Images from the Parkway Concert Orchestra’s
2005-2006 Performance Season

May 21, 2006
Parkway Concert Orchestra

St. Suzanna’s Church of Dedham
Orchestra Music Director Peter Freisinger congratulates piano soloist Amira Acre at the conclusion of Mozart’s Allegretto, from Piano Concerto N. 24.
The Orchestra commissioned an original work by composer Koray Sazli who titled his piec “Lament for a Wooden Soldier”. The Orchestra was delighted to have Mr. Sazli in the audience for the world premier performance of this piece.
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Daisy Joo, a brilliant 15-year old violinist, was dazzling as the soloist for Saint-Saëns’ “Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso”.
Baritone soloist Ishan Johnson brought several popular tunes to life with the Orchestra.

April 30, 2006
Parkway Brass Quintet Recital

Congregational Church of Needham
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On Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m., the Parkway Brass Quintet presented a recital as a fund-raiser for the orchestra, at the Congregational Church of Needham. The quintet was accompanied by Peter Freisinger (piano) and James Hejduk (organ and piano). Left to right: Ralph Esterman (trumpet), Lora Fulton (French horn), Colin Chambers (tuba), Rich Kesner (euphonium) and Mark Cox (trumpet)

Thanks to Susan Silverman for these photos!

March 12, 2006
Norwood Congregational Church
The Parkway Concert Orchestra performed up close and personal (the front row of the audience could almost help turn pages for the violins!) to the sold-out house on Sunday March 12, at the First Congregational Church in Norwood.
Michael Macrides on cymbals Michael Macrides helps generate an atmosphere of tension in Holst's Mars, Bringer of War from "The Planets".
Marc Benador, conccert master Principal Guest Conductor Lawrence Isaacson congratulates Concert Master Marc Benador.

In the electrifying second half of the performance, the Parkway Concert Orchestra was joined by "Basically Broadway" and the combined forces presented medleys from My Fair Lady, The Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music.
Isaacson and Brilliant Lawrence Isaacson of the Parkway Concert Orchestra with Barbara Brilliant, Artistic Director of "Basically Broadway".

February 18, 2006
Fox Hill Village Recital

An ensemble of Parkway Concert Orchestra members performed a recital at Fox Hill Village. Shown in the group photo are, from left to right: violist Bradford Powers, tuba soloist Colin Chambers, guest soprano Sarah Belott and pianist Peter Freisinger. (Thanks to Susan Silverman for the photos.)

December 15, 2005
Dedham Savings Holiday Program

Three ensembles comprised of Parkway Concert Orchestra members performed as part of the Dedham Savings Holiday Program, and those individuals then all joined together for "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".

Shown in the photos are, left to right:
picture 1: Jen Mabb, Alice Abraham, June Cassidy
picture 2: Gary Fox, Candace Colbert, June Cassidy, Ian Cohen
picture 3: Susan Silverman, Leslie Powers, Brad Powers
picture 4: Susan Silverman, Jen Mabb, Gary Fox, Candace Colbert, Alice Abraham, Leslie Powers, Brad Powers, Ian Cohen, June Cassidy

(Thanks to Muriel Porter for taking the pictures!)

December 11, 2005
First Congregational Church, Norwood

The Parkway Concert Orchestra presented its final performance of 2005 with a festive Holiday program conducted by Guest Conductor Judith Zuckerman

Judith Zuckerman conducts Parkway Concert Orchestra's Winter Concert
Dan Masterson sings with Parkway Concert Orchestra
High School student Dan Masterson performed a "Christmas Memories" medly with the Orchestra and also led the audience in the Carol sing-along
Masterson children ring bells
Dan Masterson's brothers and sisters supported the Parkway musicians on "Carol of the Bells".
audience An enthusiastic, inter-generational audience turned out for the Winter Concert.
Santa make appearance at Parkway Concert Orchestra Winter Concert
The "Man in Red" once again managed to fit in a brief appearance in spite of his busy seasonal schedule!
A concert of Holiday music always keeps the Percussion section busy!
Concert Master Joy Grimes
Concert Master Joy Grimes gets into the spirit of the festive program.
Attentive and appreciative younger audience members:


November 6, 2005
St. Theresa’s School Hall, West Roxbury

The Parkway Concert Orchestra began its 61st season exuberantly with a rich and varied program presented at St. Theresa’s School under the leadership of Peter Freisinger, shown here conducting Fauré’s Élégie (Joel Wolfe, cello soloist).

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Joel Wolfe, cello Peter Freisinger conducts
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Associate Conductor John Demko, conducting Cole Porter’s Begin the Beguine:

associate conductor Joseph Demko

Parkway Concert Orchestra’s brass section during Mancini’s The Pink Panther:

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Dr. Richard Bunbury led the St. Theresa Parish Choir, Choristers and Children’s Choir who joined the Orchestra in The Pldege of Allegiance and The Battle Hymn of the Replblic:

St. Theresa choirs join Orchestra St. Theresa choirs join Orchestra
The Winter Street Jazz Ensemble with Laura Quinn presented a rollicking, stirring, high energy Tribute to New Orleans. Bill Porter, Trombone

(Bill Porter, Trombone)

Dancers Ruth Bronwen and Christpher Hird perform Moussorgsky’s Hopak:

Ruth Bronwen, Christopher Hird dance