‘Roman Trilogy’ by Carlus Padrissa, in Belgium: at the Salle Philharmonique in Liège

From 1916 to 1928, Ottorino Respighi produced three particularly evocative sound postcards of the Eternal City (The fountains of RomeThe pines of Rome, and The Roman festivals). Carlus Padrissa on this occasion, associates the ‘Roman Trilogy with the video creations of the French filmmaker and photographer Emmanuel Carlier, which constitute numerous sensual and psychedelic variations on water, trees, stones and humanity. Next Saturday, May 28, at 8:00 p.m., the audiovisual show with the live interpretation by the Orchester Philarmonique Royal de Liège will be at the Salle Philharmonique in Liège: tickets can already be purchased throw this link.

In the interpretations of the three Ottorino Respighi’s symphonic poems, “Roman Festivals”,” “Fountains of Rome” and “Pines of Rome”, we will give the maximum emphasis on the orchestra musicians in this “hybrid format”, which is supported in a game of lights and shadows and the videocreaciones of the French filmmaker and photographer Emmanuel Carlier. The 3 poems are set in the streets and squares of the eternal city, where the Bolognese author lived from 1913. This is about seeing the bright lines that give off the sound waves produced by the symphonic orchestra and about reinterpret, at the same time, the ideas that passed through the head of Respighi while composing the three great scores. Music and light, motion and pictures. A correspondences game between the inner fire of the human being and the material: stone / water / pine.

«We no longer want to light a symphonic poem, go with its music and embrace its content», told Carlus Padrissa. On stage, only the conductor accompanied by musicians of the orchestra. Respighi’s music allows the musicians and their instruments to be the big players with their choreographed movements determined by the richness of the score. There are screens around them capable of capturing the light of the water video projections, sculptures, pine and shadows spectra in continuous motion.

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