The Spring Concert Series at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church will continue Sunday, May 20 at 3 pm.

Gennaro “Gerry” Porcaro received his Bachelors of Music from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Music Theory and Composition with a focus in Piano. While at Westminster he discovered the harp and began to pursue it full time. He is currently attending Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University for his Masters in Music in Harp Performance. 

Mr. Porcaro’s performances include ensemble and chamber works, Orchestral, and solo performances. He has performed with Grammy nominated James Jordan and the Williamson Voices in Leonard Bernstein’s work “Chichester Psalms.” Other Orchestras include The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra and The Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. He is the principal harpist for the Westminster Community Orchestra, and second harpist for the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. In Italy, he is assistant to world-renowned harpist Sasha Boldachev during a masterclass workshop at the “Academia Jacopo Napoli.”  He is also passionate about performing new works for harp. In 2013 he premiered “Elegy, for the Victims of 9/11,” composed for chamber ensemble by Michael Green.

The vision of of the program is to create space where music can create a community which is open to all regardless of income. “New Hope is a community know for the arts and in a small way, we hope to build community through the arts” says The Reverend Michael Ruk, priest of St. Philip’s Church

The concert is open to all with a free will donation at the door for the musicians and the outreach of St Philip’s Church.

For more information, Michael Ruk, 215-862-5782