Ensemble Salomone Rossi
The Ensemble Salomone Rossi was founded in 1991 thanks to the initiative and under the leadership of Lydia Cevidalli. The Ensemble has performed several concerts in Italy and abroad: the most important performances in recent years have been at the Concertgebouw in Bruges and at the Castle of Chimay, by invitation of the European Community for the Europalia Festival organized in 2003 for the semester of Italian European chairmanship, with the participation of Gloria Banditelli and Caterina Trogu Roerich.
In 2004 among other concerts, they have performed at the Teatro all’Antica of Sabbioneta for the Tenth edition of the Festival Lodoviciano and at the Town Musueum of Bologna for the opening of an exhibition of Emanuele Luzzatti’s works. In 2005 they performed at the Università Statale di Milano and for the Montichiari Festival. In 2006 they took part in a concert season organized at the Real Accademia de Bellas Artes of Madrid, a concert broadcast live for the Radio Clàsica programme of the Spanish National Radio, with the participation of Gloria Banditelli.
In November 2006 they performed at the Teatro Bibiena of Mantua, on invitation by the Festival Lodoviciano for the first Italian performance in modern times of the oratorio “Esther” by Giuseppe C. Lidarti, within the scope of the Mozart celebrations.
In April 2008 the Ensemble has been invited for concerts, workshop and lectures at Montclair State University, New Jersey, performing at Kasser Theatre.
In Autumn 2008 the CD Jewish Baroque Music has been published by “Concerto”; the cd encountered great success and has been presented at Italian National 3rd Channel, Vatican Radio and Radio Classica, as well as on important newspapers, as Amadeus, Suonare News and Sole24ore.
December 2012 second print of the cd.
The Ensemble offers a variety of repertoires: besides Italian music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, repertoires consisting in cantatas and oratorios by Haendel, Bach and Vivaldi and other theme-oriented programs, they have specialized in the research and performance of music works of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries originating from Jewish communities all over Europe. For this research they have availed themselves of the constant cooperation of Israel Adler of the Jewish Music Research Centre of Jerusalem, of Maria Modena of the Università degli Studi of Milan and of Francesco Spagnolo Acht of Yuval Italia.
The Ensemble is open to the cooperation of musicians required for every type of program.
They often cooperate with Gloria Banditelli.