Performance Friday, October 20, 2017 | 8 PM

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The rarely performed Sinfonia that Verdi wrote for the La Scala premiere of Aida is a full-fledged overture that reflects themes from the opera, while Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome are spectacularly orchestrated tone poems that evoke the beauty of the Eternal City. To add to the festivities, Martha Argerich returns to Carnegie Hall after a nine-year absence to play Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3—one of her specialties.


  • Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
    Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director and Conductor
  • Martha Argerich, Piano


  • VERDI Sinfonia from Aida
  • PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3
  • RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome
  • RESPIGHI Pines of Rome


Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Alain Frogley, Professor of Music History, University of Connecticut.
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This performance is part of International Festival of Orchestras I.