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Dedicatory Piano Concert by Philip Martorella

Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 3PM


Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ is pleased to present a Dedicatory Piano Concert by Philip Martorella, pianist. The Music Ministry is delighted to announce the dedication of our new piano, a K. Kawai grand piano that was a gift from a generous benefactor.

Local favorite Philip Martorella will dedicate our new piano with a fun program featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven, Barber, and Prokofiev. Philip recently released an album of his own compositions entitled “Relax and Dream” and has written an article about his musical compositions entitled “Something About the Music” " An Anthology of Critical Opinions: A Guide to Contemporary Repertory. The world premiere of his suite entitled “Constellations” for chorus and one piano, four hands was performed at Rhode Island College under the direction of Dr. Teresa Coffman, with John Black and Philip Martorella as pianists. The world premiere of Mr. Martorella’s Piano Concerto in C minor will be performed by the composer with the Rhode Island College Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Alexei Shabelin.

The Dedicatory Piano Concert will take place on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 3:00 PM. The public is cordially invited and there is a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds benefit Newman’s music program. A reception will follow the concert with an opportunity to meet the artist. Newman Congregational Church, UCC is located at 100 Newman Avenue, Rumford, RI. For more info, to become a sponsor, or to reserve tickets, please call the church office at (401) 434-4742 x10.


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