and November 2005 saw PTWF sponsor two wonderful
concerts. The first was a collaboration with the Diocese of
Rockville Centre, New York, to commemorate the life of Pope John
Paul II. This was on October 16th, 2005 on the anniversary of the
Pope's election to the Throne of St. Peter.
The second concert took place in Venice Italy,
where PTWF co-sponsored a multi-talented concert of
classical, Jazz and modern musical artists. The event producers,
Ms. Antonietta Torsello and Eugenio Masiero, spent all of their
waking moments on this most important project. This event
occurred on November 14,2005 in the Palazzo del Cinema on the
Island of Lido in Venice.
This event was the recording of the performances
of over 30 talented artists in order to produce a DVD. The
proceeds of the sale of this DVD will be used to benefit a
hospital in Italy. The hospital, Casa Sollievo Della Sofferenza,
is a 1500 bed facility which serves the people of Italy. Founded
in 1956 by St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, serves people of every
walks of life.
Long Island Philharmonic performance to honor Pope John Paul II
Tribute to late Holy Father
music lovers of all ages and faiths filled St. Agnes Cathedral,
Rockville Centre, Oct. 16 for a presentation by the Long Island
Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, of Fauré’s Requiem in memory
of Pope John Paul
II’s outreach to the interfaith and ecumenical community. Msgr.
Donald Beckmann, top left, director of the diocese’s office of
ecumenical and inter-religious affairs, Bishop William Murphy
and Gary Krupp of Pave the Way Foundation applaud the
performance as cellist Jay Shulman, at left, performs.
A special Interreligious performance of notable music will be
performed at the Cathedral of St. Agnes in Rockville Centre, NY
to honor the memory of His Holiness Pope John Paul II. This will
be sponsored by the Diocese of Rockville Centre along with Pave
the Way foundation, and a number of Jewish and Muslim
organizations. This event will be televised on national
Diocese of Rockville Centre Press release of the
inter-religious concert sponsored by PTWF
and the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY