Alessandro Solbiati (1956) Whither would you go? For ensemble and unprofessional choir (2017) * Zeno Baldi (1988), Mimo per ensemble (2014) Nicholas Morrish Rarity (1989) Prosthetic devices for ensemble (2016) ** Zeno Baldi (1988) Bonsai for ensemble (2017) * György Ligeti (1923-2006) Mysteries of the Macabre for soprano and ensemble (1992)
Divertimento Ensemble Choir Le Nuove Voci di Divertimento Ensemble
Marco Seco, maestro of the choir and conductor of A. Solbiati’s composition
Sandro Gorli, conductor
Giusy Tiso, soprano
* premier and commissioned by Divertimento Ensemble
** selected compositions from International Workshop for Young Composers 2016
“Imagine that you see the wretched strangers,
Their babies at their backs and their poor luggage,
Plodding to the ports and coasts for transportation”
“Say now the king
Should so much come too short of your great trespass
As but to banish you, whither would you go?”
With these words written by William Shakespeare and taken from the Elizabethan drama Sir Thomas More, the protagonist begins his harangue to the Londoners in 1517, to persuade them to accept a wave of exiles from Europe who landed on the English coast.
This is the text used by Alessandro Solbiati for his new composition, Wither would you go? Which was commissioned to the Milanese composer for the third concert dedicated to the theme of migration and is premiered today.
Again, a choir is the main protagonist in of this concert, no longer children or even professionals, but people who are eager to actively draw near to contemporary music and interpret it along with the musicians of Divertimento Ensemble.. Another premier enhances the concert: Bonsai, commissioned by Zeno Baldi at the end of his participation in Rondo as a composer in residence.
After the compositions of Nicolas Morrish Rarity and Rebecca Saunders, a famous and exuberant piece by György Ligeti’s, Mysteries of the Macabre for piano and ensemble, concludes the concert. The piece is from the opera Le Grand Macabre and is interpreted here by the young soprano Giusy Tiso
Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato Via Rivoli 6 - Milano Eventi