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Daniel Harding is the new Music Director of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia
The British master. 47 years old, he will take office in October 2024, succeeding Antonio Pappano
Daniel Harding he was appointed Music Director of the Orchestra and Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia.

The British director will take office inOctober 2024 with an initial five-year contract. Harding will succeed Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Cecilian ensembles from 2005 to 2023, who will hold the position of Director Emeritus of the Academy.

Daniel Harding will begin his term with the execution of Tuscany, in Puccini's year, in the wake of a long tradition which sees the symphonic season inaugurate with the performance of a work in concert form.

Additionally, during his first season, Harding will pay homage to Rome's historic heritage by performing the Requiem by Verdi in one of the major Roman basilicas, inaugurating a cycle that involves the performance of the greatest masterpieces of sacred music in the most beautiful churches of the Eternal City. Harding will further enhance the orchestra's symphonic repertoire, focusing on 19th and 20th century masterpieces, including compositions by Strauss, there Vienna School, Wagner, the complete cycle of Mahler symphonies and many other composers. During the first season he will also perform the Symphony “Asrael” of Souk, a rare masterpiece.

(Daniel Harding, photo credit ©Julian Hargreaves)
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