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Francesco D'Orazio at Constellation

  • Constellation Chicago 3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)


In this concert Francesco D'Orazio, one of the most loved European violinists devoted to the contemporary repertoire, presents some of the most important works written for the violin in the last 40 years from Luciano Berio to the American composer Curt Cacioppo. 

Luciano Berio - Sequenza VIII
Curt Cacioppo - Elegy
Salvatore Sciarrino - Capricci 1 and 4
Nicola Sani - Raw
Fausto Sebastiani - Agape
Ivan Fedele - Suite Francese II
Luciano Chessa - Corrente and Sarabanda
Michele dall'Ongaro - La Musica di E.Z.

In 2010, the Italian National Music Critics Association awarded Francesco D’Orazio with the Premio Abbiati as “Best Soloist” of the year. He has recorded for Decca, Hyperion, Neos, Opus 111/Naive, Stradivarius and Amadeus. Mr. D'Orazio has performed at such major concert venues as the Berliner Philarmonie, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Royal Albert Hall in London and the Festivals Cervantino in Mexico, Instanbul, MiTo, Montpellier, Potsdam, Ravenna, Ravello, Salzburg, Strasbourg, Stresa, Tanglewood, Venice Biennale. He has premiered violin and orchestra works by the composers Terry Riley, Michael Nyman, Ivan Fedele, Brett Dean, Michele dall'Ongaro, Fabio Vacchi, Marcello Panni, Lorenzo Ferrero, Gilberto Bosco, Raffaele Bellafronte, Marco Betta, Fabian Panisello and Valerio Sannicandro. Mr. D'Orazio has concertized with the London Symphony, Teatro alla Scala Philarmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Mexico City Philharmonic, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Orchestre National Il de France, the Shangai Philarmonic, the Berliner Symphoniker, the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, the Nagoya Philarmonic, the Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Saarlandischer Rundfunk, the Accademia Bizantina conducted by Lorin Maazel, Luciano Berio, Hubert Soudant, Ingo Metzmacher, Sakari Oramo, Daniel Kawka, Aaron Jay Kernis, Ottavio Dantone, Arturo Tamayo and Hansjorg Schellenberger.

Francesco D'Orazio plays like an angel. - Michael Nyman
I was struck by the strength and brilliance of his playing: it was thrilling. - Terry Riley 

This concert is presented with generous support from the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

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