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Whipple & Morales in concert with Cathy Portlock Pacitto

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Council on Aging

40 Blackstone St

Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019

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Husband & wife duo pianists/composers Kirk Whipple & Marilyn Morales will perform in an evening of music for two pianos. They will be joined by featured guest artist Cathy Portlock Pacitto, soprano and special guest artists James Dolan and Steve Tinkham, pianists.

In honor of the occasion and in memory of our nation's loss, a special observance of September 11th will take place. The program will include selections from Danzas Para Dos Pianos by Whipple & Morales and Elemental Portraits ~ Nocturnes for Two Pianos by Whipple. Ms. Pacitto will perform songs from the classical and popular repertoire.

All are welcome. Donations will benefit the programs of Cranberry Coast Concerts (CCC). Suggested donation is $25 general, $20 Students and seniors, children 5 to 17 free. (Please find an alternate activity for children under the age of 5.)

Directed by the duo, CCC features a wide variety of performances and workshops. This summer, the festival presents its thirteenth season of events throughout the South Coast region of Massachusetts. Included are piano recitals, vocal and choral concerts, jazz and theatrical concerts, and performances by outstanding young artists. In just over a decade, the festival has grown from a few concerts offered by the Whipple – Morales Duo to a summer-long series that presents dozens of local, regional and international touring artists each season. Also, offering four weeks of musical and educational experiences for children aged 6 to 14, CCC presents the sixth season of Camp CCC, directed by Michelle Bowlin, owner of Music of the Bay in Buzzards Bay.

Kirk Whipple & Marilyn Morales were married in a ceremony and concert performance that included the world premier of their original “Concerto For Two Pianos and Orchestra.” They have concertized extensively throughout the United States and abroad, including a performance of their original works for two pianos at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The duo performed in critically acclaimed concert tours throughout the French Riviera and, with pianists Frédéric Chauvel and Mark Solé – Lerís, formed The United Nations Piano Quartet (The UNPQ). The four pianists have been performing a diverse repertoire in American and European concerts since 2007. In 2006 Whipple & Morales toured 32 states, presenting concerts and educational events. Highlights included performances and a recording in California with The Unconservatory Festival Orchestra, a.k.a. The UFO. and the inaugural season of Cranberry Coast Concerts. National releases by the duo include a book of 1 piano / 4 hand holiday arrangements for beginning pianists entitled “Christmas Treasures” and, on Yamaha disklavier disk, “The White Season,” a recording of Whipple's holiday piano arrangements with Morales. CD releases include Celebrating Americans and their recording with The UFO, Danzas Para Dos Pianos y Orquesta. Recordings by the duo are available for purchase at their concerts.

Featured guest artist, Cathy Portlock Pacitto, soprano, holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. She has studied voice with Kate Tetzel, Philip Sargent, Adele Babcock, Nan Noll, and Sonja Tengblad, and choral conducting with James Laster and Robert Shafer. Ms. Pacitto has sung with Winchester Musica Viva, Greater New Bedford Choral Society and Sippican Choral Society, is formerly a staff singer at Grace Episcopal Church, New Bedford, and is currently singing with the Assabet Valley Mastersingers and the Assabet Valley Chambersingers. A former teacher in both the elementary classroom and in elementary music and theatre, Cathy currently serves as Director of Children’s Ministries at Trinity Church in Boston. Ms. Pacitto is a native of the Massachusetts Southcoast and currently lives in Bellingham with her husband and three very spoiled cats. Ms. Pacitto has been a featured artist with CCC since 2011.

For those who have read the entire event description thus far, we reward you with this treat: Morales and Pacitto will also serve up some humor in Rossini's "The Cat Duet."

Info: (508) 491-8888 / CCC@WhipMo.com
Sponsored in part by Bellingham Cultural Council, MA LCC.


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