Italian Symphony

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

A sun-drenched concert full of joie de vivre and southern warmth.

‘This is Italy!’ Felix Mendelssohn wrote home when he had just arrived there for the first time. ‘And now has begun what I have always thought to be the supreme joy in life.’ He would later turn the impressions of his trip into music in his sun-drenched Italian Symphony. The other works in this programme also bask in the southern sun, with Poulenc’s heart-warming Concert Champêtre as its radiant centrepiece.

Truly exciting… the inspirational conductor, Maxim Emelyanychev, is a man on springs



Debussy prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune | Poulenc concert champêtre |  Rossini ouverture il barbiere di siviglia | Mendelssohn symphony no. 4 'italian'



Maxim Emelyanychev conductor | Jean Rondeau harpsichord