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Orchestra Filarmonica della ScalaRiccardo Chailly (conductor), Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (violin)

The conductor Riccardo Chailly wears a black tailcoat with a white shirt and conducts with raised arms. In his right hand he holds a baton.
Copyright: Luca Piva

Although a mere 40 years old, the symphonic orchestra of Milan’s legendary Teatro alla Scala can fall back on a remarkable wealth of experience. Founded in 1982 by Claudio Abbado with musicians from the opera orchestra, his aim for the new ensemble was to establish and cultivate a symphonic mainstay within the world-famous opera house. Among those who played a formative role for the orchestra are Carlo Maria Giulini, Leonard Bernstein, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta.

Although a mere 40 years old, the symphonic orchestra of Milan’s legendary Teatro alla Scala can fall back on a remarkable wealth of experience. Founded in 1982 by Claudio Abbado with musicians from the opera orchestra, his aim for the new ensemble was to establish and cultivate a symphonic mainstay within the world-famous opera house. Among those who played a formative role for the orchestra are Carlo Maria Giulini, Leonard Bernstein, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta.

Riccardo Chailly was formerly the principal conductor of Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and has now held this position in his home city’s orchestra since 2015. Brought to La Scala by Abbado as a young musician, he quickly made Milan his home. About his spontaneous move from Leipzig seven years ago, he says: “I couldn’t help myself”. Emmanuel Tjeknavorian will be guesting with the orchestra in Munich. Radio station BR Klassik is full of praise for the violinist: “His playing is expressive and firmly rooted in the tradition of his native Vienna”. The charismatic musician is one of the great artistic personalities of his generation and has enjoyed international renown at least since his award at the Jean Sibelius Competition in 2015.

  • Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, violin
  • Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Programme

  • Claude Debussy: “Sarabande et Danse”
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Concerto for violin and orchestra No 1 in D major, Op 19
  • Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74 “Pathétique”