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The 2010-2011 Concerts
Nine concerts of great music
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio
Filarmonica ’900 del Teatro Regio
21 October 2010 - 9 May 2011
A season that alternates both great masterpieces with lesser known works and budding young conductors with well-known international names. This, in short, is the new season of The 2010-2011 Concerts that opens on 21 October at the Teatro Regio: nine appointments with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Regio and with the Filarmonica ‘900 del Teatro Regio.
Music Director Gianandrea Noseda will be on the podium of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Regio for the inaugural evening, Thursday 21 October at 8.30 pm, with a programme that reflects his enthusiasm for Russian music: the cantata Alexander Nevsky by Sergei Prokofiev – with the participation of mezzo-soprano Nadežda Serdjuk – and Sergei Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony. The Regio Chorus will be directed, as usual, by Maestro Roberto Gabbiani. The concert is realized with the support of the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana [Italian Space Agency].
Saturday 27 November at 8.30 pm, the Orchestra of the Regio will be conducted by a conductor of great prestige, Pinchas Steinberg, at the Regio for Madama Butterfly, in the joyous Second Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven and in Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, today one of the Russian composer’s most popular works.
On the occasion of the 270th Anniversary of the Teatro Regio Foundation– inaugurated on 26 December 1740 – Thursday 30 December at 8.30 pm and Friday 31 December at 5.30 pm the young Viennese conductor Christian Arming, born in 1971, will conduct a double-bill of New Year’s concerts. The programme, lively and sparkling, brings together traditional Austrian works like the Hungarian dances by Johannes Brahms, the Overture to Die Fledermaus, Rosen aus dem Süden and Kaiser-Walzer by Johann Strauss fils with the well-known Ninth Symphony by Antonín Dvořák, universally known as the New World Symphony, in which the influence of spirituals and American Indian songs is unmistakable.
Friday 11 February at 8.30 pm Roberto Abbado, after the success of La clemenza di Tito, returns to the podium of the Teatro Regio Orchestra with a programme of Viennese inspiration: the Symphony n. 103 (Drumroll) by Franz Joseph Haydn, the Symphony n. 29 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Symphony n. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Monday 28 February at 8.30 pm magnificent pieces of music from the East will be brought to life with the Filarmonica ‘900 conducted by Russian maestro Vladimir Ponkin, the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Russian State Opera since 2002. On the programme, the Sixth Symphony and Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich and Aram Ilyich Khachaturian’s Concerto for violin and orchestra, soloist Kuba Jakowicz, and his famous Sword Dance.
Monday 21 March at 8.30 pm Music Director Gianandrea Noseda will return to the podium, this time to conduct the Filarmonica ‘900 del Teatro Regio in the Fourth Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven alongside an extremely rare work: Music of Gaiety by Bruno Maderna. Also on the programme is the Second concerto for violoncello and orchestra by Dmitri Shostakovich, with soloist Enrico Dindo from Torino, one of the greatest cellists on the international scene today.
Monday 18 April at 8.30 pm the Filarmonica ‘900 del Teatro Regio will again be on stage. Conducting is the Turkish conductor Gürer Aykal, General Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra of Istanbul, with a programme that brings us back to the heart of the twentieth century: the Concerto for orchestra by Béla Bartók, Inspiration by Turkish composer Ferit Tüzün and the Piano Concerto by Maurice Ravel, with the great Andrea Lucchesini as soloist.
The final concert of the season, on Monday 9 May at 8.30 pm, will present the Detroit Torino Urban Jazz Project II, in concert with the Filarmonica ‘900 del Teatro Regio, saxophonists Chris Collins and Emanuele Cisi and bassist Furio Di Castri. On the programme will be the world premiers of music commissioned from composers Carlo Boccadoro and James Hartway. The concert is realised with the special contribution of the Fondazione CRT.
The 2010-11 Concerts have received again this year the important contribution of UniCredit, Main Partner of the Filarmonica ’900 from its start, and La Stampa, Media Partner.
Season tickets are on sale until 21 October at the Box Office of the Teatro Regio in piazza Castello 215 (from Tuesday to Friday 10.30-18 and Saturdays 10.30-16), tel. 011.8815.241/242. The price of the subscription of eight concerts is € 150 (Reductions: € 120 for over 65 and those having a special arrangement with the Regio; € 100 for Regio Opera Season subscribers; € 50 for those under 30 years of age).
Tickets can also be bought at the new point of sale Infopiemonte – Torinocultura, at the corner of via Garibaldi and piazza Castello, Torino (from Monday to Sunday 10-18), toll-free number: 800.329329 (from Monday to Sunday 9-18); on line at www.vivaticket.it and www.ticket.it. Single tickets cost € 25 (Reductions: € 20 for over 65, those having a special arrangement with the Regio and Regio Opera Season ticket holders; € 8 for under 30). The Concerts are part of the Al Regio in famiglia programme that provides free entry to those under 16 years of age if accompanied by an adult (with a reduced ticket of € 20). For all the concerts, the sale of at least 30 tickets at € 15 each is guaranteed one hour before performance time.
Torino, 12 October 2010
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