(ANSA) – ROME, NOVEMBER 16 – The concert that the Berliner Philharmoniker with their musical director Kirill Petrenko will hold in Rome for the audience of Santa Cecilia in the Auditorium Parco della Musica on November 21 at 9pm is an appointment not to be missed. Italian date and final event of the Romaeuropa Festival. The prestigious German orchestra returns to the capital after 17 years and will close its European tour with this show. Petrenko, who stands on the podium of the National Academy for the third consecutive year, conducted the Cecilian orchestra in three evenings last October. The concert program includes the Symphony n. 3 “Scottish” by Felix Mendelssohn and Symphony n. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich.
The exhibition, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, aims to be a message of solidarity, hope and brotherhood in memory of all the victims of the covid. “When last year the pandemic reached Europe – said Ambassador Viktor Elbling – Italy was hit first, and very hard. Nobody will forget the numerous victims. The images of Bergamo, and also those of the towns and cities. of the Italian citizens who played on their balconies and in their living rooms showing their confidence in the future will remain etched in our memory.Germany and Italy, as founding countries of the European community, have been decisive for European integration. And even today these two countries feel a particular responsibility towards Europe “. Orchestra superintendent Andrea Zietzschmann: “With this concert we want to demonstrate our deep connection with Italy. As Germany’s musical ambassadors, the Berliners are a sign of hope for an increasingly positive future for European cultural life. Only by working together will we be able to mourn the victims of the pandemic and put culture back at the center of society “. For Michele dall’Ongaro, president of Santa Cecilia, “the return of the Berliners is great news, not only for Rome, but for our country. We are sure that music is the best vehicle to testify to the solidarity and friendship between our peoples “. (HANDLE).
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