Divertimento for Orchestra was commissioned by the American String Teachers Association. It is Iannaccone’s most popular orchestral work and has had over 50 performances to date. Based mainly on Boccherini’s famous Minuet from the String Quintet in E Major, Op 13, No 5, it is essentially a charming two-movement essay in free variation and thematic metamorphosis. Boccherini’s tune supplies the principal subject for the first movement (Night Music) and returns, disguised, in various supporting roles in the second movement (Morning Music).
Divertimento for Orchestra
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Ulysses James , conductor
April 23, 2018; 3:00 pm
George Washington Masonic Nat'l Memorial Grand Hall
Alexandria, VA, United States