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It Takes Community

VOICE Magazine - Daniel Kepl
April 7th, 2023 

Santa Barbara Chamber Players came into existence during the pandemic, when local professional musicians gathered to make music in their homes as live public performances were shut down. In January of this year, with help from the Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, the Santa Barbara Foundation, the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, and the Music Academy, the orchestra gave its first public performance, an unqualified success by any standard.

Houston Symphony -_A night to remember thanks to the outstanding artistry of this great Am

The Rise of Video Game Music

CBS NEWS Sunday Morning - Jane Pauley
February 5, 2023 

Just as video games have become more sophisticated and detailed, so has the music composed for video games, with lush orchestral scores written to fit an individual's gameplay. Correspondent Conor Knighton looks at how the field of video game music has exploded, featuring Emmanuel Fratianni and the Utah Symphony in concert. 


Fratianni:"Con Bisaccia un legame indissolubile"

Il Mattino, Napoli - Massimo Roca
September 1st, 2022 


Un figlio di irpini, nato in Svizzera e trapiantato negli Stati Uniti da oltre trent'anni. Un direttore d'orchestra e compositore noto nel panorama internazionale che ancora oggi trova il modo di coltivare il suo legame con la terra natia dei suoi genitori.


Radio Suisse Romande (RSR1) Interview

Le Tour Bus - Culture & Musique
July 19, 2022 

Le Tour Bus se déplace au Verbier Festival, pour aller à la rencontre des personnes qui alimentent la scène musicale. Et ce soir nous recevons Florian Favre. 
Nous parlerons aussi avec Emmanuel Fratanni, chef d'orchestre, arrangeur, compositeur et pianiste qui nous parlera des liens entre la création de symphonie classique comme support de game play et de narration dans les jeu-vidéos


'Peter and the Wolf' Makes Symphonic Overtures at Covey

Daily Herald – Amber Foote Correspondent

Mar 18, 2015 Updated Dec 17, 2018

The classic orchestral tale of boy versus wolf is coming to the Covey Center for the Arts for one night only. The Utah Symphony brings “Peter and the Wolf Live!” to Provo on Friday night in a multimedia concert featuring the symphony and a live screening of the 2006 Oscar-winning animated short film of the tale.


Symphony In An Airport

Overture Magazine – Linda A. Rapka

August 2013

Emmanuel Fratianni conducts the 70-piece Hollywood Scoring Orchestra at the preview opening ala of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX on June 20.

In what marked possibly the first world premiere of a symphonic poem ever to take place at an airport, the Hollywood Scoring Orchestra provided a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience at Los Angeles International Airport with the debut of “Portale – A symphonic Poem”, especially composed by Emmanuel Fratianni and Laurie Robinson.


Video (Game) Maestro

Raleigh Magazine – Hart Fowler

Sep 30, 2019

Video games aren’t just for kids anymore. In fact, they’ve long been regarded as an art form and the video game industry continues to grow in terms of mainstream appeal and advancing gaming technology. Many of the world’s most talented visual and musical artists work in the electronic gaming industry, including Emmanuel Fratianni, a big league maestro, conductor and composer for television, film and video games. Fratianni has led, and has had his compositions performed by, some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras; this month, he conducts the North Carolina Symphony in a performance of “Video Games Live,”


Premiato Il Celebre Compositore Fratianni

Otto Pagine Newspaper – Michele Miscia

July 2013

Bisaccia ha accolto e premiato uno dei suoi “figli” che piu le stanno offrendo lustro a livello internazionale, il celebre compositore Emmanuel Fratianni, che si è esibito e racontato nello splendido proscenio del Castello Ducale dell’antico e splendido paese dell’Alta Irpinia.


Video Games Live: Bonus Round! at Wolf Trap

MD Theater Guide – Helen Gushue

July 21, 2013

The National Symphony Orchestra was stellar, conducted with elegance and mirth by Emmanuel Fratianni. They were gleefully cheered on as they had to perform the music, sound effects and all, while select members of the audience got on stage and played super smash brothers live. It is hard to imagine a better way to expose young people to the wonder of the orchestra as with music that they already love and appreciate.


Video Game Composers Break Billboard Top 10 Classical/Crossover Introducing Thousands to the Concert Hall – Steph Lady

August 20, 2008

A video game score performed by a major orchestra in a concert hall? How about a video game score sitting at #8 – with a "bullet" – on the Billboard Classical/Crossover Top Ten? Not likely, you'd say – but you'd be wrong. Husband and wife Emmanuel Fratianni and Laurie Robinson's music on EMI Classics' album Video Games Live, Vol. 1 has not only achieved these milestones, but is bringing a whole new generation into the world's great concert halls. As this week's Billboard ranking may suggest, not since Mozart's music was performed in the comic opera of Vienna, has the music of the vernacular crossed over to such popular demand.

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