Sequenza Italiana - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Sequenza Italiana

25 June - 10 July 2016

Program

MONTEVERDI (arr. strings) Lamento della ninfa
BERIO Sequenzas for Violin and Double Bass
LEO Cello Concerto No.3 in D minor
PAGANINI Introduction and Variations on ‘Dal tuo stellato soglio’ from Rossini’s Moses in Egypt
ROSSINI (arr. Eliodoro Sollima) ‘Une larme’ Theme and Variations for Cello and Strings
SCELSI C’est bien la nuit from Nuits
GIOVANNI SOLLIMA Fecit Neap 17… 

Artists

Giovanni Sollima Director & Cello
Satu Vänskä Leader & Violin
Maxime Bibeau Double bass


In 2014, ACO audiences roared their approval of the exhilarating mastery of maverick cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima’s performances across Australia. In 2016 he returns for an unmissable celebration of five centuries of Italian music, ably joined by soloists from the ACO.

Rossini’s ‘Une larme’ (A Tear) effortlessly balances bravura with melancholy. Berio’s Sequenzas pay tribute to the possibilities of each instrument, and this program’s ‘collage’ enables Satu Vänskä and Maxime Bibeau to take virtuosic flight. Vänskä also features in a precision-demanding piece by Paganini, and Bibeau in Scelsi’s incantatory double bass solo.

Though Sicilian himself, Sollima’s love of Neapolitan style flowers not only in a captivating rendition of galant composer Leo’s third Cello Concerto, but also in his own work, Fecit Neap 17..., a spirited and heartfelt close to a stunning concert.

Limelight Magazine

★★★★★ ''Quintessentially Italian concert celebrates sensory pleasures of music".

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The Australian

"Outstanding playing, courageous programming and a magnanimous musical personality transformed this concert into ­unforgettable event."

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The Canberra Times

"Sequenza Italiana might best be described as a night of extravagant music."

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The West Australian

★★★★1/2 "Cellist Sollima a dazzling delight."

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LA Times on Giovanni Sollima

“Breathtaking imagination and startling virtuosity” 

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