An unmissable concert inserted into the 94th Season of the Amici della Musica di Udine which will see
the Mitteleuropa Orchestra led by the celebrated Maestro Philippe Entremont in the dual roles of both
pianist and conductor. Among the performers of the evening will be the famous cellist Alvin Wong.
The performance will include music by W. A. Mozart, E. Elgar and O. Respighi (on the occasion of the
92nd anniversary of the world premiere of “Il Tramonto” (“The Sunset”), conducted by Respighi himself
in Udine on 26th March 1924).
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ouverture from Don Giovanni Concerto K. 488 for piano (with Philippe Entremont in the dual role of conductor and soloist)
Concerto for cello and orchestra
Gli uccelli (The Birds)
The Mitteleuropa Orchestra, which has its roots in the musical tradition of the area of central and southern Europe, is the product of many decades of orchestral experience. In the early 2000s it found its institutional place thanks to the intervention of the Regional Administration of Friuli Venezia Giulia, and the support of the Municipalities and Provinces of the Region.
It currently boasts 47 permanent orchestra members and a solid autonomous organization; its headquarters are in Palmanova at the Loggia della Gran Guardia, a historical building dating from the 1500s that overlooks the splendid main square of this star-shaped city.
The Chief Conductor of the Orchestra, since January 2017, is the Maestro Marco Guidarini. His repertoire, as an indication of his great versatility, ranges from Baroque to Contemporary Music, and genres from classical music to crossover.
The Mitteleuropa Orchestra performs in different formations, ranging from symphonic to symphonic-choral orchestral formations, with string orchestra, wind orchestra, and chamber ensembles. It has received significant public and critical acclaim throughout Italy and abroad, in France, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, and Albania. It has also been hosted at numerous international events, from the International Festival of Contemporary Music of the Venice Biennale to the Mittelfest, from the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, to the concert for the beatification of Pope John Paul II and to the international Festival of Lubiana.
In 2018 the Orchestra is the protagonist with the famous pianist Vincenzo Maltempo in the recording of a double CD of Brahms, produced by 2R productions, for the prestigious Piano Classics.
The Orchestra has been conducted by important personalities from the international music scene such as Niksa Bareza, Pascal Rophé, Tiziano Severini, Dmitri Jurowski, Aldo Ceccato, Muhai Tang, Oliver von Dohnányi, Krzysztof Penderecki, Luis Bacalov, Giampaolo Bisanti, Pietari Inkinen, John Axelrod, Ola Rudner, Emilio Pomarico, Vram Tchiftchian, Ernest Hoetzl, Philipp Von Steinaecker, Alessandro Vitiello, Giovanni Pacor, Vittorio Bresciani, Marco Guidarini, Nicola Valentini, Igor Zobin, Francesco Fanna, Adriano Martinolli D’Arcy, Eddi De Nadai, Uroš Lajovic and it has performed with soloists of international fame like Sergeij Krilov, Ramin Bahrami, Roberto Fabbriciani, Michele Campanella, Bruno Giuranna, Louis Lortie, Alexander Lonquich, Alena Baeva, Pepe Romero, Lilya Zilberstein, Roberto Cominati, Giovanni Sollima, Yeon Ju Jeong, Jaroslaw Nadrzycki, Marianna Vasileva, Marija Špengler, Daniel Müller-Schott, Karl Leister, Françoise de Clossey, Mauro Maur, Alexander Gadjiev, Héctor Ulises Passarella, Stefan Milenkovich, Philippe Entremont, Laura Bortolotto, Evgeni Koroliov, Andrea Bacchetti, Daniela Barcellona, Truls Mork, Vincenzo Maltempo, Roberto Fabbriciani, Jasna Corrado-Merlak, Letizia Michielon, Giuseppe Albanese.
In the Region, it collaborates with the Ente Regionale Teatrale on an important project of musical enhancement that covers the entire territory of Friuli Venezia Giulia; moreover together with the Italian Healthcare Agency it has programmed relevant interdisciplinary projects based on social inclusion through music and other innovative activities, specifically targeted to young audiences and to schools. The Mitteleuropa Orchestra is supported and financed by the Regional Administration of Friuli Venezia Giulia and to the partnership with the Friuli Foundation. Since 2015 it has programmed its own concert season at the Gustavo Modena theatre in Palmanova.
Translation by Wall Street English Udine