Maestro Philip Nuzzo has enjoyed an auspicious and eclectic career, having held the posts of Music Director of the Mississippi Opera, Principal Guest Conductor of the Cairo Symphony, and recently Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Filarmonica Campana in Naples, Italy.
Soon to begin his 21st season as Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra (“BCO”), Maestro Nuzzo with his varied repertoire, easy manner, and exuberant persona, has brought classical music back to Brooklyn, which was missing for over a decade. He has successfully led the BCO in almost 100 concerts of diverse programming such as the American debut of the opera, All Quiet on the Western Front and Arnold Schoenberg’s The Book of the Hanging Gardens, also including unique, lesser-performed works such as the Berg Violin Concerto, Puccini’s Turandot, and Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue. Of special note, Maestro Nuzzo and the BCO received critical acclaim for their performance of the music of Dmitri Shostakovich.
Maestro Nuzzo’s world premiere recording of the Oneness Violin Concerto by Deon Price (with the BCO), released on Cambria Records, was singled out by the Grammy nominating committee for both the work and performance. Again in 2022, Maestro Nuzzo recorded for Cambria – this time, the award-winning Chamber Symphony by Dr. Price.
International engagements have included auspicious concerts with the Venice Chamber Orchestra, Vienna’s Kunstler Ensemble, and the Orchestra P.I. Tchaikovsky, which opened the 16th annual Irno Festival and the Plovdiv Chamber Orchestra in Bulgaria as part of the European Capital of Music 2019. In Italy, Maestro Nuzzo has led the Venice Chamber Orchestra, Tuscany’s Scarlatti Orchestra, Naples’ Orchestra Filarmonica Campana, and Avellino’s Zenith 2000 Ensemble. In July 2014, Maestro Nuzzo led a celebrated performance of the Mahler Fourth Symphony with the Kunstler Ensemble in Vienna, which occurred on the anniversary of Mahler’s birth. In 2021, Maestro Nuzzo brought members of his BCO to the prestigious Musikverein in Vienna and joined the Vienna Artists Ensemble in an all-Viennese composer program.
The 21st season of the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra will see Maestro Nuzzo lead seven different concerts, including the Liszt Dante Symphony, Mahler’s Symphony No.1, the world premiere of Emelia Tamburri’s New York Suite, and the long-awaited American premiere of Matthew Ricketts’ Unruly Sun. In 2024, Maestro Nuzzo will lead Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle in a double bill with Weill’s “Seven Deadly Sins, as well as Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.
|Attila (Excerpts)||Giuseppe Verdi|
|Il Trovatore||Giuseppe Verdi|
|La Traviata||Giuseppe Verdi|
|Madame Butterfly||Giacomo Puccini|
|La bohème||Giacomo Puccini|
|Don Giovanni||W. A. Mozart|
|The Magic Flute||W. A. Mozart|
|The Marriage of Figaro (Excerpts)||W. A. Mozart|
|All Quiet on the Western Front||N. Van de Vate|
|Cavalleria Rusticana||Pietro Mascagni|
|L’enfant Prodigue||Claude Debussy|
|The Merry Widow||Franz Lehár|
|Samson & Delilah||C. Saint-Saëns|
|Kiss Me, Kate||Cole Porter|
|BWV 29 Cantata||J. S. Bach|
|Messiah||G. F. Handel|
|Judas Maccabeus (Excerpts)||G. F. Handel|
|Coronation Mass||W. A. Mozart|
GROWING UP ITALIAN IN BROOKLYN
TURANDOT FINALE (Puccini)
BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH SYMPHONY
HAYDN SYMPHONY NO. 94
Maestro Nuzzo at the Glasser Saal Musikverein in Vienna, Austria / October 2021