The Catholic University of America

Simeone Tartaglione, maestro, The Catholic University of America Chamber Orchestra, was featured in several articles published by the Town Courier, DC Metro Theater Arts, and The North Potomac Times discussing the upcoming performance of  Peter and the Wolf. See below.

Interview: Maestro Simeone Tartaglione on Conducting ‘Peter and the Wolf’

From: DC Metro Theater Arts
Date: November 3, 2016
Author: Nicole Hertvik

Residents of the DC Metro Region are in for a treat this weekend. For two performances only at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, Maestro Simeone Tartaglione will be conducting Peter and the Wolf. The 1936 composition by Sergei Prokofiev tells the story of Peter and his animal friends who are each represented by a different instrument in the orchestra.

Tartaglione is a faculty member and conductor of the orchestra at Catholic University of America (CUA). In addition, he is the symphony conductor for the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra at the Music Center at Strathmore, the music director at the Newark Symphony Orchestra, the music director of the Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra and the artistic director and conductor of the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival. When Pope Francis visited DC in 2015, Tartaglione conducted the CUA Symphony Orchestra in a performance for the Pope during a papal Mass that was broadcast live on national television....

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Kentland's Maestro Leads Classic Children’s Symphony on Arts Barn Stage

From: The North Potomac Times
Date: November 1, 2016
Author: Dominique Agnew

Under the majestic baton of Maestro Simeone Tartaglione, The Catholic University of America Chamber Orchestra will bring to life Sergei Prokoev’s “Peter and the Wolf, Op.67,” composed in 1936. (see the complete story on pg.17)

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Kentland's Maestro Leads Classic Children’s Symphony on Arts Barn Stage

From: The Town Courier
Date: October 21, 2016
Author: Ellyn Wexler

Simeone Tartaglione, who moved into the neighborhood last year with his wife, violinist Alessandra Cuffaro, and their two young daughters, will bring one of the ensembles he conducts—The Catholic University of America (CUA) Chamber Orchestra to perform Sergei Prokoev’s “Peter and the Wolf.”

“It’s one of my favorites; the music is first class,” the maestro said. “There’s nothing better for kids, and it’s something they will remember for the rest of their lives.” Tart- aglione’s own six- and eight-year-olds have seen the show many times, but will attend the Arts Barn show because, he said, “every time is di erent.” In addition to the musi- cians, Tartaglione’s CUA colleague, vocalist and actress Rachelle Fleming, will narrate, and a musical instrument “petting zoo” will follow the performance. (see the complete story on page 3 and 11)

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