02 Nov Concert: Métamorphoses at Rosey Concert Hall
Métamorphoses, which took place on Wednesday 28th October at Rosey Concert Hall was particularly dear to Le Rosey. We unveiled a world premiere performance of the piano concerto Connexions, a creation by Matteo Riparbelli, composer and music teacher at Rosey. Rosey Concert Hall commissioned this work back in 2014, proud of its mission to give young artists the possibility to perform alongside musical heavyweights. On the piano, another loyal member of the Rosey community Philippe Demanget, who has been a piano teacher here for 20 years and a concert pianist in his free time, performed his second public concert in the Rosey Concert Hall.
With Riparbelli behind the score and Demanget on the piano, who would assume the role of accompanying orchestra and role of conductor? Les Solistes de la Menuhin Academy, our resident orchestra, supported by additional musicians, took to the stage under the direction of French conductor, Maestro Pierre Bleuse, who in just a few days, was able to acquaint himself with this ensemble brought together specifically for the performance.
The result exceeded all expectations and after a fine opening of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto III, Connexions was warmly received by the audience and stood out with its composition and sublime interpretation. The concert concluded with Les Métamorphoses by Richard Strauss, offering a stunning complexity and melancholia to close the evening.
Though Roseans were unable to attend the concert due to current sanitary measures, thanks to the magic of technology, we were able to set up live streaming of the performance, allowing them to watch from the safety of their boarding houses and to applaud their teachers from afar. This truly Rosean concert was also professionally recorded and will be available for listening online in due course.