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CLASSIX FIVE
ITALIAN FESTIVAL

Exclusively sponsored by the Edwin L. Wiegand Trust

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Guest Conductor Alvise Casellati

Sunday, March 11, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

ROSSINI | Overture from William Tell
BELLINI | Sinfonia
MASCAGNI | Cavalleria Rusticana–Intermezzo
PONCHIELLI | Danze delle Ore
PUCCINI | Tregenda from Le Villi
ROTA | Gattopardo Suite
VERDI | Sinfonia from Nabucco
Arredi Festivi from Nabucco
I Vespri Siciliani­, Sinfonia
Va pensiero from Nabucco
La Traviata: Prelude to Act I
Requiem: Dies Irae and Tuba Mirum

TAKE NOTE…

  • Rossini’s Overture from William Tell features one of the most famous musical passages of all time: the melody used as the theme to the classic radio and TV western The Lone Ranger.
  • Ponchielli’s Danze delle Ore (Dance of the Hours) might sound familiar to those that have seen the Disney animated film Fantasia, where the music scores a comic ballet with ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators. The work’s melody was also used for Allan Sherman’s hit “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)”.
  • Verdi’s third opera, Nabucco, thrust the young composer to international fame, and features the work Va pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) – one of the best known numbers in opera. Va pensiero is still often performed as an encore in opera houses.
  •  La Traviata is based on the play La Dame aux Camelias, a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas.
Alvise Casellati Guest Conductor Reno Phil

GUEST CONDUCTOR ALVISE CASELLATI

The Reno Phil is proud to welcome guest conductor Alvise Casellati for Classix Five: Italian Festival.

Alvise was born in the northern Italian city of Padova (Padua in English), a short distance from Venice. He grew up playing music and entered the Cesare Pollini Conservatory in Padova at age 10. He studied violin and earned a diploma as Maestro in violin while also beginning studies in law.

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