PORTLAND – The Portland Conservatory Festival Orchestra will give a spring recital directed by Vinny Fuerst at St. Patrick’s Church, located at Congress Street and Stevens Avenue. It will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6.

The concert will feature Copland’s “Quiet City,” Vaughn-Williams’ “Fantasia on Greensleeves,” Telemann’s Overture to La Pastorelle, Honneger’s Pastorale d’été and works by Ruch, Grainger and J.S. Bach. Soloists will be Linda Brunner, flute; Michael Albert, English horn; and Dana Fisher, trumpet

Fuerst, who did graduate work in music at the State University of New York at Buffalo, studied conducting with Jan Williams and James Kasprowitz.

He also studied viola with Julia Adams and violin with Steven Kecskemethy, and has performed with the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra and the Bates College Orchestra. Fuerst, who has served as substitute conductor for the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, founded and directs that orchestra’s Summer Strings.

He is on the faculty of the Portland Conservatory of Music and the Pineland Suzuki School.

He is a music publisher, radio commentator, composer and instrument repair technician.

The Portland Conservatory Festival Orchestra has members ranging in age from over 70 to preteens.

Professional musicians, including Portland Conservatory faculty members, contribute their services in order to provide students and other members of the community an opportunity to attain a higher level of performance.

Inquiries about participating in the orchestra may be addressed to the conservatory at (207) 775-3356 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Tickets for the concert are $15 or $12 for students and seniors.

Tickets will be available at the door or can be reserved by calling 775-3356 Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


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