The Suzhou Symphony Orchestra are up and running! The orchestra are doing their first Richard Strauss program on April 15th. The ambitious Strauss program features Soprano Anna Katerina Behnke and R. Strauss' Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), Op.40 and also his Four Last Songs. The program will also include Alberto Negroni as oboe soloist on Verdi/Mori's Theme on Canto di Virginia with Variations for Oboe and Orchestra. Seats are still available for the April 15th concert with prices ranging from 80 up to 320 RMB, and tickets can be booked at 1569 512 2660 (EN&CN). There is free ticket delivery in designated city and SIP zones. The concert will be held at the SSCAC in the SIP.
ALBERTO NEGRONI was born in Bologna and got his diploma there, studied with Gino Siviero. Further studies were with Harold Gomberg and Lothar Koch. He also studied chamber music with Milan Turkovic. He began his orchestral career when he was still very young playing Principal Oboe in the Teatro Comunale in Bologna and in the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese. In 1985, chosen by Riccardo Muti, he became Principal Oboe at the Scala and in the Scala Philharmonic. Many conductors have recognised the quality of his playing including, among others, Carlo Maria Giulini,Carlo Abbado, George Solti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Lorin Maazel, Seiji Ozawa, Gary Bertini, Giuseppe Sinopoli. In 1996 he left the Scala and won the post of Principal Oboe in the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale. Zubin Mehta was his mentor and great admirer of his playing. He has performed as a soloist in the most famous concert halls: Royal Albert Hall, The Scala, Carnegie Hall. In 2008, invited by Mehta himself he went on tour with the Israeli Philharmonic. He still continues playing with both the Scala orchestra and the Scala Philharmonic. He has recorded for Sony, EMI and Philips.
About the Orchestra:
The Suzhou Symphony Orchestra is founded with the mission of bringing high-end classical music to the citizens of Suzhou while encouraging the union between traditional Suzhou culture and Western symphonic art through the creation of new artistic expressions, and with the goal of becoming a global member and domestic leader in symphony orchestras.
As the first professional orchestra in Suzhou co-founded by the City of Suzhou and the SIP, the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will aim to brand itself as a premier arts organization that upholds the principles of international caliber, artistic excellence, community impact and cultural signature as its branding philosophy. In its branding strategy it will work in concert with the city of Suzhou which enjoys the image of having “two faces” – the ancient civilized society and the modern energized city – which complement each other and is aptly expressed by the single motto “the double-sided embroidered silk of Suzhou”.
曲目 | Program
VERDI/MORI Theme on Canto di Virginia with Variations for Oboe and Orchestra -Alberto Negroni (oboe)
R. STRAUSS The Four Last Songs
R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), Op.40 - Anna-Katerina Behnke (Soprano)