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Musica & Spirito 2021

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23 May - 19 December 2021 ( diverse date )
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Musica & Spirito 2021

The new edition of the music festival MUSICA e SPIRITO will take us on a journey to discover the spiritual and fascinating world of Baroque music. One and a half centuries — from ‘600 to half ‘700 — that saw exceptional musicians stand out: Bach, Händel, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Monteverdi, and many others.

The performances are further embellished with brief spiritual reflections, which will  enhance the harmony with the deep dimension of artistic inspiration.

The conductor is Giuliano Amadei.

With the support of the Municipality of Ravenna – Department for Culture, the collaboration of the Dante Centre of the Franciscan Friars Minor of Ravenna, the Mosaici Sonori cooperative aand the soloists and orchestra of the Choir of the Basilica of San Francesco of Ravenna.

Sunday 23 May

Concert of the Choir of the Choir

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
Time:
7.30pm

Sunday 20 June

“L’organo si racconta”: concert for organ and soloists

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
Time: 7.30pm

Sunday 27 June

Monographic Concert – Georg Friedrich Haendel

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
Time:
9.15pm

Musicians: Giampiero Montalti and Enrico Gramigna (violins), Elisa Nanni (viola), Piergiorgio Anzelmo (violoncello), Piero Ravaioli (basso), Luigi Lidonnici e Ilaria de Maximy (oboes), Franco Ugolini (organ).

Elisa Stinchi, Annarita VenieriCarla MilaniLorenzo Bellagamba and the high sopranos, contraltos, bassos and tenors will join this evening, creating a hybrid atmosphere in the balance between abstract and concret, sky and earth.

Wednesday 7 July

The unveiling of the organ

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
Time:
9.15pm

The music by Händel, Frescobaldi, Merula, Strozzi, Pasquini and Zipoli will echo across the basilica and will move the audience into a dimension out of space and time. “Sonata Cromatica”, “Toccata con lo Scherzo del Cucco”, “Concerto per Organo e Orchestra” are just some of the songs that will be played.

With Franco Ugolini, organ, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Chapel of the Basilica of San Francesco, will play some of the most evocative songs for organ.

Sunday 18 July

Antonio Vivaldi, the red priest

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15pm

The soloists, choir and orchestra of the basilica will play some famous compositions by Antonio Vivaldi – nicknamed the “red priest” for the colour of his hair.

This evening will be entirely dedicated to Vivaldi and his Baroque music, with “Magnificat”, “Nulla in mundo pax serena”, “Sileant venti” and “Beatus vir”.

Moreover, guitarist Donato D’Antonio will play the “Concert for lute, strings and basso continuo – RV93”.

Father Luciano Fanin, with brief spiritual reflections, will  enhance the harmony and sink into this ethereal dimension.

Tuesday 27 July

The organ tells about itself

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15pm
The music by Haendel, Franck, Mascagni, Vavilov, Liszt and Mendelssohn invade the rooms of the basilica with the power of art and spirituality.

The artists of the evening are: Franco Ugolini (organ), Annarita Venieri (soprano), Luigi Lidonnici (oboe) and Piergiorgio Anzelmo (cello).

Some pièce de résistance are: the aria by Haendel “Lascia ch’io pianga” from the opera “Rinaldo” and the “Ave Maria” on the intermezzo of Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni.

Sunday 1 August

Monographic concert dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15pm
A monographic concert entirely dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach.
I solisti, il coro e l’orchestra della Cappella Musicale della Basilica di San Francesco propongono un momento di grande suggestione con un concerto monografico dedicato interamente a Johann Sebastian Bach.

Sunday 19 September

Concert for Dante: “The dream of a journey”

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15pm

Sunday 10 October

Concert for two harpsichord and strings

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
Time: 7.30pm

Friday 15 October

Concerto dell’Accademia Ars Nova di Trieste

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9pm

Sunday 24 October

L. Van Beethoven, Choral fantasy for piano

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9pm

Sunday 21 November

Horatory of S. A. Samorì, script by N. Spadoni: “Dante and Francesco: from darkness to light”

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9pm

Sunday 19 December

Concert for the Nativity (Choir of the V S. Francesco)

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9pm

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Place

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timetable

21.15

Entrance

Paid

Admission with a fee

From 6 August, in order to access the events, people must have the COVID-19 Green Pass.

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Last edit:30 July 2021
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