Welcome from Music Director
We are excited to announce our 2020/2021 Season which opens to sounds of renewal and springtime through Respighi’s sparkly masterpiece Trittico Botticelliano (Botticelli Pictures). Our new season includes our regular three-concert Carnegie Hall Masterworks Series with additional productions around the New York area.
Our season opener will also showcase the return of American violinist Elena Urioste in Piazzola’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, together with my own Villa d’Este at Tivoli – originally premiered at The Morgan Library and Museum. Masterworks such as Respighi’s Trittico (which begins with “Spring”) will be matched by such works as Purcell’s Dido’s Lament (as orchestrated by Stokowski), Bach’s First Harpsichord Concerto featuring our new Principal Harpsichordist Jonathan Salamon, Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1, and Copland’s Appalachian Spring – rounding out a season echoing renewal and renaissance.
Join us on April 23, 2021 as we’ll celebrate the orchestra’s next Naxos recording of Respighi’s music with a festive evening featuring the Tre Liriche (Three Art Songs) [orchestration completed by Di Vittorio] and Il Lamento di Arianna (Ariadne’s Lament), and Respighi’s last violin concerto Poema Autunnale (Autumn Poem). The program ends with my own Suite Verdiana – a free transcription capturing Verdi’s most famous operas. This special event, an open rehearsal and performance, will be videotaped before a live audience surrounding the orchestra and conclude with a post-concert drinks reception with the artists present, sponsored by Marchese Antinori wines. Our guest artists from Italy include contralto Alessandra Visentin and violinist Irene Abrigo.
We will return to Adelphi University Performing Arts Center for a Memorial Day concert with an encore of Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Respighi Prize winner, American pianist, Christopher Goodpasture performing Mozart’s 12th Piano Concerto.
Our season finale concert on June 3, 2021 at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall includes Bizet’s Carmen Suite and showcases Respighi Prize winner, guitarist Flavio Nati in Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s first Guitar Concerto. We are honored to have the composer’s granddaughter Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco present who will say a few words before the performance.
For more information about the new Season, including Single and Subscription Tickets, visit: https://chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/concert-season/
Hope to see you in the lobby after the concerts.
Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music Director & Composer