Vincenzo Milletarì Conducts Bergen Philharmonic’s New Year Concert

By Francisco Salazar

Vincenzo Milletarì is set to conduct the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year concerts.

The conductor will perform on Jan. 4 and 5 in a program that includes music by Strauß, Mozart, Ponchielli, Dukas, Lumbye, Bernstein, Berlioz, and Glière. Norwegian soprano Beate Mordal will be the soloist while actor Eirik del Barco Soleglad will host the evening.

In a statement, Milletarì said, “Beginning 2024 conducting this fantastic orchestra is a real pleasure and honor for me. “I’m returning full of joy to lead the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, composed not only of excellent musicians but also of many people I consider friends. In addition, I am happy to collaborate again with Beate Mordal, an excellent soprano I have known for a long time and with whom it is always a wonderful experience to make music. The program includes pieces typically associated with New Year’s concerts such as the Radetzky March, but also Mozart masterpieces such as “Exsultate Jubilate” and a famous Italian piece like the “Dance of the Hours” from Ponchielli’s “La Gioconda.”