Lucca Classica, blooms the music!
A worthy soundtrack for spring blooms. Here, from May 2 to 5 the concerts of Lucca Classica Music Festival with over 80 appointments including symphonic concerts, chamber music, listening guides, events.
The music protagonist and, as in the tradition of Lucca, not only classical. In Lucca Classica, music is for everyone: adults and children, young people curious and mature fans of classical music, but more generally of culture and beauty. You will listen to Bach and Mozart, but also Gershwin and Bernstein; baroque music and the first performances of contemporary composers; pages by Puccini, Rossini and Verdi.
Lucca Classica 2019
will host great names in music and culture, also international and, as always, young people called to contribute with their talent, their freshness and their vision of art.
Among the guests, the String Quartet of Teatro alla Scala, the Italian Chamber Orchestra with Salvatore Accardo conductor and soloist, Bruno Canino and Cristiano Rossi, Andrea Lucchesini, Enrico Bronzi, Marco Rizzi, Danilo Rossi, Pietro De Maria, Il Quartetto Nous, Il Quartetto Guadagnini, the guitarist Antigoni Goni who will play near the monument of Ilaria del Carretto. And again Massimo Bray, former Minister of Cultural Heritage and current President of the Institute of the Encyclopedia Treccani, the cartoonist Leo Ortolani in a meeting with the guitarist Giampaolo Bandini and much more...
During the Festival there will also be an opportunity to celebrate the many anniversaries that dot the 2019 and that have marked the history of humanity. We will therefore discover music at the time of Leonardo da Vinci, we will remember in music the 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 50 years since the first step of man on the Moon, the 100 years since the birth of the flutist Severino Gazzelloni and the director Ermanno Olmi one year after his death with Fabio Vacchi, composer close to Olmi, awarded with the David di Donatello for the soundtrack of "Il mestiere delle armi".
all of the musics
And then space for contamination with the many meetings between different disciplines, opportunities that every year make the Festival a laboratory of new experiences, open to dialogue with current events. It is with this in mind that the prestigious collaboration with Il Cortile dei Gentili, the structure of the Pontifical Council for Culture, was born on the initiative of Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, who in this edition of the festival will propose dialogues on current issues related to science, faith, ethics and art and to which the Lucca Classica Music Festival Award will go.
tribute to Puccini
As every year, the festival cannot do without a tribute to Giacomo Puccini. Among the many events dedicated to him, the performance of some unpublished works for organ by Liuwe Tamminga (found thanks to the research work of the Centro Studi Giacomo Puccini) and the visits to the Museo Casa Natale Giacomo Puccini organized by the Giacomo Puccini Foundation.
Lucca, city of music
Lucca Classica, finally, is a way to know the city immersed in music, its extraordinary historical and artistic heritage and its rich musical tradition that includes great musicians such as Giacomo Puccini, Luigi Boccherini, Francesco X. Geminiani and Alfredo Catalani.
The soundtrack of this long weekend in which the squares, monuments, theatres and cloisters become a diffused stage on which sounds, words and emotions will speak to the thousands of people who in recent years have lived and shared the experience of the Festival one of the most attractive cultural events in our country that has deserved, in a few years the quote in the volumes Europa and Musica dell'Enciclopedia Treccani.
the full programme of the festival on the website www.luccaclassica.it
(foto: archivio Lucca Classica Music festival)