Date & Price
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Reserved Seating: $35
Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members: $30*
Ticket price includes all-day Gardens admission
Tickets limited. Sell out likely.
Music for Flugelhorn and Organ four-hands
Peter Richard Conte, Longwood Gardens Principal Organist and the long-time organist of the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ at Macy’s in Philadelphia, presents a program featuring transcriptions of Giacomo Puccini’s Quando m’en vo’ and O mio babbino caro for flugelhorn and organ, as well as arrangements for organ four-hands with Andrew Ennis, flugelhorn player and organist.
Listen to Peter Richard Conte and Andrew Ennis
More about Peter Richard Conte
Peter Richard Conte is Principal Organist at Longwood Gardens, and longtime organist of the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ at Macy’s, Philadelphia. Since 1991, he has served as Choirmaster and Organist of Saint Clement’s Church, Philadelphia, and has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ at Rider University's Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, where he taught Organ Improvisation. In 2013, the Philadelphia Music Alliance honored him with a bronze plaque on the Avenue of the Arts’ Walk of Fame. Conte is highly regarded as a skillful performer and arranger of organ transcriptions. Mr. Conte performs extensively throughout the United States and Canada under the management of Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, and has appeared as a featured artist at American Guild of Organists’ National and Regional Conventions.
More about Andrew Ennis
Andrew Ennis is a trumpeter, flugelhornist, music educator, and church musician based in southern New Jersey. He is a graduate of Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, where he received a Bachelor of Music in instrumental music education, specializing in trumpet. He is organist at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden NJ, and teaches music at the Upper Pittsgrove School.
Ennis began his trumpet studies at age eight, and his teachers have included David Bilger, principal trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Bryan Appleby-Wineberg, professor of trumpet at Rowan University. While performing a wide variety of classical trumpet literature, he also enjoys working in jazz ensembles. Mr. Ennis frequently appears in duo performances with Peter Richard Conte at the Wanamaker Grand Court in Macy’s, Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and throughout the country.
*Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Member Discount
Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members receive up to 15% off 2017–2018 Performance Series tickets and receive access to the Member Pre-sale. If you are eligible, your discount code was provided to you via e-mail. Use the discount code to unlock your Membership pricing.
Enjoy a complimentary coffee reception with the artists after this performance.