alpha ~ world + italy premiere : i solisti veneti ~ women’s day 2018

World + Italy (Padua) Premiere of the composition «Alpha» by Anna Stereopoulou, performed by I Solisti Veneti, on the occasion of the celebration of the Women’s Day 2018.

Alpha
Anna Stereopoulou

«Alpha» is a 2001 composition by Anna Stereopoulou, subtitled Letters for Orchestra, first written for Symphony Orchestra and arranged for Clarinet, Horn and Chamber String Orchestra, in November 2017, after a new edition of the work’s sections. «Alpha» is inspired by John Adams’s «The Chairman Dances» (subtitled Foxtrot for Orchestra / 1985) and it is creating a ‘harmonic – chaotic musical conversation’, leading to a reconciliation at its finale.

«Alpha» is one of the 5+1 winning works of the World Competition for a composition intended for “I Solisti Veneti” organized by the Adkins Chiti FoundationDonne in Musica“.
The concert will take place at the Auditorium “Cesare Pollini” [Via Carlo Cassan, 17 Padova, Italy], on Thursday, 8th of March 2018, at 20.45 with a special performance byI Solisti Veneti“, directed by Maestro Claudio Scimone.

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English Translation of the

official Press Release

Women’s Day 2018 with the Spring Concert
of the Solisti Veneti at Auditorium ‘C. Pollini’

Festa della donna 2018 con il concerto di primavera dei Solisti Veneti al Pollini

A traditional and anticipated Spring Concert by Solisti Veneti orchestra of Claudio Scimone, dedicated to the celebration of the “Women’s Day“, through the work of women composers and musicians of the past and present. “I Solisti Veneti”, directed by Maestro Claudio Scimone, will perform the winning works of the World Competition for a composition intended for “I Solisti Veneti” organized by the Atkins Chiti Foundation “Donne in Musica”.

This year the program will have an exceptional appeal as the selection includes music by composers from five continents (many of which will be in Padua to present their music personally), namely Jeanne Zaidel Rudolph (South Africa), Fuhong Shj (China), Cassie To (Australia), Rain Worthington (USA), Silvia Bianchera (Italy), Anna Stereopoulou (Greece).
Over the years, hundreds of composers from over 40 countries have joined the “worldwide call” addressed by the Foundation to composers from all over the world “. Of these, 43 works by composers from 20 countries were performed.
The originality of the formula and the interest of the works in the program is such as to guarantee the usual success of this event which over the years has assumed world-wide importance and which will be recorded for several international radio and television stations.

For 8 years Padua, the «8th of March», Padua is the Italian capital for the promotion of the works of women composers: this was expressed by Patricia Adkins, President of the Roman Adkins Chiti FoundationWomen in Music” who, under the patronage of the UN and UNESCO is responsible for cataloging (over 20,000 titles), the dissemination and production of living composers all over the world.

The attention of the “I Solisti Veneti” to this literature often of the highest value and still very neglected even if these composers have studied in the most important Universities of the world, are winners of very important international competitions and occupy positions of the highest level in the musical life of their respective countries most of those performed by “I Solisti” have revealed authentic talents of profound depth, and also to formulate interesting research on the characteristics of female spirituality as revealed in the language of sounds.


PROGRAMME

“HOMAGE TO THE WOMAN”
Jules MASSENET – “Méditation” from the Opera “Thaïs” (1842-1912)

WORKS OF LIVING COMPOSERS
Cassie TO – “Orcinus Orca” for string orchestra (Sydney-Australia)
Rain WORTHINGTON – “In Passages” for violin and strings (Houston – USA) – (soloist: Chiara PARRINI)
Jeanne ZAIDEL-RUDOLPH – “MASADA” for bassoon and strings (Pretoria – South Africa) – (soloist: Giulia GINESTRINI, bassoon)
Silvia BIANCHERA – “Ad Anna F.” for oboe, trumpet and strings (Rome) – (soloists: Paolo GRAZIA, oboe, Roberto RIGO, trumpet)
Fuhong SHI – “The Mountain Spirit” for mandolin and strings (Shenyang-China) – (soloist: Ugo ORLANDI, mandolin
Anna STEREOPOULOU – “Alpha” for clarinet, horn and strings (Athens) – (soloists: Lorenzo GUZZONI, clarinet, Stefano PIGNATELLI, horn)

INFORMATION

Thursday 8th of March 2018 @ 20.45
AuditoriumCesare Pollini“: http://www.conservatoriopollini.it/
Via Carlo Cassan, 17 Padova, Italy
I Solisti Veneti: http://www.solistiveneti.it/
direzione@solistiveneti.it | Tel. 0039 049 666128
Fondazione Adkins ChitiDonne in Musica“: http://www.donneinmusica.org/
• Updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1287151701385008/

Concerto di Primavera dei Solisti Veneti 2018 – In occasione della Festa della donna
PRESS RELEASE / COMUNICATO STAMPA – Leggi in Italiano: http://padovacultura.padovanet.it/it/attivita-culturali/concerto-di-primavera-dei-solisti-veneti-2018

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