The FVG Orchestra also entered the FUS – Unique Fund for Showbusiness set up by the Italian Cultural Ministry. This marked an increasing importance acquired by the orchestra both on a national and international level, thanks to the quality – and quantity – of its performances. Besides the 40 regular musicians, the ensemble's activities in 2021 involved an overall 150 artists, benefitting all Friuli Venezia Giulia's territory both artistically and economically. In 2021 the regional orchestra performed at the Operetta Festival in Trieste, at the Festival Accordi Musicali in Tolmezzo, near Udine (also sponsored by the European Foundation for Support of Culture) and at the Vigadò Concert Hall in Budapest.
«I'd like to thank all the musicians one by one: thanks to their committment, Friuli Venezia Giulia has a real philarmonic orchestra, and an excellent one», said Petiziol.
«I thank President Petiziol for giving shape to a new project of high quality and international relevance – said Tiziana Gibelli, regional Cultural Councilor – We must work hard to enhance our own assets while, at the same time, looking beyond our boundaries, especially as we lay the ground for Go2025», referring to 2025 when Gorizia and Nova Gorica will be the designated European Capital of Culture.
It will be a sparkling final for the FVG Orchestra's programme and full of shows, many of which are arranged in collaboration with other regional institutions: like the two concerts at Teatro Verdi in Maniago (Pordenone) on November 20 and 21, “Dall'Opera al Musical” (From opera to musical), starring soprano Ilaria Zanetti, tenor Mathia Neglia and conductor Paolo Paroni, in collaboration with the ERT (Ente Regionale Teatrale – Regional Theatre Institution).
On November 25 at Teatro Vivaldi in Jesolo (in Veneto), it will pay an homage to the late renowned Italian movie score composer Ennio Morricone.
December will be a very busy month: concerts devoted to Mozart in Portogruaro (near Venice, in Veneto), Sacile (Pordenone) and Palmanova (Udine), and of course Christmas-themed concerts along with the regional chorus Coro FVG, with a programme based on sacred and romantic music by Mendelssohn.
On December 3 at Teatro Verdi in Gorizia, the FVG Orchestra will accompany singer Simone Cristicchi for an homage to Friulian singer-songwriter Sergio Endrigo.
The show “Flower in the Desert”, with celebrated contralto Sonia Prina and US conductor Nir Kabaretti, will bring the FVG Orchestra outside Friuli, to Carpi (in Emilia Romagna, near Modena, on December 5) and then back to Pordenone, in the Duomo cathedral (December 6), thanks to the collaboration with Pordenone's International Festival of Sacred Music.
And some lucky audiences will toast to 2022 together with the FVG Orchestra at their New Year's Eve Concerts on December 28, 29 and 30 in Trieste, Udine and Gorizia.
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