World premiere of La Girò
MITO Settembre Musica Festival
World premiere of La Girò (2011) by Louis Andriessen
Louis Andriessen’s La Girò (2011) for violin and large ensemble features Monica Germino as soloist, and has a distinctly Italian theme. The title refers to Anna Girò, a high-profile singer and muse of Antonio Vivaldi.
The piece would not have become the 'performance' it is without its dedicatee, the violinist Monica Germino. The soloist (La Girò, perhaps?) does not only play the violin. She also sings an Italian song, whispers and talks, tells stories and dreams...
5 September, 21.00 - World premiere
Louis Andriessen, Harrison Birtwistle, Matteo Franceschini & Fabio Vacchi
Monica Germino, violin/voice
Teatro Dal Verme
Live broadcast by Italian National Radio 3
6 September, 21.00
Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi