Teatro Regio’s Philharmonic ’900

The Filarmonica ‘900 of Turin’s Teatro Regio was founded in 2003 on the initiative of the Teatro Regio’s orchestra members, and includes musicians from the entire opera theatre orchestra. It inherits its legacy from the Teatro Regio orchestra, the history of which dates back more than 260 years, and is interwoven with that of famous artists, starting from Arturo Toscanini, Giacomo Puccini, Richard Strauss, and Maria Callas and including Renata Tebaldi, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. The Filarmonica '900 is distinguished by its exploration of the extreme varieties of twentieth century music, including in its repertoire, along with timeless masterpieces, the grand themes of symphonic music of the 1900s. It particularly pays attention to the meeting point between “cultured” music and the new languages that are sometimes opposed to it, sometimes compared to it, and finally mixed with it, such as jazz, film and popular music. From this, a rich repertoire is derived, partly inclusive of the works of the grand composers of the 1900s, such as Mahler, Strauss, Ravel, Respighi, Prokof’ev, Berg and Shostakovic, thanks to the collaboration of great artists, such as Salvatore Accardo, Uto Ughi, Enrico Dindo, Natalia Gutman, Stefano Bollani, Gianandrea Noseda, Jan Latham-Koenig, Hubert Soudant, Dietfried Bernet, Andrea Lucchesini and Ute Lemper. In addition to the concerts held in the Teatro Regio’s grand hall, the Filarmonica '900 has dedicated its considerable energy to the following important projects: the Rota-Casella project focused on two Italian composers of the 1900s, who are very high profile, although in some ways have been disregarded. 2 CDs were recorded and released by Chandos and Brilliant. In February 2011, for the centenary of Nino Rota’s birth, Chandos will release the third CD, recorded under the direction of G. Noseda. The Poulenc project recorded the concerto for harpsichord, performed by Stefano Bollani, and the first recording in the world of the ballet “Les Animaux Modèles”, under the direction of Jan Latham-Keonig.