Parkway Concert Orchestra’s
Foreign Lands and Far off Places

Concert Notes:

Concert on March 7, 2010 in Dedham, 3:00 PM

The Dedham Music Association presents the Parkway Concert Orchestra in a concert of music inspired by foreign lands and far off places on Sunday, March 7 at 3 p.m. at Saint Susanna Parish, 262 Needham Street, Dedham.

Music Director and Conductor Matthew Fritz has chosen a lively program including Copland’s Hoe-Down from “Rodeo”, Disney Magic, Sibelius’s Finlandia, Glière’s Russian Sailors' Dance from “The Red Poppy”, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, and John Williams’s Star Wars Medley. The program features cellist Owen Young of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the first movement of Dvorák’s Cello Concerto, Op. 104.

This concert 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.

The Program:

Hoe-Down from Rodeo Aaron Copland
Disney Magic arr. by Bob Lowden
Finlandia, Op. 26 Jean Sibelius
edited by William Ryden
conducted by assistant conductor Brian Bell
Excerpts from Symphony No. 1,
“The Lord of the Rings”
Johan de Meij
arr. Paul Lavender
-- Intermission --
Russian Sailors’ Dance from The Red Poppy Reinhold Glière
arr. Merle J. Isaac
Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104
  I. Allegro
Antonín Dvořák
Owen Young, cello
Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  I. Alborada
  IV. Scena e Canto gitano
  V. Fandango asturiano
Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Star Wars Medley John Williams
arr. Bob Lowden

Our Special Guest Artist:

Owen Young, cello soloist

Owen Young joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in August 1991. A frequent collaborator in chamber music concerts and festivals, he has appeared at Tanglewood, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Brevard Music Center, and the Aspen, Davos, Sunflower, Gateway, and St. Barth’s music festivals. As a concert soloist, he has appeared with numerous orchestras, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, Racine Symphony Orchestra, and San Antonio Chamber Orchestra. He is a founding member of the innovative chamber ensemble Innuendo and performs chamber music and recitals in the United States and abroad. His performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, WQED in Pittsburgh, WITF in Harrisburg, and WGBH in Boston. He has performed frequently with singer/songwriter James Taylor, including the nationally televised recorded concert "James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theatre" in New York City.

Mr. Young has been on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory’s Extension Division, and the Longy School of Music and is currently active in Project STEP (String Training and Educational Program for Students of Color) and the BSO’s Boston Music Education Collaborative. From 1991 to 1996, he served as a Harvard-appointed resident tutor and director of concerts for Dunster House at Harvard University.

Mr. Young’s teachers included Eleanor Osborn, Michael Grebanier, Anne Martindale Williams, and Aldo Parisot. A cum laude graduate of Yale University, where he received both bachelor's and master's degrees, he served as principal cello of the Yale Symphony Orchestra and was soloist for its 1986 European tour. In 1986 and 1987, he was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Mr. Young won an Orchestra Fellowship in 1987; he played with the Atlanta Symphony in 1988 and with the Boston Symphony in the 1988-89 season. He was a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra from 1986 to 87 and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from 1989 until he joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

photographer: Susan Wilson

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