Pabón is Guest Conductor for Concert

Dr. Roselin PabonPuerto Rico Symphony Orchestra Conductor Dr. Roselin Pabón will be the guest conductor Feb. 21 when the Maranatha Symphony Orchestra presents a free concert.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown. The featured soloist will be violinist Leanna York, winner of Maranatha’s second annual Concerto Competition.

Dr. Pabón is one of the most versatile and active conductors in the Caribbean and Latin America. He has conducted the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra in many venues, including the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. He has also conducted performances of Latin American music at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City as well as orchestras in Spain, Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and the United States.

Dr. Pabón earned a master’s degree from Indiana University and was awarded a Doctor of Arts degree by Inter-American University. He serves as Professor of Conducting at the Pablo Casals Conservatory of Music in San Juan. Dr. Pabón will lead workshops and master classes on Maranatha’s campus Feb. 12-21. His daughter, Elizabeth (Betsy) Pabón, is a member of Maranatha’s Music Department faculty and director of the Maranatha String Prep School.

The Feb. 21 concert will include Dvorak’s Symphony 8, 1st movement, “Fanfare” from La Peri by Dukas, excerpts from Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, and more. Admission is free; donations will be collected to offset expenses. No nursery will be provided.

For more information, call 920-206-4047.