15 November 2017

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13th December: the Christmas Concert by Ensemble Accademico and Choir UniMi

Wednesday 13th Dicember at 9:00 pm the Ensemble Accademico and Choir  UniMi will perform the Christmas Concert in the sixteenth Santuario di S. Maria dei Miracoli, Corso Italia 32 Milan.

Program

ANTONIO VIVALDI: Gloria RV 589

STEFANO LIGORATTI conductor

Renzo Galimberti choir master

 

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08 September 2017

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On November 14, we will open our 18th Symphonic Season

On November 14th we will open our 18th symphonic season, in the University La Statale Great Hall, with our Music Director Alessandro Crudele. The program, as Sandro Zanon wrote quoting the famous romance by Ian Fleming “From Russia (and beyond) with love”, has a fil rouge which crosses the different pieces of the concert as an ideal journey through Russia for over a century: from the years of the ‘National Schools’ of the late Romanticism to the post-soviet era.

The opening piece is the “Prelude” from Modest Musorgskij’s Chovanščina, which confirms the ambition of the composer for the reborn of the “true” Russian national school, based on the valorization of the popular tradition. The work had a complicated gestation: Musorgskij composed it from 1872 to the end of his days, but leaving large voids in the orchestration, that was reconstructed by Dmitrij Šostakovič in 1959.

From Šostakovič, we will listen to the Concerto for piano n. 2 in F major, written in 1957 during the years of the cultural thaw which began with Stalin’s death and, therefore, although the classical proportions, marked by a certain but ambiguous “lightness”.
At the piano Anika Vavic, who returns with the Orchestra UniMi after two years from her debut with us.

The opera Prince Igor’ represents Aleksandr Borodin’s most important work. He was a member, as Musorgskij, of the Mighty Handful (supporters of the Russian popular culture revival). The tormented genesis of the opera, which Borodin started to write in 1869,  is similar to the one Musorgskij’s Chovanščina, since it was brought to an end by Rimskij-Korsakov in 1890. We will perform, according to a consolidated tradition, the Polovtsian Dances from Act II.

We talked about “from Russia (and beyond)” because the contemporary piece proposed in this concert is written by the composer Giya Kancheli, born in Georgia in 1935 and then moved in 1991 to the West after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Even the music of Kancheli is rooted in popular culture (in this case Georgian), an essential element of his entire production. The piece we will listen to, Sio (a Georgian word that means breeze, wind), was commissioned to him in 1998 by the Staatskapelle Dresden. Our performance will be the Italian Premiere.

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31 May 2017

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On 7 September we will perform for the Festival MITO 2017

On Thursday 7 September 2017 at 5:00 p.m., in the great hall of  La Statale University, we will play a concert for  the Festival MITO 2017.

Alessandro Crudele conductor

Program:

STEPHEN PAULUS: Sea Portraits (Italian Premiere)

FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY: Meeresstille und glueckliche Fahrt Op. 27

BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes Op. 33a

 

www.mitosettembremusica.it

 

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19 May 2017

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On 30 May 2017 we close our 17th season in the Sala Verdi of the Milan Conservatoire with SHAO-CHIA LÜ.

On Thursday 30 May at 9:00 pm in the Sala Verdi of the Milan Conservatoire we will close our season 2016/2017 with a concert conducted by SHAO-CHIA LÜ (Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan and principal conductor of the South Denmark Symphony Orchestra), for the first time in Milan.

Program:

La cenere degli astri by the based in Milan composer Carlo Boccadoro, also Music Director of the Milanese Ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi.

Appalachian Spring, written in 1945 by the newyorker composer Aaron Copland.

Symphony No. 6 Pastorale by  Ludwig van Beethoven.

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10 May 2017

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18 May 2017: the Ensemble Accademico UniMi closes its second season

On Thursday 18 May 2017 , in the great hall of the University of Milan La Statale, the Ensemble Accademico UniMi will close its second season with two concerts: at 1:00 and 9:00 pm (same program).

On the Ensemble podium, two young conductors, students of  La Statale University.
FABIO CONOCCHIELLA will conduct  the Symphony No. 31 Paris by Mozart and Mediterraneo, by himself composed just for the Ensemble.
EUGENIO FRANCESCO CHIARAVALLOTI, at his debut, will conduct  the Symphony No. 101 The Clock by Franz Joseph Haydn.

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07 April 2017

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9 May 2017: Daniel Smith conducts for the first time the Orchestra UniMi

On Tuesday 9 May 2017 at 9:00 pm, in the great hall of the University of Milan La Statale, the Australian Daniel Smith will conduct for the first time the Orchestra UniMi.

The program will be opened by the Concerto for Alto Saxophone, op. 109, E-flat major, composed in 1933 by ALEKSANDR GLAZUNOV. Soloist, the young Jacopo Taddei, winner of the Milan Conservatoire Prize 2015.

The usual contemporary piece will be the triptych for strings Action/Passion/Illusion, composed in 1993 by ERKKI-SVEN TÜÜR (1959), one of the most interesting living composers from Estonia.

The famous Serenade op. 48 C major by ČAJKOVSKIJ will close the concert.

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29 March 2017

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6 April 2017: Easter Concert by Ensemble Accademico and Choir UniMi

On Thursday 6 April 2017 at 9:00 pm, in the Church of S. Maria del Suffragio, in the homonym square in Milan (corso XXII Marzo), the ENSEMBLE ACCADEMICO and the CHOIR UNIMI will perform for the first time together, in the Easter Concert 2017.

