Guest Lecture Feb. 24, Ada Gentile

| February 7, 2012

Italian Composer Ada Gentile will present a guest lecture Friday Feb. 24th at 4:00pm in Horace Mann 435. She is presenting lectures in New York City related to the premiere of a new work to be performed by North/South Consonance on Feb. 19th. Torre del Guado (2011), a single-movement work by the Italian composer Ada Gentile (b. 1947), was written while visiting the the resort town of Torre del Guado near Florence during the fall. Its simple, direct musical language evokes the tranquility and beauty of the Tuscan countryside. One of Italy’s most important living composers, Ms. Gentile studied with the late Godoffredo Petrassi at the Academia di Santa Cecilia. Her Cantata per la Pace (Peace Cantata) for chorus and orchestra — commissioned by the Vatican to mark the Jubilee 2000 — has been performed throughout Europe, Russia, Korea and Brazil.