Italian Opera Festival: Baroque Passion

Date: 10.27.2013

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Soka Performing Arts Center

Italian American Opera Foundation

Stefano Vignati

Ramin Bahrami

The Italian American Opera Foundation presents

Italian Opera Festival: “Baroque Passion”

Ensemble Camerata Barocca "Claudio Monteverdi"

Stefano Vignati, conductor

Ramin Bahrami, soloist

Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 3 p.m.

ITALIAN AMERICAN OPERA FOUNDATION (IAOF) was created with the aspiration to develop a cultural bridge between Italy and the United States. IAOF was formed to unite the most talented young Opera singers and musicians in an ensemble that transcends cultural and geographical boundaries – all in the common pursuit of musical excellence and to create a community for their families and the people that support their passion for music. The purpose of the Foundation is to rekindle a passion for Opera by bringing large productions and Master Classes to United States and with them a taste of Italy, its culture, arts, and style.

Italian Conductor STEFANO VIGNATI was born in Rome (Italy) and made his debut in the United States in February of 1998. Stefano studied music, composition, and conducting extensively and received high honors. Upon finishing his education, Stefano began his professional career in Italy and eventually worldwide enlarging his area of experience.

RAMIN BAHRAMI is considered one of the most interesting interpreters of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music of our days. Ramin's debut at Teatro Bellini in Catania was so impressive, that the Municipality granted him in that day the honorary citizenship. Since then, he appeared mostly in Italy, invited by the most important Italian theatres, seasons and prestigious piano festivals. The Persian pianist is deepening more and more his original mixture of chiselled interpretative reading and European but in same time Oriental vision of the monumental piano works by Johann Sebastian Bach.

This performance's program includes:

  • ARCANGELO CORELLI - Concerto Grosso No. 1 and No. 8, Op.6
  • JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Bwv 1052
  • JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Piano Concerto No. 3 in D major Bwv 1054

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