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Whipple & Morales in concert with Cathy Portlock Pacitto

An evening of music for two pianos and voice

Kirk Whipple & Marilyn Morales will perform in an evening of music for two pianos. They will be joined by special guest Cathy Portlock Pacitto, soprano. 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 classical and popular songs. Morales and Pacitto will also poke fun in Rossini's The Cat Duet.

Donations will benefit the programs of Cranberry Coast Concerts (CCC) and St. Blaise Church. Suggested: $25 general, $20 Students and seniors, children 5 to 17 free. (Please find an alternate activity for children under 5.)

This summer, CCC presents its 13th season of events throughout the South Coast region. 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 local, regional and international touring artists each season.

Whipple & 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 U.S. and abroad. 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). In 2006 Whipple & Morales toured 32 states, presenting concerts and educational events. Highlights included performances and a recording with The Unconservatory Festival Orchestra, a.k.a. The UFO. and the inaugural season of CCC. Recordings by the duo are available for purchase at their concerts.

Cathy Portlock Pacitto, soprano, holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Shenandoah Conservatory. Ms. Pacitto has sung with Winchester Musica Viva, Greater New Bedford Choral Society and Sippican Choral Society, and as a staff singer at Grace Episcopal Church, New Bedford. She is currently singing with the Assabet Valley Mastersingers and the Assabet Valley Chambersingers. Cathy serves as Director of Children’s Ministries at Trinity Church in Boston. Ms. Pacitto is a native of the MA Southcoast and currently lives in Bellingham with her husband and three cats. Ms. Pacitto has been a featured artist with CCC since 2011. 

Date & Time

June 5, 2018

7:00PM - 9:00PM

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$25 general, $20 Students and seniors, children 5 to 17 free

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