From the Curator
Harken back to late 17th-century Italy featuring music for the trumpet. For centuries, the trumpet has been an instrument of war and a symbol of political power. The warring Italians lead the charge enriching the role of the trumpet to also be a voice of beauty and artistic expression amidst the broad flourishing of arts and culture during the Italian Renaissance and Baroque. This program features a small sampling of the vast quantity of Italian music that survives from favorites like Arcangelo Corelli and Giuseppe Torelli as well as lesser known gems by composers such as Giovanni Grossi and Maurizio Cazzati.
This concert is a part of the IIBC Laureate Series, which celebrates the performance and careers of past Laureates from the Indianapolis International Baroque Competition, which IBO co-hosts with Indianapolis Early Music every four years. The finals of the 2020 IIBC are schedule for July 24, 2022 following several pandemic resultant postponements.
Program image: 'Vanitas' Franciscus Gysbrechts (1649-1677)
Meet the artists
Curator & Baroque Trumpet
Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for his “unforgettable display of virtuosity,” trumpeter Dominic Favia is equally comfortable on modern and historical instruments.
Favia plays second trumpet with the Carmel Bach Festival and has performed with various orchestras around the Bay Area including the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.
Favia performs on Baroque trumpet with the American Bach Soloists and Musica Angelica, appearing with Voices of Music and the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. In the past, he has attended the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado, and the National Orchestral Institute in College Park, Maryland.
Originally from Vienna, Virginia, he received a master’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a recipient of the Dr. Beernink Memorial Scholarship studying under Adam Luftman and holds a bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying under Michael Sachs. In addition to maintaining a busy performance schedule, he also works part-time building harpsichords in Berkeley at John Phillips Harpsichords.