Together with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Sir Antonio Pappano is celebrating his 15th anniversary as Music Director of the Roman institution this year. His engagement in the internationally renowned orchestra, which is characterized by a high degree of professionalism, gives Sir Pappano the feeling of being part of a big family. The rewarding cooperation and great harmony the orchestra shares with the Music Director’s vision of music will continue until 2023 as Sir Antontio Pappano recently confirmed the institution’s invitation.
Martha Argerich and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Roma have a musical relationship which started already in the 1980s. Together at the piano, Sir Antonio Pappano and Martha Argerich lately celebrated their lasting friendship for CD recordings of works by Camille Saint-Saëns. With Chopin’s First Piano Concerto, Argerich will perform in the upcoming tour with the Accademia Nazionale the piece of music with which she has won the first prize at the 1965 International Chopin-Competition in Warsaw.
Only last year pianist Francesco Piemontesi, who was named “BBC New Generation Artist” in 2009, made his debut with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. The artistic collaboration went on this year in March with a concert under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano at the Rostropvich Festival in Moscow. In November the successful work will be continued in Piemontesi’s home country with concerts in Bern, Zurich and Lugano.
4 November 2019: Paris, Philharmonie (soloist: Martha Argerich)
5 November 2019: Bern, Casino (soloist: Francesco Piemontesi)
7 November 2019: Geneva, Victoria Hall (soloist: Martha Argerich)
8 November 2019: Zurich, Tonhalle Maag (soloist: Francesco Piemontesi)
9 November 2019: Lucerne, KKL (soloist: Martha Argerich)
10 November 2019: Lugano, LAC (soloist: Francesco Piemontesi)
C. M. von Weber: Overture to Euryanthe, Op. 81
F. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
R. Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61