From 22nd to 25th October 2018 Iván Fischer, one of the most authoritative and acclaimed conductors in the world, gets on the podium of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala Orchestra for a series of concerts in the United States, promoted, under the patronage of Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, by the Milan per la Scala and UBI Banca, in collaboration with the American Society of Friends of Teatro alla Scala.
The concerts, hosted at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center of the University of Maryland, at the Richardson Auditorium of the University of Princeton and at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York, are born as an opportunity to meet and exchange with major universities and musical institutes of the East Coast.
The concerts are in fact open not only to general public, but above all to young American students of the most important centers of study and specialization in the performing arts, called to meet their colleagues overseas with the aim of establishing a fruitful dialogue in the name of shared passion for music and for culture.
Leading the orchestral formation of the La Scala Academy, consisting of more than seventy young under30 from three different continents, a director like Iván Fischer, regularly present in Europe, not only on the podium of the Budapest Festival Orchestra he founded, but also of the Berliner and of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. Fischer boasts an election relationship with the United States, having long conducted the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington DC, as well as being a frequent guest of major orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic or the Cleveland Orchestra.
The program that the Maestro has chosen for the students of the Academy wants to be a tribute to Italian and European culture in North America: the concerts open with the overture from La gazza ladra by Rossini, composer whose 150 this year is celebrated Anniversary of the disappearance, followed by the Symphony n. 4 in A major (Italiana) op. 90 by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, and the Symphony n. 5 in E minor, op. 64 of Čaikovskij.
For the orchestra of La Scala Academy, which over two years carries out an intense artistic activity in prestigious theaters and in the context of important festivals in Italy and abroad, addressing the symphonic, opera and ballet repertoire under the aegis of directors of proven authority, this experience is an extraordinary opportunity for educational and professional growth, as well as an opportunity for discussion and exchange with other young musicians.
The La Scala Academy, presided over by Alexander Pereira and directed by Luisa Vinci, today gathers around 1,600 students from all over the world, and about thirty courses distributed in four departments – Music, Dance, Stagecraft, Management. It is currently the only educational institution in the world, linked to an opera house, where all the professional figures who work for the production of a performance are trained.
The La Scala Theater remains the most prestigious aula where the students learn daily, on stage and behind the scenes, thanks to some of the great professionals and artists who collaborate with the theater.
Free tickets upon seats availability.
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