Get ready for musical magic! The Connecticut Virtuosi Players will perform at the beautiful St. Cyril & Methodius Church, Hartford, CT. The star of the show? The one and only Giacomo Benedetti enchanting us all with a mesmerizing performance of concertos for organ and strings. Mark your calendars and get ready to be swept away by the music!
George Frideric Handel: Organ Concerto Op. 4, No. 3: HWV 291
George Frideric Handel: Organ Concerto Op.4 No.5 in F Major, HWV 293
Giuseppe Sammartini (1695-1750) Organ Concertos Op.9, No.1 in A major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata Da Chiesa C major KV 336 for 2 violins organ & B/C
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in D major for violin and Organ, KV. 541
ABOUT GIACOMO BENEDETTI:
Giacomo Benedetti has studied Organ and Organ Composition in the conservatory “Lorenzo Cherubini” in Florence with Mariella Mochi and graduated with G. Libertucci: he studied with Matteo Imbruno, organist of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, following Masterclasses in Amsterdam. He studied piano with Rosa Scarlino, harpsichord with Annaberta Conti and Alfonso Fedi, basso continuo with Andrea Perugi, and also following Masterclasses with Gustav Leonhardt. He worked as an assistant organist in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, in the Church of Orsanmichele, in Saint Mark’s Church; currently, he is an organist in the Churches of San Miniato, Santo Spirito, and in the Anglican Church of Saint Mark in Florence. He collaborates with the theatre “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino” as an assistant cymbalist and works in many musical associations in which he often performs as a piano accompanist with singers and various musicians, cymbalist soloist, and accompanist. He also collaborates with the association “Ensemble San Felice”. He took part in many organ and piano competitions winning first prizes and placements. He performs concerts as Organist, Pianist, Cymbalist and Choir Director in various contexts: International organ festival of La Verna; Japan (Yokohama ) in the “Festival Barock” as cymbalist soloist ; XIV Festival of Ancient, Renaissance and Baroque Music in Querètaro (Mexico) , International Organ Accademy of Pistoia; Haendel’s soloist concerts for organ and orchestra with the Regional orchestra Val d’Arno; Anton Bieber’s Sonatas for harpsichord and violin; Florentine Chamber Orchestra with M.Lanzetta as pianist soloist; frequent collaborations with “Florence Sinphonietta” in Florence and with the baroque Ensemble “Armonia ricercata”; bassocontinuist in the baroque Ensemble “Armonia ricercata” and “I Fiori Musicali”;he followed courses with Celestino Dionsi for flute and harpsichord in baroque chamber music; in Munich for the bavarian radio; concerts in Ausburg in the Rokokolossal and in Ausburg’s Cathedral in duo and in trio with organ and piano; in Helsinki for the Italian Institute in Finland; in Turuku, in the Cathedral and in the National Theatre; university’s choir in Florence; inauguration concerts of Legri’s organ in Calenzano with a CD recording for Calenzano’s municipality; concerts for the musical festival of Orsanmichele in Florence; realization of a DVD of a Benito Zorzit’s opera for Florence’s municipality; Choir “Armonia Cantata”; Schola Cantorum of the lutheran and anglican church in Florence; choir “Capriccio Armonico”.