ARTS ADMINISTRATOR - PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR - ARTS PROGRAMMING:
• New Business Development: Founded The Classical Hour at Steinway Hall - a chamber music series of fifty programs that were broadcast throughout Asia by NHK-TV, Japan. These programs are now on sale through Amadeus Press.
Result: To introduce talented young classical musicians to a viewing audience of hundreds of millions of people.
• Team-Building: Developed the production team and artistic staff for Live from the Met, including the camera and audio crew, Director, Lighting, et. al. This crew was mixed with the UN production team for A Memorial for Audrey Hepburn at unicef, which D’Alessio Produced and Directed for international distribution.
Result: A world-class arts broadcast production team, which exists to this day.
• Project Management: Provided theater, television broadcast and transmission equipment, stage and television crew, formatting, post-production, and air-time for telecasts such as Our Common Future, an ecology cause concert to two-hundred countries, and The Concert for Peace, a co-production with Norwegian television for The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, featuring President Vaclav Havel and Gregory Peck.
Result: International contacts as well as familiarity with Hi-Definition television and transmission.
Television, Radio and Stage Production: Produced and/or Directed hundreds of hours of PBS primetime programming like the centennial of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the annual Richard Tucker Opera Gala. Supervised stage productions for the Metropolitan Opera and the Opera Company of Philadelphia.
Result: An important archive of historically relevant arts programs featuring
great artists, some of whom are no longer performing. Many programs reside at
the Museum of Television and Radio in NYC.
D’ALESSIO MEDIA, INC., NEW YORK, NY
1984 – Present
Founded and managed TV, radio and stage production company specializing in the performing arts.
Technical and Business Administrator
METROPOLITAN OPERA ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK, NY
1971 – 1984
Started as Technical and Business Administrator overseeing all production including stage and shop supervision, union negotiations and all contracts with vendors and service providers (1971-1978). Transitioned into newly formed Media Department where produced Live from the Met (1978-1984).
BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY (SUNY), BINGHAMTON, NY
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology
Board of Directors, The Oratorio Society of New York - resides at Carnegie Hall
Board of Governors - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Vice President - Co-op Board of Directors - 151 W. 74th St., NYC
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