As part of the 10th Anniversary Season, Chamber Orchestra of New York is presenting a showcase of the music of its founding Music Director and composer Salvatore Di Vittorio. Premieres of Di Vittorio’s music this season include Palermo Overture on October 28th (World Premiere) at Carnegie Hall, Ode Corelliana (New York Premiere) on November 17th at The Morgan Library & Museum and on March 1st (Carnegie Hall premiere), and Preludio Sentimentale on December 9th (World Premiere) at Carnegie Hall.
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Maestro Salvatore Di Vittorio opens the Chamber Orchestra of New York 10th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of his Palermo Overture. The overture will be part of the season opening concert “Postcards from Italy” on Saturday, October 28th at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall.
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Di Vittorio’s Palermo Overture captures images from some of the most important cites of his native city. The program notes detail: “Panormus! New Port of the Mediterranean. The bells of the cathedral. The people of the city. La Kalsa. The splendor of the Norman Palace. A walk through the Ballarò Market. The pride of the statues of the fountain of Pretoria Square – Venus, Bacchus and Apollo. The cave of Saint Rosalie. The beautiful scent of Villa Bonanno. A hymn for Palermo, from the Teatro Politeama Garibaldi and the Teatro Massimo.“
Maestro Salvatore Di Vittorio will conduct the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on March 26 and March 27, 2017 in evenings of “The Italian Baroque”. The concert will include the world premiere of Di Vittorio’s Ode Corelliana based on the music of Arcangelo Corelli and his Christmas Concerto, and Di Vittorio’s critical edition of Respighi’s Suite for strings.
Gwyn Roberts, recorder, joins Di Vittorio on two of Vivaldi’s piccolo concerti, as well as Vivaldi’s Sinfonia Al Santo Sepulcro and Corelli’s Concerto Grosso No. 4.