Debut with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra

After having opened the season in Milan, Alessandro Crudele will debut with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra on 30th November 2018.

As a frequent guest in China, Alessandro Crudele this time joins the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. In the last few years, this orchestra has developed into one of the finest in the country and works with conductors of the highest calibre, such as Kirill Petrenko and Zubin Mehta.

The evening will start with Mozart’s overture from “La Clemenza di Tito”, followed by Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, KV 466 with Chinese pianist Tan Xiaotang.
The second part of the programme features three fascinating pieces by Maurice Ravel: “Menuet Antique”, “Pavane pour une infante défunte“ and the Suite No. 2 from “Daphins et Chloé”

Alessandro Crudele has extensive experience with conducting works by Maurice Ravel and he is internationally acclaimed for his renderings of the French Impressionism. Crudele’s version of Ravel’s “Pavane pour une infante défunte“ is, with more than 450,000 views, the most seen worldwide on YouTube.

Season opening in Milan

Alessandro Crudele returns to conduct the Orchestra UniMi on 20th November, opening their 2018/2019 season.

The concert features a programme that includes the rarely-performed Mozart‘s Symphony No. 32 paired with his well-known Jupiter Symphony and the intriguing Cello Concerto by the Italian composer Carlo Galante. The soloist of the evening will be the German cellist Alexander Hülshoff.

Alessandro Crudele is the Music Director at the Orchestra UniMi, which he founded in 2000. In the last 18 years, the conductor and orchestra have recorded many successes, hence the orchestra has become one of the most respected in Italy.

With their opening concert at Aula Magna of the Università Statale in Milan on Tuesday 20th November, their success story is entering a new season.

Alessandro Crudele announced as Principal Guest Conductor of Radio Symphony Orchestra in Belgrade

Alessandro Crudele has been announced as Principal Guest Conductor of the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Belgrade (RTS Symphony Orchestra), from 2018/19. He will conduct two programmes each season.

Crudele first conducted the orchestra in the last season, in a programme featuring Mendelsohn Symphony No. 5, when he struck up an instant and electrifying rapport with the musicians. Their next concert together will be in March 2019, when he will conduct one of Dvorak’s masterpieces: the Symphony No. 7 in D minor.

Read the announcement by the RTS Symphony Orchestra here.

Return to Festival MITO and Charity Concert in Milan

Alessandro Crudele returns to Milan this month for a symphonic concert at the festival MiTo Settembre Musica on 18th September, 2018.
He will conduct the Orchestra UniMi in an all-French programme on the theme of “Dances” featuring the internationally acclaimed harpist Isabelle Moretti.
Among dances by Debussy and Satie, the programme will also present the Italian premiere of Pascal Zavaro’s Berceuse.

Later this month, on 26th September, Alessandro will conduct the Orchestra UniMi in a charity concert in favor of the “Niguarda Cancer Centre” in Milan.

Alessandro Crudele closes the Orchestra UniMi 2017/18 Season with pianist Davide Cabassi

Orchestra UniMi’s founder and music director Alessandro Crudele closes the orchestra’s current season with a concert at the Sala Verdi of the Conservatoire on 29 May 2018. The programme of the evening includes Nicolas Bacri’s Italian premiere of his 4th Symphony and Ravel’s Piano concerto in G major with the great Italian pianist, and Alessandro’s childhood friend, Davide Cabassi.

Critical acclaim for Alessandro Crudele’s concert in Belgrade

Alessandro’s debut concert in Belgrade with the Radio Symphony Orchestra was extremely well received by the press.

The newspaper Danas wrote: “in the second part of the concert, Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony No. 5 (1830), (…) turned out to be another gem of this musical evening” and also: “Alessandro Crudele also took the most powerful, and at the same time, the most sensitive features of the RTS Symphony Orchestra, appealing to both dimensions equally”.

A week after this successful performance, the famous Serbian magazine „Vreme” published an extensive interview with Alessandro Crudele, and with the composer of the world premiere of the evening, Misha Cvijovic.

Full article (in Serbian) here:

World premiere and Mendelssohn 5th with Radio Symphony Orchestra in Belgrade

This month starts with an interesting programme in Belgrade, where Alessandro Crudele will conduct the Radio Television Symphony Orchestra for the first time on 17 March 2018.

The evening opens with the world premiere of “The Faces of Persephone”, a new work by young, talented, Serbian composer Misha Cvijovic. This is followed by Hummel’s Bassoon Concerto, for which Crudele and the orchestra are joined by bassoonist Relja Kalapis. The second half features Mendelssohn Symphony No.5 “Reformation”, which is a key work in Crudele’s repertoire.

The following week, Crudele travels to China, returning to conduct the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra after their collaboration last season. The concert takes place at the magnificent Qintai Concert Hall on 23 March and the programme includes Mozart Symphonies No.35 “Haffner” and No.41 “Jupiter”.

Alessandro Crudele has a growing profile in China. He has conducted regularly there over the last seasons and he will conduct the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra for the first time next December.