The Immaculata Symphony Holds Spring Concert
The Immaculata Symphony will perform its spring concert, "The Great Outdoors," on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Immaculata University´s Alumnae Hall.
Music director Roman Pawlowski, will conduct the concert, which is given by students and community members of the Immaculata Symphony. During the concert, Alan Hovhaness will perform the piece Mysterious Mountain, with Victor Vallo, professor and chair of music at Immaculata University, as conductor. Carlisle Floyd will perform Susannah, with Tonia Tecce as soprano. Jean Sibelius will perform Symphony #2 in D Major.
Roman Pawlowski, who has entered his twenty-first year at Immaculata University, received training from such masters as Mehli Mehta, Pierre Monteux, Max Rudolph, and Erich Leinsdorf. He also serves as music director for the Delaware County Symphony and the Newark Symphony Orchestra. He appears frequently as a guest conductor.
Tonia Tecce sings arias and duets ranging from Giuseppe Verdi to George Gershwin. She made her New York Recital Debut at Carnegie Hall alongside Martin Rich, pianist and former conductor of the Metropolitan Opera. Ms. Tecce has also taken on a variety of operatic roles, including Norina in Donizetti´s Don Pasquale, Gilda in Verdi´s Rigoletto, and the lead role of Carolina in Cimarosa´s Il Matrimonio Segreto. In 1995 and 1999, she sang for the inaugurations of Pennsylvania´s Governor Tom Ridge, and for President George W. Bush´s Presidential Salute. Ms. Tecce´s former instructors include Florence Breggen, Master Voice Teacher at the Juilliard School; Janet Bookspan; and Martin Rich of the Metropolitan Opera.
The Immaculata Symphony is a university-community organization. This orchestra has grown from a fledging group of chamber size to the large and highly respected symphonic ensemble that it is today.
Cost for the concert is $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens, and $6 for students; children under 12 years old are free. More information and tickets are available at 610-647-4400, ext. 3473.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles
west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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