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Celebrate Mother’s Day Early at the Van Cliburn Concert Series
Date: Sunday, May 5
Time: 3:00PM
Cost: $25 (General Admission)

The City of Bedford continues the Van Cliburn Concert series, this Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. at the Old Bedford School. Mariangela Vacatello, 27 was born in Naples, Italy and hails from a family of musicians.  Ms. Vacatello made her official debut at the age of fourteen and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and international prizes.

The concert will begin at 3 p.m. and open with the Suzuki Strings performers, followed by Mariangela from 3:30-5:00 p.m.  Ms. Vacatello’s performance will include the following arrangements.

A 45 minute reception will follow and allow patrons to meet with Ms. Vacatello while enjoying a wine reception with light hors d’oeuvres.

Purchase tickets here.

If you have questions you can call 817-952-2290 or email Amy Bourquin at

Mariangela Vacatello: Mariangela Vacatello is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist,recognized worldwide for her passion, technical ability and magnificent musicality. Mariangela Vacatello is charming and vivacious to patrons, and colorful and fiery at the piano. A reception with a meet and greet and refreshments will be served after the performance. Listen to Mariangela Vactello’s music at

The HEB ISD Fine Tuners: The HEB ISD Fine Tuners will perform prior to Mariangela Vacatello. The Viola Fine Tuners and the Cello Fine Tuners will each be playing pieces they have prepared this year in addition to a few pieces they will play together from the Suzuki repertoire.

The HEBISD Fine Tuners groups are instrument specific groups of violinists, violists and cellists that have grown up through the Suzuki in the Schools program that was implemented in HEB in 2001. Currently there are seven elementary schools in the district that offer Suzuki Strings instruction. Students in these programs move on to secondary orchestra programs offered at Central Junior High and L.D. Bell High School.

The Fine Tuners began as an honor group for members of the HEB Elementary Honor Orchestra, kindergarten through sixth grade, who were ready for an additional challenge. They rehearse for an extra hour each Thursday and work on advanced group skills and literature. As the program evolved, the faculty opened enrollment to students in all grade levels, and the current Fine Tuners roster includes members from 2nd grade through 12th grade. Members earn their place by audition each September.

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