Spring Concert, Dedham
March 3, 2013

“Beethoven Pastorale”

Read our guest artist’s bio here.

The Dedham Music Association presents the Parkway Concert Orchestra in "Beethoven Pastorale" on Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. at Dedham Middle School, 70 Whiting Avenue, Dedham. Music Director and Conductor Matthew Fritz has chosen a lively program featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 'Pastorale.' Violinist Markus Placci will perform Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy and Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs). Band students from Dedham High School and Dedham Middle School, directed by Jeff Daniels, will perform New World Symphony by Antonin Dvořák.

This concert is sponsored by Dedham Savings and is supported in part by a grant from the Dedham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Proceeds to benefit the Music Association of Dedham High School.

Donation is $10; $8 for seniors and $5 for children under 12 years old. For ticket reservations please call 781-326-1667.

Directions to Dedham Middle School:

Route 128 (North or South) to Exit 15A. Take a right at the 5th set of lights onto Eastern Ave. (before Staples) Dedham Middle school is past the first stop sign on the left.

The Program:

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastorale”
   I. Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arriving in the country
   II. Scene by the brook
Ludwig van Beethoven
Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25    Allegro moderato    Moderato    Lento assai    Allegro moderato    Moderato Pablo de Sarasate
Markus Placci, violin
New World SymphonyAntonin Dvořák, arranged by Paul Murtha
Dedham High School and Dedham Middle School band students
Jeff Daniels, Dedham Middle School Band Director.
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastorale”
   III. Merry gathering of peasants
   IV. Tempest, storm
   V. Shepherds’ hymn—Happy and thankful feelings after the storm
Ludwig van Beethoven
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op. 25 Pablo de Sarasate
Markus Placci, violin

Markus Placci, Violin

Markus Placci portraitPraised for having “a magnificent personality, a superb energy, a total command and an extremely convincing taste” (La Libre Belgique), young Italian violinist Markus Placci has perfomed worldwide in renowned venues such as the Great Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg (Russia), the Teatro Monumental in Madrid, the Kursaal in Baden-Baden, Mozart Hall in Bologna, the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, and the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton.

Winner of the “Brahms Preis” in Germany, the “Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize” at Tanglewood, and of the prestigious “XXVI Vittorio Veneto Competition” in Italy, Mr. Placci world premiered with great acclaim the Violin Concerto by Spanish composer J. Cervello'.

Since his solo debut at age of 13 with the Bologna Symphony, Mr. Placci has appeared in solo performances with major symphony orchestras like the Barcelona Symphony, the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain (RTVE), the Baden-Baden Philarmonie, Milan's Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra, Teatro San Carlo of Napoli Symphony, the St. Petersburg State Orchestra (Russia) among others, and has been broadcast live on BBC Radio, Bartok Radio Hungary, RaiRadio, RTV Espana, and WGBH.

Mr. Placci is on the Violin Faculty at The Boston Conservatory since 2008 and makes his home between Boston and Bologna.


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