme from Schindler’s List by John Williams.
Neal Boornazian, trumpet solo in Gould's PavanneNeal Boornazian performs trumpet solo for Morton Gould’s Pavanne.
Rick CananMr. Canan enjoys the concert.
Isaacson conducts
Mr. Isaacson cues audience during sing along
Mr. Isaacson cues the audience enthusiastically during the sing-along From Sea to Shining Sea.
final bow

March 28, 2004
Fontbonne Academy, Milton
tuba Milton FAME (Friends and Advocates of Music Education) partnered with Milton’s MRE (Milton Residences for the Elderly) to bring the Parkway Concert Orchesta to Milton for a Fund Raising Event to support the music program in the Milton Public Schools. It’s always exciting when the PCO puts on a concert, but this was particularly so for Milton because not only did the concert feature Jenny Nelson (MHS senior, cello, member of PCO for 5 years) as soloist for the Saint Saëns “Allegro Appassionato”, but the entire MHS Strings program (20 students) joined the orchestra for Sibelius’ “Finlandia.” Here are some glimpses from that performance.
cello section
French Horns
Jenny Nelson cello soloist Jenny Nelson performing Saint Saëns “Allegro Appassionato”
Lawrence Isaacson congratulates Jenny Nelson
PCO with Milton High School Strings
Mr. Isaacson and the Orchestra (including the Milton High School Strings) take a bow at the conclusion of Sibelius’ “Finlandia.”

December, 2003
First Congregational Church, Norwood
stocking hanging on music stand
Two concerts in two days! The Orchestra played on Saturday the 13th to make up for the previous weekend’s snow cancellation and then the regularly scheduled performance at the First Congregational Church in Norwood on the 14th. The sight of more snow falling softly added to the festive nature of the holiday performance. A stocking hung from a music stand seemed the perfect image for this Holiday Concert!
audience members
The Orchestra was pleased to present this concert to an enthusiastic sold–out house! What sort of audience does the Parkway Concert Orchestra appeal to? Judge for yourself — this program delighted listeners of all ages! (It might have been the cookies, but I’d like to think it was the Sleigh Ride.)
In the spirit…
Greg MooterTom Finn
Not exactly elf–like perhaps, but Greg Mooter on bass and Tom Finn, percussion, added to the holiday cheer with their festive attire.
Adele van den Bosch and Mark Louttit treated us to another dazzling performance of the Vivaldi Concerto for Two Horns. The lovely cello solo in the Largo movement was performed by Helen Tarantino.
Adele van den Bosch and Mark Louttit perform Vivaldi Horn ConcertoHelen Tarantino, cello
Hansel and Gretel
Although the Orchestra has preformed with choral groups, Opera was a new venture. Jacque Wilson (Hansel) and Robyn Garcia (Gretel) joined with the Orchestra to present Act One of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
some candid glimpses of the musicians that make up the Parkway Concert Orchestra.
French Horn section
flute close upEllen Fox, harp
Erin Brosnahan
Susan Silverman, piccolo
Pat Mancini, cello
William Sherban, clarinet
Ian Cohen, oboeMuriel Porter, flute
Janet MacNeil, French Horn
stage left over view

November 2, 2003, St. Theresa’s
Mark Louttit, Adele van den Bosch Mark Louttit and Adele van den Bosch perform Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Horns in F Major.
Horn solists presented with flowers at the end of their performance.
choir and orchestra Three movements from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio featured the Orchestra together with the St. Theresa Parish Choir, Chorister’ Choir, High School Choir and the Choral Art Society (directed by Dr. Richard Bunbury).