Concert Notes:

"Foreign Lands" Spring Concert at Saint Susanna Parish on May 6, 2007, 3:00 pm

Dedham Savings, the Avery School PTO and the Dedham Cultural Council will present the Parkway Concert Orchestra in a spring concert on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at Saint Susanna Parish, 262 Needham Street, Dedham. Music Director and Conductor Peter Freisinger has chosen a lively program including the overture to Candide by Bernstein, Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Español and two Hungarian Dances by Brahms. Boston Symphony violinist Victor Romanul will be the featured soloist in Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs). Students from the Avery and Greenlodge School choruses, directed by Kate Schmidt, will perform What a Wonderful World, Amani Utupi and Dona Nobis Pacem, accompanied by the Winter Street Jazz Ensemble. The students will join the orchestra in selections from My Fair Lady.

The Cooperative Bank is the Principal Sponsor of the Parkway Concert Orchestra. This program is sponsored by Dedham Savings and is supported in part by the Dedham Cultural Council, a local agency and Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Donation is $10; $8 for seniors and $5 for children under 12 years. For ticket reservations, please call 781-461-1823.

The Program:

Overture to Candide Leonard Bernstein
Dona Nobis Pacem arr. Teresa Jennings
Avery and Greenlodge School choruses, directed by Kate Schmidt
Russian Sailors' Dance from The Red Poppy Reinhold Gliere, arr. Merle J. Isaac
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) Pablo de Sarasate
Victor Romanul, violin soloist
-- Intermission --
Hungarian Dances, Nos. 1 and 3 Johannes Brahms, arr. Hugo Riesenfeld
Capriccio Español Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov
Wonderful World George David Weiss and Bob Thiele, arr. Russ Robinson
Amani Utupi Patsy Ford Simms
Avery and Greenlodge School choruses, directed by Kate Schmidt
accompanied by the Winter Street Jazz Ensemble
Selections from My Fair Lady Frederick Loewe, arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Avery and Greenlodge School choruses, directed by Kate Schmidt

Guest Artist Victor Romanul

Victor Romanul, violinist, has been performing professionally since the age of seven. An active recitalist, teacher and soloist, he has performed throughout the world. As a soloist, he was named "Best of Boston" in 1997 by the Boston Globe. He recently completed a three year tenure as concertmaster of the Ars Poetica Chamber Orchestra, based in Detroit and made up of outstanding players of major orchestras of this country. He has given masterclasses throughout the country at many schools including Northwestern, Columbia, Oberlin and SUNY Stony Brook. As a professor of violin at Boston Conservatory, he has taught violin, chamber music, and pedagogy. He has served as a coach for the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and the New England Conservatory Preparatory Orchestras. Currently a member of the Boston Symphony violin section, he has served as its Assistant Concertmaster, and as Associate Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony. He studied with Ivan Galamian, Joseph Silverstein and Jascha Heifetz. As a member of the Boston Artists Ensemble and the Boston Conservatory Chamber Players, he has frequently performed at music festivals throughout New England. Last season's highlights included performances of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Boston Pops and the New Hampshire Symphony, a three concert series of the ten Beethoven Violin Sonatas at the Goethe Institute in Boston, performances of the complete Six Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin in one recital, and a recital of the complete solo Sonatas of Eugene Ysaye. This season Victor is performing several recitals around the country specializing in the solo violin music by Paganini, Sauret, Ernst, Wienawski, Vieuxtemps and Ysaye.

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