Alessandro Crudele travels to Brazil this month to make his debut with the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte on 25-26 April 2019. He conducts the orchestra in a programme that celebrates Brazil, thanks to Claudio Santoro’s Piano Concerto No. 1 – with the young Brazilian pianist Aleyson Scopel – and Respighi’s rarely performed Impressioni brasiliane, a tribute to Latin sounds, atmosphere and colours.
The programme also features one of Respighi’s masterpieces from the Roman trilogy, Fontane di Roma, and two pièces de résistance from Alessandro Crudele’s repertoire: Debussy’s Danse (orchestrated by Ravel) and Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte (whose performance, conducted by Crudele, is the most viewed on YouTube).
Alessandro Crudele’s Brazilian debut expands his worldwide engagement and follows his first performance in Belgrade as Principal Guest Conductor of the Radio Symphony Orchestra, which was very warmly welcomed by audience and critics.