The complete programme of the OM Festival - OFF events included

From April 26 to 28 the second edition of the Orchestra Mozart will take place with two symphonic concerts - directed by Maestro Bernard Haitink, the Sunday concert with pianist Martin Helmchen - and a chamber music concert. Plus, many events in the city of Bologna, here’s the full programme.

Maestro Haitink will conduct once again the Orchestra Mozart right before his sabbatical year. “For the third year running Maestro Haitink will conduct us in Bologna and Lugano; - says Mattia Petrilli, Flute and OM Board Member - we will face together a significant and prestigious programme. The relationship with Maestro Haitink gets stronger and stronger every time, musically speaking we feel a great connection and we are united by a strong, loving feeling. His wish to make music with us once again honours us and it is with great joy and trepidation that we look forward to the rehearsals”.

Francesco Senese, Assistant Konzertmeister and OM Board Member – “With his greatness both human and artistic, Maestro Haitink has brought us here, through this journey of growth and evolution. We thank him with infinite gratitude and with the greater joy of making music together once more”.


Together with the three concerts a series of events and concerts set in the very heart of the city of Bologna.
Saturday April 27 - children workshop with the Solisti dell’Orchestra Mozart
Saturday April 27 - Late Night Concert with the Solisti dell’Orchestra Mozart at Scrambler Ducati Food Factory, via D’Azeglio
Sunday April 28 - morning, chamber music concert with the Solisti dell’Orchestra Mozart in Palazzo Isolani

We will communicate in due time all the details to take part in these events.


Friday April 26, 2019 | Teatro Auditorium Manzoni, 8.30pm
Orchestra Mozart
Bernard Haitink conductor
I Solisti dell’Orchestra Mozart
Joseph Haydn, Sinfonia concertante for oboe, bassoon, violin, cello and orchestra in B flat major, Hob. I :105
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony n. 3 in E flat major, op. 55 The Heroic

Saturday April 27, 2019 | Teatro Auditorium Manzoni, 5pm
Chamber music concert with the Solisti dell’Orchestra Mozart
Elliott Carter, Scrivo in Vento for Flute solo
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sextet for winds in E Flat Major op. 71 
Benjamin Britten, Six Metamorphoses after Ovid op. 49
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quintet n. 4 in G Minor, K 516

Sunday April 28, 2019 | Teatro Auditorium Manzoni, 5pm
Orchestra Mozart
Bernard Haitink conductor
Martin Helmchen piano
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 61
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano concerto n. 22 in E flat major, K 482
Franz Schubert, Symphony n. 5 in B flat major, D 485


The Accademia is happy to announce the beginning of the collaboration with Maestro Gastón Fournier-Facio as Artistic Consultant of the Orchestra Mozart (Fournier-Facio has been Artistic Coordinator at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Artistic Director of the Teatro Regio in Turin from 2014 to 2018). Fournier-Facio began his work as Artistic Consultant for the Orchestra Mozart on January 2019. 

I’m delighted to work as Artistic Consultant for the Orchestra Mozart, directed for ten years by Claudio Abbado. I had the chance to collaborate with him many times in many different occasions (at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and at the Scala) and I remember with great joy the first concert of the Orchestra Mozart in Bologna, at the Teatro Manzoni, in 2004. I had the pleasure to work with Claudio and the OM on the occasion of his “return” to La Scala in Milan, when he conducted an unforgettable Mahler’s Sixth Symphony.

During my long collaboration with Claudio Abbado - concludes Fournier-Facio - I got to know his ideals of artistic excellence and his ethical principles on making music together. Keeping these principles in mind I will work with great energy for the future of Claudio’s last “creation”, the Orchestra Mozart. My first task will be to find a new Musical Conductor, as excellent as Claudio Abbado’s memory deserves and who will bring the orchestra to new concerts, international tournées and recordings.

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