Italian Orchestra to visit Delhi
From Tuesday, March 14 to Thursday, March 23, the Orchestra, led from within by its founder and first violin Carlo Fabiano, will undertake a tour in India where it will be the ambassador of Italian culture, proposing a program that will combine music by Rossini, Donizetti and Vivaldi. After three Concerts of Vivaldi (Concerto of Strings in D minor n. 19 and in C major n. 44 and Concerto for two violins and strings in A minor n. 177 – soloists Filippo Lama and Pierantonio Cazzulani) will follow Introduction, theme and variations of Rossini and Donizetti’s Concertino in B flat (both for clarinet and strings – solo Aljaz Begus) and Divertimento in D major, K. 136 by Mozart. The tour will go to Calcutta, New Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. The first concert is scheduled for Thursday, 16th March, in Calcutta, in the prestigious Victoria Memorial and at the invitation of the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre in New Delhi and Mumbai, as well as the Embassy of Italy (Friday the 17th March), will take part in the celebrations for the Italian National Day at the Ambassador’s residence. After that the Orchestra will be guest to the Madza Hall in collaboration with the Poona Music Society of Pune (Sunday, 19th March) and at the Royal Opera House, in collaboration with the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation in Mumbai (Monday, 20th March). The Indian tour will end with a concert at the Auditorium of the India International Centre in New Delhi (Wednesday, 22nd March).
The Mantova Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1981 and imposes itself immediately to the general attention by its technical brilliance, diligent search for sound quality and sensitivity to stylistic problems. So much so that in 1997, Italian music critics awarded them the Franco Abbiati Prize for the best chamber ensemble for the “stylistic sensitivity and methodical research on the sounds that proposes a moment of high executive meeting of Italian instrumental tradition and classical repertoire”. The Mantova Chamber Orchestra headquarters is the Teatro Bibiena of Mantova, authentic jewel of architecture and acoustics. During the thirty years of artistic life of the Orchestra, he collaborated with some of the most respected conductors and soloists in the international scene. Among them: Steven Isserlis, Maria Joao Pires, Gidon Kremer, Aldo Ciccolini, Shlomo Mintz, Joshua Bell, Viktoria Mullova, Salvatore Accardo, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Carmignola, Uto Ughi, Mischa Maisky, Enrico Dindo, Mario Brunello, Miklos Perenyi, Sol Gabetta, Alexander Lonquich, Bruno Canino, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Maria Tipo, Kent Nagano and the unforgettable Astor Piazzola, Severino Gazzelloni and Aldo Ciccolini. The protagonist of countless concerts in Italy and abroad, performing in major theaters and concert halls of most European countries, the United States, Central and South America and Asia. In the last decade, national and international activities of the Orchestra focused on the design and implementation of major monographic cycles, dedicated to Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart and Schumann.
Since 1993, the Mantova Chamber Orchestra is busy relaunching the musical activities of its city, Mantova, through the concert season “Orchestra Time.” In May 2013 it gave birth to the Mantova Chamber Music Festival “Trame Sonore a Palazzo”, an event that takes place in major public art sites: the next edition is scheduled from May 31 to June 4, 2017 (www.mantovachamber.com).