Della natura e di altri incanti is the opening concert of Musica Pomposa, the concert festival organized in the splendid and evocative complex of the Pomposa Abbey in Codigoro.

On Tuesday 28 July (9.15 pm) the strings of La Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra together with the world-famous violinist Michaela Costea will stage a concert in the courtyard of the Abbey with pieces by Arcangelo Corelli, Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi.

Classical music can be fun and playful. And the violin of Mihaela Costea and the strings of the Arturo Toscanini Orchestra will be here to demonstrate it, thanks to the sparkling programme with the complete performance of The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi and the famous Aria on the fourth string by Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as a Concerto Grosso D major n.4 op. 6 by Arcangelo Corelli, the composer from Fusignano never celebrated enough.

The Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra, today considered one of the most important Italian regional orchestras and which will be one of the orchestras in residence for the entire Festival, for this appointment with strings only, not to present a more agile formation, but to give back to the works by Bach, Corelli and Vivaldi the purity that made them immortal. And the Baroque sounds, with the clear sound of violins, will be reborn in the most essential form of Music, the one that even the general public recognizes as the “most classical” form.

A well-known Romanian violinist and conductor, Mihaela Costea started studying violin at the age of only 3 and thanks to the support of her family she was able to study music, first in Romania and then in Italy. A pupil of Salvatore Accardo among others, she has won numerous competitions and since 2000 she has held the role of first violin and soloist of the Toscanini Philharmonic. He has collaborated with the greatest conductors, from Maazel to Muti, up to Rostropovich; Salvatore Accardo defined her: “Personality of remarkable charisma, endowed with enormous musical qualities and a sound of extreme beauty and color”.