Friday, October 31, 2014

Robert DeGaetano and the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra with Vladimir Lande

PARMA Recordings is pleased to announce the New York Premiere of Robert DeGaetano’s Piano Concerto No. 1, on January 12 at 8pm at Town Hall featuring the St. Petersburg State Symphony under the direction of Naxos recording artist Vladimir Lande. The performance also features Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.

A Steinway Artist, DeGaetano’s playing has been hailed by the New York Times as “robust, precise, chiming, and propulsive.” DeGaetano’s Piano Concerto No. 1, which was commercially released on Navona in 2013, has been described by Christina Petrowska Quilico in the WholeNote Magazine,Virtuosic technique blazes through [DeGaetano’s] concerto. Scintillating runs and octaves are spectacular,” while Audiophile Audition hails it as “refreshingly indescribable.”

Recorded in 2012 with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, DeGaetano describes his concerto, "The piano concerto turned out to be an autobiographical work of my early years as an artist growing up and studying in New York. The entire work reflects different periods of my life up to the time I wrote it and on a more psychological level, and perhaps deeper spiritual level, periods I’m still going through.”

The St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Lande regularly record with PARMA. Their latest recording project with us included the recording of Art Gottschalk’s Requiem for the Living, set to release on Navona Records in 2015. Along with being a recording orchestra, they are heading out on a North American Tour in 2015, headed by Vladimir Lande, with one of their stops being the Town Hall on January 12.

In addition to being the orchestra’s principal guest conductor, Vladimir Lande is an oboist in the Baltimore-based Poulenc Trio, and performs often. He was a featured artist at the 2014 PARMA Music Festival, performing oboe for Yves’ Ramette’s Introduction Et Allegro.  

PARMA is proud and excited to be involved in the collaboration between these PARMA Artists, and are looking forward to the New York Premiere of DeGaetano’s Piano Concerto No. 1.  

DeGaetano's Concerto will receive its European premiere on February 6 in Vienna at the Musikverein Golden Hall.

Tickets are available at The Town Hall Box Office 123 West 43rd Street (between 6th Avenue & Broadway), or online at:
www.thetownhall.org.

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