The alternative location is Slovenian Philharmonic. The definitive location will be decided on the day of the event and announced online at ljubljanafestival.si
Filarmonica della Scala
Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Soloist: Jan Lisiecki, piano
L. van Beethoven: The Piano Concerto No. 5 in E♭ major, Op. 73 ‘Emperor’
A. Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163
Consisting of musicians from the orchestra of Milan’s La Scala opera house, the Filarmonica della Scala was founded in 1982 by the conductor Claudio Abbado for the performance of the orchestral repertoire. Over the course of its history, the orchestra has worked with many eminent conductors, including Georges Prêtre, Lorin Maazel, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Zubin Mehta and Leonard Bernstein, as well with Valery Gergiev and Daniel Barenboim, who are still honorary members of the orchestra today. Carlo Maria Giulini conducted it in more than 90 concerts, while Riccardo Muti, its chief conductor from 1987 to 2005, made a decisive contribution to its artistic development. His mission has been continued by Riccardo Chailly, who was appointed chief conductor in 2015. Since 2013 the Filarmonica della Scala has given an annual open concert in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo that is attended by more than 40,000 people. The orchestra devotes particular attention to the contemporary repertoire and has performed a work by a contemporary composer every year since its foundation. Over the course of the last 35 years it has given more than 800 international concerts, with important milestones including visits to the United States of America with Riccardo Chailly and to China with Myung-Whun Chung. The orchestra will be performing in Ljubljana under the baton of Andrey Boreyko. The soloist is the young piano virtuoso Jan Lisiecki, a musician whose remarkable maturity belies his youth.
The honorary patron of the event is His Excellency Paolo Trichilo, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy.