“We return to offer a unique program of great music and great performers after two years of unnatural fragmentation, forced by the pandemic. An authentic return to our normality, which is that of a long-range programming, which accompanies us for eight months, and which allows us to re-establish a continuous bond with our audience and with the artists “. Ernesto Schiavi, the artistic director of the Rai National Symphony Orchestra, thus opened the presentation for next season in Turin at the Rai Auditorium. “It will be physically in the Rai Auditorium in Turin, live on Radio3, live streaming on Rai Cultura and Rai5 – he explained -. And finally the great symphonic-choral concerts are back, from Mahler’s Second Symphony to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. by Fabio Luisi, at Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang directed by Daniele Gatti “. A season entitled ‘The sumptuous normality’.
In all, over 100 concerts, some more than 2019. They will be from October to May 2023, in Turin, in Italy and abroad. The bill speaks for itself, like the guests, starting with the conductor emeritus Fabio Luisi for the opening, with Mahler’s Symphony n.2, and the musical director of the Berliner Philharmoniker Kirill Petrenko (for the seventh time on the podium of the Osn ) for the closing, with Berg and Sibelius. Among them other great sticks such as those of Daniele Gatti, Pablo Heras-Casado, Ottavio Dantone, James Conlon, Juraj Valčuha and the principal guest conductor Robert Trevino, flanked by soloists such as Frank Peter Zimmerman, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Yulianna Avdeeva, Kian Soltani, Marie-Ange Nguci and Sergej Khachatryan. Outside the Turin Auditorium, the Rai Orchestra will be engaged in Parma, Reggio Emilia, Pordenone, Udine, Ferrara and Piacenza, in addition to the consolidated participation in MiTo Settembre Musica and Milano Musica and the traditional Christmas concert in Assisi, worldwide. Outside Italy, Osn will be at the Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival, with Wagner. “A great production commitment in which the company strongly believes – adds superintendent Gianluca Picciotti – and which we face by trying our best to bring the audience back into the room. After two years in which many of our subscribers, it is useless to hide it, as if they had lost the habit. To win them back we also sent them to two concerts these days. 50% replied. An important start. But our aim – he pointed out – is not only to recover subscribers, but to attract new public thanks also to a really rich program: I am thinking of Rai Nuova Musica, for example, which returns with four wonderful concerts. And to the fact that ticket prices remain very low and with facilities for the youngest “.