Star Conductor Noseda Leads ORT Concert in Live Streaming
“Although it can seem that art is something superfluous, now more than ever is the moment to keep the faith by being artists and express the beauty that masterpieces transmit,” says Gianandrea Noseda. He is the prestigious guest conductor of the next Orchestra della Toscana (ORT) concert in live streaming from Teatro Verdi scheduled on Friday, November 13 at 9 pm. Lasting an hour-and-a-half without intermission, the event is free and can be accessed through the Orchestra della Toscana You Tube channel and Facebook page.
The performance will be broadcast from the stage of the Teatro Verdi, to a virtual audience past the empty seats of the ORT’s home theatre. Under his guidance, the orchestra will interpret “Ancient Airs and Dances” by Ottorino Respighi. The influence of 16th, 17th and 18th century music is evident in the compositions of this early 20th century Italian composer, who was equally interested in finding a new and modern direction for classical music. This will be followed by Haydn’s Symphony 96 in D Major, written and presented in London in 1791. It is also known as the “Miracle Symphony’ because a chandelier fell from the ceiling of the concert venue during its premiere but no one was injured. The concert will close with the orchestral versions of Brahm’s ‘Variations on a Theme by Haydn,’ although the it is not clear that Haydn was actually the author of the melodic subject.
The orchestra will be guided by Gianandrea Noseda on the podium, who is the principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and musical director of Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra. He has received Italy’s highest honors in recognition for his contributions to the world of music both nationally and internationally. (rosanna cirigliano)