On April 11th members of the Chamber Orchestra of New York performed at the James Bond Collection private event for the esteemed London brand Orlebar Brown, in partnership with EON productions – the producers of all of the 007 films. Salvatore Di Vittorio received permission from EON / EMI Music to create a replica of the original string version of We Have All the Time in the World from the film and soundtrack to “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. Here’s an excerpt from the event:
In late December of 2018, Salvatore Di Vittorio completed his fourth program symphony (and symphonic poem) titled Sinfonia N. 4 “Metamorfosi” (Symphony No. 4 “Metamorphoses”). The work was in progress for five years before its completion, during which time other shorter works were published. The symphony, in three movements, is based Ovid’s Metamorphoses and inspired by the paintings The Triumph of Bacchus by Ciro Ferri, Venus and Adonis by Titian, and Aeneas Fleeing from Troy by Federico Barocci. The work’s finale captures the flight of Aeneas who later founds Rome, and Di Vittorio plans to dedicate the composition to Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia of Rome.
During the 2018/2019 Season, Chamber Orchestra of New York will record the symphony as part of an album of Di Vittorio’s commissioned orchestral works for Naxos Records.
For a glimpse of the music, listen to the second movement Venus and Adonis:
Di Vittorio releases “Sentimental Moments” video with Chamber Orchestra of New York, including excerpts from four selected works: La Villa d’Este a Tivoli, Ode Corelliana, Venus and Adonis (also from Sinfonia N. 4 “Metamorfosi”), and Sinfonia N. 3 “Templi di Sicilia”. The video merges photos, audios, and premieres with the Chamber Orchestra of New York, including at The Morgan Library & Museum, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Orchestra Vivaldi of Milan, and Orchestra Sinfonia Siciliana of Palermo. Seven orchestral works (including these compositions) will be recorded for Naxos Records in June of 2019.