Moto Perpetuo Concert at Weill Recital Hall
MOTO PERPETUO: MOVING WORKS FOR CELLO was performed at Weill Recital Hall in New York City on October 15, 2013. The concert featured acclaimed cellist Ovidiu Marinescu in performances of works by Nicholas Anthony Ascioti and other composers.
The compilation CD MOTO PERPETUO featuring Ascioti’s Adirondack Meditation has been released and is now available from Parma Recordings and on Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.
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Composer & Conductor
Nicholas Anthony Ascioti's compositions have been performed by world-renowned instrumentalists and vocalists including Angela Gosse, Nancy Loesch, Stephen Tharp, and Eileen Strempel. Ascioti’s voice is the result of combining polyphonic structure of the Renaissance and 20th century techniques.
Mr. Ascioti received his professional debut at age 21 with a commission from Albany Symphony Orchestra conductor, David Allen Miller. Judge, Jury and Executioner was premiered by the Dogs of Desire, the orchestra's chamber ensemble. As a conductor, Nicholas focuses on performances of the 20th century choral repertoire.
“Ascioti pairs the voice with some unexpected instruments, such as cello, flute, oboe,Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union
or harp. It lifts the instrumental writing beyond the role of vocal accompaniment to a more independent and evocative creative element.”
St. Jude the Apostle
Nicholas Ascioti is the Director of Music at St. Jude the Apostle in Wynantskill, New York.