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Lorraine Marks-Field Named Semi-finalist for American Prize in Conducting

Posted: May 3, 2016

Boca Raton, Florida-The Florida Intergenerational Orchestra, based in Boca Raton, is proud to announce that its conductor, Lorraine Marks-Field, has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Community Orchestra Division of “The American Prize in Conducting.” The American Prize is a prestigious award presented by the national non-profit organization’s competition in the performing arts. The American Prize will be announcing its finalists in several weeks.

The Florida Intergenerational Orchestra was founded 10 years ago by Lorraine Marks-Field and is an offshoot of the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, also founded and originally conducted by Lorraine. Often lauded for her concept of “blending the generations through music”, her 501 (c) (3) non-profit orchestra accepts musicians of all abilities and ages, blending them into a delicate tapestry producing musical programs reminiscent of the “Boston Pops.” Her orchestras are made up entirely of volunteers. In New Jersey her orchestra performed at Lincoln Center and represented the United Nations Forum on Aging in Madrid, Spain. It also performed for the Japan Global Forum highlighting the elevated status of women in America. The Florida Intergenerational Orchestra, consisting of musicians from the ages of 9 to 96, was awarded the first annual “Legacy Award” by the State of Florida’s Division of Elder Affairs, and has received a Proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach, and the City of Boca Raton.

If you would like more information about the orchestra, or to schedule an interview with Lorraine Marks-Field, the groups conductor, call Bob Field at 561-482-8206null561-482-8206 or via e-mail (strings4all@aol.com). Also, check out their website.

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