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CONCERT PROGRAMs

New Phoenix Ensemble has a mission: the music making is about having a 360° experience and therefore has to be connected with a concept, theme, message.

The Ensemble has a flexible setting: duo, trio with or without piano.

The locations aren't only concert halls, but also museums, art galleries, private houses...

In summer outdoors concerts are possible too.

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Donne!

New Phoenix Ensemble has created a new avant-garde trio program exclusively dedicated to female composers: “DONNE!”

DONNE is dedicated exclusively to female composers who during their lifetime have been in the shadow of male artists of their time and to composers who were not only extraordinary artists, but who also had an impact on 19th and 20th century society. 

Among these, Louise Farrenc stands out: the first music publisher who promoted and sold her works as well as the first piano teacher at the CNSM in Paris; Germaine Tailleferre who was the only woman of the group of 6 and a free artistic muse for Ravel, Cocteau and Charlie Chaplin and the suffragette later named Dama Ethel Smyth.

Thanks to the project, New Phoenix Ensemble is part of Rete.Donne: an important corporation of Italian professional women in Europe.

Two settings are possible:

-Trio with piano, clarinet and cello;

-Trio clarinet, viola / violin and cello

 

DONNE is a program that can also be declined as:

 

LIVE PODCAST

A lecture focused on one or more women that had an impact of the society of their time, any disciplines, within the performance of female composers.

Rosa Genoni: The inventor of Made in Italy, Activist, Pacifist in Italy at the beginning of 1900

Maria Velleda Farnè: First woman graduated at the University of Turin 

Dadamaino: member of the Milanese avant-garde of the 1960s

TRIO

Clarinet - Cello - Piano 

Lili Boulanger 'D’un Matin de Printemps' (Video)

 

- Louise Farrenc: Trio op 44

. Andante-Allegro Moderato

. Adagio 

. Minuetto-Allegro 

. Allegro

 

- Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn - 5 Lieder for Duo and Trio 

 

- Lili Boulanger

. D'un matin de printemps

. D'un soir triste

 

- Germaine Tailleferre: Trio

. Allegro Animato 

. Allegro Vivace 

. Moderato 

. Très Animé

 

TRIO

Clarinet - Violin/Viola - Cello 

 Miriam Hyde Trio (Video)

- Claude Arrieu: Trio en UT

. Allegro non troppo

. Allegro scherzando

. Allegro giusto

- Myriam Hyde: Trio

. Allegro Moderato

. Moderato Grazioso 

. Andante Cantabile 

. Vivace

 

- Ethel Smyth: Trio in D Major

 . Allegro

 . Allegretto

 . Adagio

 . Finale

 

- Rosy Wertheim: Trio

 . Allegro Risoluto

 . Adagio

 . Scherzo

 . Allegro con spirito

how i met puccini

 

Puccini 2024: 100 years Anniversary 

New Phoenix Ensemble, together with the double-bassist and composer Valentina Ciardelli,

propose a concert program around Giacomo Puccini and the “Opera Without Words”

with the voices of the clarinet, cello, piano and double-bass.

 “How I Met Puccini” is a concert program with an augmented performance concept.

Adapting Puccini's poetics to modern language without betraying its essence, How I Met Puccini wants to amuse and excite opera and classical music audience as well as bring new generations closer to the classical music stage. How I Met Puccini is a unique 360-degree project that combines different forms of art and communication like illustration, performance, and augmented reality. 

It has been on stage since December 2021 with the official launch of chamber music season in the Puccini Days in Lucca. All  fantasies re-composed by Valentina Ciardelli for chamber ensemble or orchestra, have already debuted in halls such as Teatro del Giglio Lucca, Teatro Cucinelli Perugia, Teatro Alighieri Ravenna, Teatro La Scala, Teatro La Fenice Venice, St. Katharinen Kirchen in Hamburg, and Blackheath halls in London.

 

QUARTET

Clarinet - Cello - Doublebass - Piano

 

- Butterfly Effect After Giacomo Puccini: Trio Clarinet, Cello, Piano

- “Le Villi”, the female spirits that inspired Giacomo Puccini: Duo Clarinet, Double-Bass

- Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut: Duo Double-Bass, Piano

- Turandot: Quartet Clarinet, Cello, Double-Bass, Piano


 

 

 

ROSSINI & PUCCINI

Pesaro is the European Capital of Culture 2024.

New Phoenix Ensemble and Valentina Ciardelli propose a connection between

the Pesaro-born Composer Gioacchino Rossini and Giacomo Puccini.

QUARTET

  Clarinet - Cello - Doublebass - Piano

-  Valentina Ciardelli: Trio Butterfly Effect after Giacomo Puccini 

- Gioacchino Rossini: Introduzione, tema e variazioni for clarinet and piano

- Gioacchino Rossini: Duo for cello e double-bass

- Valentina Ciardelli: Fantasia sulla Turandot per Quartetto 

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perle

 

Perle is a Concert Program that connects Music and Visual Arts, Architecture and Nature.

The setting is Duo Clarinet and Cello or Trio Clarinet, Violin/Viola and Cello.

New Phoenix Ensemble has performed both in National Monuments (Oranjehotel and Hollandsche Schouwburg) and in collaboration with the Hendricks de Keyser Foundation which deals with the enhancement of historic buildings and related works of art;  in Italy New Phoenix Ensemble collaborates with FAI and the Foundation of Italian Historical Houses.

 The members of the ensemble are “Artists in Residence” at the Italian Embassy of The Netherlands, performing in the most important events: the inauguration of the Italian-Dutch biennial "The Latitudes of Art" with the patronage of the Italian Embassy in Holland and the Italian Cultural Institute in Amsterdam, the inauguration of the Italian Pavillon of the Floral Expo Floriade 2022. 

The Ensemble collaborates also with "The Hague Art Society".

 

 

DUO

Clarinetto - Cello

- W.A. Mozart: Duo KV 423 

. Allegro

. Adagio 

. Rondò

 

- L. Van Beethoven: Duo n.1

. Allegro 

. Larghetto

. Rondò

 

- J.S. Bach: Duets 

. Moderato

. Allegro Energico

- Leo Smit: Suite (1926)

. Allemande 

. Sarabande

. Gigue

 

- Charles Dancla 

. Variations on the Opera “Don Giovanni” 

TRIO 

Clarinetto - Violino/Viola - Violoncello

 

​ - Ethel Smyth: Trio in D Major

 . Allegro

- Myriam Hyde: Trio

. Moderato Grazioso  

- Rosy Wertheim: Trio

. Scherzo

- Beatrice Campodonico: Solo per clarinetto 

- Pierlaberto Cattaneo: Lied, composed for New Phoenix Ensemble

- Bruno Bettinelli: Suite

. Moderato

. Andante Moderato

. Allegro

 

- ​Nicolas Bacrí: Im Volkston 

. Danse

. Valse douce

. Improvisation pour clarinette 

. Toccata

. Marche

. Berceuse

. Tarentelle

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haim

The Concert Program about the Shoah and the Composers of the Resistance during WW2.

 

New Phoenix Ensemble collaborates with various organizations, including the "Leo Smit" Foundation in Amsterdam, for which they have recorded pieces from the composer's suite.

Thanks precisely to the support of the "Leo Smit" Foundation, which deals with the recovery and dissemination of what they call "the forgotten composers", New Phoenix Ensemble began a research and a double job: performing the music of composers tragically killed during the Shoah but at the same time celebrating their life, adding them in the programs of usual composers: HAIM, which means Life in Hebrew.

 

This project sees collaboration with institutions and realities of the highest value.

The HAIM program came to the knowledge of the Dutch Jewish Community, which invited us to perform at the ceremony of the Official Commemoration at the most important place  which was Hollandse Schouwburg Amsterdam in the presence of the Chief Rabbi and the Ambassador of Israel, as well as in concert in the Liberal Synagogue also in Amsterdam.

 

On the occasion of the 77th Day of Remembrance for the Resistance in the Netherlands for the Oranjehotel National Monument, the New Phoenix Ensemble collective was invited to contribute by presenting the composers of the HAIM program, together with the Presidents of Parliament and the Minister of Human and Social Rights.

Jaarlijks vindt een Herdenking plaats

During the week of Remembrance in January 2021, we had the honor of performing at the Oranjehotel: the prison used in the Netherlands during the Nazi occupation for political prisoners and Jews.

 We recorded two pieces by Erwin Schulhoff and a doctor who was imprisoned in 1942 and composed an aria whose score was recovered by one of his descendants:

Erwin Schulhoff, Andantino (Video)

Lied of Oranjehotel (Video)

DUO 

Clarinet - Cello

 

- Z. Schul: Chassidic Dances

. Moderato

. Allegretto

 

- E. Schulhoff: Duo

. Andantino

. Zingaresca

 

- L. Smit: Suite

. Prelude

. Sarabanda

. Gigue

 

- W. A. Mozart: Duo 1 KV423

. Adagio

 

 

TRIO

 Clarinetto - Violin/Viola - Cello

 

- Hans Gàl: Trio 

. Cantabile

. Burletta

. Intermezzo

. Giocoso

 

- Leone Sinigaglia: Serenade 

. Allegro Moderato 

. Intermezzo-Allegro Vivace

. Egloga 

. Capriccio-Allegro Vivace ma Non Troppo 

- Claude Arrieu: Suite en Trio

. Allegro non troppo

. Allegro scherzando

. Allegro giusto

- Rosy Wertheim: Trio

. Allegro Risoluto

. Adagio

. Scherzo

. Allegro con Spirito

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aimez-vous Bach?

This concert program is around JS Bach's Goldberg Variations, exceptionally performed in trio clarinet, viola and cello.

The other pieces presented are the trio of the suffragist Dame Ethel Smyth, the Australian Miriam Hyde and the Dutch composer Rosy Wertheim, with a finale dedicated to the living composer Nicolas Bacrì who is inspired by Schumann's Im Volkston.

 

      TRIO 

Clarinet - Violin/Viola - Cello

 

- Ethel Smyth: Trio in D Major

 . Allegro

 

- Myriam Hyde: Trio

. Moderato Grazioso 

- Rosy Wertheim: Trio

. Scherzo

- J.S. Bach: Variazioni Goldberg 

. Aria

. Variation 1

. Variation 2

. Variation 3: Canone all’ Unisono 

. Variation 6: Canone alla Seconda 

. Variation 7: al tempo di Giga 

. Variation 13

. Variation15: Canone alle Quinta 

. Variation 17

. Variation 18: Canone alla Sesta 

. Variation 19

. Aria

-Nicolas Bacrí - Im Volkston 

. Danse

. Valse douce

. Improvisation pour clarinette 

. Toccata

. Marche

. Berceuse

. Tarentelle

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