Meet the Music Director
Thomas Kociela is currently the Parkway Concert Orchestra’s Music Director. Learn more on his bio page.
Meet the Parkway Concert Orchestra
The Parkway Concert Orchestra was founded in 1945 by West Roxbury music teacher, Ferdinand Fassnacht. The ensemble presents five to seven concerts each season with a mix of classical and pops-style music. The orchestra’s repertoire ranges from orchestral arrangements of symphonies and overtures to show tunes and marches.
The orchestra provides a rich performance opportunity for musicians to perform orchestral music on a regular basis throughout the year. The orchestra currently has about 50 members. The membership is comprised of predominantly amateur musicians, ranging in age from teenagers to octogenarians and representing a variety of walks of life. Performance ability and dependability are the only criteria for membership. The orchestra also provides soloists with the opportunity to showcase their talents.
The orchestra rehearses Monday evenings each week from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM from September through May. Prospective new members are welcome at open rehearsals in September and January.
Parkway Concert Orchestra is a non-profit symphonic organization. Programs can be arranged for sponsoring organizations. Anyone wishing to be included on the orchestra’s mailing list may do so by sending an email through our email contact form, or by sending a request to Parkway Concert Orchestra, PO Box 1025, Dedham, MA 02027. Anyone wishing to contribute to the continuing support and endowment of the Parkway Concert Orchestra can make a donation to the Parkway Concert Orchestra, Inc. at the same address.