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Tuesday, November 19th – 8:00pm – New York CityWORLD PREMIERE
‘Ithaka’ by Cristiana Pegoraro debuts at Carnegie Hall
Considered to be among the most interesting and versatile performers of her generation, Italian-born pianist and composer Cristiana Pegoraro returns to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall with the world premiere of her composition set ITHAKA – The Journey of a Modern Ulysses.
The music is inspired by the poem ITHAKA by the great Greek poet Constantinos Petrou Kavafis (1863-1933) who compares the voyage of Ulysses to the journey of our lives. Like Ulysses voyage, so man’s voyage is rich in discoveries and adventures, goals to reach and lessons to learn. The most important thing is not to reach the goal, but everything we learn along the way.
Each of the musical pieces composed by Cristiana Pegoraro represents an important step of our life: the departure, the expectation, the passion, the choice, the discovery, the sensuality, the knowledge, the destiny, the understanding, the journey, the wisdom.
ITHAKA by Cristiana Pegoraro was born from the need to unite people belonging to the diverse cultures, regions and traditions from the Mediterranean; a Mediterranean as a place with a potential to express solidarity, welcome and friendship, and as a warrant for peace among the peoples; a sea which unifies instead of dividing, and a symbol of a world-wide dialogue and understanding in histories which are different, but which are all about the same universal subject: Mankind.
In spring and summer 2020, Ithaka will travel throughout the Mediterranean to present its musical message of peace and dialogue in the ports of historical capitals and the striking ancient theaters if Italy, Spain, Greece, Malta, Israel, Albania, Lebanon.This innovating program also features selections from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi and the famous Overtures to Il Barbiere di Siviglia and L’Italiana in Algeri by Rossini, in her own transcriptions for piano.
Sunday, November 3rd – 2:00pm MAXWELL AUDITORIUM
MASONIC MUSEUM & LIBRARY – LEXINGTON, MA 33 Marrett Road “FROM ITALY TO THE AMERICAS”
A Musical Journey Through Love, Passion, and Life Tickets: $20 – $30
For concert information and to purchase tickets please click this link.
For those who wished to speak to someone, call Sal Bramante 781-393-9820, call Lino Rullo 617 447-0598.
Friday, November 8th – 2:00pm THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – EDMOND, OK “MASTER CLASS” 100 N University Dr Tickets: free admission
Dr Sally Pollack
Professor of Collaborative Piano SPollack@uco.edu
Saturday, November 9th – 7:00pm THE MAGNOLIA MOON – GUTHRIE, OK “FROM ITALY TO THE AMERICAS”
A Musical Journey Through Love, Passion, and Life 323 West Cleveland Avenue Tickets: $50, includes buffet dinner
Sunday, November 10th – 2:30pm ALL SOULS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK “FROM ITALY TO THE AMERICAS”
A Musical Journey Through Love, Passion, and Life 6400 North Pennsylvania Avenue Tickets: $20
Info and reservations: 405-843-5895
By popular demand: “THE WORDS OF ORIANA in concert”
A tribute to Oriana Fallaci
Journalist and writer Oriana Fallaci presents herself revealing the intimate nature of her choices, even disappointments. The portrait of an uncomfortable woman, with an unpredictable and multi-faceted personality that is surprising for complexity, proving aggressive and fragile, generous and self-centered, timid and untamed.
By and with Maria Rosaria Omaggio – Cristiana Pegoraro, piano
Colors of Love from “Ithaka” Click on the image to start the video
Orvieto, Teatro Mancinelli
April 7th, 2019
The latest CD release by Cristiana Pegoraro and Lorenzo Porzio for the Promu label “FANTASIA ITALIANA” presents unpublished transcriptions for piano and string orchestra of the famous Four Seasons by Vivaldi and the Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini.