Colla in Zagreb

The world premiere of Concinnitherium, il richiamo del Grande Sauro, for clarinet and orchestra by Alberto Colla, will take place on 24th April at the Zagreb Music Biennale.
When Apr 24, 2009
from 10:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Where Zagreb
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Alberto Colla“If the bird species, the pinnacle of biomusical evolution, are an offspring of a branch of those flying dinosaurs that disappeared 65 million years ago (and recent discoveries in the Chinese province of Liaoning suggest that this is so), one can’t help but wonder what incredible songs the dinosaurs themselves might have produced! There can be no doubt, for instance, that the hadrosaurs had enormous singing potential. The elephant trumpeting off their long hollow beaks, an extension of their nasal cavity, would have combined wonderfully with the gliding sounds emitted by their vocal apparatus. That’s how I imagined this composition: a vast prairie covered in dinosaurs, reverberating with their booming cries…” This is the playful description that Alberto Colla offers of his Concinnitherium, il richiamo del Grande Sauro for clarinet and orchestra, the world premiere of which will be performed by the Beijing Symphony Orchestra  conducted by Tan Lihua at the Zagreb Music Biennale on 24th April 2009 (Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Big Hall) with Giampiero Sobrino on clarinet.

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