The Accademia di Santa Cecilia is a rare example of an Italian symphony orchestra unattached to an opera house and is unanimously recognised as the country’s finest symphonic orchestra. Since taking over as Music Director nine years ago, Sir Antonio Pappano has revitalised and galvanised the Orchestra with his enthusiastic spirit, positive energy and consummate musicianship. It has been voted one of the leading orchestras of the world, whilst the Chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia has been described as “one of the world’s great choirs” (The Independent), being in great demand on tour both with the Orchestra and on its own. In the UK alone, they have won more than 9 music awards over the past 2 years.
Sir Antonio Pappano and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia’s new President Michele dall’Ongaro announce the orchestra’s 2015-16 season in Rome, opening with new work by Luca Francesconi inspired by Nelson MandelaRead more