Di Vittorio completes Castelli for Ensemble Alberto Burri in celebration of the artist Alberto Burri centennial in Citta di Castello – Perugia, Italy. Castelli is one of six works commissioned from Italian composers that will receive their world premiere in March 2015 at the Burri Foundation, and then be part of a recording on the Limenmusic label.
The thematic material of Castelli was derived from the second movement (pavane) of Di Vittorio’s Sinfonia N. 4 “Metamorfosi” (in progress) entitled Venere e Adone, inspired by Titian’s painting. Venere e Adone will be premiered jointly by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Chamber Orchestra of New York in coming seasons.
In the Spring 2014 issue of the League of American Orchestras’ Symphony Magazine, the Italian publisher Gruppo Editoriale Panastudio announces the international launch of their works catalog featuring the Ottorino Respighi Publications and Di Vittorio’s published orchestral works. The launch coincides with the upcoming centennial of Respighi’s Fountains of Rome in 2016, in advance of the 2015/2016 season. The advertisement was made in agreement with Casa Ricordi which handles Respighi’s mature works (and their U.S. agent Boosey & Hawkes), Naxos Records, and David Daniels’ Orchestral Music catalog for orchestras/conductors – which now lists all of Di Vittorio’s published orchestral scores and critical editions of Respighi’s early works.
Di Vittorio completes his Overtura Palermo, which will be premiered in Palermo during the 2014/2015 Season. The work was written in honor of his native city of Palermo and its Mayor Leoluca Orlando, and for both major Palermo orchestras – Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Opera.