Paolo Bartolani
Paolo Bartolani

The Douglas Moore Festival Committee, formed to honor the memory of famed Cutchogue composer Douglas Moore, has teamed up with the Long Island Composers Alliance to present a program of piano works by composers, both living and departed, many of whom are either working on Long Island today or who have been inspired by our peaceful shores in past generations.

Both LICA and the Douglas Moore Committee are honored to have these works presented by Paolo Bartolani, a fine pianist and concert-master from Rome who has recently made his home in Southold, and who brings with him several Italian pieces from across the centuries. Mr. Bartolani will offer the audience a unique perspective on the way in which these composers share the same language, across continents and time.

The concert will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer at 13225 Old Sound Avenue in Mattituck (across from the NFCT) on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. Admission is free but donations will be accepted at the door. The public is invited to a wine and cheese reception with the composers and Mr. Bartolani after the concert.

Composers whose works appear on the program include LICA members Julie Mandel, Alla Pavlova and George Cork Maul; Domenico Cimarosa, Domenico Scarlatti, James McMillan and Jack Beeson, who succeeded Douglas Moore as chair of the music department at Columbia University.

More information about the LICA and the organization’s composers is available online here.

“Douglas Moore is a Long Island composer and LICA supports Douglas Moore as one of the premiere American composers,” says George Cork Maul, who serves as the Chairman of the Douglas Moore Festival Committee and is a board member of LICA. “The partnership between the two organizations forged with this concert highlights the idea that none of us work in a vacuum, and we all stand on the shoulders of the people who have been crafting classical music for centuries.”

Paolo Bartolani graduated from the S. Cecilia Music Conservatory in Rome under the guidance of Eduardo Hubert, then perfected his studies with Charles Rosen, György Sándor and Andor Foldes. From 1992 to 1996, he explored French piano repertoire with Germaine Mounier at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. In 1994, he obtained his Diploma in Musicology of the 20th Century under the direction of Hugues Dufourt at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Mr. Bartolani is a soloist and performs with chamber ensembles in Italy and France. In 2006, he conceived and taught a Masters Degree Program in Cultural Enterprise Administration at the University of Perugia. He also served as General Manager and Coordinator of the ENPARTS project is at the Venice Biennale from 2008 to 2012.

From 2009 to 2014 he served as the Director of the Résonnance Italy Association, responsible for its artistic and humanitarian program, “bringing music to places where it is not heard,” including hospitals, nursing homes and prisons.

Mr. Bartolani is in the process of putting together a stellar spring festival of classical music on the North Fork.


Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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