La Scala orch to make Bolshoi debut (instead of BBC Proms)

La Scala orch to make Bolshoi debut (instead of BBC Proms)


norman lebrecht

June 27, 2016

Riccardo Chailly is taking the Filarmonica della Scala on a 10-stop Europe tour, including a first visit to Moscow.

A date will have been offered to the BBC Proms, which evidently declined. Who needs La Scala at the Proms?

press release:


18 maggio 2015,Milano, Teatro alla Scala Direttore Riccardo ChaillyPianoforte Maria João PiresLudwig van BeethovenConcerto per pianoforte no.4Dmitrij ŠostakovičSinfonia no.5

Riccardo Chailly and Filarmonica della Scala will return to Europe for a 10-concert, August 21- October 2, to include stops in major musical cities in Austria, Germany, France and Luxembourg. The FDS’s 2016 European tour will feature the orchestra in performances at Gstaad (Festivalzelt, 21/8), Salzburg(Großes Festspielhaus 22/8), Moscow (Bol’šoj 15/9) Essen (Philharmonie 24/9), Vienna (Musikverein 1/10). Chailly leads the Orchestra in Cherubini’s Symphony in D major, Verdi’s Four Season from Vespri Siciliani and Rossini’s Ouverture from Guillaume Tell.

Pianist Daniil Trifonov will join Filarmonica della Scala and Riccardo Chailly for concert in Dortmund(Konzerthaus 25/9), Luxembourg (Philharmonie, 26/9), Hamburg (Konzertsaal 28/9), Baden Baden(Festpielhaus 30/9) while Martha Argerich for the FDS’s debut at Philarmonie Paris (2/10), both performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto. These concert will also feature Mr. Chailly leading FDS in Schumann’s Manfred-Ouverture and Symphony n. 2.

Filarmonica della Scala’s Activity is supported by the Main Partner UniCredit.


  • Pedro says:

    I have heard the Lá Scala orchestra at the Bolschoi in Carsen’s production of Don Giovanni a few years ago. It is not a début.

  • Una says:

    And they have far more available money between them than the BBC Proms has or could possibly have to have La Scala.