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.

Maestro Salvatore Di Vittorio conducted Orchestra Vivaldi on December 22, 2016, in a concert featuring the 80th death anniversaries of Ottorino Respighi and Maurice Ravel. Di Vittorio gave the European premiere of his Venere e Adone (Venus and Adonis) for small orchestra, with the Milan premiere of his completion of Respighi’s first Violin Concerto (in A Major)  – featuring one of the Teatro alla Scala’s concertmaster’s Laura Marzadori.

The program also included Respighi’s Trittico Botticelliano, and Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess and Bolero for large orchestra.

Chamber Orchestra of New York proudly congratulates Music Director and composer, Salvatore Di Vittorio for a significant milestone in his professional career.

The Morgan Library & Museum has invited Maestro Di Vittorio to donate the autograph manuscript of his latest orchestral composition La Villa d’Este a Tivoli to its prestigious music manuscripts archive. Maestro Di Vittorio becomes the first composer to ever compose for, and dedicate a musical work to, the Morgan Library & Museum, and the first native Italian composer during his lifetime to be invited to donate an autograph manuscript to the museum’s music archive.


About the Morgan’s music archive: Led by Frances Barulich, the Mary Flagler Cary Curator of Music Manuscripts and Printed Music, the Morgan’s music archive has a world-renowned collection of music autographs. The archive houses well over one thousand manuscripts, including works by major composers such as J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Haydn, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Puccini, and Schubert. Selected highlights include the autograph manuscripts of three Mahler symphonies, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 and Symphony No. 35, and Respighi’s opera Maria Vittoria.

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Watch video of our Live Performance of Di Vittorio’s La Villa d’Este a Tivoli at The Morgan on June 23: