“Old Masters – New Spirits” Winter concerts

Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden at Waldhaus Flims Wellness Resort

“Old Masters – New Spirits” – Winter concerts

Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Belle Epoque ballroom – Waldhaus Flims Wellness Resort

Pablo Barragán, clarinet
Paolo Carignani, conductor
Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Graubünden

Ottorino Respighi
Gli Uccelli

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Introduction, Theme and Variations in B flat major for clarinet and orchestra

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)
Symphony in D major

Paolo Carignani (c) Robert Fischer

The concert program of the Kammerphilharmonie is all about old and new. And the focus is on Italy. Ottorino Respighi will begin with his Suite Gli Ucelli for small orchestra (1927). Already as a student, Respighi was interested in the music of Italy of the Sei and Settecento and in its processing into contemporary music. For Gli ucelli he uses five harpsichord and lute pieces by composers and virtuosos of the Baroque period. About a hundred years earlier, Gioacchino Rossini also adorns himself with foreign feathers in his Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra in B flat major – however, it is two of his own operas that provide him with the themes for the new composition. Finally, Luigi Cherubini’s Symphony in D Major (1815) is situated between the epochs and styles, between late classical and early romanticism. As the only symphony by an internationally celebrated opera composer and church musician who remained attached to the classical period to the end, it has long been neglected by the great conductors. Its charm and esprit, however, make a performance worthwhile.

Pablo Barragan (c) Luis Castilla

Tickets and advance booking

1st category: 60.- | 20.- (up to 26 years)
2nd category: 40.- | 15.- (until 26 years)
3rd category: 30.- | 15.- (until 26 years)

Holders of a Kulturlegi receive a 50% reduction on the normal price.