Parkway Concert Orchestra presents Beethoven Pastorale on March 10 in West Roxbury

“Beethoven Pastorale”

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Holy Name Enrichment Program presents the Parkway Concert Orchestra in "Beethoven Pastorale" on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at the Holy Name Church, 1689 Centre Street, West Roxbury. 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). The Holy Name Youth Choir, directed by Thomas Manguem, will perform "Peace Is Flowing Like a River." During intermission, the audience will have a chance to meet and learn about the orchestra instruments at an instrument petting zoo.

This concert is sponsored by Mt. Washington Bank and Vogt Realty Group (in memory of Gene and Ann Vogt). Concert admission is free. For more information please call 617-325-9338.

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
“Peace Is Flowing Like a River” Traditional, arranged by Thomas Manguem
Holy Name Youth Choir
Thomas Manguem, 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

Sponsores for March 10, 2013 PCO concert.Left to right: Helen Tarantino, PCO member & agent at Vogt Realty Group; Margie Vogt of Vogt Realty Group; Tom Manguem, Music Director at Holy Name; Katrina Pignone, Branch Manager of Mt. Washington Bank in West Roxbury; with members of the Holy Name Youth Choir

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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