Sat. May 18th, 2024

Classical music lovers in Hanoi will have an opportunity to enjoy
the melody and virtuosity of Italian music to be performed by one of the
most popular Italian chamber orchestras, I Solisti Veneti.

The concert, which will take place at the Hanoi Opera House on March 21
night, will feature masterpieces composed in the 18 th century by
Antonio Vivaldi, Tomaso Albinoni, Gioachino Rossini, Giovanni Bottesini,
Gaetano Braga, Jean Baptiste Arban and the legendary Giuseppe Verdi on
the occasion of his 200 th birthday.

The night will be
highlighted by two concertos for violin Spring and Summer taken from
Vivaldi’s work Four Seasons , with soloist performances from
violinists Chiara Parrini and Lucio Degani.

Verdi and
Rossini are mostly known as authors of operas and instrumental works.
Variations for clarinet and strings from Gioachino Rossini’s operas
Mose in Egitto and La Donna del Lago will showcase a rough and
fascinating instrumental virtuosity, according to the orchestra’s

Act III from one of the Verdi’s early works I Lombardi Alla Terza Crociata will be performed at the concert.

The Grand Duo Concertante by Bottesini is an opera duet parody in
which a contrabass will mimic a soprano. Meanwhile, variations on the
Carnival of Venice by composer Arban will close the concert.

The unique programme is designed to celebrate the 40 th anniversary of
diplomatic relations between Italy and Vietnam , said violinist
and orchestra representative Lucio Degani at a press conference on March

Fifteen musicians from I Solisti Veneti will play
under the lead of Lucio Degani, who replaces the 79-year-old conductor
Maestro Claudio Scimone whose health is not in a good condition.

Since it was founded in 1959, “I Solisti Veneti” has performed more
than 5,000 concerts in 90 countries and territories around the world.

In 2008, Claudio Scimone and his orchestra
received the “Una vita nella musica” prize, which is considered by
international critics as the “Nobel Prize” in music.-VNA

By vivian