The Wanderer: A Journey through Mediterranean Writing

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Tuesday / November 27, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street


A performance of original Mediterranean music by Angelo Valori exploring the influences of Mediterranean music on contemporary writing. Performed by a contemporary writing and production faculty ensemble led by CWP chair Matthew Nicholl.

Angelo Valori is an Italian composer, conductor, educator, and producer. He graduated from the conservatories of  Pescara and L’Aquila, with focuses on composition and orchestra conducting. He studied arranging and orchestration at Berklee Music. At a very young age he started writing compositions that have been performed at major European festivals and broadcasted by major European radio and television. His ballet Cleopatra has been performed in 2008 at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the first jazz performance in a Italian Opera House.

His compositions are among others recorded on the CDs Notturno mediterraneo (Egea, featuring Gil Goldstein, Gabriele Mirabassi), Dove volano gli angeli (Wide-Sound, feat. Bob Mintzer, Fabrizio Bosso), and Il Caffè dalle Americhe (Wide-Sound, feat. Javier Girotto). He conducted the first world performance of Variations for Electric Bass and Strings, with John Patitucci.

Valori is a professor at the Music Conservatory in Pescara, where he is the chair of Popular Music Department and teaches contemporary writing, contemporary arranging, and music theory.