Orchestra da Camera di Napoli

The Chamber Orchestra of Naples was established with a desire to dedicate its cultural activity to the study, appreciation and awareness of the Neapolitan eighteenth century by contributing to the “New Renaissance” in Naples by revisiting the values, artists and works that were wrongly forgotten.
In 1999 the Chamber Orchestra of Naples performed two world premieres; during the celebrations for the bicentenary of the Neapolitan Revolution in 1799, they performed I Pittagorici by Giovanni Paisiello, written by Vincenzo Monti to commemorate the victims of the Neapolitan Revolution. Another performance which achieved a great number of reviews from major European music magazines was in May 2000 in Crotone at the “Aurora Festival”.
Moreover they performed in Paris at the European Festival of Music with the participation of Maxence Larrieu, playing the Symphony for two Lira organized and Orchestra by W.A. Mozart. This symphony from disputed paternity and is now more generally attributed to Mozart after Enzo Amato discovered the symphony which belonged to Ferdinand IV.
Nevertheless the major project in 1999 carried out by the International Institute “Domenico Scarlatti” with the Chamber Orchestra of Naples, was the very first execution in modern times of the Solemn Mass in D major by Niccolò Jommelli for chorus and orchestra, which has then been recorded and performed once more in Sofia in 2004.
The Chamber Orchestra of Naples participates every year as the main Orchestra at the International Music Festival of the Neapolitan 1700s by performing world premieres annually.
In 2007, during celebrations of the 250th anniversary of Domenico Scarlatti’s death, they performed The Four Seasons written by the great genius of Neapolitan music.

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