Images from the Parkway Concert Orchestra’s
2006-2007 Performance Season

Stained Glass and Foreign Lands
St. Susanna's Church, Dedham
May 6, 2007
The emphasis of the May 6 concert was "Foreign Lands" and the audience was treated to a whirlwind tour of some exotic destinations, from Gypsy music to Russina Sailor Dances! Music Director and Conductor Peter Freisinger was the tour guide for this musical expedition, set in the beautiful St. Susanna sancturary.
The Orchestra was delight to welcome violinist Victor Romanul, who brought the Sarasate Gypsy Airs to life for us all!

The Orchestra's second very special "guest" was the Avery & Greenlodge Chorus which joined with the Orchestra for several numbers in both halves of the concert and demonstrated a remarkable range of repertoire, from the classic Latin of Dona Nobis Pacem to a rousing African Amani Utupe to selections from My Fair Lady.

And a third "guest artist" was the Winter Street Jazz Ensemble which provided accompaniment for several pieces. For the rousing Amani Utupe, Music Director Peter Freisinger traded his formal conductor's tuxedo for some more colorful regalia!

March 18, 2007
First Congregational Church, Norwood MA
Although the Orchestra’s first concert of 2007 featured Strauss and Sousa prominently, one item on the program stood out as especially noteworthy: the world premier of a work arranged for the Parkway Concert Orchestra by Dr. Chao-Jan Chang entitled The Brave New World.Chao-Jan Chang
Peter Freisinger, the Orchestra’s expressive Conductor and Music Director (shown below), graciously shared the podium with Jeffrey Means, Assistant Conductor, for Strauss’ Radetzky March.Peter Freisiinger conducts the Parkway Concert Orchestra Jeffrey Means conducts the Parkway Concert Orchestra
Pco 03 18 07 27 Susan Silverman preformed the sparkling piccolo solo for the concert’s finale: The Stars and Stripes Forever.
This was a performance full of energy and exuberance, as evidenced by the brass and woodwind sections shown below:

December 14, 2006
Dedham Savings Holiday Program

Three ensembles comprised of Parkway Concert Orchestra members performed as part of the Dedham Savings Holiday Program.

Left to right: Susan Silverman, Ian Cohen, Michael Macrides, Alice Abraham, Leslie Powers, Brad Powers, Lynne Viti, Tyler Carpenter
Not shown: June Cassidy, Gary Fox, Bill Scherban

Thanks to Bill Scherban for taking the picture!

December 10, 2006
Holiday Concert

First Congregational Church, Norwood MA
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trombone trio The Parkway Concert Orchestra presented its final performance of 2006 in fine style from start to finish. There is nothing that gets one in the mood for a holiday concert quite like being greeted at the door by a trombone trio playing Holiday classics!
Parkway’s first chair oboe Ian Cohen actuallly divides his talents between single and double reeds. Ian was featured as a guest artist on Saxophone (accompanied by Peter Freisinger on piano) for two pieces - a familiar Western Holiday classic and a dazzliing Turkish song. Ian Cohen, saxaphone
Dan Masterson Also featured as a guest artist was Dan Masterson, baritone, who performed several solos with the Orchestra and well as leading two fun sing-alongs.
Dan was generous enough to share the stage with three of his siblings: Victoria, Alexandra and Joseph, who were featured in Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival. Masterson siblings
The Parkway Concert Orchestra’s appeal spans generations. Following are some photos of attentive younger audience members:

And the faces on stage were similarly rapt!

visit by Santa What Holiday concert would be complete without a fleeting glimpse of the “Man in Red” himself? This concert surely did not disappoint.
If the weather outside was unseasonably warm, inside it was all Holiday cheer. This was a delightful final concert for the Parkway Concert Orchestra’s 62nd Holiday season!

Peter Freisinger conducts the Parkway Concert Orchestra November 5, 2006
Parkway Concert Orchestra

St. Theresa’s Church of West Roxbury
capacity audience The first concert of the 2006 Fall Season drew an enthusiastic, capacity audience at St. Theresa's in West Roxbury. It was announced that there no more seats to put out!
Dr. Richard Bunbury Dr. Richard Bunbury introduces the St. Theresa Parish choirs he directs.

Youth and adult choirs performed excerpts from Handel's The Messiah along with the Orchestra.
Lior Benador Special Guest Artist Lior Benador danced to Slaughter on 10th Avenue.