Warm greetings as I wrote this from our home in Palermo, Italy, where I had just completed a new photo shoot in neighboring ancient Segesta – one of many spectacular sites which continue to inspire my work in leading the Chamber Orchestra of New York and my compositions.
On behalf of our Board, we welcome you to our 12th season! This year we focus our attention on works that engage the smaller ensemble, including a chamber orchestra version of Bizet’s Carmen Suite. The season will include such masterworks as Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons featuring the lauded Italian-Swiss violinist Irene Abrigo, Boccherini’s Cello Concerto in D featuring our own remarkable principal cellist Russian-born Adrian Daurov, a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birth anniversary with performances of the Grosse Fugue and Piano Concerto No. 4 featuring Respighi Prize winner, American pianist Christopher Goodpasture, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto No. 1 featuring Respighi Prize winner, Italian guitarist Flavio Nati. We are honored to have with us Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco, the granddaughter of the late 20th century composer, who will say a few words before the performance. These performances will be held at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, and the Concert Hall of the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.
On the heels of our last two recordings, now underway for editing, the orchestra is fortunate to record yet again for Naxos Records this season an album showcasing Respighi’s Poema Autunnale (Autumn Poem) and Concerto Gregoriano with the return of violinist Irene Abrigo, and the Tre Liriche (Tre Songs), Il Lamento di Arianna (Ariadne’s Lament), and Il Tramonto (Sunset) featuring the astounding contralto Alessandra Visentin, recently seen at La Scala Opera in Milan. We will celebrate the new recording with a Special Event performance and reception on Friday, June 19th at DiMenna Center’s Cary Hall.
For more information about the Season, including Single and Subscription Tickets, visit: https://chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/concert-season/
Join us to make this season a treasure of wonderful musical memories.
Warm wishes from Italy,
Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music Director & Composer