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Mascagni, Joel, Rameau

Mascagni, Joel, Rameau

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Performance Today starts the program with a roundup of great endings. Conductor Robert Manno ends a concert in Windham, N.Y., with the Intermezzo from Pietro Mascagni's opera Cavalleria Rusticana, at the 2005 Windham Chamber Music Festival. In Portland, Ore., concertgoers hear Jon Kimura Parker play Billy Joel's "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" at Piano Festival Northwest. And in Lucerne, Switzerland, Jordi Savall and his group, the Concert of Nations, capped off their show with Les Boreades by Jean Philippe Rameau.