Natural Expressions


Santa Maria Pecoraro Di Vittorio of the Rice laboratory at Rockefeller will be performing as a violist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York directed by Salvatore Di Vittorio at three events this month:

On June 6th at 7:30 p.m., the orchestra will perform Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 2, Il Sogno del Cielo, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. The evening will include the work of two Resphighi Prize winners—flutist Tommaso Benciolini and composer Andrea Montepaone. Tickets and more information can be found on the Carnegie Hall Web site, with tickets from $40-50 ($30 for students with ID) or 25% off with the discount code CNY29834.

On June 7th at 7:30 p.m., you can hear Santa Maria Pecoraro Di Vittorio and the orchestra perform works by Vaughan Williams at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center in Garden City, Long Island. In addition to Williams’ Eighth Symphony and Piano Concerto, the orchestra will play John Barry’s “We Have All the Time in the World,” which James Bond fans will recognize from the movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Tickets are $35 ($15 for students with ID) and can be purchased online.

On June 27th at the Cary Hall at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, the Chamber Orchestra of New York will host a special event “Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Di Vittorio’s Venus,” celebrating the orchestra’s recent recordings of two albums for Naxos Records. The night will begin with a an open rehearsal, followed by a performance that will include the work of Ottorino Respighi. The evening’s concert will be recorded and be followed post-concert reception with the performers, co-sponsored in part by Marchesi Antinori Wines and Antico Noe Panini of Florence. Tickets are $50 (21+) and can be purchased here.

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