On Friday the 10th of December at 8.30 pm, the Santa Croce Cenacle will play host to a concert by the string quartet of the Saô Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), one of the most important orchestras in Latin America. They will perform a series of concerts in Italy from the 6th to the 10th of December to inaugurate the celebrations for the bicentenary of the Independence of Brazil (1822-2022).
The concert programme is a reflection on the encounter between the culture of the two countries, with an opera of Hector Villa-Lobos (String quartet nº 17) and another by Giuseppe Verdi (the Quartet in mi minor), as well as a world premiere commissioned by the Osesp Foundation especially for this tour: Variazioni e Fuga sulla "Canção do Expedicionário", composed by the Brazilian João Guilherme Ripper in honour of the FEB, the Brazilian Expeditionary Force that fought in the Italian Campaign (1943-1945) during World War two.
The Osesp Quartet, founded in 2008, unites the violinist conductor Emmanuele Baldini, the violinist Davi Graton, the violist Peter Pas and the guest cellist Rodrigo Andrade Silveira.
The event is organized by the Brazilian Embassy in Rome together with the Organização Social da Cultura Fundação Osesp and with the media partnership of Rai Cultura and Rai Radio 3.
Admission is free, subject to availability. Booking is required.
Please note that in compliance with the current health regulations, Super Green Pass is necessary for attendance.