Ciao! Italia—January 31, 2015
Giuseppe Verdi—Overture to La Forza del Destino
Ottorino Respighi—Piano Concerto in A Minor
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Piano
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky—Capriccio Italien, op. 45
Ottorino Respighi—Pines of Rome
“Ciao! Italia” celebrates Italy through great music. And what great music it is! This concert has it all: the drama of a Verdi opera, a beautiful yet rarely heard Italian piano concerto, Tchaikovsky’s well-loved Italian caprice, and Respighi’s famous tone poem–with its incredible sonic splendor for large orchestra. We are very excited to welcome back Italian piano virtuoso Antonio Pompa-Baldi who dazzled Cheyenne audiences in 2011.