Monthly Archives: January 2017

Young Musicians Concert #2

Please join Faith Lutheran Church as it welcomes Mr. Francisco Pirela as the guest artist in the series of Young Musicians Concert Series on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM.  The concert will be held in the Sanctuary of Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette Road, Naples.  After the concert of about 1 hour, meet Mr. Pirela in the Narthex for light refreshments.

Woodwindist Francisco Pirela has performed in ensembles and as a soloist throughout Naples and the United States.  While a music student in Illinois, he studied under Chicago native Jerry Luzienecki.  He performed with the Olivet Nazarene University Wind Ensemble and was a flutist in their marching band.  In 2013, Francisco performed on alto saxophone and Eb clarinet at the National Band and Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  While in high school, he was a two-time, All-Country musician as well as the lead alto sax in the Naples Youth Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Bob Stone.  He studied with Don Rhynard of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra for several years.  He has played under the baton of many great conductors, including award-winning composer, David Maslank.  Currently, he is the alto saxophonist for the First Baptist Church Naples orchestra as well as a saxophone and clarinet teacher at Miller’s Sheet Music and Studios in Bonita Springs.