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Filippo Lattanzi & Marco Pacassoni

Dana Concert Series

Guest Artists

Filippo Latanzi & Marco Pacassoni

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Recital - 2PM, Masterclass – 3:30 PM.

Bliss Recital Hall


Duo Recital Program chosen from:

Kenbang Suling (Duo) . . . . . Gareth Farr

O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden  . . . J.S. Bach

Gavotte en Rondeau . . . . . . J.S. Bach

Aria, Andante Espressivo from Goldberg Variations . . . J.S.Bach

Mallet Dance (Duo). . . Anders Astrand

Jacarandia (Duo) . . . . Carlo Boccadoro

Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (from Children's Corner ) Claude Debussy

Out of Sight . . . .  Marco Pacassoni

Prelude in B flat Major . . . J.S. Bach Bach

Rincorrendo (Duo) . . . Pacassoni/Lattanzi

Spring Colours (Duo) . . . . Anders Astrand

Merlin (Duo) . . . .  Andrew Thomas

Spain (Duo). . . . .  Chick Corea

Armando's Rumba (Duo) . . . .  Chick Corea


Masterclass Program:

Matt Hayes – Mexican Dance No.1 – Gordon Stout

Bob Young – Variations On Lost Love – David Maslanka

YSU Percussion Ensemble – New South Africa by Bela Fleck, arr. Ed Davis

Featuring Ed Davis, Nick Sainato, Dustin May, Matt Hayes, Sarah Sexton, Bob Young



 Filippo Lattanzi began his study of percussion instruments when he was 6 years old, obtaining a diploma at a very young age with the highest marks and praise. He then went to Paris where he was awarded the gold medal and the Premier Prix de la musique à l'unanimité et félicitations 4 times. In 1998 he was conferred – for the first time ever, by the unanimous decision of the board – the Premier Prix Spécial de Virtuosité en Marimba. During the same period he studied with Michael Rosen, Robert Van Sice and Leigh Howard Stevens.

His activity as an artist has included hundreds of concerts as a soloist (in Italy, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Venezuela and the United States), with which he has combined performances in chamber music, where he plays with the NexTime Ensemble and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir in Vienna, and the Wood Drops Percussion Ensemble (founded by Lattanzi himself).

He has to his credit a large number of first-time recordings and performances, both in Italy and throughout the world, of pieces for Marimba solo and Concerts for Marimba, Percussion and Orchestra composed by such authors as Bennett, Berio, Donatoni, Drouet, Fedele, Globokar, Grisey, Ortiz, Schwantner, Takemitsu, Thomas, and Wood (recorded for the Koch-Schwann-Aulos, NAXOS, and FORLANE labels). As a soloist, he has produced approximately ten monographic CD's with DAD RECORDS.

He teaches specialization courses promoted by the European Community, the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini of Parma, the Associazione Percussionisti Italiani, the International Music Teachers Association of Los Angeles, the Percussive Arts Society, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the PerKumania Percussion Festival of Paris, theConservatorio Simon Bolivar of Maracaibo, the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Valencia (Spain) and many others. He is teacher and Head of the Percussion Department at the Conservatory “Niccolò Piccinni in Bari.

Filippo Lattanzi plays ADAMS marimbas, GRETSCH Drums, and SABIAN Cymbals, with which he performs as an Artist Representative.


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Marco Pacassoni graduated cum laude at “G. Rossini” Conservatory and in Professional Music at Berklee College of Music of Boston. He has studied with Gary Burton, Ed Saindon, Victor Mendoza, Daniele Di Gregorio, Eguie Castrillo, John Ramsey, and Steve Wilkes.

In 2005 Marco won the award as the best jazz Italian talent at “Chicco Bettinardi Competition” organized by the Piacenza Jazz Festival. Marco has played with Michel Camilo, Alex Acuna, Horacio “el negro” Hernandez, John Beck Amik Guerra, Italuba, Gerrison Fewell, Partido Latino, Massimo Manzi, Massimo Moriconi, Filippo Lattanzi, Daniele Di Gregorio, Attilio Zanchi and many others.

Marco is an artist endorser for Adams vibraphones and marimbas.



Tour Itinerary

• Greenwich House - New York - March 19th

• University of Minnesota, Minneapolis - March 21th

• Oberlin College - March 23th

• University of Akron - March 25th

• Ohio University, Athens, OH - March 26th

• Youngstown State University - March 27th

• Ohio State University, Columbus - March 28th

• Eastman School of Music, Rochester - March 30th

• New York - April 1,2


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