The Department of Music presents DUO ALTERNO

Sunday, October 7, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
ROB ROB Marshall Auditorium
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Merriam, Nancy E
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Music Instructional Support
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https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=65358

 On Sunday, October 7 at 3:00 p.m., the Department of Music at Haverford College presents the DUO ALTERNO, featuring Tiziana Scandaletti, soprano, and Riccardo Piacentini, piano. Their program “Sweet Beginnings” celebrates the 20th anniversary of the DUO with songs by Spinosa, Vacca, Cacioppo, Berio and Morricone, and interludes with video projections and photo songs. 

This concert will be held in Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.

 Performing more than one hundred tours in over fifty countries the Duo has collected “foto-suoni” and images linking them to the voice-piano repertoire of the Italian contemporary composers featured on this concert.  Among these composers are Rossella Spinosa from Milan and Roberta Vacca from Rome; Luciano Berio’s Sweet Beginnings from the Four Popular Songs; Curt Cacioppo’s Drehleier Blues; and Oscar-winner Ennio Morricone, who dedicated a special version of Epitaffi sparsi to the Duo.  Four FOTO-SONGS – musical soundscapes – are woven into the program, originating from cities of five continents including Melbourne and Istanbul (nocturnal sounds and didgeridoo), Addis Abeba and São Paulo do Brasil (children), San Francisco and Portland (cable cars and tin drums), and Beijing and Bangkok (buskers). All acoustic recordings and images are originally composed by the Duo Alterno.

The DUO ALTERNO is from Torino, Italy. With its repertoire of major composers of the 20th Century including over than seventy Italian living composers, the DUO is a foremost performer of the vocal-piano repertoire by composers ranging from the early 20th century to the present. Since its debut in Vancouver in 1997 it has performed concerts and master-classes in over thirty countries, and has recorded for Curci, Nuova Era, Stradivarius, and Urania labels. 

“the high theatrics Duo with a strong personality” by the Los Angeles Times 

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