The Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of its Principal Conductor, David Leibowitz, presents its final free concert of its 26th season with violinist Susie Park, performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto on Saturday evening, May 9, 8:00 p.m., at the Berner Middle School, Carmans Mill Road, Massapequa. The orchestral selections are Weber's Overture to Der Freischutz and Schubert's Symphony No. 9 in C-Major (The Great).

Violinist Susie Park, a native of Sydney, Australia, started Suzuki violin at age 3, and later attended the preparatory division of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She graduated from the Curtis Institute in 2003, where she studied with renowned violinists Jaime Laredo and Ida Kavafian, and served as Concertmaster of the Curtis Symphony in the 2001-2002 season. Ms. Park received the Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory where she studied with Donald Weilerstein. Winner of numerous awards and honors, Miss Park was a Laureate in the 2002 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and in 1998 she received first prize in the senior division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists. She has concertized around the world appearing as soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony, all of the major Australian orchestras, and the Orchestra of St. Lukes in Alice Tully Hall. Ms. Park has performed throughout the U.S. on Musicians from Marlboro tours, and is the violinist in the renowned Eroica Trio.

This concert is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport; the Town of Oyster Bay, Department of Community and Youth Services, John Venditto, Town Supervisor; the New York State Parks with the separate sponsorships of Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., and Assemblyman Joseph S. Saladino.

For more information, call: Robert Ackerberg, 795-4071.

Free admission, no tickets required, seating is limited.

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