Release Date: March 1, 2011
Catalog #: NV5844
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Chamber
Orchestral
Clarinet
Orchestra
Saxophone

Starry Night

For String Orchestra

John Carollo composer

STARRY NIGHT is the latest release from Hawaii-based composer John A. Carollo. This release features compositions that span a decade, including the concert band version of Transcendence in the Age of War, previously released on the Navona label. Carollo’s skillful representations of fear, suffering and sadness, as well as enthusiasm and determination, are on full display as he takes us through the course of emotion. From orchestra pieces to works for saxophone quartet, Carollo is able to capture the essence of what it means to be human.

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Artist Information

John A. Carollo

Composer

John A. Carollo was born in Turin, Italy in 1954. He was adopted at the age of 4 by second generation Italians and studied piano as a child. Raised in Northwest PA, he was a member of a Catholic Church choir who sang for the congregation during weekend services. In 1986, he began composing for the piano and graduated from San Diego State University with a master’s degree in Psychology. After moving to Honolulu HI in 1987, he started a career as a mental health counselor and social worker with the State of Hawaii, Department of Health. In 1997, he began private composition lessons with Robert Wehrman, who had just received a Ph.D. in music composition at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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