Date(s) - 15 Jan, 2024 - 4 Nov, 2024
9:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Teatro alla Scala
Opening on Monday, January 15, 2024, is the 42nd Concert Season of the Filarmonica della Scala scheduled at the Teatro alla Scala and realized with the support of Main Partner UniCredit.
The artistic programming is once again a varied fresco of the symphonic repertoire involving internationally renowned conductors and soloists alongside new generations of talent. There is no shortage of great family conductors on the bill: Riccardo Chailly, principal conductor, is on the podium for two concerts-one with an all-French program that looks at Ravel and Messiaen, the second at the Russian music of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev-with the presence of pianist Alexander Malofeev, a past guest with Valery Gergiev as an enfant prodige and now a mature performer despite his young age.
Always expected is the return of Daniel Barenboim, an honorary member of the Philharmonic, who conducts Beethoven’s Sixth and Seventh on this occasion. Myung-Whun Chung, named conductor emeritus in 2023, conducts Schubert’s Third and for the first time tackles Bruckner with the Philharmonic by concerting the Sixth. Fabio Luisi inaugurates a new Straussian journey whose first stage is graced by Mozart’s K 466 concerto entrusted to pianist Imogen Cooper, a great Mozart interpreter. Among the newfound presences on the podium is Philippe Jordan, the Swiss conductor who has won over audiences with charisma and profound knowledge of the German repertoire. He is accompanied by pianist Bertrand Chamayou in a program with French suggestions. Making a distinguished debut is Matthias Pintscher, conductor for ten years at the helm of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, accompanied by the extraordinary Ilya Gringolts on violin. The multifaceted cellist Giovanni Sollima comes to La Scala as conductor and soloist, with a program that includes a piece by him for cello and orchestra alongside the Second Concerto and symphonic excerpts from Haydn’s 150 Scottish Songs.
The appointment with a revelation conductor of the new generation sees Finnish conductor Tarmo Peltokoski on the podium this year: at only twenty-three years old already music director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and principal conductor of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, as well as permanent guest conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Also welcome is the return for this concert of violinist Leonidas Kavakos, performing Szymanowski’s Concerto No. 2 in a symphonic program dedicated to Sibelius.
This season’s guest orchestra is the National Symphony Orchestra led by Gianandrea Noseda, who is its music director, with a program that juxtaposes Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto performed by Seong-Jin Cho and Šostakovič’s Fifth with the first Italian performance of the newly commissioned American composer Carlos Simon.