Heart of the program the Mass No. 2, D.167, G major by FRANZ SCHUBERT.  The concert weill be opended by the MOZART motet Ave verum corpus K. 618 and the BACH chorale Jesus bleibet meine Freude.

Conductor STEFANO LIGORATTI

Choirmaster RENZO GALIMBERTI

Soprano REBECCA AMICO
Tenore JACOPO FRATTINI
Baritono TIZIANO ZUCCA

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08 March 2017

Thumbnail for 28 March: James P. Liu, Music Director of the Wuhan Philharmonic, for the first time in Milan

28 March: James P. Liu, Music Director of the Wuhan Philharmonic, for the first time in Milan

On Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 9:00 pm, in the great hall of the University of Milan La StataleJAMES PENG LIU, Music Director of the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra – one of the most important Chinese orchestras – will make his debut in Milan on the podium of the Orchestra UniMi, thanks to the collaboration with the Confucius Institute.

The program starts with a piece of the American period of IGOR STRAVINSKIJ: the Danses Concertantes (1942). Not being considered by the composer as  music for ballet (although years later it was just used  for this), in the composer’s intention they represent a summary of his musical thoughts at that time.

Lang Lang won in 1995 the Čaikovskij Prize playing the Chinese Rhapsody No. 2 written by the Chinese composer AN-LUN HUANG (1976), of whom the program of the concert proposes, as the European premièreFlying free in the sky, second movement of the fantastic symphony The Deity in Cloud, performed as world premiere in April 2016 by the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James P. Liu. The symphony is representative of the contemporary Chinese music  which finds inspiration in the ancient Chinese tradition but is interpreted through the canons of the modern Western orchestra.

With the Symphony No. 4 Tragic by FRANZ SCHUBERT, which closes the concert, we are back in the European cultural tradition. Written in 1816 by a nineteen years old Schubert, Symphony No. 4 deals with the cumbersome Beethoven model, like previous and subsequent Schubert’s symphonies. Although at that time it was essential to refer to this model, Schubert desired to distance himself from it.

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24 February 2017

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7 March: Violinist Natasha Korsakova soloist in the Mendelssohn's Concerto, Alessandro Crudele conductor

On Tuesday 7th March 2017, at 9:00 pm, in the great hall of La Statale Milan University, the Orchestra UniMi, conducted by ALESSANDRO CRUDELE, will play one of the masterpiece of the literature for violin : the Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto E minor. NATASHA KORSAKOVA soloist.

It will follow the usual contemporary piece that Orchestra UniMi (the only one in Italy) plays in each concert. In this case Manhattan Broadcasts, written between 1962 and 1964 by at that time twenty years old Viennese composer HK GRUBERManhattan Broadcasts, –as title and orchestra score – with a large rythm section and an electric guitar – suggest, evoke jazz and swing atmospheres, unusual for our concerts. As often happens, also this piece will be performed as Italian premiere.

And let us not miss anything in terms of rhythmic component and original timbre combinations, the concert will end with the Suite Pulcinella by Igor Stravinskij.

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15 February 2017

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February 23d: opening concert 2016/2017 of the Ensemble Accademico UniMi

Thursday 23d February at 9:00 pm, in the great hall of  La Statale University (via Festa del Perdono 3/7), the ENSEMBLE ACCADEMICO, the University non professional orchestra, opens  its second saeson.

Program: the Concerto piano No. 3, op. 37, G minor by Beethoven – soloist CLAUDIA AIELLO – and three masterpieces of violin concert: the Rondo, Violin & Strings  A major, by Franz Schubert, the  Introduction & Rondo capriccioso by Saint-Saëns and Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate, soloist FRANCESCA BONAITA.

STEFANO LIGORATTI, conductor.

AT 1:00 PM OF THE SAME DAY , DRESS REHEARSAL.

 

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27 January 2017

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February, 14th: Concert dedicated to Love and Lovers

On Tuesday, February 14th, at 9:00 pm, in the Great Hall of La Statale University, the South African-Dutch conductor CONRAD VAN ALPHEN will join Orchestra UniMi for the third time with a program that revolves around “Love and Lovers” theme. We will hear the Overture of Mozart’s early work, Bastien und Bastienne, the Overture from Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Elgar’s Salut d’amour and Sibelius’ Pelléas et Mélisande. The contemporary piece also refers to the concert’s general theme: we will perform Eros en Psyche by the Dutch composer Joost Kleppe. Soloist in this last piece will be the Danish flautist KATHRIN CHRISTIANS, for her first time in Milan.

 

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13 January 2017

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26th January 2017: we perform the world premiere of the last work by Ennio Morricone

On January 26th 2017, during the opening ceremony of the new academic year, the State University of Milan will confer the degree honoris causa in Sciences of Music to ENNIO MORRICONE.

We are particularly glad to announce that, in this occasion, the ORCHESTRA UNIMI, conducted by ALESSANDRO CRUDELE, will have the privilege to perform, at the presence of the composer, the world premiere of  the last work by Morricone, written for this occasion:

Varianti per Ballista Antonio Canino♮Bruno

for two pianos and string orchestra.

The soloists will be, of course, the legendary Piano-Duo ANTONIO BALLISTA and BRUNO CANINO.

Entrance by invitation. Places are sold out.

The entire ceremony will be broadcast on streaming video portal of the university, starting from 10:00 am.
Around 11:00 am is scheduled playing the new work by Morricone.

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