English translation by Silvia Luraghi
|CAI - Newsletter n. 21|
once again: happy new year to everybody!
here are the last news:
|January 29 - extraordinary meeting in Udine (see invitation)|
|Ferrara, February 12, 2000|
Price for the reception: 40.000 lit. each.
Ferrara, February 12, 2000 - general assembly of members
Members will meet on Saturday, 12 February at 4:30 p.m. at the "Circolo Frescobaldi", via Ariosto 33, Ferrara, to discuss the following agenda:
1) past and future activities;
2) current and estimate budget;
3) nomination of the new board of directors;
|Milano, February 23, 2000, 9 p.m. Centre Culturel Français|
Lecture by Gérard Mortier
Gérard Mortier, the present general manager of the Salzburg Festival, has been invited to give a lecture on the following topic:
"Towards a European cultural identity"
Salzburg, dress rehearsal of Simon Boccanegra: we have requested more tickets for the dress rehearsal of Simon Boccanegra. If we will receive them, there should be tickets available for all those who have applied for one; otherwise tickets will be cast by lot among members who have regularly paid the membership dues.
Aix en Provence Festival 7-10 July 2000
we have reserved 40 2nd order tickets for two performances of the Aix en Provence Festival:
"The Makropoulos case", by Leos Janacek, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and directed by Stéphane Braunschweig, with Anja Silia, Willard White, Graham Clark, Cynthia Clarey, Menai Davies, Greg Fedderly, Jake Gardner, Peter Hoare, Marcel Reijans - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (new production, July 9, 9 p.m.)
"Cosí fan tutte", by Mozart, conducted by René Jacob and directed by Chen Shi Zheng, with Véronique Gens, Alexandra Deshorties, Bernarda Fink, Graziella Oddone, Stephan Genz, Jeremy Ovenden, Pietro Spagnoli - Orchestra Concerto Köln (new production, 8 July, 9 p.m.)
We are trying to organize a journey, with departures from Milano and Ferrara. The price, including three nights in a hotel and the tickets for two performances should not exceed 800.000 lit. If you are interested, please contact us before 20 February. By this same date you should also pay an advance of 350.000 lit. (the price of the two tickets). Another possible option will only include trip, hotel and the ticket for "The Makropoulos case" (in this case, the advance will be 200.000 lit.).
We think this is an interesting opportunity for our members, who will be able to know the conductor who will follow Claudio Abbado as principal conductor of the Berliner.
Berlin - May 2000
Some members have asked us to reserve tickets for the concerts with Claudio Abbado and the Berliner at the Philharmonie (5, 6, 7 May, Brahms, violin concert (soloist Gil Shaham) and Beethoven 6th Symphony; 10, 11, 12 May, Britten serenade for horn and tenor (Stephan Dohr horn, Philip Langridge tenor), Beethoven 2nd piano concerto (soloist Martha Argerich), Mahler, 4th Symphony). If anybody else is interest, we can reserve tickets for these performances.