Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey 2019-2020

Vivaldi with Lorenzo Mazzamuto

Rescheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Vivaldi: Four Seasons

Tchaikovsky: Four Seasons (arranged for strings)

Visions of a starry night sky open our Ballroom concert with “A Little Night Music” – another audience request. And, as we are all longing for spring this time of year, we present yet another request: Vivaldi’s timeless “Four Seasons.”  For fun, we have also programmed four months of the year from Tchaikovsky’s “Seasons,” to compare his interpretations over 150 years later. Our guest artist this evening is the young Italian violinist Lorenzo Mazzamuto. Born in Catania, Lorenzo graduated Summa cum laude from the Vincenzo Bellini Musical Institute of Catania, and made his solo debut with orchestra at age 11 performing a Vivaldi Concerto. Recently, he graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory “P. I. Tchaikovsky” with the highest scores in the class of the “Great Artist of the People” Sergey Girshenko. Lorenzo has played for many important theatres and concert associations in Italy, Europe, Russia and the U.S.A., including solo appearances with the Ploesti Symphony Orchestra, Kiev’s Camerata, the Russian Chamber Orchestra and many more. Most impressively, he has taken part in over 25 national and international musical competitions, obtaining in all, first prize. You need to hear this incredibly talented future star. Our festive reception with wine and light snacks on the Patriots Theater stage follows the performance.

 

The April 18 concert is rescheduled for April 17, 2021

 

Olympic Fanfare and March

Star Wars Suite

Escapades for Saxophone and Orchestra from

     "Catch Me If You Can"

E.T. Adventures on Earth

 

We are ready now to soar back into space with “Star Wars” and “E.T” by the preeminent movie composer of our time, John Williams. Everyone has heard this extraordinary music, but to hear it live as played by the Capital Philharmonic is a powerful experience you won’t want to miss. Joining us for another extraordinary John Williams score, an already classic film “Catch Me If You Can,” is saxophone virtuoso Jonathan Wintringham. “A major force in the saxophone world” (American Record Guide), internationally acclaimed saxophonist and recording artist Jonathan Wintringham has been described as “absolutely stunning…nothing short of a virtuoso” (‘The Sax’ Magazine, Japan), and “a saxophonist of unusual sophistication…changing his color in ways so sensitive that he bordered on alchemist” (Philadelphia Inquirer).  He has given recitals, master classes and residencies throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, China, South Korea, and Japan, and received awards in more than twenty international competitions. The exhilarating music of John Williams is coming to the Trenton War Memorial; be prepared to experience the awesome power of the Capital Philharmonic. May the Force be with you!

 

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