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Scintille di Musica in the Milan Duomo: three concerts with the Cameristi della Scala

Free admission with reservation. Starting on 25 October

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The Cameristi della Scala, thanks to the valuable collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, present to the public the concert series Scintille di Musica nel Duomo di Milano. Three concerts featuring significant pieces from the 17th and 20th centuries from three regions of Europe, France, Italy and England, in the marvellous setting of Milan Cathedral, a symbol of the Lombard capital, the largest church in Italy and among the largest in the world, whose construction began at the end of the 14th century.

Once again this year, the Cameristi della Scala have called in internationally renowned artists for a review that aims to confirm just how much Baroque music has influenced and enriched the writing of many composers such as Ravel, Debussy, Respighi and Britten, who are featured in the three concerts.

The cycle begins on 25 October at 7.30pm, with conductor and harpsichordist Jérôme Correas, who will lead̀ the Cameristi in music by Lully, Rameau, Charpentier, Mondonville and then in Debussy's Danse Sacrée, danse profane for harp and Ravel's Pavane.

In the second concert, on 13 November, the contralto Daniela Pini will perform Porpora's Salve Regina, some arias called di furia by Vivaldi, and one of the Venetian musician's most beautiful pieces, the aria Sovente il sole, which has the distinction of being the only Vivaldi piece whose manuscript has survived in Venice, and of being the only known case of a serenade written by several hands, commissioned by a Venetian nobleman. The orchestra's violinist Francesco Manara will perform, again by Vivaldi, the two-chorus concerto Per la santissima Assunzione di Maria Vergine and Vitali's Ciaccona in Respighi's orchestration.

The last appointment, on 18 December, conducted by the young Greek talent Dionysis Grammenos, will be dedicated to Christmas, with music from the English sphere: from Haendel's concerto for harp and choruses from Messiah, to Britten's Ceremony of carols and songs for female choir by John Rutter. Soloists will be Andrea Manco on flute, for the concert Vivaldi's La notte, and Luisa Prandina on harp. The female choir in Astra, conducted by Marco De Gasperi, will be joined by the male voices of the Soloists of the Choir of the Teatro alla Scala.

The review "Scintille di musica", realised thanks to the generous contribution of Intesa Sanpaolo and the hospitality of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, in this extraordinary sacred place, is a tribute offered to the citizens of Milan.

Admission to the concerts is free of charge, subject to compulsory booking from this page in the proximity of the events.

18 December 2023



Scintille di Musica nel Duomo di Milano

Monday 18th December 2023 – 7.30pm

I Cameristi della Scala

Dionysis Grammenos, Director
Gruppo Corale AdAstra
Solisti del Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Marco De Gaspari, Choir Director
Andrea Manco, flute
Luisa Prandina, harp


Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in sol min RV 157 per archi
Allegro. Largo. Allegro

Concerto “La notte” RV 439 per flauto e archi in sol minore
Largo Presto (Fantasmi). Largo Presto. Largo (Il sonno). Allegro

Georg Friedrich Handel
Concerto in si bemolle maggiore op. 4 n. 6 per arpa e orchestra
Andante allegro. Larghetto. Allegro moderato

Benjamin Britten
From Ceremony of carols op 28
Wolcum Yole!
This little babe
Deo gracias
Adam lay I-bounden

John Rutter
Mary’s lullaby
Christmas lullaby
From the beauty of the eart

Georg Friedrich Handel
From Messiah
And the Glory of the Lord

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