Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2013-2014

OCTOBER 9 at 7 PM, Verdi Re-imagined
CANCELLED - can not be rescheduled

Cameristi della Scala

Part of WAGNER + VERDI AT 200

Coolidge Auditorium

Composers in the 19th century produced a panoply of fantasies, paraphrases and transcriptions designed to bring the world of opera into the household—but what about the concert hall? Cameristi della Scala explores Giuseppe Verdi’s music in instrumental adaptations by his contemporaries, all featuring a string soloist with chamber orchestra. These potpourris were originally composed for soloist accompanied by piano, but Cameristi’s own Gianluca Scandola has created elegant new orchestrations of the pieces that present Verdi re-reimagined! The Cameristi della Scala is comprised of principal players from the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala and the Filarmonica della Scala, and is programming these unique fantasies throughout Verdi’s bicentennial year.


Fantasia sul Don Carlo di Giuseppe Verdi
Fantasia su Aida


Fantasia sull’opera Il Trovatore, op. 20


Fantasia su La Traviata, op. 50

All works orchestrated by Gianluca Scandola

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Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC
with the support of the Corporate Ambassadors Eni and Intesa-SanPaolo