Rome, May 4 (Adnkronos) – After the opening concert on April 26 last, which saw Antonio Pappano on the podium of the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia for an evening dedicated to Red Cross volunteers, the Academy’s concert program is enriched of new appointments starting from Thursday 13 May. Six concerts, therefore, in the months of May and June, in the Sala Santa Cecilia of the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome which will welcome the beloved audience of the Orchestra and Choir of the Academy.
The first appointment, Thursday 13th at 19.30 (reruns Friday 14 at 19.30 and Saturday 15 at 18) sees the protagonist a virtuoso of the keyboard, Beatrice Rana, who will be the protagonist of a youthful page by Brahms, with a strongly romantic character and tiring gestation, the Piano Concerto No. 1. For the occasion, the English conductor Alpesh Chauhan, Musical Director of the Birmingham Opera Company, who will also conduct a masterpiece of twentieth-century symphony, the Symphony n. 6 of Shostakovich. It continues with two concerts by the Choir of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia directed by Piero Monti, Saturday 22 May.
The first, at 5 pm, “An Italian in Paris – Rossini & C.” typesets music by Rossini, Meyerbeer and Gounod. The second appointment, at 7.30 pm entitled “Vienna VS Budapest – J. Brahms, Waltz and Czarde” presents music by Brahms. Wednesday 26 May at 7.30 pm (repeats Thursday 27 at 19.30 and Friday 28 at 19.30) Carlo Rizzari will raise his baton to conduct the Orchestra and Chorus of Santa Cecilia in Schumann’s Nachtlied op.108 and in the Symphony n. 1 by Mendelssohn. The evening opens with a clarinet champion, the first flute of the Cecilian Orchestra Alessandro Carbonare, who will perform in one of the two masterpieces written by Carl Maria von Weber, the Clarinet Concerto no. 2.