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Performer: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, nowadays generally known as laVerdi, was founded in 1993 by Vladimir Delman. Since then the Orchestra developed its repertoire under prestigious conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti and Valery Gergiev to name but a few.

From 1999 to 2005 Riccardo Chailly, now Conductor Laureate, was Music Director and led the Orchestra to major achievements and prestigious international tours (Europe, Asia, America).

Under his baton the Orchestra also started an intense recording activity with major international artists and recording labels (more than 25 CDs so far). "Verdi Heroines", with Angela Georghiu, won in 2000 the Gramophone Award, the Classic FM People's Choice and the Choc de l'Année. The CD of Verdi's "Messa Solenne", with the Chorus conducted by Romano Gandolfi, was nominated for the 2001 Gramophone Awards while the CD "Rossini's Arias" with Juan Diego Florez, with whom the orchestra recorded also "Una furtiva lacrima", had a large success of audience. On February 1st 2010 the CD "Verismo Arias" with Renée Fleming conducted by Marco Armiliato and produced by Decca, won the prestigious "Grammy Award" for best classical vocal performance.

Carlo Maria Giulini and Rudolf Barshai have been Conductor Emeritus. Starting from the Season 2008/2009 Wayne Marshall and Helmut Rilling are Principal Guest Conductors. The horn player Radovan Vlatkovic and the pianist Simone Pedroni have been nominated Artists in Residence. From 2009 Xian Zhang is the new Music Director and Ruben Jais Resident Conductor. In 1998 Romano Gandolfi, a leading figure in the choral world, previous Chorus Master at La Scala Milano, Teatro Colod Buenos Aires, Liceu Barcelona, founded the Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, a 100 singers chorus which faces with major flexibility a wide repertoire, including operatic, symphonic, chamber and polyphonic music, from the baroque era to the contemporary. Currently M° Erina Gambarini is the Chorus Master.

Each season the Orchestra offers its audience over 35 different symphonic programs, each performed 3 times every week from September to June. The main season hosts major international conductors and soloists and is characterized by some recurring appointments: Beethoven IX, every year at New Year's; Bach's St. John's or St. Matthew's Passion at Easter time; Verdi's Requiem at All Saints Feast.

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MilanFauré, Berlioz, Roussel

Fauré, Berlioz, Roussel
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Patrick Fournillier; Katarina Van Droogenbroeck

MilanBrahms, Bruckner

Brahms, Bruckner
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Claus Peter Flor; Liza Ferschtman

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Brahms, Shostakovich
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Oleg Caetani


Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Robert Trevino

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Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Xian Zhang; Denis Kozhukhin
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Stanislav Kochanovsky brings Russian passion to LaVerdi

Stanislav Kochanovsky © Askonas Holt
An exhilarating journey through three Russian suites with LaVerdi in Milan. 
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LaVerdi and Xian Zhang usher spring into Milan

Xian Zhang © Benjamin Ealovega
Schumann, Goldmark and Malipiero feature in a seasonal programme in Milan. 
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Youthful vigour and eclectic treats from La Verdi

Chloe Hanslip © Benjamin Ealovega
If the orchestra's playing was marked by poise and balance, so was the programme taken in its entirety. The buoyancy that had prevailed to now brought out the darker hues of Schubert's “Unfinished” Symphony deliciously.
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“Vive la France!”: Gallic pride from La Verdi, Milan

Oleg Caetani © Oleg Caetani
La Verdi dispatched each of the works with panaché under audience favourite Oleg Caetani. There is plenty of swagger to their playing at present – a Gallic cock with plenty of feathers in its tail.
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A Russian portrait: Scriabin and Campogrande from La Verdi

Benedetto Lupo © Carlo Cofano
La Verdi possessed the necessary bloom to portray Scriabin's rich colour scheme under former LSO Assistant Marius Stravinsky. At times, they were irresistible.
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