Italian organ virtuoso Edoardo Bellotti will perform works from his CD Promenade, a collection of works inspired by paintings at the Memorial Art Gallery, during the next Italian Baroque Organ Showcase Concert at the Gallery at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16.
The CD was recorded at the gallery in 2007 and features improvisations by Bellotti and organ works by Frescobaldi, Vivaldi, Pasquini, and others, which are paired with seven paintings in the gallery. Copies of the CD will be available for purchase at the concert.
Bellotti teaches historical organ and improvisation at the Musikhochschule in Trossingen, Germany, and harpsichord and basso continuo at the Scuola Musicale Santa Cecilia in Bergamo, Italy. He is artistic consultant to the Smarano International Organ Academy, gives concerts throughout Europe, and has made of number of critically acclaimed recordings on period instruments.
Admission to Bellotti’s recital is $12; $10 with a minimum purchase of four tickets; and $8 for students. Tickets are available at the door one hour before the concert, cash or check only. Please note seating is limited.
The Italian Baroque Organ was built around 1770 in central Italy. Restored and installed in 2005 at the Memorial Art Gallery, the instrument is the only one of its kind in North America. Bellotti was one of the expert consultants on the restoration project. The monthly Italian Baroque Organ Showcase concerts feature Eastman School faculty and guest artists.
# # #
Italian Baroque Organ Showcase Concert: Edoardo Bellotti, performing works from his CD Promenade, inspired by paintings at the Memorial Art Gallery.
Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave.
Tickets: $12; $10 with a purchase of a minimum of four tickets. ($8 students). Available at the door one hour before the concert, cash or checks only. Seating is extremely limited.