Artists

Giuseppe Mentuccia

Conductor

Boulez Ensemble
Virginie Verrez

Mezzo-Soprano

Program

Antonio Vivaldi

Sonata for two Violins and Basso continuo in D minor RV 63 Op. 1 No. 12 "La Follia"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Serenade for Strings in G major K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

Luigi Dallapiccola

Piccola musica notturna for Chamber Ensemble

Luca Francesconi

Insieme II for six Instruments

Luciano Berio

Folk Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Ensemble

Approximate running time: 1h 15m without intermission

Led by Italian conductor and pianist Giuseppe Mentuccia, the Boulez Ensemble explores works ranging from the 18th century to the present day, with Vivaldi’s 1705 trio sonata “La Follia” and Luca Francesconi’s Insieme II, written in 2016, providing the chronological points of reference. The program also includes Berio’s Folk Songs—born from the composer’s “utopian dream” of “uniting folk music and ‘our music’”—as well as Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Dallapiccola’s Piccola musica notturna, whose title references Mozart’s famous composition.