13 February 2021, 7 p.m.

CONCERT ONLINE from Fryderyk Chopin University of Music

Concert under the honorary patronage of the Italian Embassy in Warsaw and in the cooperation with  Italian Institute of Culture in Warsaw

Maurizio Baglini | piano
Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
Massimiliano Caldi | conductor

Nino Rota — Concerto soirée for piano and orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi — La traviata, Prelude to Act III
Gioachino Rossini — L’italiana in Algeri. Ouverture
Gioachino Rossini — La Cenerentola. Overture
Pietro Mascagni — Cavalleria rusticana. Intermezzo
Gioachino Rossini — The Barber Of Seville. Overture

The Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra is proud to invite you to a concert dedicated to the musical heritage of Italy. The programme includes an extensive selection of compositions by masters of Italian music. Also the conductor, highly regarded in his homeland, admired throughout Europe and beyond, well known to Warsaw audiences – Massimiliano Caldi – is Italian.

The repertoire will include Rossini’s impressive and incredibly beautiful overtures: to Cinderella, to The Barber Of Seville and to The Italian Girl in Algiers, as well as compositions from the most outstanding operas composed in the later period: Prelude to Act 3 of Giuseppe Verdi’s epochal Traviata and Intermezzo from Pietro Mascagni’s veristic Cavalleria Rusticana.

Massimiliano Caldi, fot.Grazia Lissi
Maurizio Baglini, fot. Davide Cerati

The appealing programme will be completed by Concerto soirée, the author of which, Nino Rota, is primarily remembered as “Fellini’s composer” (he is also the creator of the unforgettable soundtrack to Coppola’s Godfather and films by Visconti, Zefirelli and others). Rota was a musician with an excellent “classical” composer education, admired from an early age – even he himself regretted that he owed his fame more to films than to his concertos. This brilliant composition for piano and orchestra will remind of the lesser-known face of the Italian maestro – he was admired for the brilliant virtuosity as well as for charm and wit compared to Prokofiev’s works. We will hear it performed by Maurizio Baglini, who very positively attracted the audience of the 13th International Chopin Competition in 1995, and although he didn’t win the competition at that time, his later career confirmed his great talent. Not much later he won the World Music Piano Master in Montecarlo and began active concert activity on major stages around the world. He is also a valued teacher and has been successfully managing the Amiata Piano Festival in his native Tuscany for many years now. [pmac]

Organizer: Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra 

The organiser reserves the right to change the programme or the performers of the concert.