Ponti debuts new orchestra at Lincoln Theater
“[The Los Angeles Virtuosi] orchestra is an ensemble that emphasizes music education and giving back to the community. In fact, the orchestra gives 100 percent of its net revenue from subscription performances to the advancement of music education. (...)

“From the opening pulse of cello strings to the gentle, rising tension from the violins, to fluidly sweeping passages and pizzicato with precision, Ponti and the orchestra captivated the audience. Under astute direction the orchestra played with the cohesion of a seasoned ensemble. Its performance garnered enthusiastic applause and a standing ovation...

“The concert concluded with a delightful version of the lively Neapolitanskaya pesenka (Neapolitan Song) by Rimsky-Korsakov that left the audience wanting more.”

The Weekly Calistogan, July 2014


LA Virtuosi performs in LA to preview “Napa Valley Festival del Sole 2015”

“[The] LA Virtuosi [Orchestra] gave an intimate concert here in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 25th to promote their forthcoming concert in the Napa Valley, in northern California.

“Held at The California Club, downtown, this LA concert was a preview of the Napa Valley Festival del Sole 2015, a non-­profit organization dedicated to enhancing the region’s cultural vitality (…)

“[The] LA Virtuosi [Orchestra] is Carlo Ponti’s new LA group; a totally non-profit orchestra supporting arts education in the schools. Maestro Carlo Ponti’s has gathered professionals as well as some of his incredibly talented students to come together to form his new Chamber Orchestra.”

                                                                       –, April 2015