'Entrancing Showpieces' features Cienniwa

On Sunday afternoon, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra presents "Entrancing Showpieces" at St. Julie Billiart Church in North Dartmouth. The concert opens with Alberto Ginastera's "Variaciones Concertantes," which features demanding solos from many of the orchestra's principal players. Featured guest artist harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa will then treat concertgoers to the elegance and profundity of Bach's Concerto No. 4 for Harpsichord. Cienniwa has a burgeoning career as a soloist, recording artist and ensemble player. He is chorus master of the NBSO, directs the chorus at Framingham State university, teaches at UMass Dartmouth, and serves as music director at First Church in Boston. The concert program closes with the energy, creativity, power and beauty of Beethoven's Symphony No. 2. You won't want to miss a chance to experience this masterpiece up close and personal.
 
4 p.m. Sunday, 494 Slocum Road, Dartmouth. Tickets are $40, students $10; available through the Z box office at (508) 994-2900. The church is fully handicap accessible.
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