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Juraj Valčuha "telling" musical fairy tales

The concert of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai scheduled for Tuesday 23 December at 9 pm at the Auditorium Rai “Arturo Toscanini” in Turin and broadcasted live on Radio3 is a journey into musical fairy tales. Conductor Juraj Valčuha will be presenting Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in F minor Op. VIII No. 4 for violin, strings and basso continuo The Winter, interpreted by Rai Orchestra’s first violin Roberto Ranfaldi. The Concerto will be followed by Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij’s Suite Op. 66 from the ballet The Sleeping Beauty, by Maurice Ravel’s five orchestral pieces for children Ma mère l’Oye, and by Igor Stravinskij’s Suite from the ballet L’oiseau de feu.

Musical fairy tales for children and adults with Milo Cotogno

The concert of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai scheduled for Tuesday 23 December at 3.30 pm at the Auditorium Rai “Arturo Toscanini” in Turin is a journey into musical fairy tales. Central to the event are the stories of The Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty, as told by Maurice Ravel through his five orchestral pieces Ma mère l’Oye dedicated to children, and that of the Firebird and of the evil magician Kashchei created by Igor Stravinskij for his famous ballet L’oiseau de feu, here presented as a symphonic suite. The characters are brought to life by Lorenzo Branchetti, known as Melevisione’s Milo Cotogno, who will be describing their adventures. Rai Orchestra’s Principal Conductor Juraj Valčuha will be conducting from the podium.
The show is a Christmas gift to children and adults, and entrance is free charge. Tickets may be redeemed at Rai Auditorium’s box office, in Via Rossini, in Turin, Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 am to 6 pm. Each adult may collect a maximum of 4 tickets, and subject to availability.

Wortig, Werba and Valčuha performing The Song of the Earth

A series of crucial and dramatic events that can deeply touch the soul of a man; a collection of highly evocative Chinese poems from different periods; the desire to stretch the relationship between Lied and symphony to the extreme. These are the background elements that brought to the creation of Gustav Mahler’s masterpiece “Das Lied von der Erde” (The Song of the Earth), performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai on Thursday 15 January at 9 pm at Rai’s Auditorium “Arturo Toscanini” in Turin, and replicated on Friday 16 January at 8.30 pm, with live broadcasting on Radio3 and streamed live with multiple-camera setup on www.osn.rai.it.
On stage are tenor Dominik Wortig and baritone Marcus Werba, both Lieder specialists. Juraj Valčuha, Principal Conductor of the Rai Orchestra, will be conducting. During the first part of the concert he will be presenting Joseph Haydn’s Symphony in F sharp minor Hob I No. 45, written in 1772, also known as Abschieds-Symphonie (Farewell Symphony).

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