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.