This week, our guests are David Commanday, Artistic Director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra; and soloist Sal Viviano. The HFO kicks off 2018 with a concert, "New Year's Greeting - That's Amore." Inspired by the Vienna Philharmonic's tradition of New Year's Day performances, this concert blends classical and popular repertoire. The musical traditions of Italy will be front and center -- represented by operatic works from Puccini and Rossini; and by the music of Italian-American singers Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. The orchestra's community partner for this performance is the Association of the Developmentally Disabled of Woodford County.
The Heartland Festival Orchestra presents "New Year's Greeting - That's Amore" tomorrow night at 7:30 at Five Points Washington.