In honor of the centenary of his birth
With Emanuele Arciuli, David Fulmer, Carol McGonnell, Chris Gross, and Fiona Kelly
Nino Rota, born in Milan in 1911, died in Rome in 1979 after a remarkable career writing more than 150 scores for the best of all Italian films by such directors as Fellini, Visconti, Wertmuller, Zeffirelli, and Coppola, among many others. Some of his best-known film scores are The Godfather, 8½, Fellini’s Roma, Amarcord, The Leopard, La Strada, and La Dolce Vita. In 1974 Rota won the Academy Award for Best Film Score for The Godfather II. Rota was Director of the conservatory Liceo Musicale in Bari, Italy, from 1950 until 1978. He composed ten operas, five ballets, and dozens of other orchestral, choral and chamber works.
The program for the November 19 concert will include:
Nino Rota: Trio (1958) for flute, violin and piano
Rota: Trio (1973) for clarinet, cello and piano
Rota: Fantasy in G, solo piano (1944-45)
Michele Marvulli: Souvenir (divagazioni pianistiche su motivi di Nino Rota)