Umberto Clerici teams up with violinist Natalie Chee, First Concertmaster of the SWR Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart, for what will no doubt be a thrilling performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4, K.218.
The concerto is framed by two very different evocations of Italy. Italian composer and musicologist Ottorino Respighi conjures antique sounds in his first suite of Antique Airs and Dances, breathtaking orchestral pieces inspired by Renaissance lute music.
Felix Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, sparked by a visit as part of the grand tour of Europe that gave us The Hebrides and Scottish Symphony — and penned when the composer was just 24 — provides a German take on the beautiful country. He told his sister, “It will be the jolliest piece I have ever done”.
Umberto Clerici joins the CSO in 2020 as Artist in Focus
Umberto Clerici – Conductor
Natalie Chee – Violin
Canberra Symphony Orchestra
RESPIGHI Antique Airs and Dances (Set I)
MOZART Violin Concert No. 4 in D major, K. 218
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A major, op. 90 Italian