Arts & Lectures
Sun / Jan 26, 2020

Red Hen Press: Facets of Fatherhood

Edoardo Ponti, Film Director and Author

Carlo Ponti, Orchestral Conductor

Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra

“From the opening pulse of cello strings to the gentle, rising tension from the violins, to fluidly sweeping passages and pizzicato with precision, Ponti and the orchestra captivated the audience.” – The Weekly Calistogan

Location: The Broad Stage - The Edye
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Join Red Hen Press and The Broad Stage for three afternoons of incredibly talented artistry.

Brothers and artists Carlo Ponti and Edoardo Ponti collaborate for an unforgettable afternoon of orchestral music and poetry, featuring readings by Edoardo Ponti excerpted from his poetry collection Letters From a Young Father which will reveal themes associated with one of the greatest journeys of all: fatherhood; illustrated by musical works performed by the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra under conductor Carlo Ponti.

Program notes available here.


Poems: Before The Beginning, parts 1 and 2 + weeks 3 and 4
Music: A. Dvořák– First Movement from Serenade for Strings, Op.22

Poem: weeks 7, 10, 11, 12, 13
Music: Benjamin Britten – Sentimental Saraband from Simple Symphony, Op.4

Poems: weeks 15, 16, 17, 19, 22
Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky – First Movement from Serenade for Strings, Op.48

Poem: week 25
Music: N. Rimsky-Korsakov – Neapolitan Song, Op.63

Poem: weeks 32, 34, 35, 37, 40
Music: Samuel Barber – Adagio for Strings, Op.11
Poem: After All, parts 1 and 2

Voyage LA Interviews Carlo Ponti About What Sets The Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra Apart

Ponti details his passionate advocacy for young artists’ education and how the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra’s vision sets them apart from other arts organizations to Voyage LA. Read the full interview with Carlo Ponti here.

Edoardo Ponti Talks to KTLA 5 About Poetry Collection Letters From a Young Father

KTLA 5 interviews Ponti on the magnitude of Letters From a Young Father on him and his children. Hear excerpts from his poetry collection and watch the full interview here.