Chamber Orchestra of N.Y. offers rare Respighi works

Posted on: May 9, 2012

Music Director Salvatore Vittorio will lead the Chamber Orchestra of New York and mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack in the U.S. premiere of Respighi’s Tre Liriche (Three Art Songs) and Respighi’s 1908 orchestration of Monteverdi’s “Lamento di Arianna” (from the 1608 opera Arianna) on its May 10 concert at Merkin Concert Hall in Manhattan. Vittorio—a composer and native of Italy who regularly works with the Respighi family and archives—also restored and edited the Respighi orchestration of “Lamento” and completed the Respighi orchestration of the extant manuscript of Tre Liriche. Non-Respighi works on the May 10 concert include Gabrieli’s Canzona Septimi Toni; Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, with 21-year-old Canadian pianist Marika Bournaki; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8. The Chamber Orchestra of New York is an auditioned ensemble of young professionals established in 2006. Di Vittorio, the orchestra’s founder, focuses on Italian classical repertoire and works to research, restore, and publish critical editions of rediscovered Respighi works.

Posted May 9, 2012