This morning (22.9.22) in the Sala Giunta was held the presentation of the XXII edition of the International Musical Mornings 2022-2023 by the New Ferruccio Busoni Orchestra – born in 2001 from an idea by Massimo Belli and the Triestine composer Marco Sofianopulo – organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Trieste, the Ministry of Culture, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Turismo FVG and the Kathleen Foreman Casali Charity Foundation.
The appointments of the International Musical Mornings will take place at the Revoltella Museum and in the Sala Luttazzi of the Warehouse 26 in the Porto Vecchio of Trieste.
The XXII edition will start on 25 September with the inaugural concert to continue until 26 February with a total of 11 concerts: the New Ferruccio Busoni Orchestra will always be the protagonist under the direction of Massimo Belli with the hospitality of great international soloists.
The inaugural concert on 25 September will be an opportunity for the New Ferruccio Busoni orchestra to celebrate two important anniversaries: the 330th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Tartini and the 300th anniversary of the birth of Pietro Nardini, one of his favorite students.
Concerts dedicated to Giuseppe Tartini and the “School of Nations” have been included in the Mattinate for many years to rediscover a still neglected musical and cultural world that continues to reveal extraordinary surprises.
Giuseppe Tartini is one of the most fascinating figures of the 18th century and his work is arousing more and more interest in today’s scientific and musical world: he was not only a virtuoso violinist and a great violin teacher, but also a philosopher, mathematician and student of phenomena acoustic physics and the scientific basis of musical harmony. Soloist of the concert will be the violinist Giada Visentin.
On October 16, the extraordinary violinist Giuseppe Gibboni, winner of the Paganini Prize 2021, will perform together with the Busoni orchestra.
Romanticism and virtuosity is the title of the program with music by Kalinnikov, Wieniawsky, Paganini and Grieg. This will be the first concert of a tour of the Busoni orchestra with the violinist Giuseppe Gibboni which includes ten appointments in important Italian concert venues organized by CIDIM – Italian National Music Committee.
On November 13, the New Ferruccio Busoni orchestra will perform with Simonide Braconi, First viola of the orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, as a violist and composer. After the opening piece, the Vivaldi Concerto in E minor for four violins, two very rare Antonio Vivaldi Concerts will be performed, where Braconi will play a wonderful and original instrument: the viola d’amore. The Canto del Silenzio, a touching composition by Braconi for viola and strings dedicated to the victims of the pandemic, will conclude the program.
On November 18 the Busoni orchestra together with the Korean cellist Meehae Ryo, artist who has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon and has performed in the most important halls of the world both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles with extraordinary partners such as Martha Argerich, will propose the concert for cello and orchestra in D major by Joseph Haydn, the Symphony in C minor by Andrea Luchesi and the Symphony in B flat by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Chamber appointment in collaboration with the Sergio Gaggia Association on December 4th, with a quartet formed by the Russian violinist Aylen Pritchin, winner of the first prize at the Long-Thibaud International Violin Competition, by the violist David Briatore, by the cellist Frieder Berthold and by the pianist Andrea Rucli.
On Sunday 15 January, the first concert of the new year, the Slovenian Ensemble Il Terzo Suono will be hosted with a program dedicated to the music of Antonio Vivaldi and Giuseppe Tartini which will be performed on original instruments.
On January 22nd, due to popular demand given last year’s great success, Antonio Vivaldi’s Quattro Stagioni and Astor Piazzolla’s Estaciones Portenas with violinist Lucio Degani will be re-proposed.
On February 5, for the concerts dedicated to the “Young Talents”, the string orchestra of the Arrigoni Academy directed by Domenico Mason with the eleven-year-old Swiss violinist Unseld Edna, winner of the International Competition Piccolo Violino Magico 2022 will be a guest. Music by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fritz Kreisler and Franz Joseph Haydn.
On 12 February the Busoni orchestra conducted by Massimo Belli will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Adagio and Fuga KV 546 and together with the Italian pianist Giovanni Bellucci, refined interpreter winner of important international prizes, they will interpret the anonymous arrangement for piano and strings of the Fourth Concerto by Ludvig van Beethoven which was very popular in Vienna during the composer’s lifetime.
The final concert of the festival, Sunday 26 February, includes a program entirely dedicated to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra will have two soloists of absolute prestige: Alessandro Milani and Luca Ranieri, respectively first violin and first viola of the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Turin. Following the Symphony in G major KV 199.
Thanks to the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory of Trieste, the Jacopo Tomadini Conservatory of Udine, AIAM – Italian Association of Musical Activities, CIDIM – Italian National Music Committee, IMK – Society for the promotion of Music and Culture, Brilliant Classics, Movimento Classical, for their collaboration, Bartok Studio, School of Music 55 – House of Music, Sergio Gaggia Association, Arrigoni String Academy, Piano FVG, MUSICAE – Piano Cultural District and Tartini Festival in Piran.
The artistic direction of the International Music Mornings is by Massimo Belli.
Concurrently with the concerts, the new Ferruccio Busoni orchestra will organize events in collaboration with the School of Music 55 – Casa della Musica.
Other concerts and open rehearsals will be dedicated to the students of the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory of Music in Trieste and the Jacopo Tomadini Conservatory of Udine. An exhibition of original copies of instruments from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries will also be set up, which will be exhibited to school groups and the public.
Creator and refined interpreter of the International Musical Mornings, one of the historical teams in the Italian music scene that in 2022 will celebrate the fifty-seventh year of artistic activity: the “Ferruccio Busoni” chamber orchestra, founded by Aldo Belli in 1965 to which the Mattinate are dedicated .
Advance ticket sales at Ticketpoint – Corso Italia, 6 – Trieste
(on the website https://biglietteria.ticketpoint-trieste.it)
And on the day of the show at the Sala Luttazzi in the Porto Vecchio of Trieste.
Cost of the ticket: full 15 euro + DP – Reduced (under 26 and over 65) 12 euro