The Accademia Filarmonica Romana celebrates the 200th anniversary of its constitution with a very special event: the Orchestra Mozart in concert, under Daniele Gatti’s direction, with music by Rossini, Stravinskij, Mozart and a premiere commissioned to Georges Aperghis on December 4th, at 9 pm, at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome.
On this day, precisely two centuries after that December 4th, 1821, when the Filarmonica Romana was founded, the Orchestra Mozart, which stands out in the world panorama and is unparalleled in the Italian one, will perform under Daniele Gatti’s baton a concert program featuring two composers tied to the history of the Filarmonica: Rossini (whose Overture from The Barber of Seville will be performed), honorary member since 1837, and among the favorite composers of philharmonic amateurs, who performed several of his works, sometimes for the first time in Italy, and Stravinsky (whose Apollon will be played), who built a close relationship with the institution in the 50s. This will be followed by a world premiere performance, commissioned by the Philharmonic to Georges Aperghis, who was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale in 2015, and the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in 2021. His new work is Contre-jour, le jour, featuring the soloist baritone Lionel Peintre, a versatile musician with whom Aperghis has worked for years. Grand finale with the spectacular Jupiter, Mozart's last symphony.
Here are the tickets.
Lionel Peintre, baritone
Daniele Gatti, conductor
Gioachino Rossini, The Barber of Seville, Overture
Igor Stravinsky, Apollon Musagète, ballet (in two pictures) for string orchestra
Georges Aperghis, Contre-jour, le jour (2020)* for baritone and orchestra
*world premiere, commissioned by Accademia Filarmonica Romana
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony no. 41 in C major K. 551, Jupiter
More information about the bicentennial concert here.