“Le Domeniche dell’Auditorium” (Sundays at the Auditorium), the conversation & concert series with Paolo Gallarati and the chamber ensembles of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, developed in collaboration with Cassa di Risparmio di Asti and with Lions Clubs of Turin, are getting under way. The first event is scheduled for Sunday, 5 October 2014, at 10.30 am, at the Auditorium Rai “Arturo Toscanini” in Turin.
The event will see the String Ensemble of the Rai Orchestra, with Roberto Ranfaldi as violin solo and concertmaster, performing Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s String symphony No. 2 in D major; Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto No. 1 in A minor BWM 1041 for violin, strings and continuo; Henry Purcell’s Chaconne in G minor for strings as arranged by Benjamin Britten; and Britten’s Simple Symphony Op. 4 for strings.
The concert is introduced by Paolo Gallarati who, while carrying on his “Saper ascoltare” (Know how to listen) cycle, illustrates characteristics and traits of the different musical instruments, working with the artists on stage.
The next appointment with “Le Domeniche dell’Auditorium” is 12 October, always with Paolo Gallarati, and with the String and Clarinet Quartet of the Rai Orchestra. Seats for the conversation & concert events are at 5 and 3 euro (reduced price for young people born in or after 1985) and are available online or at the box office of the Auditorium Rai, also one hour prior to the beginning of the concert.
Appointed “Messenger of Peace” by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, he’s been the star of many large events, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony, Grammy Awards in Los Angeles with Metallica, and the closing ceremony of Rio de Janeiro’s Soccer World Cup. We are talking about Lang Lang, the great Chinese pianist, who will be in Turin on Tuesday 4 November to perform at 9 pm at the Auditorium Rai “Arturo Toscanini”. The program, which he is here presenting for the first time, includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Italian Concerto, and some great romantic pieces like Čajkovskij’s The Seasons, and Chopin’s Four Scherzos. Concert tickets, not part of the season’s subscription of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, are available beginning Friday 12 September, at the Auditorium Rai’s ticket office, as well as on www.osn.rai.it. The ticket office is open from 10.30 am to 6 pm, Tuesday to Friday. For more information: Te. +39 011 8104653; firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.