Cleveland, OH (Vocus/PRWEB) March 07, 2011
On Saturday evening, May 7th at 7:00 pm The Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Mozart in a free and open to the public. The venue is the historic First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland located at 3630 Fairmount Blvd. in Shaker Heights, OH 44118, a church which traces its roots back to 1833.
Artistic Director William Laufer announced that the musical celebration will feature Mozart’s Symphony no.38, the "Prague" symphony, followed by vocal selections from the opera the Marriage of Figaro. The orchestra will be conducted by Italian maestro and OPO music director, Domenico Boyagian. A reception will follow the concert in the Spahr Center, which is located in the church building.
This concert is a benefit for the Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra, and sponsorships opportunities are still available. For those not able to attend the concert but who would like to support this effort of the OPO, donations can be made on line at Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra. The Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc, is an Ohio not for profit 501-C-3 organization.
The Ohio Phil performs through out the state of Ohio and offers educational programs that bring an understanding and appreciation of orchestral music to all ages but particularly to younger audiences. Additionally, the Ohio Philharmonic performs larger venue concerts for community, civic and private organizations as well as performing and recording music for movies and special events. AFI graduate and award winning film director Tiffany Laufer is heading up the OPO educational video and film area. The OPO will also feature music by emerging composers and is available for national and international engagements.
Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Mr. Domenico Boyagian began his music studies at the age of 6. After completing his studies at the Conservatorio, he left Italy to pursue musical opportunities in the United States. Upon his arrival, he enjoyed continued success in the fields of piano performance and composition. As a composer, he received numerous awards and scholarships, which helped fund his college education. As a pianist, he toured extensively, accompanying singers in concerts throughout Italy and in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Boyagian’s conducting aspirations were realized when he was offered the position of assistant conductor in a production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly in Assisi, Italy. This engagement led to work on productions of Puccini’s Tosca, Bizet’s Carmen and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana.
He is quickly proving himself to be equally comfortable with both the orchestral and operatic repertory. Mr. Boyagian has worked with Michael Tilson Thomas, Larry Rachleff, Paolo Olmi and Alexander Mickelthwate, among others. He holds a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music ( CIM )and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with honors from California State University, Northridge and the “Conservatorio G. B. Martini” in Bologna, Italy.
Last year, Mr. Boyagian conducted a series of concerts in Italy as a result of his recent involvement with the Tuscia Opera Festival based in Viterbo. He was also invited to participate to the Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition in Spain. Last September he joined the staff of Opera Southwest in Albuquerque (NM) as their new Assistant Conductor.
Mr. Laufer studied at Boston College, Georgetown University and CASE.
Tickets are free and open to the public but groups are requested to contact the Ohio Philharmonic if possible with seat requirements. Any questions or donation issues can be directed to William Laufer, Artistic Director, 216-229-4444.
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