Benvenuti a Roma!
When In Rome concludes our 69th season May 25. Pianist Wei Luo, Gold Medal Winner of both the Chopin and Rachmaninoff International Piano Competitions, performs Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. The concerto, along with Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien and Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome wrap our Italian-themed season finale.
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor
Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Respighi: Pines of Rome
First Place Winner of the Ictus International Music Competition (Community)
Respighi’s Pines of Rome was recorded live on May 25, 2017 and submitted to the Ictus International Music Competition where the performance one first place in the Community Orchestra category. During its first year, the competition drew applicants from South Africa to Texas and all the way to Washington State. The first-place winners received prize money and were featured on local TV news, newspapers, and classical music blogs.