This collection consists of scores and notes documenting the collaboration between Giancarlo Aquilanti and Bob Weir to orchestrate
a number of Grateful Dead songs. The core of the collection is the 196-page bound set of scores, inscribed by Aquilanti, that
served as the second set of the First Fusion concert performed by Bob Weir, Giancarlo Aquilanti, the Marin Symphony Orchestra,
RatDog, and other musicians on May 7, 2011, at Marin Center, San Rafael, CA. Additional scores and notes document their work.
Giancarlo Aquilanti was born in Jesi, Italy, and studied at the Conservatory of Music in Pesaro, Italy, where he received
diplomas in Trumpet Performance, Choral Music, and Composition. In 1985, he moved to the United States, where he studied with
Glenn Glasow at California State University at Hayward, receiving a Master's degree in Composition cum laude in 1988, and
continued his studies at Stanford University, completing a Doctoral degree in Composition in 1996. He has taught at Stanford
since then and now directs the Music Theory Program, as well as directing the Stanford Symphonic Orchestra and the Stanford
Wind Ensemble. His numerous compositions have been performed all over the U.S. and internationally, and he has performed and
led tours all over the world, including China, Italy, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Portugal and Morocco.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and
their heirs. Songs and lyrics are controlled by Ice Nine Publishing, the Grateful Dead's publishing arm. For further information,
please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.