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ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DEL CONSERVATORIO VICENZO BELLINI DI CATANIA

EPIFANIO COMIS, conductor

  • 22 Jul 2024 ob 21:00

    Križanke Summer Theatre

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 in Catania, where in 2020 he founded the very active Orchestra Sinfonica Instituto Bellini (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.

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)
Maurice Ravel: My Mother the Goose (version 1911)
George Gershwin: An American in Paris

Remark

More information is available on the organizer's website.

Tickets: 24 €, 29 €, 39 €