The Easter concerts in Lugano are now well established in the city's cultural calendar and manage to attract an audience and visitors from all over Europe.
After three extraordinary editions in the company of Bernard Haitink, the Orchestra Mozart will perform this season under its new musical director Daniele Gatti, a prestigious conductor appreciated by the best international orchestras and who was also closely attached to Claudio Abbado. The Easter programme will enhance the orchestra's nature with two symphonic concerts and two chamber music gatherings. The informal "Caffé degli Artisti" meetings that accompany these concerts will help to transform the LAC into a lively cultural centre and an extraordinary hotbed of talents.
The second symphonic evening with the Orchestra Mozart will also border between classicism and neoclassicism. The first half of the concert will be devoted to Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture and the Prague Symphony, two masterpieces that reflect the particular atmosphere that marked the composer's mature period. Stravinsky's Symphony in C is an illustration of how the Russian musician turned his back on the musical avant-garde in the twenties and thirties of the past century to reunite the classical and baroque forms. Stravinsky's personality continuously infiltrates the styles of Haydn and Beethoven – of which this work is totally pervaded – submitting his predecessors to the scrutiny of his own harmonic imprint and sense of rhythm.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Overture to Don Giovanni, K 527 Symphony
No. 38 in D major, K 504 Prague Symphony
Symphony in C
Concert presentation at 19:30, LAC Sala Refettorio. Discover the world of music, appreciate its beauty and know the artists. More information and registration.