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Asher Fisch | ARS TRIO DI ROMA



Asher Fisch is an Israeli conductor and often works with leading European and American theatres and prestigious symphonic orchestras.


Laura Pietrocini piano
Marco Fiorentini violin
Valeriano Taddeo cello

Since their debut in 2001, Ars Trio di Roma have made a name for themselves as one of the most interesting trios in Italy.

Saturday 26 October | 20.30Teatro Comunale



Concerto dell’Albatro for violin, cello, piano, voice recital and orchestra


SINOPIA for orchestra – A new TCBO commission 


Symphony n. 7 in A major Op. 92


Concerto dell’Albatro for violin, cello, piano, voice recital and orchestra (duration 26 minutes)

Date composed: 1945

  1. Largo
  2. Andante un poco mosso
  3. Andante sostenuto
  4. Allegro vivace
  5. Andante 

Ghedini was a prolific composer, linked above all at the Italian counterpoint movement. He was also heavily involved in teaching, during his lifetime.
His concerts can be classified into two periods: concerts during the 1940’s and those during the 1950’s. The Concerto dell’albatro written for violin, cello, piano and orchestra, with voice recital of excerpts from Melville’s Moby Dick, belongs to the first period and is the composer’s most successful work, where neo-baroque parts combine with melodic tensions, sombre atmospheres and tormented musical passages. 

Alessandro Solbiati

Sinopia for orchestra – A new TCBO commission 

“Although the term sinopia (the underdrawing in red-brown earth of a fresco), comes from the city of Sinop, where this earth comes from, I’ve always liked the idea that it also contains a reference to the Greek word synopsis (overall vision), because this is the dual fascination of a sinopia – on the one hand a rough sketch revealing the personality of the painter rather than the final result, and on the other hand, a concise, overall vision of the future fresco. 

My work SINOPIA, combines the two aspects: in a dozen minutes, it outlines and embodies, with a clarity and the parts of each summary the narrative stages of a theatre project of mine, of which I shall not reveal the subject matter: are the dramatic and practically violent attack, a fall into the void and desolation, the fatigue of heading off again for a far-off destination in which, on the third attempt, a ray of light can be seen. 

Alessandro Solbiati

Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major op. 92 (duration 42 minutes) 

Date composed: 1812
First performed: Vienna, University Hall, 8 December 1813

  1. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
  2. Allegretto
  3. Presto
  4. Allegro con brio 

Beethoven’s seventh symphony was performed in Vienna in 1813 conducted by the composer for a charity concert held for Austrian and Bavarian troops wounded in the battle of Hanau, and was such a success with the public that six different transcriptions of the score were published in 1816. 

The extravagant and creative tone of the music is condensed by a continual rhythm throughout the work and in fact Wagner, talking of the opera in his Artwork of the Future, defined it as follows: «This symphony is the apotheosis of the dance: it is dance as its superior essence, the joyful action of movements of the body embodied in music. Melody and harmony blend with the tense pace of the rhythm […]».
Beethoven’s seventh symphony ends a chapter in the history of symphonic works, giving a permanent expression to all the linguistic and communicative potential of the last symphonies of Hazard and Mozart reflected some twenty years previously

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With its long-standing tradition, the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna has been led by Musical Directors like Sergiu Celibidache, ZoltánPeskó, Vladimir Delman, Riccardo Chailly, Daniele Gatti, Michele Mariotti. Some of the conductors who have worked with the ensemble include Gary Bertini, Myung-Whun Chung, James Conlon, Pinchas Steinberg, Valery Gergiev, Eliau Inbal, Vladimir Jurowskij, Daniel Oren, Peter Maag, Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, Mstislav Rostropovič, Esa Pekka Salonen, Georg Solti, Christian Thielemann, Charles Dutoit, Georges Prêtre. The Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale is often invited abroad (The Netherlands, Romania, Spain, France, and Switzerland) and has played in many prestigious festivals (Amsterdam 1987, Parma 1990, Wiesbaden 1994, Santander 2004 and 2008, Aix en Provence 2005, Savonlinna 2006, Macao 2013, Muscat 2015, Guanajuato in Mexico 2017, Paris 2018). A special connection  with Japan has brought to several tours, including the tour in June 2019 in Osaka, Tokyo, Yokohama, Fukuoka, with performances of Rigolettodirected by Alessio Pizzech, and of Il Barbiere di Sivigliadirected by Federico Grazzini.

Its numerous recordings include La Favoriteconducted by Richard Bonynge; Oberto Conte di San Bonifacioconduted by Zoltán Peskó, Il Barbiere di Sivigliaconducted by Giuseppe Patané, La Fille du Régimentconducted by Bruno Campanella, Le Maschereand La Bohèmeconducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti, La Scala di Setaconducted by Gabriele Ferro, Macbeth,Manon Lescaut, Rigoletto, La Cenerentola, Messa Solenne,and the video production of Vespri siciliani and Giovanna d’Arcoand Wertherconducted by Riccardo Chailly, Armide conducted by  Daniele Gatti, Simon Boccanegraconducted by Michele Mariotti.

The Orchestra, conducted by Michele Mariotti, has recorded a CD under the label Decca with sacred arias sung by Juan Diego Flórez, and an album under Sony with Romantic arias sung by Nino Machaidze. Under Deutsche Grammophon the Orchestra recorded Le Comte Orywith Flórez,andLa Nuit de Mai – a selection or arias and songs by Leoncavallo – with Placido Domingo. Under the label PENTATONE it recently released a CD containing overtures by Rossini, to celebrate 150 years since the death of the composer.

In March 2013 the artistic ensembles of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, led by Michele Mariotti, opened the IV International Festival Mstislav Rostropovich in Moscow, where they performed Verdi’s Messa da Requiem. In October 2015, again with Michele Mariotti on the podium, they opened the Lingotto Music Festival at the Auditorium Giovanni Agnelli in Turin, where they performed Stabat Materby Rossini, and his Overture and Ballet Music from Guillaume Tell.

After working with the Rossini Opera Festival for nearly thirty years (from 1988 to 2016), the year 2017 brought new collaborations between the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the Verdi Festival in Parma, where the Orchestra performed, among other productions, the Stiffeliodirected by Graham Vick. Staged at the Teatro Farnese, the show was highly appreciated by audience and critics alike and was granted the Special Prize at the 37thedition of the “Franco Abbiati” Critics award. The Orchestra’s engagements with the Verdi Festival for the Fall of 2019 include Luisa Millerat the Chiesa di San Francesco del Prato in Parma, and Aidaat the Teatro Verdi in Busseto.

The Teatro Comunale’s 2018 production of La Bohèmestaged by Graham Vick received the Abbiati Award as best show.