January 29, 2013 (Newswire.com) - The Philadelphia International Music Festival (PIMF) is proud to announce a one night only event featuring one of their alum's, Madison Marcucci, a graduate of the Juilliard School, and her sister, Michal Marcucci student with the Baptist Regional School in Haddon Heights. The Marcucci girls are the daughters of Philadelphia International Music Festival's CEO Sandra Marcucci. These sisters are performing a benefit concert for the Hurricane Sandy victims at Ocean City Tabernacle in Ocean City, New Jersey on March 16th at 7pm.
On October 29, Hurricane Sandy battered New Jersey's shoreline; flooded Hoboken along with other towns. What started off being known as "Frankenstorm" debilitated mass transportation from New Jersey up to New York for weeks following and claimed many lives throughout the state. Residents have been forced to wait in seemingly never ending lines to fuel up their cars and even longer to gain access to electricity.
The Marcucci girls were born and raised in New Jersey with their family who has lived here for generations. They have fond memories of their childhood summers being spent with their friends and family at the Jersey Shore, "I cannot remember a summer that was not spent on Jersey beaches," Madison explains as she reminisced. On March 16th, 2013, Madison Marcucci, a 25-year-old violinist who married her high school sweetheart at PIMF last year, will be performing solo: Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and Bach; together, both Madison and her sister, Michal Marcucci, an 18-year-old violinist who has been playing since the age of 5 and studies with Davyd Booth from the Philadelphia Orchestra, will be performing Vivaldi's Winter. "We wanted to give back to the community that helped us grow up," the Marcucci sister's both agree that, "Music is a beautiful way to bring beauty to those who have been through disaster. We are delighted to have this opportunity."
To reserve tickets to this free one night concert event or for more information, please contact Sean McGrellis from PIMF at (856) 875-6816.
PIMF 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 the course of 2012 alone. This year marked the festival program's largest attendance count ever.
About the Philadelphia International Music Festival
The Philadelphia International Music Festival 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. Festival highlights include private lessons, daily orchestra and chamber music rehearsals, music education courses, solo performance and competition opportunities, recitals, and master classes featuring principal players and other 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. PIMF is sponsored in part by The Cunningham Piano Company. Please visit our website: http://philadelphiamusicfestival.org