“Filarmonica della Scala to broadcast live to cinemas in the UK and Europe

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday, 1 April 2012 | 4:27:00 am

A little off topic but I received the following and thought it might be of interest:

Italy Comes to local cinemas with LIVE Classical Concerts

To mark their 30th anniversary, a new season of four classical concerts by the Filarmonica della Scala orchestra will be broadcast LIVE in high definition from Milan’s famous Teatro all Scala venue across Europe - including selected UK cinemas - during April and May. Cinema audiences will have a unique chance of experiencing the concerts as if they have been transported to ‘La Scala’ in Italy, considered to be one of the worldwide temples of classical music.

Starting on Sunday April 1st , Christoph Eschenbach, one of the most influential maestros on the international music scene, conducts a programme including Mozart’s Jupiter symphony and Brahms Symphony No. 1. 

The performance on April 21st showcases the considerable talents of classical conductor Riccardo Chailly and jazz pianist Stefano Bollani in a well-loved Gershwin programme, including An American in Paris, that promises to explore an extraordinary fusion of jazz and classical music.

The next event, on May 7th, will see virtuoso Andrea Battiscoi conducting the Filarmonica in a spectacular programme headlined by a new piece by composer Matteo Franceschini, followed by a spellbinding series of pieces by Rachmaninoff.

Finally on May 21st, Met Opera conductor Fabio Luisi conducts an exceptional and varied programme including Beethoven’s 4th piano concerto with young Polish prodigy, Rafal Blechacz and three canzonas to mark the 400th anniversary of Giovanni Gabriele, the godfather of Baroque music.

Josee  Dubois, International Sales Director at Nexo Digital said “Our association with XDC Entertainment for this series of exceptional concerts will raise the bar for LIVE classical events in cinemas and we are very excited about this unique once-in-a-lifetime programme.  Audiences are in for a treat.”


UK playlist “Filarmonica della Scala” 

Zeffirellis, Ambleside (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.zeffirellis.com  T.01539 433845
Odyssey Cinema, Belfast (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.odysseycinemas.co.uk  T.02890 739134
Picturedrome Bognor Regis (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.picturedromebognor.com  T.01243 828138
Plaza Dorchester (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.plazadorchester.com  T.01305 262488
Apollo Cinema Piccadilly, London (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.apollocinemas.com  T. 0871 220 6000
Apollo Cinema Torbay (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.apollocinemas.com T.0871 220 6000
Picturehouse Uckfield (April 21, May 7, May 21) www.picturehouseuckfield.com  T.01825 764 909 PLEASE NOTE, THIS CINEMA IS NOT PLAYING THE FIRST OF THE SEASON ON APRIL 1ST
Cineworld Aberdeen Union Square  (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Ashford, Kent (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Birmingham (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Boldon, Tyne & Wear (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Bolton (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Burton-on-Trent (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Cardiff (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Cheltenham (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Chichester (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Crawley (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Didsbury (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Falkirk (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Glasgow Renfrew Street (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Hull (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Huntingdon (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Isle of Wight (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Llandudno (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld West India Quay, London (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Milton Keynes (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Nottingham (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Sheffield (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Shrewsbury (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Solihull (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Stevenage (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld Yeovil (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000
Cineworld High Wycombe (April 1 @ 6.45pm, April 21, May 7, May 21) www.cineworld.co.uk  T.0871 200 2000


For full list of participating cinemas across Europe, please visit www.filarmonica.it