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Every summer, medici.tv offers a selection of some of the best classical music festivals worldwide. First stop this year in Aix-en-Provence!
This year, the Aix-en-Provence presents two bold new productions:
Winterreise, Schubert’s famous Winter Journey sung by Matthias Goerne and accompanied by video creations by the South-African artist William Kentridge.
Trauernacht, a show produced by the British director Katie Mitchell on cantatas by Bach, conducted by Raphaël Pichon.
medici.tv broadcasts these two events live on July 15 (Winterreise) and 16 (Trauernacht). Enjoy your summer on medici.tv!
On the occasion of medici.tv’s live webcast of the OSESP concert of July 6, we’ve met with three of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo musicians and asked them a few questions about football and music…
As you might already know, medici.tv is broadcasting the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo’s concert of Sunday July 6, when they will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the baton of Marin Alsop. While eyes around the globe remain glued on Brazil for the final rounds of soccer’s World Cup, we have asked three musicians from the OSESP their feelings about football.
Who we have met:
From left to right: EMMANUELE BALDINI – Italian – Spalla (Concertmaster), member of the orchestra since 2004 (photo © Marco Albert) – ANA VALÉRIA POLES – Brazilian – Solo Double Bass, member of the orchestra since 1988 – JOSÉ ANANIAS SOUZA LOPES – Brazilian – flute, member of the orchestra since the early 1990s.
1/ Do you like football?
Emmanuele Baldini: For me, a wine lover, it’s like the coca-cola.
Ana Valéria Poles: Yes, I like, however I don’t understand very much.
José Ananias Souza Lopes: Yes I like it very much.
2/ Do you happen to rehearse while watching the game on TV?
E. B.: I never watch tv.
A. V. P.: In our Orchestra this is not possible.
J. A. S. L.: Yes, when I am traveling and stay at hotel.
3/ If you had the choice, would you rather meet Beethoven or Neymar?
E. B.: Are you joking?
A. V. P.: You are kidding! (medici says: “ok, we were!”)
J. A. S. L.: Beethoven for sure.
5/ Are you proud of representing Brazil your own way during an event of such international fame?
E. B.: I am proud to represent Brazil playing in Osesp.
A. V. P.: Sure! Our football is very famous and the people, who comes to our country to World Cup can be introduce to Orchestra and our beautiful Concert Hall.
J. A. S. L.: Yes, I am very proud.
6/ Are you upset that some nights you are going to play while you could be at the stadium watching the game?
E. B.: Not at all.
A. V. P.: No, this is part of our job.
J. A. S. L.: No, I love to play. This is my life.
7/ What is the common point between classical music and football?
E. B.: Working together for a common goal.
A. V. P.: Our Job is a collective activity, just like football.
J. A. S. L.: You need to practice as much as you can to be good.
8/ Which classical piece could please the most to a football player?
E. B.: Anything played by André Rieu.
A. V. P.: There are many, for ex.: Beethoven – 9th.
J. A. S. L.: They don’t know any classical piece.
9/ Which team would you support if you were not Brazilian?
E. B.: I am not Brazilian. I am Italian and I could say that, of course, I will support both Italy and Brazil
A. V. P.: I would support Brazil, even if I wasn’t born in Brazil, because Brazilian Football is very beautiful.
J. A. S. L.: Peñarol of Montevideo, Uruguai.
- Many thanks to the OSESP for this interview, we hope you liked it!
- Watch their concert on Sunday 6 July at 5.30 pm Sao Paulo time (4.30 pm EST) live on medici.tv!
This Sunday, while eyes around the globe remain glued on Brazil for the final rounds of soccer’s World Cup, medici.tv flies to São Paulo to broadcast the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo’s concert featuring a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under Marin Alsop’s baton.
Did you know that you could help 56 young musicians from all around the world make the most extraordinary musical experience of their lives?
The Verbier Festival Music Camp is a summer music programme launched in 2013 by the Verbier Festival. Led by British conductor Daniel Harding, it offers young musicians aged 15 to 17 from all over the world the opportunity to take part in an advanced level youth orchestra, while spending an unforgettable month in the Swiss Alps.
This year’s Verbier Festival Music Camp will take place from 7 July to 3 August 2014!
Why does the Verbier Festival Music Camp need your help?
In order to help cover the highest quality tuition as well as to offer financial assistance to those participants who would otherwise not be able to attend.
You can give either to the project as a whole or direct your contribution towards a musician of your choice! Just mention his or her name in our comment section after submitting your contribution.
Where can I participate?
More about the Verbier Festival Music Camp’s crowdfunding campaign here.
For the third consecutive year, medici.tv partners with the Flâneries Musicales de Reims and will broadcast live on their website and mobile applications the three concerts of the now traditional “Debuts” series. 3 recitals lead by 5 young talents will be performed. Here is a brief presentation of the musicians, so you can get to know them before their concert:
On Monday, June 9, live from the Dresden Music Festival, Daniele Gatti conducts a tribute concert to the deeply regretted Claudio Abbado, who died last January. medici.tv will be there and will broadcast the concert live on its website and mobile/tablet applications.
Broadcast date: 9 June 2014 at 8pm (Dresden time) / 2pm (EST)
With: Waltraud Meier, soprano / René Pape, bass / Mahler Chamber Orchestra / Daniele Gatti, conductor
TV Director: Jean-Pierre Loisil
Recorded live at: Frauenkirche Dresden (Dresden, Germany)
- This program will be available live and free of charge on the 9 of June and in replay until the 7 of September. For more information, go to medici.tv’s broadcast page;
- Watch all of Claudio Abbado’s videos on medici.tv (The complete Beethoven symphonies, the Mahler Cycle in Lucerne, gala concerts with the Berliner Philharmoniker…).