Our students are hard at work. Last week they competed in 2 competitions, followed 5 conductors, attended 7 concerts and practiced nearly 2,000 hours!
Today, we welcome over 20 second week students and embark on Private Practice Marathon.
Here’s to another week of fun and masterful music!
~The PIMF Staff
PIMF 2013 is happening NOW.
This year at PIMF, we would like to honor our returning campers who are making big strides in music.
Post on our Facebook page (or tag us in a post) about your musical adventures since attending PIMF last year. We would like to hear from students about how they have learned and grown in a year. We will be selecting 5 returning students to honor at the Parent Orientation Meeting on June 22 at 5 pm.
Posts will be accepted till Friday at midnight.
1. Energetic students
2. Talented students
3. World-changing students
Facebook is making it easy to talk about the Philadelphia International Music Festival this year! Just in time for camp, clickable hashtags will be a reality:http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/facebook-adds-clickable-hashtags-newsfeed-posts/story?id=19383505#.UbpIFYzD_4g.
Get practicing: #PIMF2013!
Is packing is on your mind? Are you dreading that heavy suitcase? Did you know our camp store is stocked to meet your every need? We will be selling towels, bedding, toothpaste and brushes, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lip balm and combs at great prices. Pick up your supplies during registration!
Are you planning to purchase festival t-shirts, sweatshirts, or water bottles prior to your arrival at Bryn Mawr College? If “yes” – celebrate PIMF 2013 in style with our brand new gear! We have clothing and memorabilia for everyone in the family.
Finally, keep a lookout online for festival notices about upcoming promotions, activities, concerts and events! From now through July 5th we will be posting daily information on our social media platforms.
Visit our website: http://www.philadelphiamusicfestival.org/
Friend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhiladelphiaInternationalMusicFestival?v=wall
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhilaMusicFest
Discover us on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pimf/
The fun has just begun!
Saturday night’s Hurricane Sandy benefit concert, sponsored by the Philadelphia International Music Festival, in Ocean City brought over 200 visitors to down to shore. Donations totaling over $1,000, have gone directly to the American Red Cross, who have sent over 15,000 skilled workers to the Jersey Shore to help with clean up and take care of the Sandy survivors since October. Now, months after the storm, the Red Cross has turned their focus on long-term goals for shore restoration.
Noelle Casella, an American born cellist who recently completed her Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and Ellen Hannigan-Youssefian, a wonderful a pianist and graduate from Ocean City High School, accompanied the Marcucci sister’s Madison and Michal- daughters of PIMF co-founder Sandy Marcucci, while they delighted classical music lovers with pieces like Vivaldi’s Winter and Handel-Halveoson’s Passcaglia. These talented young women have performed, worked, or studied with the members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and PIMF for a number of years prior to this concert.
This one night only event, could not have been made possible without the dedicated staff of Ocean City Tabernacle, the talented musicians, and classical music lovers like yourselves. PIMF would also like to thank the media coverage we received from the Press of Atlantic City and 6 ABC.
Please check back later this week for photos and video from the performance.
Philadelphia International Music Festival announces a concert celebrating the rebuilding of the Jersey Shore
Ocean City, NJ– The Philadelphia International Music Festival (PIMF) will be hosting a free concert at the Ocean City Tabernacle in Ocean City on Saturday, April 20th to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the Jersey Shore. Two young violinists, Madison Marcucci, a recent graduate of The Juilliard School, and her sister, Michal, a Junior at Baptist Regional School in Haddon Heights, will be accompanied by pianist Ellen Youssefian – an Ocean City High School graduate who studied at Germany’s Wurzburg School of Music on an International Rotary Foundation Scholarship from the Ocean City Rotary – in an evening of classical music celebrating the rebuilding of the Jersey Shore.
Hammonton native Sandy Marcucci, Co-Founder and President of PIMF and mother of the Marcucci sisters, said, “Ocean City is dear to the hearts of everyone who grew up in Southern New Jersey. This is just one small thing that PIMF and my family can do to help!”
The girls, like their mother, also spent their childhoods close to the Jersey Shore and have fond memories of summers spent with friends and family on the Ocean City boardwalk. They will be performing pieces by Mozart and Bach, along with others. “We wanted to give back to the community that helped us grow up,” Madison said. “Music is a wonderful way to bring beauty to those who have been through disaster. We are delighted to have this opportunity.”
This free one-night concert event will start at 7:00 p.m. The Ocean City Tabernacle is located at: 500 Wesley Avenue, Ocean City, New Jersey. For further details or to reserve tickets, contact Sean McGrellis from PIMF at (856) 875-6816. Guests will also be welcome at the door.
About the Philadelphia International Music Festival:
The Philadelphia International Music Festival began as a 40-student program founded in the home CEO Sandra Marcucci. It has grown in 15 years to include three camp programs in two states and two countries, with more than 300 young musicians attending programs over annually. This year, we hope to mark the festival program’s largest attendance count. PIMF is a series of music programs offering students of all ages and skill levels in the U.S. and abroad the unique opportunity of spending 14-days immersed in classical music education and performance with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra. The summer music program includes full symphonic repertoire and is conducted on the exquisite, estate-like grounds of Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.