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59th International Organ Music Festival
Basilica of San Vitale
Dates: 10/08/2020, 14/08/2020, 17/08/2020, 24/08/2020...
Hours: 9.15pm

The International Organ Music Festival is the first and most ancient organ festival in Italy and one of the oldest in Europe. It is an event of great importance that features major international organists.

Since the Basilica of San Vitale is closed to public concerts due to the Covid-19 safety measures, some of the most prestigious organ institutions in the world decided to homage the city of Ravenna and this festival with concert tailored on the Ravenna Polyphonic on live streaming.

Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, the Accademia Organistica di Pistoia, Bologna Cathedral and Conservatory, Münstertal Swiss Collegiate, and then Berlin and Dijon are just some of the international sites that will broadcast in Ravenna their organ concerts, conducted by great maestros.

The organizer of the event Associazione Polifonica Amici dell'Organo di San Vitale Ravenna has the objective of protecting the prestige, the tradition and the reputation of this festival. Head of Associazione Polifonica di Ravenna and artistic director: Maestro Elena Sartori

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Convivium musicalis | At 9.15pm
Organistic homage by Accademia Organistica di Pistoia
Organist, Michiko Kato (Japan)  Voice, Beatrice Biffi
Music by old medieval and Renaissance maestros from Tuscany, with readings from Dante's Convivio


Georg Muffat e gl’Incerti. Traditional Jewish music | At 9.15pm
Organistic homage by Münstertal Cathedral (Switzerland)
Organist, Heiner Grasst 


The sacred music in Russia, between future and tradition | At 9.15pm
Organistic homage by Saint Petersburg Philharmonia (Russia)
Organist, Daniel Zaretzky


Organ recital: one of the oldest musical performance forms in Europe | At 9.15pm
Shared organistic homage by the Organology institutes of Berlin, Paris, Dijon, and Madrid
Organist, Maurice Clerc (France)


Grand Prix de Chartres International Organ Competition | At 9.15pm
Organist, Dong-Ill Shin (Korea), winner of the Chartres International Organ Competition


Dante Symphony | At 9.15pm
Organistic homage by Organ Institute of Pennsylvania
Organist Eric Riley, from the Market Square Presbyterian Church di Harrisburg (Stati Uniti)

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