Aternus Chamber Orchestra returns to the Hotchkiss School

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, the Aternus Chamber Orchestra will perform at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT where the 7:00 pm concert will be free and open to the public. Larry Alan Smith, the Artistic Director of Aternus, will conduct the program. This will be the ensemble’s second appearance at Hotchkiss. In March of 2013, Aternus gave its inaugural performance at the School.

Leonid Sigal Eric Dahlin Fabio Witkowski

The program will consist of Johann Christian Bach’s Sinfonia in D Major (Op. 18, No. 1), Richard Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, Larry Alan Smith’s Aurora (2013) and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 56. Commonly known as the “Triple Concerto,” the soloists will be violinist Leonid Sigal, cellist Eric Dahlin and pianist Fabio Witkowski.

The Smith work, written for the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese in L’Aquila, Italy will receive its first performance in the United States. It is dedicated to Aurora, the goddess of dawn in Roman mythology, who each morning flies across the sky announcing the arrival of the sun.

Aternus is the Latin name for the Aterno River in the Abruzzo Region of East-Central Italy. The river forms high in the mountains and eventually empties into the Adriatic Sea. It symbolizes the continuum of human existence, as well as the unlimited possibilities that lie before us.

Aternus is an “arts cooperative” consisting of accomplished and recognized creative and performing artists who seek a 21st-Century paradigm for public performance based upon transparency, fairness and a commitment to each other. We believe that art comes before self, and we stand together to promote and nurture the classical arts. As a primary means of human expression, we believe that the performing arts are integral to a society that values beauty and civility.

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