Sun, Jan 29|
ITALIANITA In The Americas / Mission Chamber Orchestra / Featuring Brian Holmes, Hornist
A wonderful evening with the Mission Chamber Orchestra playing the music of Italian and Italian American composers.
Time & Location
Jan 29, 2023, 7:00 PM
IAHF Hall, 425 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112, USA
A wonderful evening with the Mission Chamber Orchestra playing the music of Italian and Italian American composers. 7 PM at the IAHF Hall. $25 general, $20 seniors, $15 students, $10 children.
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Start the new year in style. On Sunday, January 29th, there will be a symphonic concert at the IAHF celebrating the Italian American repertoire. Under the baton of, Maestra Emily Ray, the orchestra will perform a program entitled "Italianita' in the Americans"! The selections will include Italian American composers from South America too, such as Aster Piazolla and Luis Gianneo from Argentina.
Some of the composers have special links to the IAHF such as Louise Canepa (Sicilians of Monterey performed at the IAHF), and the late Henry Mollicone, an IAHF awardee for his contributions to the arts. See IAHF News 6/22/2022, for a special tribute). Others represent an up-and-coming cadre of modern composers such as Joseph Curiale and Alex Di Giuseppe Goodheart, along with the internationally known John Corigliano and the late Romeo Cassarino.
Maestra Ray is the music director of the orchestra and conductor. She is an IAHF awardee, among her many honors, and a Foundation member. She will also annotate the selections throughout the program. Under her leadership, the Orchestra has been a beacon of community outreach.
This is a not to be missed musical experience for the entire family. The performance represents the coming together of two visions; for the Mission Chamber Orchestra, the ability to share their many talents within a community setting, and for the IAHF, the ability to share a special part of our heritage, the world of classical music. The Symphony's visit to the IAHF makes a rare dream possible. Be a part of this magical experience!
In addition to this being an annotated program by Maestra Ray, there will be time to meet her and several of the musicians at a reception immediately following the program. A special art exhibit by some friends of the IAHF will also be at the center. They include John Romano's digital art prints, San Francisco Artist Robert LaRocca, who has shown at the Festa, and a glimpse into the works of Anthony Quartuccio Sr., collected by his son Anthony Quartuccio Jr., a conductor and musician in his own right.