The 2014-2015 season of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai opens on 25 and 26 September celebrating its 20th anniversary. Twenty-two concerts, from September to May, at Rai Auditorium “Arturo Toscanini”, in Turin. All concerts have double dates, are broadcasted live on Radio3, and audio-video streamed live on www.classica.rai.it and www.osn.rai.it. From this year many of Thursdays’ Red round concerts will be broadcasted live on Rai5. For this reason, and to meet Rai channel’s programming needs, such concerts are scheduled at 9 pm. Blue round Friday concerts continue to be scheduled at 8.30 pm.
The opening, on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 September 2014, will see Rai Orchestra’s Principal conductor Juraj Valčuha interpreting Ludwig van Beethoven’s choral and symphonic masterpiece Missa Solemnis in D major Op. 123. Coro Maghini, directed by Claudio Chiavazza, will be joining a team of great voices: soprano Veronica Cangemi, mezzo Julia Gertseva, tenor Jeremy Ovenden, and bass Andreas Scheibner. The evening will celebrate twenty years since Rai Orchestra’s foundation and its first concert on 24 September 1994 in Turin, conducted by George Prêtre, during Prix Italia.