Nino Rota

Italian

Summary

Giovanni "Nino" Rota (3 December 1911 – 10 April 1979) was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy, receiving the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II (1974). 
During his long career, Rota was an extraordinarily prolific composer, especially of music for the cinema. He wrote more than 150 scores for Italian and international productions from the 1930s until his death in 1979—an average of three scores each year over a 46-year period, and in his most productive period from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s he wrote as many as ten scores every year, and sometimes more, with a remarkable thirteen film scores to his credit in 1954. Alongside this great body of film work, he composed ten operas, five ballets and dozens of other orchestral, choral and chamber works, the best known being his string concerto. He also composed the music for many theatre productions by Visconti, Zeffirelli and Eduardo De Filippo as well as maintaining a long teaching career at the Liceo Musicale in Bari, Italy, where he was the director for almost 30 years.
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Performances

22nd October 2022

PERFORMERS
Orchestra Kentucky
CONDUCTOR
Jeffrey Reed
LOCATION
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, Bowling Green , KY, United States of America

25th October 2022

PERFORMERS
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Steven Reineke
LOCATION
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto , ON, Canada

26th October 2022

PERFORMERS
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Steven Reineke
LOCATION
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto , ON, Canada

28th January 2023

PERFORMERS
Owensboro Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Troy Quinn
LOCATION
RiverPark Center, Owensboro , KY, United States of America

3rd February 2023

SOLOISTS
Sandy Cameron
PERFORMERS
The Venice Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Troy Quinn
LOCATION
Venice Performing Arts Center, Venice , FL, United States of America

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