The Mediterranean Popular Music of Composer Angelo Valori

Wednesday / October 2, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
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Angelo Valori
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Angelo Valori is an Italian composer, conductor, and producer. He graduated from the conservatories of Pescara and L’Aquila, with focuses on composition and orchestra conducting. 

At a very young age, Valori started writing compositions that have been performed at major European festivals and broadcast by major European radio and television stations. His ballet Cleopatra was performed in 2008 at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the first jazz performance in an Italian opera house. His compositions are among others recorded on the CDs Notturno mediterraneo (Egea, featuring Gil Goldstein and Gabriele Mirabassi), Dove volano gli angeli (Wide-Sound, featuring Bob Mintzer and Fabrizio Bosso), and Il Caffè dalle Americhe (Wide-Sound, featuring Javier Girotto). He conducted the first world performance of "Variations for Electric Bass and Strings," with John Patitucci.

Valori is currently serving as the president of the Pescara Jazz Festival, the longest running jazz festival in Italy.