New World Serenade / Mandarano, Sinfonietta of Riverdale

Release Date: 4/12/2016
Label: Albany
Catalog Number: 1623
Conductor: Mark Mandarano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sinfonietta of Riverdale
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Conductor Mark Mandarano and the Sinfonietta of Riverdale offer live performances of American music recorded at their annual series of concerts. The program ranges from America's past to present with luminaries from the past (Walter Piston) to the present time with three generations represented by John Corigliano, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Byron Adams, and Oliver Caplan. A survey that shows us where we have been, where we are, and where we are headed.

The Sinfonietta's reputation for fine musicianship and stimulating programming has been recognized by the public and the press. The ensemble has performed the music of world-renowned composers and has a history of commissioned works, one of which (Lunastella) is offered on this recording.

Artistic director and conductor Mark Mandarano, who founded the Sinfonietta in 2008, has served as principal guest conductor of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and has led performances of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and Nürnberger Symphoniker, among others. He is a graduate of Cornell and the Peabody Conservatory music and is director of instrumental music at Macalaster College.
Works on This Recording
1. Serenade for 9 Instruments by Byron Adams
Conductor: Mark Mandarano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sinfonietta of Riverdale
Period: Contemporary
2. Lunastella Fuga by Oliver [Composer] Caplan
Conductor: Mark Mandarano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sinfonietta of Riverdale
Period: Contemporary
3. Snapshot "Circa 1909" by John Corigliano
Conductor: Mark Mandarano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sinfonietta of Riverdale
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2003 ; USA
4. Divertimento by Walter Piston
Conductor: Mark Mandarano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sinfonietta of Riverdale
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946 ; USA
5. Prologue and Variations by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Conductor: Mark Mandarano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sinfonietta of Riverdale
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1983 ; USA
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