XDC Entertainment Presents Filarmonica della Scala Live from Milan

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Sun, 04/08/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

XDC Entertainment is proud to announce the distribution of four live concerts by the renowned Filarmonica della Scala orchestra from the Teatro alla Scala in Milan over the coming two months. In association with Nexo Digital XDC Entertainment will distribute in cinemas in the UK Ireland Sweden Norway Finland Denmark and Portugal. Featuring symphonies from Mozart Brahms Beethoven and Rachmaninoff over four separate events and conducted by some of the world's biggest names including Christoph Eschenbach and Fabio Luisi this promises to be the classical event of the season. On April 1 Christophe Eschenbach one of the most influential maestros on the international music scene conducts a classic programme including Mozart's Jupiter symphony and the celebrated Brahms first symphony. The next on April 21 shows off the considerable talents of classical conductor Riccardo Chailly and jazz pianist Stefano Bollani in a well-loved Gershwin program which promises to explore an extraordinary fusion of jazz and classical music Live for cinema audiences all over Europe. Continuing on May 11 23-year-old virtuoso Andrea Battistoni conducts the Filarmonica in a spectacular programme headlined by a new piece by composer Matteo Franceschini commissioned specially for the Filarmonica della Scala followed by a spellbinding series of pieces by Rachmaninoff. Finally on May 21 Met Opera conductor Fabio Luisi takes a break from his hectic schedule and conducts an exceptional and varied program including Beethoven's 4th piano concerto with young Polish prodigy Rafal Blechacz and three canzonas to mark the 400th anniversary of Giovanni Gabrieli the godfather of Baroque music. XDC Entertainment's Vice President Fabrice Testa says At XDC we pride ourselves on the acquisition of premium content for cinema audiences with a classical appreciation and our relationship with Nexo Digital means that once again we are bringing the best of LIVE classical music to cinemas in a truly original program of events with some of the biggest stars on the classical music scene. Frank Smith XDC Entertainment Sales Manager says The appetite for first class LIVE classical performances is bigger than ever and at XDC we are uniquely positioned to deliver Filarmonica della Scala to audiences using our extensive network of cinemas. Josee Dubois International Sales Director at Nexo Digital said Our association with XDC Entertainment for this series of exceptional concerts will raise the bar for Live classical events in cinemas and we are very excited about this unique once-in-a-lifetime program. Audiences are in for a treat.