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

4th February 2023

SOLOISTS
Sandy Cameron
PERFORMERS
The Venice Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Troy Quinn
LOCATION
venice performing arts center, Venice , FL, United States of America

14th February 2023

PERFORMERS
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Paul Bateman
LOCATION
Cadogan Hall, London, United Kingdom

17th February 2023

PERFORMERS
Civic Symphony of Green Bay
CONDUCTOR
Seong-Kyung Graham
LOCATION
Walter Theater St. Norbert College, De Pere , WI, United States of America

24th February 2023

PERFORMERS
Parker Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
René Knetsch
LOCATION
Parker Arts and Cultural Events (PACE), Parker , CO, United States of America

18th March 2023

PERFORMERS
Oregon Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Jeff Tyzik
LOCATION
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland , OR, United States of America

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