The Ensemble Ex Novo rehearsing Tucson Scherzo at Teatro La Fenice, Venice

The compositions of Curt Cacioppo fall into three thematic categories: those with a Native American focus, those with an Italian focus, and those which originate through multiple foci. The catalog of works listed here is organized under these main headings, with pieces then grouped according to instrumentation & duration.

All have come under the aegis of the Orenda Press, and the process of converting those scores still in manuscript to computer printed format, and making the entire catalog available both in hard copy and online as pdf.s is underway. Inquiries about current availability – pricing, purchasing, and perusal – are most welcome, as are questions about commissioning, and may be directed via email through this site.


The Ensemble Ex Novo rehearsing Tucson Scherzo at Teatro La Fenice, VeniceCacioppo has executed a variety of commissions, from those of a high profile nature for internationally renowned performers such as the nine time Grammy winning Emerson String Quartet to smaller scale projects for local ensembles and ceremonial occasions. He has written for the Chicago and Milwaukee Symphonies, the Yale Symphony, the Bach Society Orchestra, the Virtuosi dell’ Ensemble di Venezia, the Ex Novo ensemble, the NED Ensemble, the Network for New Music, the American String Quartet, the Moscow String Quartet, the Borromeo Quartet, the Quartetto d’ Archi di Venezia, the New York Chamber Brass, the Sartori Trio, the Duo Alterno, the Orpheus Duo, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Tucson Friends of Chamber Music, the Settimana Organistica Internazionale, the International Venice Festival, the Alba Music Festival, and others.

Support comes from a range of sources including large foundations and trusts, performing organizations and presenters, competitive grants and private donors.

For more information on commissioning, please contact the composer.