Umberto Clerici with ANAM

October 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ukaria Cultural Centre

What can be considered an ‘Italian Sound’? Does it come from the old Italian string instruments, or from the long tradition of opera and bel canto that made Italian music known around the world?

There is no one more suitable to answer such a question than the charismatic Italian cellist Umberto Clerici. He leads students from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) through a beautifully evocative journey chronicling the history of a nation in sound.


Giovanni Sollima (b.1962)

Hell I from Songs from the Divine Comedy

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)

Concerto per violoncello e orchestra in A minor, RV420

I. Andate
II. Adagio
III. Allegro

Ezio Bosso (b.1971)

The Sea Prayer for cello and strings


Giachino Rossini (1792–1868)

Sonata a quattro (String Symphony) No.3 in C major

I. Allegro
II. Andantino
III. Allegro

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)

Crisantemi (version for string orchestra)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)

Quartetto per archi in E minor (version for string orchestra)

I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Prestissimo
IV. Scherzo Fuga. Allegro assai mosso

Followed by Dinner at 7.30pm (separate booking required).

Photo: Laura Stanca