Known as ‘La Scala’, Teatro alla Scala was established in the Italian city of Milan in the late 18th century and is arguably the most prestigious opera home in the planet. Filarmonica della Scala, the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala, was founded in 1982 below the leadership of the planet-renowned Italian maestro, Claudio Abbado, in order to add a symphonic dimension to the illustrious Teatro alla Scala.
Myung-Whun Chung will direct the Filarmonica della Scala in two concerts. Having carried out practically all of the world’s major orchestras and with an impressive record as a concert pianist, Myung-Whun Chung’s interpretation and path of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No three in D minor is bound to be exceptional. This concerto, which is regarded as to be 1 of the most technically difficult in the classical piano repertoire, will be played by the virtuosic young Ukrainian pianist, Alexander Romanovsky, who has won significant awards performing because the age of 15.
The programme on September 17 (Tuesday) also functions Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No six in B minor, an epic function spanning the extremes of the emotional spectrum in an atmosphere of pathos. Widely recognized as the Pathétique, this potent function is regarded as Tchaikovsky’s greatest symphony.
Held the subsequent evening, on September 18 (Wednesday), the second concert opens with chosen overtures and intermezzi by the excellent Italian opera composers, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini, followed by Antonin Dvořák’s renowned New World Symphony No 9 in E minor, which premiered in 1893 with the New York Philharmonic.
Dvořák explained that he did not incorporate Native American music in the symphony, but rather, ‘simply wrote original themes embodying the peculiarities of North American indigenous music; and, using these themes as subjects, developed them with all the resources of modern rhythms, counterpoint, and orchestral colour’.
The concerts will commence at 7pm. Consult www.rohmuscat.org for booking.
Information Source: Muscat Daily