Local Musicians to Perform at Cello Festival

Written by Webmaster
Saturday, 25 May 2013 16:42

Live, in Westborough, the thirteenth annual concert of the Vivaldi Cello Festival Orchestra will take place on Saturday, May 25 in the Gibbons Middle School auditorium in Westborough at 7 P.M.

The purpose of the event is to give local young musicians an opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra as a soloist in a formal concert setting.  Boston musicians who come together each year as the Vivaldi Festival Orchestra accompany the featured soloists.  Works by Vivaldi, St. Saens, Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Lalo will be performed.  The conductor is Paul Dulude, director of the Boston Virtuosi.

Parents and local businesses and organizations sponsor the performance.  The concert is free, and donations are encouraged and gratefully received.

Eight of the cellists are students of Maryan McClelland Pietropaolo, who taught at the University of Lowell and Phillips Exeter Academy.  She moved to Westborough in 1999 with her husband, Joe Pietropaolo, a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra viola section for 39 years.  Two of the cellists are students of Cynthia Forbes, long time cello continuo for the Vivaldi Festival Orchestra. Cynthia teaches at Indian Hill Music, Boston Latin School, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, and maintains a private studio.