Where and when
Four concerts dedicated to Italian and international music of the twentieth century organized in collaboration with A.gi.Mus. Florence, Youth Music Association.
The inauguration, on October 2, is entrusted to “Musica e Regime” a program that revolves around the music of authors such as Zickmund Schul (1916-1944), Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994) or Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), banned by the Nazi regime. They are interpreted by Stefano Zanobini on viola (first viola of the ORT – Orchestra della Toscana) and Andrea Landi on cello (member of the Orchestra Mozart founded by Claudio Abbado and former collaborator of the Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecila, Mahler Chamber Orchestra).
The second event, on October 9, will feature the singer and actress Alessia Arena and the harpsichordist Federica Bianchi, engaged in a tribute to one of the figures of reference for women’s emancipation in the twentieth century: the Sicilian musician Rosa Balistreri. The show, entitled “Barefoot” starts from Tuscany, a reference point for Rosa Balistreri, a free and revolutionary woman, who only in Florence in the sixties, devoting herself to the popular music of her land, Sicily, managed to redeem his life extraordinarily dramatic. Rosa Balistreri has in fact enhanced and handed down to the present day a fundamental part of the traditional repertoire of her native region.
The evening of October 23 is dedicated to Eastern Europe with “The Cello in Eastern Europe”. Luca Provenzani at the cello (first cello of the ORT – Orchestra della Toscana) and Fabiana Barbini at the piano, which together constitute one of the most esteemed duo formations by the national critics, they propose pieces like the Sonata in D minor op.40 by Shostakovich and the Sonata in C major op.119 by Prokofiev. The program highlights how the popular Russian and Czech tradition has merged, by these composers, with classicism and the typically melodic and operatic western tradition.
The conclusion, on October 30, is entrusted to “A look at the twentieth century: Florence and the Avant-garde”, with the participation of soprano Monica Benvenuti, Marco Ortolani on the clarinet (first clarinet of the ORT) and Sara Danti on the piano. The program of the evening resumes the great Florentine tradition of the avant-garde of the 50s commissioning the composer Claudio Boncompagni (teacher at the Conservatory “L.Cherubini” of Florence) a piece for Trio voice, clarinet and piano dedicated to the Estate Fiorentina that will be performed in I absolute performance.
Friday 2 October, at 9p.m
Music and Regime. Music banned byauthoritharian regimes
Project born from the collaboration with the Tuscany Region, awarded the Medal of Participation of the President of the Republic Ensemble Alraune
Stefano Zanobini, viola
Andrea Landi, cello
Friday 9 October, at 9p.m
Barefoot. Tribute to Rosa Balistreri
Sicilian and Florentine folk music
Alessia Arena, singer and actress
Federica Bianchi, harpschord player
Friday 23 October, at 9p.m
Cello in Eastern Europe
Musics by Prokofiev e Shostakovich
Luca Provenzani, cello
Fabiana Barbini, piano
Friday 30 October, at 9p.m
“A look at the 20th century” – Florence and the avant-guardes
Monica Benvenuti, soprano
Marco Ortolani, clarinet
Sara Danti, piano
A.gi.Mus., Associazione Giovanile Musicale, is a national association founded in 1949 in Rome. The Florence section is guided by the artistic direction of Luca Provenzani and Fabiana Barbini. A.gi.Mus. Florence was one of the first Italian associations, with a pilot project on the national territory, to create a season of concerts in hospital, designed for patients, for their families and for the external public. In 1999 at the Hospital of Careggi in Florence was born “Careggi in Musica”, an event awarded by the Presidency of the Italian Republic (2008 and 2015) and the Presidency of the Chamber of Deputies (2015). On the model of “Careggi in Musica”, the Association has created a regional network of concerts in hospitals that currently involves Arezzo, Livorno and Cecina. Among the various projects, A.gi.Mus also curates a season of concerts for children at the Meyer Children’s Hospital, an international competition for music performance (Premio Crescendo), the InCrescendo Festival, the concerts of the Orchestra AgimusArte.