Timeless music for a new era.

"Music is the universal language of mankind."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Viva Virtuoso is a concept that grew straight out of Warren Peterson’s living room and his time spent on stage. Possibly the most unique performer of the 21st century, Warren has a habit of gathering like-minded friends, then sits at his piano to mash and blend great composers with our favorite 20th century crooners to weave nostalgic performances in intimate settings of the variety that have all but disappeared today. An evening with Warren Peterson is an evening where memories are made.

The Story of the Rossini Crescendo

“Give me the laundress' bill and I will even set that to music.” - Gioachino Antonio Rossini
Among the many composers and musicians who have left their infallible mark in music, the Rossini crescendo (or Rossini Rocket) has certainly left its mark. This particular sound was originally created by several musical devices, playing together to create a natural crescendo in the music. The Rossini Rocket is a true homage to its creator and remains representative of the temperament of Italian music and culture.

Viva Virtuoso Favorites: From Gershwin to Ghostbusters

It's been almost a year since we began production of the Viva Virtuoso show. The first episode, featuring soprano Candace Bogan, first aired on October 5th, 2017, and we've since created another four fun-filled, eclectic episodes with some amazing artists that we continue to learn from. In the meantime, we've worked out most of the kinks, having experienced various technical glitches that we hope no one noticed, and we will soon be preparing for production of our second season. Though we still have a few episodes to go in this first season, we've recently been looking over everything we've created so far.

Henry Mancini - The Man Who Brought Movies to Life with Music

Our latest episode of Viva Virtuoso was made unforgettable (there's an Easter egg there for all you Nat King Cole fans) by sax master Chazzy Green. Out of almost three hours of phenomenal footage, we managed to cut the episode down to a full hour. The episode is live on our official YouTube channel, to which you should absolutely subscribe if you'd like to be notified when we release some of the bonus footage from the shoot.