dominickdiorio
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june 2022
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NATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL CHORUS

Robyn Lana, conductor

Carnegie Hall - New York, NY

8:00 pm

Robyn Lana and the National Youth Festival Chorus perform my work We Will Do Miracles as part of their festival concert at Carnegie Hall. More information here.

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CORDUS & FRIENDS

Cordus Mundi & Friends - Marie Tavianini

Trinity Episcopal Church - Solebury, PA

4:00 pm

Cordus Mundi's traditional season-closing concert with our soprano & alto Friends takes on a different look & feel this season with the introduction of four ‘home-grown” guest conductors. Featuring my The Red-Gold Darkness of Rain. More information.

may 2022
15

BEYOND THE BINARY

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia - Dominick DiOrio

The Fillmore - Fishtown - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

7:00 pm

"There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy..."

A new major world premiere composed by Andrea Clearfield with libretto by Ellen Frankel and new percussion instruments designed by David Kontak

In a world where technology encroaches more and more on our lived experiences, Beyond the Binary explores the question of what it means to be fully human. Featuring percussion-driven instrumental rock group Square Peg Round Hole and Philadelphia-based drag performer Cookie DiOrio as “The Oracle,” and additional music of Carlos Cordero, Moira Smiley, Moses Hogan, and my original work Alleluia.

Not a typical choral concert, this multimedia experience is part film showing, part theater presentation, and part musical showcase, with a happy hour for good measure! Learn more and purchase tickets.

15

SIMPLE GIFTS

Sweetest in the Gale (Oratorio Chorale) - Maria Belva, conductor

Brunswick, Maine

3:00 pm

Under the direction of Maria Belva, Sweetest in the Gale will pay homage to the simple joys that helped us through the pandemic. Repertoire includes Listen, by Dale Trumbore; Tis the Gift to Be Simple, arranged by Alice Parker; As You Sing, by Sarah Quartel; and a captivating setting of the Sara Teasdale poem, Life Has Loveliness to Sell, by Dominick DiOrio. Learn more and purchase tickets.

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SIMPLE GIFTS

Sweetest in the Gale (Oratorio Chorale) - Maria Belva, conductor

The Episcopal Church of St. Mary - Falmouth, Maine

3:00 pm

Under the direction of Maria Belva, Sweetest in the Gale will pay homage to the simple joys that helped us through the pandemic. Repertoire includes Listen, by Dale Trumbore; Tis the Gift to Be Simple, arranged by Alice Parker; As You Sing, by Sarah Quartel; and a captivating setting of the Sara Teasdale poem, Life Has Loveliness to Sell, by Dominick DiOrio. Learn more and purchase tickets.

april 2022
3

KURT VONNEGUT @ 100: "THE VONNEGUT REQUIEM"

NOTUS, Dominick DiOrio

IU Jacobs School of Music - Auer Hall - Bloomington, Indiana

4:00 pm

Originally commissioned by Susan Swaney and Voces Novae, The Vonnegut Requiem is an incredible collaboration between eight living composers (Cary Boyce, Stacy Garrop, Dale Trumbore, Gabriel Lubell, Malcolm Dalglish, Lauren Bernofsky, Don Freund and Moira Smiley) and created in the most Vonnegut-ty way in the spirit of his granfalloons. Come and hear the texts that KV wrote when he first experienced the Latin Requiem, and hear tradition kaleidoscopically distilled. Also featuring the annual student winners of the NOTUS Student Composition Contest.

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CORDUS ACCOMPANIED

Cordus Mundi - Rick Rosen

Trinity Episcopal Church - Solebury, PA

4:00 pm

Cordus Mundi's spring concert draws on two main inspirations - spirit and love; we are joined by guest instrumentalists on several pieces, including for the long-awaited live premiere of Ola Gjeilo’s “The Lamb”, commissioned by Cordus Mundi in 2019. Also featuring my If There Is and You Do Not Walk Alone. Purchase tickets here.

march 2022
20

WAELRANT CAMERATA

Waelrant Camerata

Sint-Margaritakerk, Tielen, Antwerp, Belgium

4:00 pm

Waelrant Camerata performs my work, Day of Fire and Sun as part of their March 2022 spring concert.

19

OUR STORY IS NOT OVER

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia - Dominick DiOrio

Suzanne Roberts Theater - Broad Street - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

7:30 pm

We grieve, we process, we begin to rebuild

Loss moves from pain into healing. Oppression moves from pain into resilience and power. Anguish moves from pain into hope. In March, we bring together music and poetry for a program of resilience, hope, and affirmation to take us beyond our current state to a new vision of being and belonging.

Featuring GRAMMY Award Winning baritone soloist Dashon Burton in both art song and choral music interwoven with poetry by Elizabeth Scanlon. Also featuring music of Reena Esmail, Dale Trumbore, Joel Thompson, and a world premiere by Philadelphia composer Melissa Dunphy. Plus… excerpts of major works by Paul Moravec (Sanctuary Road) and Ralph Vaughan Williams (Five Mystical Songs), and also featuring my original works Walking to the Sun and Let Us Plant Our Gardens Now. Learn more and purchase tickets.

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OUR STORY IS NOT OVER

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia - Dominick DiOrio

Suzanne Roberts Theater - Broad Street - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

7:30 pm

We grieve, we process, we begin to rebuild

Loss moves from pain into healing. Oppression moves from pain into resilience and power. Anguish moves from pain into hope. In March, we bring together music and poetry for a program of resilience, hope, and affirmation to take us beyond our current state to a new vision of being and belonging.

Featuring GRAMMY Award Winning baritone soloist Dashon Burton in both art song and choral music interwoven with poetry by Elizabeth Scanlon. Also featuring music of Reena Esmail, Dale Trumbore, Joel Thompson, and a world premiere by Philadelphia composer Melissa Dunphy. Plus… excerpts of major works by Paul Moravec (Sanctuary Road) and Ralph Vaughan Williams (Five Mystical Songs), and also featuring my original works Walking to the Sun and Let Us Plant Our Gardens Now. Learn more and purchase tickets.

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