ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DEL CONSERVATORIO VINCENZO BELLINI DI CATANIA
EPIFANIO COMIS, conductor

Catania Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra

22. July 2024
9.00 pm
Križanke
24 €, 29 €, 39 €

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Programme:
Saverio Mercadante: Homage to Bellini, Sinfonia for Grand Orchestra
Alfredo Casella: Italia, Rhapsody for Grand Orchestra, Op. 11
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Maurice Ravel:
Pavane for a Dead Princess in G major (version 1910)
My Mother the Goose (version 1911)
George Gershwin: An American in Paris

The Italian pianist and conductor Epifanio Comis studied with eminent musicians such as Agatella Catania, Lazar Berman and Piero Rattalino. Today he is known for organising numerous masterclasses at important institutions in New York, Warsaw, Mons, Paris, Moscow and Bucharest, and also teaches at the Ljubljana Festival Masterclasses. Furthermore, he is the director of and a professor at the Vincenzo Bellini State Conservatory for Music in Catania, where in 2020 he founded the very active Orchestra Sinfonica del Conservatorio Vincenzo Bellini di Catania (Catania Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra), which includes teachers and students from the Associazione Musicale Etnea. In Ljubljana, the Orchestra will present a varied programme, opening with a composition by Saverio Mercadante, one of the leading Italian opera composers of his time, whose style was an influence on Giuseppe Verdi. The first part will conclude with a piece by Alfredo Casella, a musician who was influential in the interwar period and is linked to Slovenia by the fact that he taught Primož Ramovš. The second part of the concert will feature two masterfully orchestrated works by the impressionist Maurice Ravel, and the evening will conclude with George Gershwin’s jazz-inspired and rhapsodic symphonic poem An American in Paris.

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