Matinee Series 2 : Italian Inspirations
Soloist – Luca Manghi
Saturday 8 July 5:00 pm and Sunday 9 July 2017 3:00 pm
King’s and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre
Melbourne-based conductor Richard Davis and soloist DSO Principal Flute Luca Manghi will guide us through an Italian-themed concert.
Vivaldi’s Baroque La Notte (“The Night”) is far from docile – its second movement is entitled “Fantasmi” – “Ghosts”.
From the 19th century are Briccialdi’s flute concerto, Puccini’s The Chrysanthemums – an elegy for an Italian-born nobleman who had briefly served as the King of Spain in the 1870s, and Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony – written after an 1830 Italian trip, conveying Italy’s countryside, art and architecture.
More recently is Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite (1922), drawn from his music for a full ballet. This is based on Pergolesi’s music, spiced with Stravinsky’s characteristic pungent harmonies and taut rhythms.
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto, ‘La Notte’
Puccini: The Chrysanthemums
Briccialdi: Flute Concerto
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, ‘Italian’
Richard Davis Conductor
Luca Manghi Flute