LISTOWEL – Sarah Pratt-Parsamian returns to Listowel for the Summer Concert, brought to the community by the Listowel Business Improvement Area (BIA). On July 26 at 7 p.m., the concert will take place at the Listowel Memorial Park Amphitheater and is free, although donations are accepted.
Pratt-Parsamian is from Listowel, according to the BIA’s profile on her, although she is based in New York. An acclaimed violinist, she has been a member of the New York City Opera Orchestra since 2006. With an extensive resume, including on the soundtrack to the acclaimed 2019 film Joker, she is an award-winning musician.
After changing the date from August to July, if there is any sign of precipitation, the concert will be pushed back to the following day.
Donations from this year’s summer concert will go to the Listowel District Secondary School (LDSS) music program in honor of Laurence Rowbotham, who taught Pratt-Parasamian while at LDSS. Donations will help in many ways, including: new instruments such as guitars, ukuleles, native instruments, guest makers/musicians, musical resources, recording equipment, supplies and resources and experiences for students.
Pratt-Parsamian will also be back August 6-14 for the Music on the Bruce classical music festival on the Bruce Peninsula.
The summer concert will feature music by Biber, Bach, Enesco, Ysaye and Mark O’Connor.
Connor Luczka, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Listowel Banner