IMG_1449Di 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.

Oxford University Press invites Maestro Di Vittorio to lead the US Premieres of early rediscovered works of major English composer Vaughan Williams. The orchestra receives grants from the Vaughan Williams Trust, and then from the Walton Trust to also showcase rarities of Walton at Carnegie Hall in May 2014.

Di Vittorio and the Chamber Orchestra of New York announce their Sixth Season 2013/2014 at Carnegie Hall, including U.S. Premieres of recently published rediscoveries of Alessandro Scarlatti and early works of Ralph Vaughan Williams. The season opener will be held on October 12, 2013 in celebration of Columbus Day Week festivities and Italy Month.

Di Vittorio publishes his first paper on the topic of Respighi rediscoveries entitled “Ottorino Respighi Before Fountains of Rome: Rediscovered Early Works Foreshadow Later Masterpieces”, with College Music Society Symposium (Volume 51). The paper focuses on Di Vittorio’s critical editions of Respighi’s Aria and Suite for strings.