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Famed Italian Orchestra at Vahdat Hall Today

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The chamber orchestra of Cameristi della Scala formed by musicians from the orchestra of Teatro alla Scala opera house in Milan, Italy, will perform a concert on September 21 at Tehran's Vahdat Hall. The term chamber orchestra (and sometimes concert orchestra) usually refers to smaller-sized ensembles of about fifty musicians or less.

The concert, organized in cooperation with Tehran-based Roudaki Foundation, starts at 9:30 pm with a repertoire including the principal compositions for chamber orchestras from the 18th century and later, Mehr News Agency reported.

For their performance, the orchestra has selected pieces by Italian composers of extraordinary talent, including virtuoso violinists Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Ernesto Camillo Sivori (1815-1894) and Antonio Joseph Bazzini (1818-1897).

The particular attention of Cameristi is dedicated to the lesser known Italian instrumental pieces of the 19th century, often characterized by solo parts of great virtuosity which fit well with the instrument characteristics of the group’s soloists, all first musicians in the first sections of the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra and also well-known concert performers at the international level.

In the Tehran concert, Francesco Manara will play violin solo; Claudio Mondini, violin; Roberto Parretti, double-bass; Nasim Saad, cello; and Giuseppe Russo Rossi will play viola.

Cameristi della Scala was founded in 1982. In 2012 they received from the Province of Milan the Isimbardi Prize dedicated to those institutions which, with their important international activity, have contributed to the prestige of the city of Milan globally. The orchestra has performed in the most prestigious theaters and concert halls in the world. Last October they performed in New York at the United Nations Auditorium celebrating the 60th anniversary of Italy in the UN.

In recent years, Cameristi has performed for two concert series at the Carnegie Hall in New York, at the MIT in Boston and Washington.  Cameristi has also performed at the Paris headquarters of UNESCO and Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Warsaw Opera Theater, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Tonhalle in Zurich, Coliseum in Buenos Aires and has toured China, Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Latvia, Serbia and Turkey.