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.
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.
For more information about the Morgan’s music archive, visit: http://www.themorgan.org/collection/music-manuscripts-and-printed-music
Watch video of our Live Performance of Di Vittorio’s La Villa d’Este a Tivoli at The Morgan on June 23: https://youtu.be/hEv1Z-7EdvE
La Villa d’Este a Tivoli (The Villa d’Este at Tivoli) was commissioned by The Morgan Library & Museum, and received its world premiere with the Chamber Orchestra of New York, under Maestro Salvatore Di Vittorio on June 23, 2016. The work is a free transcription based on Franz Liszt’s Fountains of Villa d’Este for piano. It was dedicated to the Morgan and inspired by the exhibition “City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics”, in particular the watercolor The Villa of Maecenas and the Villa d’Este, Tivoli by the English artist Thomas Jones.