Virginia’s Symphonicity orchestra has announced a new partnership with the Philadelphia International Music Festival (PIMF), a four-week summer music program during which students are taught and mentored by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and other musicians at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Students who attend PIMF will have the opportunity to perform at the Sandler Center for the Arts in Hampton Roads, Virginia, where Symphonicity is the resident orchestra. Eleven-year-old violinist Miro Raj will be the first PIMF soloist to perform at the Sandler Center, when he plays Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 at a family concert on January 12. Alice Lindsay, PIMF’s director of outreach and community partnerships and a former member of Symphonicity, said she is “delighted to be a part of this new endeavor with PIMF and Symphonicity, as the orchestra continues its amazing contribution to the area.” Symphonicity noted in a press release that the new partnership will offer “scholarships for music students interested in attending the summer music camps.” PIMF President Sandy Marcucci stated that the organization is “looking forward to exploring additional ways” the two organization can work together.   

Posted January 7, 2019