Sinfonia No. 3

Symphony No. 3 “Temples of Sicily”
for orchestra

Composed: 2011
Published: 2011, Panastudio/Casa Ricordi (Universal Music)
Orchestra: 3,2,2,3; 4,3,3,1; timp, 2perc; cel; hp, str
Duration: 14 min.

World Premiere:
23-24 November 2012
Sicilian Symphony Orchestra of Palermo; S. Di Vittorio, conductor
Politeama Garibaldi Theater, Palermo

Recordings:
To Be Determined
For other premieres, visit: Performances

To my parents Giuseppe and Caterina (Chiello) Di Vittorio,
for the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra of Palermo

Program Notes/Il Programma

Symphony No. 3 “Templi di Sicilia”, for orchestra, is a symphony with a symphonic program or poem, in a movement.
 
(Symphony No. 3 “Temples of Sicily”, for orchestra, is a program symphony or symphonic poem, in one movement.)
 
Journey into the ancient world, on the Temples of Naxos, Syracuse, Himera, Segesta and Akragas.

(Voyage to the ancient world, to the Temples of Naxos, Siracuse, Himera, Segesta and Agrigento.)
 
Naxos.
Temple of Venus: From the sea of ​​Neptune, surrounding sea horses, the boats of the Greeks arrive. They land on the beaches at night – Thousands of footprints in the sand. Two roads join the coast, towards the fragile city of Naxos and its Temple of Venus.
 
(Temple of Venus: From the sea of ​​Neptune, sea-horses abound, arrive the ships of the Greeks. They land on the beaches at night – Thousands of footsteps on the sand. Two roads merge from the coast, towards the fragile city of Naxos and its Temple of Venus.)
 
Syracuse. 
Temple of Apollo: From the cave (The Ear) of Dionysus, we hear whispers from the prisoners. Leaving the cave, you enter the beautiful Syracuse, which immediately reveals its Castle of Mars and the magnificent Temple of Apollo.
 
(Temple of Apollo: From the cave (The Ear) of Dionysus, we hear whispers from the prisoners. Leaving the cave, we enter the beautiful Siracusa, which suddenly reveals its Castle of Mars and magnificent Temple of Apollo.)
 
Himera. 
Tempio della Vittoria: The thermal springs of Vulcano lead us to the Temple of Victory and the Necropolis of Pluto, with the tomb of the spouses.
 
(Temple of Victory: The hot springs of Vulcan move us to the Temple of Victory and the Necropolis of Pluto, with the lovers tomb.)
 
Segesta. 
Temple of Diana: A calm air of Mercury transports us to the Temple of Diana, and the Theater of Pan.
 
(Temple of Diana: A tranquil air of Mercury transports us to the Temple of Diana, and the Theater of Pan.)
 
Akragas.
Temples of Concordia: A noisy choir welcomes us to the great Gates of Demeter. Lost in Eco’s underground aquaducts, then we find ourselves in front of the steps below the colossus Tempio della Concordia.
 
(Temples of Concordia: A noisy chorus greets us at the great Gates of Demeter. Lost in subterranean aqueducts of Echo, we find ourselves at the steps of the colossal Temple of Concordia.)