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Federico Mondelci - 2012 Memories

Federico Mondelci

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 8 pm
Community Presbyterian Church
1555 Poli Street, Ventura, CA

“What’s the Score?” Pre-Concert Lecture with Nuvi Mehta at 7:15 pm

On tour from Italy, Federico Mondelci is a leading saxophonist on the international scene with performances in Germany, Spain, Russia and Japan. In Italy, he has performed as soloist with all the major orchestras, including the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala at La Scala, Milan. A master of musical styles ranging from tango to classical, Mr. Mondelci’s Festival “Classical Meets Jazz” program features compositions by D’Rivera, Creston and Piazzolla.

“Mondelci brings a rich, jazzy appeal to Piazzolla’s hauntingly beautiful melodies; he seems to have a real feel for the music’s power and gustiness, as well as its gentle tenderness.”
New York Times

Classical Meets Jazz
with Paolo Biondi, piano
(All compositions originally written for saxophone and piano)
Sonata for Alto Saxophone, Op. 19 Paul Creston
5 Danses exotiques Jean Françaix
Sonata for Alto Saxophone Phil Woods
Gate (2001)* Graham Fitkin
Four Pictures From New York* Roberto Molinelli
Contradanza & Vals Venezolano Paquito D’Rivera
Etudes Tanguistiques Astor Piazzolla

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Tea & Trumpets

Federico Mondelci

Alexander Schimpf

Tiempo Libre

Emerson String Quartet

Rising Stars

Pablo Sainz Villegas

Nicole Cabell

Concert sponsored by:
Freddie & Al Contarino,
P.W. Gillibrand Co.-Celine Gillibrand,
Pacific Western Bank,
The Players Casino
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