In 2012 legendary chamber music ensemble I Musici turned 60 and brought its celebrations to Wellington.
This famous Italian ensemble is one of the longest-running active chamber groups in existence and as part of their 60th anniversary ‘Celebration World Tour’ they made their first ever trip to our shores.
Proudly presented by Chamber Music New Zealand, I Musici’s Serenata Italiana took audiences on a journey of the Italian serenade, featuring music by Rossini, Respighi and film composer Nino Rota (of The Godfather fame). The group played with no conductor, achieving an unparalleled synergy between the musicians.
Rossini Sonata a quattro No. 1 in G major
Rossini Une Larme, Theme and Variations
Donizetti Allegro in D major
Paganini Il Carnevale di Venezia, Theme and Variations
Bossi 3 Intermezzi Goldoniani, Opus 127
Rota Concerto for strings (written for I Musici)
Bacalov Concerto Grosso for I Musici’s 60th Anniversary