Concert Notes:

Spring Pops Concert on May 18, 2008, 3:00 pm

Spring Concert in Dedham May 18

Read bios of our guest artists here.

Dedham Savings, the Avery School PTO and the Dedham Cultural Council present the Parkway Concert Orchestra in a spring concert on Sunday, May 18 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 world premiere of Korean-American composer Jae Hyeok Jang's "Awakening Dawn," commissioned by the PCO, Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade," Sousa's "Thunderer March," and Leroy Anderson's "A Trumpeter's Lullaby" featuring trumpet virtuoso Fred Sienkiewicz, a Jamaica Plain resident. The program also includes a medley from "Mary Poppins" in which the Parkway Concert Orchestra will be joined by fifth graders from the Avery and Greenlodge School choruses, directed by Allyn Phelps.

This program is sponsored by Dedham Savings and is supported in part by the Dedham Cultural Council, a local agency and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Donation is $10; $8 for seniors and $5 for children under 12 years old. For ticket reservations please call 781-461-1823.

For more information please call 617-522-5544.

The Program:

Overture to Don GiovanniWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
How Can I Keep from Singing?arr. Ginger Littleton
Inscriptions of HopeRandall Stroope
Avery and Greenlodge School choruses, directed by Allyn Phelps
Peter Freisinger, piano
Olga Myatieva, violin
Scheherazade, Op. 35
III. The Young Prince And The Young Princess
IV. The Festival Of Baghdad/The Sea/The Ship Breaks against a Cliff Surmounted by a Bronze Horseman
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
-- Intermission --
Awakening Dawn (world premiere)Jae Hyeok Jang
A Trumpeter's LullabyLeroy Anderson
Fred Sienkiewicz, trumpet soloist
Firefly Andy Beck
Avery and Greenlodge School choruses, directed by Allyn Phelps
Winter Street Jazz Ensemble
Tom Finn and Michael Macrides, Percussion,
Ken Marshall, Contrabass, and Peter Freisinger, piano
Highlights from Disney’s “Mary Poppins”Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, arr. Frederick Muller
Avery and Greenlodge School choruses, directed by Allyn Phelps
The ThundererJohn Philip Sousa

Guest Artist Jae Hyeok Jang (composer, conductor)

A Korean-born composer, Jae Hyeok Jang writes music in the spirit and image of Korea. He focuses on the Korean emotion and concept han (bitter sorrow). “Awakening Dawn”, composed for the Parkway Concert Orchestra, portrays a transcendent side of han in Western musical vocabulary.

Dr. Jang studied composition at Keimyung University, Manhattan School of Music, and Boston University (doctorate). His composition teachers include Lukas Foss, Aaron Jay Kernis, Samuel Headrick, Marjorie Merryman, and Nils Viegeland. He also studied at the Mozarteum, IRCAM, Fontainebleau, and Avignon with Helmut Lachenmann, Sofia Gubaidulina, Kaaja Saariaho, Marco Stroppa, and Samuel Adler. Dr. Jang taught at BU, and is currently on faculty at Phillips Exeter Academy (NH) where he conducts and teaches composition. He is also Music Director of Korean Presbyterian Church in Greater Boston.

Dr. Jang has been commissioned by BU Tanglewood Institute and the Da-ism Contemporary Music Festival. His music has been performed in Europe, Asia, and America, and has been premiered on Korean Broadcasting System.

Guest Artist Frederick Sienkiewicz (Trumpet Soloist)

Frederick Sienkiewicz is an emerging artist-teacher of trumpet in the Greater Boston area. Last year he finished his studies at the New England Conservatory, with former Boston Symphony principal Charles Schlueter, and earned his Master of Music degree with academic honors and a concentration in Music-in-Education (2007). Mr. Sienkiewicz is now an active freelance performer, appearing throughout New England with ensembles such as the Harvard Group for New Music, OperaHub, New Bedford Symphony, Granite State Symphony, and the North Country Chamber Players. A Western Massachusetts native, Fred was born and raised in Westfield and earned his Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude and departmental honors in music, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2005). In his free time, Fred enjoys hiking, bicycling, kayaking, running, and yoga.

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