TUESDAY 12 MAY 2020, ore 20.30 – Conservatorio “G. Verdi”
Marco Angius conductor
Cristina Zavalloni voice
Berg – Four Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op. 5
Webern – String Trio, Op. 20
Schönberg – Kammersymphonie in E Major, Op. 9 (transcribed for 5 instruments by Anton Webern)
Bussotti – Arlequin Poupin
Schönberg – Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21
Although this season’s traditional homage to the music of our time is concentrated on twentieth-century Vienna, it will be an evening of Italian excellence. Marco Angius is a reference-point among conductors of the contemporary musical repertoire. [Inanella??] highest level theatre productions (Rihm’s Jakob Lenz in Bologna, Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at Santa Cecilia and Luca Mosca’s L’Italia del destino at Florence’s Maggio Musicale); he works with such groups as the Ensemble InterContemporain and the Tokyo Philharmonic, and he is a frequent guest at the Venice Biennale, Traiettorie, Milano Musica and RopmaEuropa. In Milan he is the conductor of the Accademia della Scala’s Ensemble Giorgio Bernasconi, and, in Padua, of the more experienced Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto. After an absence of a few years, Angius is returning to the Quartetto to conduct a first-rate ensemble, the mdi, “which confronts the contemporary musical output with a strong sense of identity in sound and in interpretative style” (2017 prize “Una Vita nella Musica” of the Teatro La Fenice). Along with the founders – Lorenzo Gentili-Tedeschi , Paolo Fumagalli, Sonia Formenti, Paolo Casiraghi, Luca Ieracitano and Giorgio Casati – various musicians are selected each time, depending on the works to be performed. The mdi ensemble performs regularly for the most important Italian and foreign musical organisations: the Venice Biennale, Ravenna Festival, Spoleto Festival, Parma’s Traiettorie, Bologna Festival, Festival Présences of Radio France, Jeunesse in Vienna, Open Music in Graz, Innsbruck’s ORF and overseas in the USA and Japan. Mdi also promotes such initiatives as the New Music Week in Rome, the Contrasti concert cycle in Florence and Sound of Wander in Milan (Abbiati Prize, 2017).
Finally, there is the extraordinary, flexible voice of Cristina Zavalloni, an Italian performer heard all over the world. Brunello and Lucchesini are among the musician friends with whom she has been collaborating for years, and her mentor is the composer Louis Andriessen. She is making a much-appreciated return to the Quartetto, where she previously performed some of Berio’s Folk Songs with Sentieri Selvaggi.
Intero: € 35
Ridotto: € 29
Under30: € 5