Interesting Facts About This Program
- Rumor has it that Rossini was locked in a room by the producer of the opera in order to guarantee the music was finished on time. Allegedly, he threw sheet music from his windows to copyists below.
- Double bass concerts are traditionally not very popular since it's hard to balance the soloist and orchestra because of the instruments low register. You will be in for a special treat to enjoy Aaron Clay!
- Francis Ford Coppola has his fellow actors join him in character for family meals in order to prepare for The Godfather.
- Capriccio Italien was composed by Tchaikovsky during a tour of Rome in 1879 - many of the melodies are derived from street songs of the time
- Ennio Morriconne received an honorary Academy Award in 2007. With a career that includes 50 years and over 500 film and TV scores, he had never won an Oscar.
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