Chamber Orchestra “La Scala” (Cameristi della Scala) |

Chamber Orchestra “La Scala” (Cameristi della Scala) |

Cameristi della Scala

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Chamber Orchestra “La Scala” (Cameristi della Scala) |

The La Scala Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1982 from the musicians of the two largest orchestras in Milan: the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra’s repertoire includes works for chamber orchestra of several centuries – from the XNUMXth century to the present day. Particular attention is paid to the little-known and rarely performed Italian instrumental music of the XNUMXth century, replete with solo parts, requiring high professional skill and virtuosity. All this corresponds to the technical capabilities of the soloists of the orchestra, playing on the first consoles of the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra and widely known in the international musical arena.

The team has a rich history. The La Scala Chamber Orchestra constantly gives concerts in the most prestigious theater and concert halls in the world. In recent years, the orchestra has performed at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and at the Gaveau Hall in Paris, the Warsaw Opera, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, and the Zurich Tonhalle. Has toured to Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Latvia, Serbia and Turkey under the baton of world-famous conductors and with famous soloists. Among them are Gianandrea Gavazeni, Nathan Milstein, Martha Argerich, Pierre Amoyal, Bruno Canino, Aldo Ciccolini, Maria Tipo, Uto Ugi, Shlomo Mintz, Rudolf Buchbinder, Roberto Abbado, Salvatore Accardo.

In 2010, the La Scala Chamber Orchestra gave four concerts in Israel, one of them at the Manna Cultural Center in Tel Aviv. In the same year, they performed with great success in front of a huge audience in Shanghai, where they represented Milan at the World Expo 2010. In 2011, the Orchestra gave a concert at the Sony Center in Toronto and opened a festival in Imola (Emilia-Romagna, Italy).

In 2007-2009, the La Scala Chamber Orchestra was the protagonist of the traditional big summer concert on the square Piazza del Duomo in Milan, speaking to an audience of over 10000 people. For these concerts, the Orchestra annually ordered works dedicated to the famous Milan Cathedral from famous Italian composers: in 2008 – Carlo Galante, in 2009 – Giovanni Sollima. The group released an audio CD “Le Otto Stagioni” (which also includes several video tracks) from a concert on the square Piazza del Duomo, held on July 8, 2007 (its program included 16 plays by Vivaldi and Piazzolla).

In 2011, for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, in partnership with Music Association of the Risorgimento, the orchestra conducted a fundamental study of Italian music of the 20000th century and released an audio CD of XNUMX copies dedicated to music Risorgimento. The disc contains 13 compositions by Verdi, Bazzini, Mameli, Ponchielli and other composers of that time, performed by an orchestra with the participation of the La Scala Philharmonic Choir. In September 2011, as part of MYTH Festival Chamber Orchestra “La Scala” together with Carlo Coccia Symphony Orchestra for the first time in our time he performed in Novara (Basilica di S. Gaudenzio) “Requiem in memory of King Charles Albert” (“Messa da Requiem in memoria del Re Carlo Alberto”) by composer Carlo Cocci (1849) for soloists, choir and large orchestra. The orchestra also published a three-volume collection of music Risorgimento in the publishing house Carian.

Over the years, the constant collaboration of the orchestra with first-class world-class conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Carlo Maria Giulini, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Valery Gergiev and others has contributed to the creation of its unique image: the formation of a special sound, phrasing, timbre colors. All this makes the La Scala Chamber Orchestra a unique ensemble among chamber orchestras in Italy. The programs of the 2011/2012 season (seven in total) included works by Mozart, Richard Strauss, a number of Italian composers such as Marcello, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Cimarosa, Rossini, Verdi, Bazzini, Respighi, Rota, Bossi.

According to the information department of the Moscow Philharmonic

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