Michael Gandolfi: Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland
Conducted by Gemma New, and narrated by Cristian Macelaru!
The Cabrillo Festival’s annual free and always engaging family concert features the West Coast premiere of the full orchestral version of Michael Gandolfi’s Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland. It was composed with librettist Dana Bonstrom for piano, percussion, strings and narrator. Maestra Gemma New conducts this full-blown version, featuring the amazing Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, with Music Director Cristian Macelaru as our narrator. The piece retells some of the adventures of Geppetto’s famously prevaricating marionette, consisting of 15 short scenes that, as the librettist put it, “are designed to entertain and educate young audiences by introducing them to the riches of concert music.”