“But overall, it is not the craft of composition that stays with the listener, but what I would call the art—the emotional and spiritual content of these genuinely lovely pieces. It is, as Salerni promised, music that sings and dances.” -Henry Fogel, review of “Touched” CD in Fanfare
“His music ‘pulsated with life, witty musical ideas and instrumental color.'” -Philadelphia Inquirer
“…impressive was Mr. Salerni’s ‘Bad Pets,’ three playful cabaret songs based on Mr. Gioia’s sly ‘Alley Cat Love Song,’ Mark Doty’s frisky ‘Golden Retrievals’ and Robert Frost’s placid ‘Cow in Apple-Time.'” – The New York Times
“My passion to write music arises out of a most basic human desire to touch other human beings. I compose because it gives me such pleasure to enable others to laugh, to dance, to feel tender, to be entertained. If music doesn’t communicate to an audience, why write it?”
Some upcoming events/concerts featuring Salerni’s music in case you’re in these particular areas:
Wednesday, October 5: Performance of Toddler Riffs at an “Atmospheric Lines” concert by Domenic Salerni, violin, and Stephen Whale, pianoforte. 7:30 p.m. CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave., New York, NY 10016 Admission Free.
Friday, October 7: Ekphrastic Songs and Something Permanent for mezzo and guitar. Bowers/Fader duo recital. 8 p.m. Tenri Cultural Institute, 13 St. NYC. Tickets at the door.
Friday, October 22: Test screening of Parallel, a documentary film by B. Danielle Watkins that features music from Salerni’s Two Partita. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Friday, February 3: “Speaking of Love” Concert and CD Release. Salerni’s music from past, present, and future recordings. Sponsored by Albany Records. 8 p.m. Tenri Cultural Institute. NYC. Reserve tickets in advance.
Saturday, March 4: Premiere of new work for Ian Rosenbaum (percussion) and the Dalí Quartet. Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Sunday, March 5: Premiere of Sinfonietta Italiana by the East Winds. 3 p.m. Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Please check out YouTube videos of the four songs from “For Love or Money” (poems by Dana Gioia):
Please read Fanfare review of Touched-Henry Fogel
Click here to see ‘Bad Pets’ from Jan Opalach’s Faculty Recital at the Eastman School of Music