February 18, 2017 will mark the first Carnegie Hall concert of MidAmerica Productions 34th season. The program features a number of talented conductors and performers from the United States and abroad. One of the conductors joining us for this performance is Giuseppe Lanzetta, a native of Florence, Italy and Principal Guest Conductor of MidAmerica Productions. Lanzetta’s career has taken him all over the world, giving him opportunities to work with a wide variety of performance groups and musicians. His background in choral music and broad professional experience make him an excellent addition to the first concert of our season.
Honors, Awards, and Education
Maestro Lanzetta attended school at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory of Florence, in Florence, Italy where he studied choral music, choral conducting, and sacred vocal polyphony. In the course of his education, Lanzetta was able to study conducting under some of the great masters, most notably Sir Georg Solti with whom he worked as an assistant. Since then, he has been an advocate for the education of young musicians and has taught several masterclasses as part of the Florence Conducting Masterclass series.
In 1981, Lanzetta founded the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina and remains its Principal Music Director to this day. Under his baton, the orchestra has held performances all over Europe as well as North and South America, over 1850 performances in the past 35 years. Due to their significant cultural standing, Lanzetta and the orchestra have received numerous awards, including the Beato Angelico Award in 2005 and the award for the Florence Music del’Arte in 2006.
Lanzetta in Carnegie Hall
The upcoming concert marks the fifth time Lanzetta will perform in Carnegie Hall, having previously conducted at the historic venue in 2006, 2008, 2009, and earlier in 2016. This time, he will lead the New England Symphonic Ensemble; the St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Academy Chorale and Summit Singers; the SPA Community Chorale; the Choristers of the All Saints’ Episcopal Church of Phoenix, Arizona; and the Warwick Valley Chorale in performances of Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K.525 and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Op. 80. The concert will also include selections from Handel’s Coronation Anthems, conducted by Scott A. Youngs, and Randall Thompson’s Frostiana: Seven Country Songs, conducted by Anne Klus.
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