The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents London Calling on January 28, 2017 at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The concert opens with Haydn’s Symphony No. 1 “The Clock,” followed by Cicely Parnas performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto. The evening concludes with Maxwell Davies’ An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise.
Cellist Cicely Parnas, praised for her “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen imagination” (The New York Times), performs recitals, concertos, and educational outreach throughout the country. Ms. Parnas started playing the cello at the age of four and made her concerto debut at eleven with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. She has studied with cellists Peter Wiley and Ronald Feldman, and earned an Artist Diploma from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where she worked with Sharon Robinson. Ms. Parnas performs on a 1712 Giovanni Grancino cello.
Ms. Parnas was named an inaugural Young Artist in Residence on NPR’s Performance Today in 2011, where she was featured in five broadcasts and an American Public Media video spotlight. Winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, she was presented last season in debuts at Merkin Concert Hall and the Kennedy Center to rave reviews. She was the recipient of YCA’s Mortimer Levitt Career Development Award for Women Artists in 2012. She also captured First Prize in the 2011 Cello Concerto Competition at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.