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Chamber Orchestra of Europe: Ravel / Prokofiev / Dvorak / KodálySir Antonio Pappano (conductor), Janine Jansen (violin)

The conductor presents his baton. He stands in front of a dark background, wearing a blue suit and a burgundy scarf.
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Sir Antonio Pappano, one of today’s most sought-after conductors, is renowned for his charismatic leadership and inspiring performances in the symphonic and operatic repertoire. The music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to music.

Sir Antonio Pappano, one of today’s most sought-after conductors, is renowned for his charismatic leadership and inspiring performances in the symphonic and operatic repertoire. The music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to music.

“I feel it’s a privilege to conduct this orchestra. The level of musicianship is just enormous. The orchestra is made up of veterans, people who played with Claudia Abbado. This mix of tremendous experience and wisdom is just unbeatable. It’s the secret of this orchestra, in fact.”

Sir Antonio Pappano about the COE

The Dutch violinist Janine Jansen is now a global star with a unique style that blends resilient ease with energetic drama. The Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote that “she produces a tone full of sweet incandescence in the high register, while her low range possesses a richness like that of a viola”.

Programme

  • Maurice Ravel: “Le Tombeau de Couperin” for orchestra
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1, Op 19
  • Antonin Dvorak: Serenade for orchestra
  • Zoltán Kodály: “Dances from Galánta” for symphony orchestra
The violinist is leaning against a white wall, holding her instrument in one hand. She wears a blue floor-length evening dress.
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