My new production, Gypsy Americano, an original style of music blending dance, American jazz and world Gypsy music was produced in Dallas, Texas a few years back at the National Flute Convention. Twenty four arrangements from the CD Gypsy Americano were released, one of which, “Meriben” was awarded first prize for newly published flute music in the United States. The same award was given to Caliendo Music Publishing in 1999 for my arrangement of “La Milonga” for multiple flutes. In residence at the 1998 Cabrillo Music Festival with Academy Award winning composer John Corigliano, I premiered my “Trio Concertino” featuring myself on guitar, violinist Rachel Purkin and Double Bassist David Young and large orchestra. The performance led to “Jazz Flight” a commission by the Redland Symphony Orchestra once again featuring Mr. Caliendo on acoustic guitar.
I had the opportunity to interview Christina Steffen after she recorded and performed PRAIRIE with the Desert Echoes Flute Choir online. Our 25 minute conversation included the history of the group, the technology used to organize the performance of an online performance, the works original inspiration from one of my 20th Century Fox film scores and the future
Ven a mis Brazos was one of the original 10 American Tangos composed for the CD release, Torbellino in 1997. Since then, it has enjoyed numerous arrangements in the Caliendo World Music Publishing Tango Americano collection. One of them is for four flutes – 3 C flutes and piccolo. Mahfrin Santoke, an MFA graduate at
New Release by Pamela Sahel Pleased to announce Pamela Sahel’s new recording of the Adagio-Toccata for 2 piccolos on Solo Musica, distributed by SONY MUSIC. The recording features Nicola Mazzanti as her duo partner and pianist, Igor Longato. The recording is available here: Purchase Here The sheet music can be purchased here: Purchase Here Program
The Cello Concerto No.1 was written and dedicated to Armen Ksajikian, principal cellist for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. For 20 years I have had the pleasure of working with Armen in the Hollywood recording Studios for SONY Pictures, 20th Century Fox, TCM and others. The following series of video blogs will take
Recently, I did a podcast with Dr. Pelè who is a bestselling author, musician, and host of the PROFITABLE HAPPINESS™ Podcast, where he features the stories of highly successful executives, experts, and entrepreneurs who exemplify the use of happiness to build profitable workplace cultures. Transferrable skills are those strengths and competencies acquired through experience in
Episode No. 74 Saturday, November 23, 2019 Christopher Caliendo, Composer, Guitarist, Arranger, Publisher, Film Work, Educator Meet LA’s own, Christopher Caliendo. As a composer, Caliendo is considered a “best bet” by the Los Angeles Times, with more than 400 published theatrical works. Caliendo has won numerous honors, including 10-time winner of the National Flute Association’s
Welcome to the Caliendo World Music Publishing blog. Your place to talk about the world of music. A little bit about me. Composer, guitarist, conductor, teacher and publisher, Christopher Caliendo has written over five hundred classical/world music compositions, some of which comprise his American Tangos, American Gypsy, Chamber Jazz, Classical Jazz and World Music collections.
The 1924 blockbuster that launched John Ford into Hollywood’s emerging A-list of directors, The Iron Horse is an epic mythification of the American railroad’s birth: a rambunctious blend of historical drama and Western actioner, revenge story and saloon comedy, noble biopic and all-bets-off tall tale. As a composer for film and television, Caliendo’s accomplishments include the 20th
Christopher Caliendo discusses the story of the unprecedented re-scoring of Major Dundee; the challenges and joys of composing in Hollywood’s demanding culture. Includes score excerpt with Dick Dinman’s DVD Classics Corner. Christopher’s Segment Full Interview with Michael Anderson, Jr. in the making of Major Dundee. Composer Christopher Caliendo discusses the story of the unprecedented