Christopher Cerrone

Christopher Cerrone

Samuel Barber Rome Prize
September 1, 2015–July 31, 2016
Profession
Composer, Brooklyn, New York
Project title
New Works Inspired by Italian Architecture, Art, and Acoustics
Project description

I have long been inspired by Italian art and culture, in particular that of Rome. I will compose three new works that will be inspired by the acoustics of Italian spaces and the long lineage of Italian art and theater that the city has to offer. The works being composed are a new work for the Quince Vocal Ensemble, a new work for mezzo soprano and percussion quartet for Third Coast Percussion and Sandbox Percussion, and a new work for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and starting work on a new opera based on the short story “In a Grove.”