7:30 PM Saturday, June 6, 2020 UCP Reston 11508 North Shore Drive Reston, VA 20190
No Tickets will be mailed to you -- ALL TICKET PURCHASES WILL BE HELD AT WILL-CALL. CHILDREN (17 & below) are FREE - NO TICKET NEEDED
ALL CONCERT EVENTS CANCELLED THROUGH APRIL 2020
Due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington has extended performance and event cancellations through the month of April 2020. As always, the safety and security of our guests and patrons, musicians, and volunteers is our highest priority.
At present, we're still planning to have our Season Finale concert event on June 6!
Loudoun County's own accomplished soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, Marjory Serrano-Coyer began violin studies at the Aragua Symphony Foundation in Venezuela. She has studied with a number of noted teachers and has earned a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and Artist Diplomas in String Quartet Studies and Violin Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory under Akemi Takayama.
She was a member of the Aragua Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela from 1995 until 2001, and Principal Second Violin in the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra from 2003 until 2014. She has extensive experience serving as a concertmaster, including with the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra for several years under Venezuelan conductor Jan Wagner, and most recently has served as concertmaster for the Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra while pursuing her doctoral studies at that institution under the direction of Jody Gatwood.
Dr. Serrano served as principal second violin at the Idyllwild Arts Music Festival under the baton of Larry Livingston, and also performed at the Castleton Festival under the baton of then-New York Philharmonic conductor Lorin Maazel. Dr. Serrano has performed at such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and the Walt Disney Concert hall in Los Angeles. In 2007, she was the only violinist from the Americas invited to compete in the International Violin Competition Citta d'Brescia in Italy.
Dr. Serrano is currently the concertmaster of the National String Symphonia and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington. She also performs with the Apollo Orchestra in the Washington, DC area, and the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra in Shepherdstown, WV. Additionally, Ms. Serrano is a founding member of the Loudoun Quartet and Argot String Quartet. Dr. Serrano holds an adjunct faculty position in violin at Frederick (MD) Community College and teaches 5th-grade orchestra at Loudoun Country Day School in Leesburg, VA.
The Artists of PACO
Dr. Marjory Serrano-Coyer, concertmaster
Dr. Jie Hyue Kim, assistant concertmaster
Ji Hyun Bae
Heather Wong Voorhees
Viola Dr. Nora Hamme, principal Andrew Crane
Violoncello Camilo Perez-Mejia, principal
Meghan Hickman, assistant principal
Irina P. Desmond
Dr. Heejung Jung
Contrabass Michael Rohrer, principal
Vanessa J. Young-Miller
Harpsichord Trystan Bennett
Piano/Organ Dr. Bora Lee
Woodwind, Brass & Percussion
William Craig Marlowe †
Ashley Bowen-Sanchez † Laura Benning
Robert D. Huffman, Jr. †
Emily Bentgen †
Jane Hughes †
Clarinet Alisha D. Coleman † Elizabeth C. Bley †
Bassoon Dr. Walter D. Wynn, III † Robin Gelman †
Dr. Robert Goler †
Dr. L. Avery Pettigrew †
Bernard Baiden †
Wendy Chinn †
Emilio Colina †
Chieko Matsuyama Reaves †
David Ottinger †
Trombone Dr. Huai-En Tsai †
Christopher Reaves †
Adam Stokes †
Tuba Jeffrey Jacobsen
Chris DeChiara †
Emilie Mitchell †
Matthew Robotham †
† Core Winds and Percussion
Board of Directors
President & Managing Artistic Director
William C. Marlowe
Vice President & Executive Director
Alisha D. Coleman
Dr. Nora Hamme
Whitney S. Flood Dunton
Ashley Bowen-Sanchez, Outreach & Development
Jane Hughes, Outreach & Development
Dr. Lois McMahon, Outreach & Development
Dr. Dimitar Nikolov, Conductor & Music Director
Dr. Marjory Serrano-Coyer, Concertmaster
HEAR MUSIC DIFFERENTLY...
The mission of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington (PACO) is to create intimate, inspirational musical experiences throughout the Washington DC area by engaging the community through vibrant music making by the orchestra and chamber ensembles.
PACO will perform traditional classical favorites, rarely heard works by well-known and new composers, and skillfully arranged reductions of larger orchestral masterpieces. We will also provide encouragement to Washington DC area composers by commissioning and performing their new works. Moreover, we seek to make classical music accessible to the entire community. Low income, at-risk, disabled, students, youths and elderly individuals will be encouraged to attend, by receiving discounted admission to our events. PACO will thrive by interactively engaging our audience, and exclusively highlighting our orchestral artists as soloists.
In a nutshell...
The main artistic drive behind PACO is the desire to revitalize the classical music scene from within, by re-imagining & redefining the content and delivery of classical concerts. This means approaching each program or individual work with a fresh mind, searching for ways to make the music more engaging, more inspiring, more profound. Our biggest aim is to fill our audience with the passion we feel about our music, and create truly memorable performances.