John E. Ferritto

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1 Abstractions Op. 39 (2001)
viola and piano

2 ADDIO C.M. (1967)
cl

3 AFFIGLIAZIONE (1966)
fl,pf

4 ANEURYSM NO. 6 FOR PERCUSSION QUARTET, OP. 31 (1997)
PERCUSSION QUARTET

5 Ballad in Blue (1997)
String Orchestra

6 CANZONE, Op. 8 (1968)
vla

7 CELEBRATIONS, Op.19 (1983)
orch(pic-2-2-2-2,4-3- 3-1,timp,3perc,hp,str

8 CINQUE CARICATURE (1966)
vcl,pf

9 Colors For Orchestra Op. 26 (1992)
orchestra

10 CONCERTINO, Op.15 (1976)
ob,al.sax,vib/glock/ xyl,bl/tams/dr,b

11 CONCERTO FIORI,Op.25 (1991)
ob & str

12 CONCERTO for Violoncello and orchestra, Op.17 (1979)
orch=pic-2- 2-2-2,4-3-3-1,timp,2perc,str

14 Dialogues 1 Op. 33 (1998)

15 Dialogues II Op. 34 (2000)
Alto Saxophone and String Quartet

16 DIFFUSIONE,Op.2 (1966)
cl,vln,cb,gtr,perc

17 DUO TOCCATA,Op.24 (1990)
vla, vcl

18 FANTASY DUO,Op.20 (1984)
vlc,pf

20 FOUR DUOS FOR SOP RECORDER & GUITAR (1967)
sop.rec,gtr

21 FRAMMENTO, Op.10 (1970)
tpt(C), vib, cb

22 INTERSEZIONE,Op.14 (1975)
vln

23 MICHRIS (1989)
fl,mar

25 OGGI,Op.9 (1969)
sop,cl,pf

28 QUARTETTO,Op.13 (1974)
fl,hn,vla,pf

29 QUATTRO DIVERSIONI,Op.3 (1966)
cl,vla,pf

30 QUATTRO MADRIGALI (1966)
bar.vc,fl,cl

31 Sax Quartet Op. 36 (2000)
soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, saxophones

32 Scherza, Canzona, and Burlesco Op. 41
B-flat Clarinet, Percussion

33 SEMI-SUITE FOR 2 PIANOS (1995)
2 PIANOS

34 Sempre Berio Op. 43 (2003)
solo bassoon, picc, eng hn, trpt, perc, vln, vc, and guitar

35 SEXTET,for Winds & Pf,Op.18 (1980)
pf,wnd qnt

36 SOGNI,Op.12 (1972)
sop,vla(offstg),orch,(pic-2- 2-e.hn-2-b.cl-2,4-3-2-b.tbn-1,hp,pf,timp,4perc, offsg vla,str

38 STRING QUARTET,Op.21 (1988)
2/1/2001

39 VIGNETTES FOR STRING QUARTET (1993)
STRING QUARTET

40 Violette Op. 40 (2001)
2 violas

41 Violin and Viola Duo Op. 35 (2000)
Violin and Viola

42 Walking My Dog (1998)
flute, picc, violin, piano

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Biography: 

John E. Ferritto (1937-2010) was an American composer, conductor, and music professor.

He graduated with honors in piano and violin performance from The Cleveland Institute of Music, and also holds a M.M. in composition from Yale University, where he studied piano with Ward Davenny, conducting with Gustav Meier, and composition with Mel Powell. He also studied at the American Academy in Rome and at Tanglewood, with Gunther Schuller, and Erich Leinsdorf.

He made his conducting debut with the U.S. Seventh Army Symphony Orchestra on tour in Germany, France, and Italy. He was associate conductor of the New Haven Symphony, Conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the North Shore in Chicago, and director/conductor of the American Federation of Musicians Congress of Strings in Cincinnati.

As a guest conductor, he has appeared with the Radio Television Orchestra of Bucharest, the State Orchestra of Greece, the Toledo Symphony, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (Ohio), the Charleston S.C. Symphony, the Michigan Chamber Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival, the New Haven Opera, the New Haven Ballet, and the American Ballet Theatre. He has conducted the Orchestras of both the Peabody Conservatory and The Cleveland Institute of Music, and was the former director of the Kent/Blossom Summer Music program.

Ferritto was Conductor Laureate of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Springfield, Ohio, after serving as Music Director and Conductor, a post he held since 1971.

He served on the theory and composition faculties at the University of Chicago, the University of Texas at Austin, and Kent State University.

John Ferritto passed away January 7, 2010. He is survived by his wife, the violist Marcia Ferritto.