Local Classical Featured Playlist – 05/15/23 – 05/28-23
Start your engines! This week’s playlist is in honor of the Indy 500. We’ll be featuring the Dallara LLC and hear from their USA CEO & GM, Stefano DePonti. Dallara is a story of passion, talent, tenacity, and continuous enthusiasm. In January 1972, when Giampaolo Dallara founded “Dallara Automobili da Competizione” in the garage behind his house in Varano de ‘Melegari. For 50 years, Dallara has developed itself into the business of designing, building, and supporting some of the world’s most competitive race cars. When Dallara Group became the official chassis supplier of NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2012, the group opened Dallara USA: an engineering center in Speedway, Indiana. Since its opening, Dallara USA has also become the sole chassis supplier for the Indy Lights Series and in 2016 began a joint venture with Cadillac to design and manufacture an LMP2 car, which became the Cadillac DPi that races in the IMSA Weathertech Sports Championship. In 2023, the DPi class will be replaced with the GTP class, where Dallara will be 2 of the 5 manufacturers racing on track – Cadillac and BMW. Dallara USA has diversified into other business units such as aerospace and defense sectors and has been involved in the past ten years as a provider of innovative solutions, using the corporate know-how deriving from motorsport.
We’ll hear Stefano and Salvador discuss the history of Dallara, Stefano’s background, and all Dallara LLC offers to the public in this playlist. There will be lots of music with racing, automotive, and fast-paced themes to get you in the spirit for race day. With Dallara’s connections to Italy, we’ll also explore beautiful works by Italian composers. Don’t miss out! Connect with Classical Music Indy Streaming’s Local Classical channel for our Indy 500 playlist!