ConductorChristopher Weber leads the Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestrain the first of its "Architecture and Music" concert series at Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Avenue this Sunday July 22nd. The afternoon begins at 1:30 pm with a pre-concert architectural tour of this Lombard Romanesque gem led by church historian Prof. Martin Ederer. At 2:30, take your seats and enjoy Mozart's Salzburg Symphony no. 2 in B-flat, followed by Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 featuring our Camerata soloists. After intermission, we'll present Percy Grainger's gorgeously raucous Handel in the Strand with Ivan Docenko at the grand piano, and close with a stirring performance of Benjamin Britten's Simple Symphony for Strings.
The musicians of the Camerata di Sant' Antonio
are seasoned performers from orchestras throughout the United States and around the world.
In 2002, Pastor Casarotto Secondo and Italian Vice Consulate Lucia Caracci Ederer commissioned conductor Christopher Weber to create a professional music ensemble to promote the rich musical heritage of Italy and to magnify St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church's prominence in the Buffalo community. Toward that end, Maestro Weber presented the inaugural concert of the Camerata di Sant' Antonio String Orchestra on the Feast of St. Anthony, June 13th, 2003.
Under Weber's baton, the Camerata di Sant Antonio has strengthened St. Anthony's role as the focal point of Buffalo's Italian community and also brought hundreds of non-Italians to Buffalo's city center to partake in the tradition that is St. Anthony's. A community of Angeli has become loyal supporters of the Camerata, and now numbers over one hundred members. They've spread the word about Maestro Weber's distinctive programming and passionate conducting style.
Free will offering of support - suggested donation $10.00. A reception will follow the performance.
This Camerata di Sant' Antonio Architecture and Music concert is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.