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31.07.2018

UniCredit presents the international festival tour of Filarmonica della Scala in August and September in seven cities

  • Seven concerts in seven cities across Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy
  • Concert in Grafenegg on 2 September 2018
  • Independent orchestra dedicated to symphonic repertoire

The last leg of the Filarmonica della Scala international tour in 2018 will start on 30 August in Ljubljana and finish on 17 September in Verona. The orchestra will play seven concerts in seven different cities across Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. This is the last of its three international tours this year and will be led by Christoph Eschenbach and Myung-Whun Chung. Among these appearances, the orchestra will perform in Grafenegg on 2 September 2018 with Olga Peretyatko as the leading soloist.
In recent years, the Filarmonica della Scala has significantly increased the number of its international performances, celebrating its rich history with appearances at renowned concert halls and festivals around the world.
UniCredit has been supporting the orchestra as a partner since 2000 and in 2003 became its main sponsor. Jean Pierre Mustier, CEO of UniCredit and Chairman of Filarmonica della Scala, said: “Supporting culture and talent is a key part of the various initiatives UniCredit contributes to with the aim of having a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. The most important part of the partnership between UniCredit and Filarmonica is that we share the same goal: to provide exceptional experiences to the communities that we serve in order to foster social cohesiveness and promote a sense of social belonging. Together, we are making classical music available to a broader and more diverse audience, educating the next generation of concert goers and promoting inclusiveness and the well-being of our communities.”

The programme
Between the end of August and September, the Filarmonica will perform at the European Summer Festivals in Ljubljana, Wiesbaden, Gstaad and Grafenegg and at the Italian Festivals of MITO (Milan Turin Festival) and Verona Accademia Festival led by two renowned conductors, Christoph Eschenbach and Myung-Whun Chung. The leading soloists that are part of this tour include: Sol Gabetta, Vilde Frang, Jan Lisiecki, Seong-Jin Cho and soprano Olga Peretyatko.
This is the last leg of the 2018 Filarmonica della Scala international tour. The orchestra will return in 2019 with a new international tour starting 23 January 2019 in Madrid and finishing early June in Baden-Baden.

About UniCredit
UniCredit is a simple, successful pan-European Commercial Bank, with a fully plugged in CIB, delivering a unique Western, Central and Eastern European network to its extensive franchise of 26 million clients. UniCredit offers local expertise and international reach, supporting its clients globally and providing them with unparalleled access to leading banks in its 14 core markets as well as 18 other countries worldwide.

Press contact:
UniCredit Media Relations:
Tel + 39 02 88623569
email: mediarelations@unicredit.eu

Press contact Filarmonica della Scala:
Marco Ferullo
Communications Manager
Tel +39 347 1932 762
email: marco.ferullo@filarmonica.it

Tour schedule 2018 - 2019

30 August 2018 | Ljubljana
31 August 2018 | Wiesbaden
Christoph Eschenbach
Jan Lisiecki
, pianoforte
Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto per pianoforte n. 5
in mi bem. magg. Imperatore
Antonín Dvořák
Sinfonia n. 8 in sol magg. op. 88

1 September 2018 | Gstaad
Christoph Eschenbach
Vilde Frang
, violino
Sol Gabetta, violoncello
Johannes Brahms
Concerto in la min. op. 102
per violino, violoncello e orchestra
Antonín Dvořák
Sinfonia n. 8 in sol magg. op. 88

2 September 2018 | Grafenegg
Christoph Eschenbach
Olga Peretyatko
, soprano
Richard Wagner
Tannhäuser, Ouverture
Richard Strauss
Vier letzte Lieder
Antonín Dvořák
Sinfonia n. 8 in sol magg. op. 88

15 September 2018
Torino | Teatro Regio
16 September 2018
Milano | Teatro degli Arcimboldi

MITO SettembreMusica
Myung-Whun Chung
Seong-Jin Cho
, pianoforte
Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto per pianoforte n. 3
in do min. op. 37
Sinfonia n. 7 in la magg. op. 92

17 September 2018 | Verona
Myung-Whun Chung

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sinfonia n. 6 in fa magg. op. 67
Sinfonia n. 7 in la magg. op. 92