Cameristi della Scala will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Arturo Toscanini’s birth with a tour in the United States, adoptive homeland of the great conductor. Two performances in Washington DC at the Library of Congress and at the Union station. The last concert will be held in New York at the Rizzoli bookshop. The tour is entirely supported by Salini Impregilo and is one of the initiatives aimed at enhance the personality of the legendary Maestro and the values that bind Italy and the United States.
After the huge success in their performance in Tehran, the next 4 October Cameristi della Scala will make their debut in Thessaloniki. Vivaldi’s four seasons and Bach’s 2 suite for flute and strings will be the highlights of the evening.
Soloists will be Francesco Manara, Mercelli Massimo, Massimo Polidori and Yannis Tsitselikis.
Two days later, on October 6, at the Teatro alla Scala Cameristi will dedicate a concert to Giuseppe Sinopoli fifteen years after the death of the great conductor.
Enrico Dindo will lead the orchestra of Cameristi della Scala through two great masterpieces, Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen and the orchestral version of the string quartet The Death and the Maiden composed by Franz Schubert.
The next April the chamber orchestra of Cameristi della Scala will perform a tour of six concerts in Vilnius and in the major cities of Poland. Among these, Vilnius, Warsaw and Krakov have already hosted many performances of the orchestra.
Cities and concert halls of the tour are:
- Vilnius, April 3rd, Compensa hall
- Varsavia, April 4th, National Philharmonic
- Lodz, April 24th, Grand Theatre
- Gdansk, April 25th, Baltic Philharmonic
- Krakov, April 26th, ICE congress center
- Poznan, April 27th, Micwievicz Philharmonic hall
Cameristi will perform some fantasies from Verdi’s operas that have been already recorded and succesfully performed in many countries.
Teatro alla Scala, domenica 19 gennaio alle ore 16:00 per il ciclo “domenica alla Scala”
Johann Sebastian BachConcerto n. 3 in sol magg. BWV 1048 per tre violini, tre viole, tre violoncelli e basso continuo
Concerto n. 5 in re magg. BWV 1050 per flauto traverso, violino, clavicembalo, archi e basso continuo
Marco Zoni – flauto
Francesco Manara – violino
Riccardo Doni – clavicembalo
Concerto n. 6 in si bem. magg. BWV 1051 per due viole da braccio, due viole da gamba, violoncello e basso continuo
Concerto n. 4 in sol magg. BWV 1049 per violino, due flauti “in echo”, archi e basso continuo
Francesco Manara – violino
Marco Zoni – flauto
Flavio Alziati – flauto
07 October – Boston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kresge Auditorium
08 October – Providence, Brown University
09 October – Washington, Library of Congress at Coolidge Auditorium
10 October – New York, Carnegie Hall, 8 p.m.
11 October – Miami, Ca’ D’oro
In the year of the celebrations for the 200 years passed from Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, the Cameristi della Scala will offer an exclusive program, absolutely unique in the international music’s world. It contains “Fantasie” from Verdi’s operas, composed in the 19th century by Italian important composer, sometimes Verdi’s friends and coworkers. These pieces, gifts and celebrations to the greatness of the compose from Busseto, were lying forgotten and without an editor in world libraries. We found them and we transcribed and rivisited them. They are now played for the first time in our modern times.
These “Fantasie” from Verdi’s operas, represented a very important way to spread Verdi’s music, in a time where there was no possibility of reproducing music except from a live concert. These are ri-elaborated versions, that we could easily call covers, which is a sign of how incredibly popular the original themes to which they refer were. It will be possible to hear and experience the most famous melodies from Verdi with the virtuosity of the orchestra and its soloists.
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FANTASIES ON VERDI’S OPERAS – Verdi 2013 – Celebrations for the bicentenary of Verdi
Falstaff – for violin, cello and orchestra
Luigi Mancinelli (1848 – 1921)
Don Carlo – for cello and orchestra
Aida – for cello and orchestra
Il Trovatore – for violin and orchestra
Antonio Bazzini (1818 – 1897)
La Traviata – for violin and orchestra
CAMERISTI DELLA SCALA
Francesco Manara – violin solo
Massimo Polidori – cello solo
Andrea Pecolo, Gianluca Scandola – violins
Joel Imperial – viola
Jakob Ludwig – cello
Alessandro Serra – doublebass
Flavio Alziati – flute
Guido Ghetti – oboe
Mauro Ferrando – clarinet
Laura Costa – bassoon
Claudio Martini – horn
On 23 September 2011 the Teatro degli Arcimboldi in Milan was the stage for the first performance of PFM in Classic, a project created by Iaia De Capitani and produced by D&D Concerti, promoted by the Province of Milan and the Consulate General of Switzerland in Italy to celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The careful selection of pieces and composers for the PFM was intended to give a very European feel to the event, initiating a project aimed at the cultural and artistic exchange between peoples. In addition to pieces by Italian composers such as Giuseppe Verdi, Gioacchino Rossini, Giacomo Puccini, there were also the works of some of the greatest European composers, such as Saint-Saëns, Mahler, Dvorák and Mozart. The themes and arrangements were interpreted as a musical interweaving of different styles from orchestral music to contemporary music, blues and traditional popular music.
PFM was accompanied by the Italian Swiss Orchestra and the Cameristi della Scala. The conductor was Bruno Sartori.
In Novara on 18 September 2011 at 9pm in the Basilica di San Gaudenzio, the solo singers of the La Scala Academy, the Coccia Orchestra of Novara, the Cameristi della Scala and the Ars Cantica Choir performed, for the very first time in modern times, the Requiem Mass for King Charles Albert by Carlo Coccia, conducted by Alessandro Ferrari.
The event was part of the MiTo SettembreMusica programme, the international music festival which has culturally united the cities of Turin and Milan since 2007.