India, Italy celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations
Celebrating 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Italy, a series of cultural exchanges have been planned in India, which includes exhibitions and music.
On March 18, the chamber orchestra 'Cameristi della Scala', formed by the musicians of the orchestra of Teatro alla Scala di Milano, will make their debut in India with a concert at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre. Cameristi della Scala together with Laura Marzadori as the soloist will stage concerts in Calcutta, New Delhi, and Mumbai. The program includes music by Rossini, Paganini, Sivori, and Bazzini.
Dr Andrea Baldi, Director Italian Embassy Cultural Centre stated, "The classical music is one of the great cultural products for export that Italy has produced, with plenty of masterpieces during its glorious cultural history. Music is also known to be the most transversal artistic expression among different cultures."
"Our upcoming Indian tour will be an extremely exciting experience for us since it's the first time we visit and perform in your country. We will perform the Indian National Anthem at the Italian Embassy which will be a night to celebrate the relationship between Italy and India. We have chosen some of the most famous themes from Opera (the fantasy on the themes of Traviata and Trovatore) as well as our violin virtuoso Nicolò Paganini. We have also paid attention to the 20th century by choosing a composition from Nino Rota who wrote the wonderful soundtrack for the famous movie Il Gattopardo. Our young soloist, Laura Marzadori, is not only the concertmaster of Teatro alla Scala but also a very well known soloist" said Roberto Nigro, Coordinamento Generale, Cameristi della Scala.
"The message we bring for Indians is that we can't wait to visit your country for the first time. The program we have chosen is a taste of three centuries of Italian musical inspiration. We hope the audiences will enjoy it and feel our pure joy of making music together while we drink a sip of your magic atmosphere" continued Roberto.