Thursday 4 October 19:30Gullserien | Sølvserie I
Thursday 4 October
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Musical nachspiel in the foyer with youth orchestra players
The Bergen Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Lawrence Foster bring Mediterranean spice to the Grieg Hall for this celebration of Italy and its capital.
As a northern European, Felix Mendelssohn was entranced by the heat, brightness and energy of Italy and thrust those feelings into his Italian Symphony, which concludes with a traditional ‘Saltarello’ Italian folk dance.
Musical portraits of Rome come no more flamboyant or genuine than those by Otto Respighi, an Italian who lived there. Respighi’s Pines of Rome is a riotous and radiant evocation of the Eternal City, from the sensual evening light of the Villa Medici to the might of the Roman military machine. An Italian feast for the senses.