Music of Joe Giarrusso

resized_300x385_strega_nonaThe Waring is so pleased to present the original music of local resident and composer JOE GIARRUSSO on Saturday, January 16 2016 at 7 PM, at the Marquee Academy of Performing Arts in Palm Springs. Guest artists are Giorgi Latso on piano, John Walz on cello and narration by Sal Mistretta.

The concert features the WORLD PREMIER of Strega Nona, Opus 46 based on the world renowned Italian children’s story put to music by Giarrusso, and performed by Latso with narration by Mistretta.

Celebrated cellist John Walz will perform a three movement duet with Latso, Duet for Piano and Cello, Opus 12. Latso will also perform American Immigrant, Opus 24.

The Marquee Academy of Performing Arts is located at 441 S. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs. Tickets are $25 paid for in advance, and $30 at the door. Please call 760-773-2575 to buy tickets or email

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit music organizations the Waring International Piano Competition and International Classical Concerts of the Desert.