The legendary Filarmonica della Scala announced its highly anticipated 2012-2013 concert program on Thursday, June 14.
Conductor Daniel Barenboim will kick off the season on Monday, December 3, after which an extraordinary roster of international conductors will follow, including Riccardo Chailly, Daniel Harding, Valery Gergiev and Gianandrea Noseda. In addition, Marc Albrecht, Ottavio Dantone and Juraj Valčuha will make their debut.
The Filarmonica della Scala will also continue its tradition of featuring a guest performance in its concert program, with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Zubin Mehta performing this year.
A range of gifted solo musicians and vocalists will appear in eight of the season's 10 concerts, including three violinists, two vocalists and two violoncellists, one of whom is the young Narek Hakhnazaryan. Solo pianist Nikolai Lugansky will also perform in this year's concert series.
Three initiatives co-developed by the Filarmonica della Scala and UniCredit will be carried out once again this season.
The well-known Filarmonica della Scala meets the City program will be held for the fourth consecutive year, thanks to UniCredit and the UniCredit Foundation's renewed support. Through this program, the public can purchase low-cost tickets to attend the orchestra's rehearsals for upcoming performances. All proceeds are donated to local non-profit organizations.
The children's musical program Sound, Music!, after dedicating two editions with music by Felix Mendelssohn to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 41, otherwise known as the Jupiter Symphony. Director Francesco Micheli will again oversee this year's program.
And by popular demand, the Filarmonica della Scala at Cinemas project, which was launched last year, will continue bringing the Filarmonica's musical magic to movie theaters in 10 countries.
For more information, please visit: www.filarmonica.it