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Special Event - Christmas
Turin, Ion Marin replaces Fabio Luisi in the Christmas Concert of the Rai National Symphony Orchestra
The famous Ninth Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven is scheduled
Organized by: Rai National Symphony Orchestra

National Symphony Orchestra of Rai Presents

"Season 2022 - 23"
Among the most prestigious and wide-ranging Christmas musical events, a place of honor belongs as always to the Christmas concert ofRai National Symphony Orchestra, scheduled for December 23, 2022 (8.30 pm) atRai Auditorium Arturo Toscanini of Turin.

On the podium he will go up Ion Marin who replaces Fabio Luisi, who is indisposed. On the program one of the highest and best known compositions in the entire history of music, the very famous Ninth Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Alongside Marin, will be architects of the evening Chorus of the Teatro Regio in Turin educated by Andrea Secchi and the lead vocals of Uliana Alexyuk, soprano, Valentina Stadler, mezzo-soprano, of the tenor Nicky Spence and bass Tómas Tómasson.

The Christmas concert takes place within the OSN 2022-23 season, curated by the Artistic Director Ernesto Schiavi.


(Ion Marin, photo credit © Più Luce/ OSN Rai)


The evening will be broadcast live-delayed on Rai 5 and in live on Rai Radio 3 for the Radio 3 Suite billboard.
Turin, Ion Marin replaces Fabio Luisi in the Christmas Concert of the Rai National Symphony Orchestra

Other information of interest

Born in Romania, Ion Marin he studied piano, composition and conducting at the Enescu Academy in Bucharest and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In 1986 he moved to Vienna, where he worked as resident conductor of the Staatsoper, then led by Claudio Abbado. Having settled permanently in Switzerland, in 2012 he promoted the projects “Cantus Mundi” and “Symphonia Mundi” in Romania, to promote the education and social integration of the most disadvantaged children through music. During his career he has recorded more than 40 titles for labels such as Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, EMI, Sony and Philips, obtaining many important awards.  


Rai National Symphony Orchestra

Ion Marin director

Uliana Alexyuk soprano
Valentina Stadler mezzo soprano
Nicky Spence tenor
Tómas Tómasson bass

Chorus Teatro Regio Torino
Andrea Secchi choir director


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Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125

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