Charter Summer Concert Series: Classics to Broadway
musicals. Maestro Myron Romanul will conduct and soloists with the orchestra will be tenor Michael Calmès and soprano Jane Shivick.
Included will be Handel's Music from the Royal Fireworks, Rakoczy March by Berlioz, Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 (Fourth Movement),
operatic selections by Verdi and De Curtis, highlights from "Porgy and Bess" and "Wicked," and music of Anderson, Estefan, Seger, and
Sousa, among others.
Conductor Myron Romanul was the original pianist of the New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble, with whom he is featured on the Grammy Award-Winning Angel-EMI recording Scott Joplin: The Red Back Book. He is currently First Kapellmeister of the State Theatre in Munich, Germany and for years was touring pianist with Arthur Fiedler and the
Boston Pops Orchestra.
A protege of Daniel Pinkham, Tenor Michael Calmès is an internationally acclaimed singer who has performed with the Boston Lyric Opera Company and Boston's Handel and Haydn Society. Soprano Jane Shivick has been hailed by The New York Times for her "character and vocal richness." She has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra under Conductor Keith Lockhart, the Boston Civic Symphony, and the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, among others.
After this concert, the Symphony concludes its summer series with a Pops Concert inaugurating the Riley-Pappas Performance Pavilion at
the Dr. Arthur and Dr. Martha Pappas Recreation Complex off Pakachoag Street in Auburn on Friday, July 27, 2012 (rain dates: July 28 and
29). Maestro Romanul will conduct and Mr. Monroe and Ms. Shivick will appear as soloists.
Charitable Trust, The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation, WXLO 104.5 FM, and Bose Corporation. Major sponsors of the series include AAA Southern New England, Abbott Bioresearch Center. J.J. Bafaro, Checkerboard - Micah & Arthur Chase, Dino's Ristorante Italiano, Gallo Builders, Hilton Garden Inn, Mela Lew, Nature's Classroom, Nypro, O'Connor, Maloney & Company, CPAs, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 4 and Affiliated Contractors, Rand-Whitney Container LLC, Sullivan, Garrity and Donnelly Insurance Agencies, The Golub
Foundation of Price Chopper, Unum, Washington Mills Company, and the Worcester Restaurant Group (The Sole Proprietor, One Eleven Chop House, and Via Italian Table). Additional concert sponsors include George A. Barnard Company, Butler-Dearden Paper Service, Ceres Bistro/Beechwood Hotel, Coral Seafood Restaurant, DFR Apparel Co., El Basha Restaurant, Flexcon, Flying Rhino Cafe, Giuseppe's Grille, Le Mirage, Loft, Marois Brothers, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Masterman's, Nuovo Restaurant, O'Connor's Restaurant, Piccolo's Italian Restaurant, Playa del Carmen Restaurant, Publick House, 1790 Restaurant & Tavern, Shiraz Armenian Cuisine, Two Chefs Restaurant, Union Music, Viva Bene Italian Ristorante, Westside Steak & BBQ, and Wyman-Gordon Foundation.
The concert will be broadcast by Nick Chase the following Monday night on WCUW, 91.3 FM. Concert announcer is Bobbie Chase. (Rain
date for this concert is Sunday, July 22. )