American November

The Hot Jupiters, a new supergroup formed by the collision of the Namaste and Vibraharp Ensembles and The Hidden City Orchestra, will perform three concerts of LICA composers’ music in Umbria, Italy in November of 2019.

In other solar systems, “Hot Jupiters” are giant planets, similar to Jupiter, that are found at a Mercury’s distance from their suns. We expect their improvisations will be just as hot.

On Friday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m., the group will perform at the Palazzo della Penna in Perugia. The performances continue on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 11:30 a.m. at the Biblioteca Sperelliana di Gubbio in Gubio and conclude on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Chiesa della Nunziatina in Todi. Admission is free.

Works by LICA composers Jay Anthony Gach, Jennifer Tibbetts, Joe Landi, Alan Brings, Julie Mandel and George Cork Maul will be performed.

The Hot Jupiters includes Guido Arbonelli and Natalia Benedetti on clarinet, Maria Chiara Fiorucci on harp, Michele Fabrizi and George Cork Maul on piano, Fabrizio D’Antonio on vibraphone and Ermanno Vallini on cello.