Sunday, April 3, 2016, 3:15 PM
Oreste Ravanello (1871-1938)
Christus resurrexit! Inno di gloria, op. 50, No. 6
Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)
Scherzo in G minor, op. 49, No. 2
Pietro Alessandro Yon (1886-1943)
Bonaventura Somma (1893-1960)
Sergio Militello (b. 1968)
Sergio Militello, one of the most fascinating Italian musicians, is a composer, choirmaster, concert performer and teacher. As a world-class performer and organist, Sergio Militello distinguishes himself through his dazzling and highly sensitive performances throughout the world in Europe (Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Austria, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Iceland, Netherlands), Australia (Queensland), USA (Washington DC, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachussets, Rhode Island, Colorado, Arizona), Canada (Québec, Ontario), South America (Argentina, Chile, Perù, Brazil), Asia (China, Taiwan).
He has appeared in numerous concert series and international festivals. He played the largest and most prestigious instruments in the world (Pontifical Basilicas, Washington National Cathedral, West Point, Cathedral of Salzburg, St. Thomas Church in New York, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Taiwan National Concert Hall, Brussels Cathedral, etc.). His performances are warmly received for their artistic quality, varied repertory, color of sound, and his ability in the art of improvisation, with which he customarily finishes his concerts. Mr. Militello has become one the leading organist improvisers in the world, displaying total mastery through virtuosity, musicality and lyrical quality. His performance style is quite visual also. He has published CDs and original compositions for choir and for organ.
Sergio Militello has been Director of the Diocesan Institute of Sacred Music in the Archdiocese of Florence (Italy), a member of the national Council for Liturgical Music of the Italian Episcopal Conference in Rome, and the Choirmaster & Principal Organist of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence. In 2012 he opened the Year of Faith with a special organ concert at the Cathedral of Buenos Aires (Argentina), seat of Cardinal J. M. Bergoglio, future Pope Francis. In March 2013 he received a proclamation from the Senate of the State of Rhode Island (USA).