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Filarmonica della Scala

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  • Filarmonica della Scala was first founded by Claudio Abbado and the musicians of La Scala Opera House in 1982 with the objective of developing a symphonic repertoire in order to add a further dimension to La Scala’s great operatic tradition. From January 2015 Riccardo Chailly takes up the position of principal conductor at La Scala for two years, and becomes its next music director in January 2017.

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  • Important milestones in recent years have included the Orchestra’s debut in the United States with Riccardo Chailly and in China with Myung-Whun Chung, respectively in 2007 and in 2008, the year that marked its return to the Musikverein in Vienna under Daniele Gatti. In 2009 the Filarmonica gave its first concert at the Berlin Philharmonie under Daniel Barenboim, and came back to Paris with Pierre Boulez and Maurizio Pollini. 2010 concerts included a return trip to Asia with Semyon Bychkov for the Shanghai Expo and in Berlin under the baton of Diego Matheuz. In 2011 Filarmonica has been conducted on tour by Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Daniel Harding, Gianandrea Noseda and Georges Prêtre. In March 2015 Filarmonica Orchestra will play at the Royal Concertgebouw, the Amsterdam concert hall, and, in June, was in Sarajevo for a deeply symbolic concert: an interdenominational peace celebration marking 20 years since the end of the Bosnian conflict.


    The Orchestra has also been able to develop fruitful collaborative relations with some of the greatest conductors of the time: Georges Prêtre, Lorin Maazel and Wolfgang Sawallisch, for example, worked with the Orchestra in its first concert seasons and then became honorary member together with Valery Gergiev. Over the years came other important contributions, from directors such as Leonard Bernstein, Semyon Bychkov, Myung-Whun Chung, James Conlon, Gustavo Dudamel, Peter Eötvös, Christoph Eschenbach, John Eliot Gardiner, Valery Gergiev, Philippe Jordan, Zubin Mehta, Gianandrea Noseda, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Gennadij Rozdestvenskij, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Yuri Temirkanov and Franz Welser–Möst. From 2006 the Filarmonica has intensified its relations with Daniel Barenboim, Daniel Harding, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev and Riccardo Chailly.


    The activities of the Filarmonica della Scala are not subsidised by public funds. It does however receive support from UniCredit, the Orchestra’s main institutional partner.

Future tour
London with Chailly & Benjamin Grosvenor
Europe, January 2018
Filarmonica della Scala makes its first Barbican appearance under new music director Riccardo Chailly, with Benjamin Grosvenor as soloist.

Performances

24 January 2018: Barbican Centre, London
Conductor Riccardo Chailly
Piano Benjamin Grosvenor

Rossini Overture from Semiramide
Liszt Piano Concerto No 2
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Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4

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Future tour
Summer Festivals
Europe, August-September 2017
Intermusica brings Filarmonica della Scala to the UK and Germany for performances at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival and the Berliner Festspiele.

Under the baton of new music director, Riccardo Chailly, the orchestra performs core Italian repertoire including Verdi Stabat Mater and Te Deum, the monumental Respighi Fountains and Pines of Rome, and joined by soloists Leonidas Kavakos and Julian Rachlin. The orchestra's August performance at the Royal Albert Hall marks their BBC Proms debut.

Performances

25 August 2017: BBC Proms
Conductor Riccardo Chailly
Violin Leonidas Kavakos

Brahms Violin Concerto in D major
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Respighi Fountains of Rome
Respighi Pines of Rome

26 August 2017: Edinburgh International Festival
Conductor Riccado Chailly
Viola Julian Rachlin

Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No. 2
Bartók Viola Concerto
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Shostakovich Symphony No. 12

27 August 2017: Edinburgh International Festival
Conductor Riccardo Chailly
Edinburgh Festival Chorus

Verdi Stabat Mater
Verdi Te Deum
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Respighi Fountains of Rome
Respighi Pines of Rome

13 September 2017: Berliner Festspiele
Conductor Riccardo Chailly
Violin Leonidas Kavakos
Soprano Melinda Parsons
Rudfunkchor Berlin

Brahms Violin Concerto
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Verdi Overture to I Vespri Siciliani
Verdi Stabat Mater
Verdi Te Deum

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Stephen Lumsden
Managing Director
+44 20 7608 9911






Erin McNamara
Senior Coordinator, International Touring
+44 20 7608 9944
emcnamara@intermusica.co.uk

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