Lionel Bringuier makes his fourth highly anticipated debut this season, leading the Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino on November 29. Mr. Bringuier will conduct the orchestra in a riveting program featuring Albert Roussel’s 1912 “ballet-pantomime” Le Festin de l’araignée (The Spider’s Feast), which depicts insect life in a garden, evoked by the flute solo at the opening and close of the work. Italian violinist Francesca Dego will interpret Sibelius’ exceptional Violin Concerto in D minor, the composer’s only concerto.
Concluding the program is Tchaikovsky’s radiant Suite No. 3. Composed in 1884 at the height of a period of creative crisis, for this work, Tchaikovsky returned to the form of the suite, which was not very fashionable at the time, but which the author felt was particularly close to his expressive needs. “I find this form very congenial,” wrote Tchaikovsky, “because there are no restrictions or obligations to observe any tradition or rule.