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Louis Calabro

Born: Nov 1, 1926

Death: Oct 21, 1991

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Nationality: United States

Louis Calabro

Date of Birth : Nov 1, 1926
Date of Death : Oct 21, 1991
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Louis Calabro, was an Italian American orchestral composer. Calabro studied piano and composition at Juilliard School of Music. Vincent Persichetti was his principal teacher there. Louis Calabro was a music professor at Bennington College of Vermont from 1955 until his death in 1991. He was a composer, teacher, conductor and a percussionist. Calabro's original music is published by Elkan-Vogel, Theodore Presser, Tuba Press and Morningstar Music. Calabro has over 100 works to his credit including music for traditional and non-traditional chamber combinations as well as for both large and small orchestral ensembles most notably in America. Calabro believed in writing music for those he knew best and had the distinction of hearing virtually everything he wrote performed during his lifetime. There are many recordings of these performances as well as scores archived at Bennington College and at the University of Vermont. Louis Calabro founded the Sage City Symphony in 1972, an ambitious community orchestra in southwestern Vermont which is still active and continues to commission new works.

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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