Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 13, 2013
Feel the deep emotions of Gioachino Rossini's most famous sacred music composition, written at the end of his extensive operatic career, which has moved audiences all over the world since its wildly successful premiere in Paris in 1842.
The “Stabat Mater” is one of the most touching classic liturgical hymns whose words, attributed to Jacopone da Todi (13th century), narrate the mother-son bond that unites Mary with Christ during his experience of suffering and death on the cross.
From the opening measures rendering Mary’s distressing sobs to the final choral fugue soaring to spiritual heights, Rossini’s music offers a poignant depiction of this soulful drama.
Artemusica will provide audiences with performances faithful to Rossini’s score, which includes two pieces sung ‘a cappella’ by the choir and soloists. Also faithful to the spirit of the sacred composition is the choice of venues: the performances will be held in three inspirational and fascinating churches as follows:
- Thursday, October 3, 2013 — 7 pm: Mary Star of the Sea Church, 870 W 8th St, San Pedro, CA 90731
- Friday, October 4, 2013 — 8:30 pm: St Monica Catholic Church, 725 California Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
- Saturday, October 5, 2013 – 8:30 pm – with After Party: Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Pasadena 585 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
Tickets are available online at http://www.artemusica.us/buy-tickets/ and at the door. Children under 12 free; discount for 12-18-yr-olds.
The event is part of the Year of Italian Culture in the US.
Media sponsor: Performing Arts Live
Pasadena After Party sponsor: Obika Mozzarella Bar, Los Angeles
ARTEMUSICA was founded in 2011 as a group of non-professional singers under the direction of Maestro Ermanno Zotti. It now counts 30 permanent members, each of whom shares a passion for beautiful choral music and a commitment to excellence. It is a true melting pot of nationalities, ethnicities and cultures, with members from many European countries, South America and the U.S.A., united in their love for music.
The Artemusica choir has a classic 4-voice structure, accompanied in concert by professional musicians and soloists, with a repertoire from the Baroque and Romantic Periods, including masterpieces by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini and Verdi.
ARTEMUSICA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association (pending exemption).
About Maestro Ermanno Zotti
MAESTRO ERMANNO ZOTTI, a native of Northern Italy, is an accomplished pianist, organist and choir director. He began studying classical music at age 8, and at the age of 14 he directed his first choir. He continued to follow his passion for choral performance throughout his student and professional life, directing four different choral ensembles, plus an opera company and various orchestras. Founder of the Associazione Culturale Setticlavio in 1987, he performed at prestigious musical events in Italy and elsewhere in Europe over the past 25 years. Maestro Zotti has a unique experience in directing amateur choirs to the highest achievements.
“Music is always there to interact with you, whatever your state of mind, whatever your mood.” -- Maestro E. Zotti