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ARIA – MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Antrodoco MUSIC FESTIVAL has two main objectives: to introduce “music” to Antrodoco and to “introduce” Antrodoco to musicians and music lovers.

There will be all kinds of music, presented with the highest technical standards, in the quaint, quiet settings and cool climate of the squares and ancient alleyways of this mountain village.

For the first time, we have created a festival that, for the most part, is an interactive experience in addition to listening to concerts, festival goers will be able to take part in:

rehearsals
meetings with artists
workshops

Real collaborations with the musicians on the line-up.

For this year’s festival, we have curated a programme with a wide variety of acts, ranging from North Indian classical music to sacred and profane music for organ and brass instruments, to big bands, experimental music, electronic, jazz, percussion, sounds from various popular traditions from Scotland to the Dolomites, including both historic repertoires and contemporary interpretations.
Traditions develop, evolve and encounter one another, creating change. Music has the ability to colour and enrich these cultural traditions; it can resurrect ancient ideas and shatter old customs.

Music is the best.

LINE-UP

PROGRAM

Warning, the programme may undergo changes

INFO E PRENOTAZIONI

17 AUGUST 2023

LARGO SANTA CHIARA – 21:30

NEL MONDO DEL RAGA

Indian music concert

with Ustad Sageer Khan, sitar – Rashmi V. Bhatt, tabla

– 10:30 a.m. – meeting with the artists and a lesson on Indian music
– followed by a jam session – prior booking required*
NB: In case of rain, the concert will be held in the S. Agostino Theatre.

The 2023 Aria Music Festival begins with one of the most elegant and oldest forms of music in the world, the music of North India, performed by two top-class musicians: sitar master, Ustad Sageer Khan, a student and the son of the great master, Munir Khan, and the percussionist Rashmi V. Bhatt.

After numerous collaborations with artists such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Stevie Wonder, Stockhausen, Shakira and Sting, the duo will arrive in Antrodoco, to impart the beauty and complexity of the sounds of their musical heritage and present one of the two important extant classical music systems in India: North Indian Classical Music. This system dates back many thousand years and is based on the aesthetic concept of Raga, an ideal framework that underlies all artistic forms of expression: painting, theatre, dance and poetry.

* If you wish to take part in the jam session with Ustad Sageer Khan and Rashmi V. Bhatt, prior booking is required, as well as a CV, which should be sent to: info@ariaprogettocultura.it

18 AUGUST 2023

LARGO SANTA CHIARA – 19.00

SECONDO RISORGIMENTO

Quadraphonic concert

with Fabio Recchia, chitarra, basso, elettronica – Federico Scettri, batteria, elettronica

– from 11:00 a.m. meeting with the public

The debut of a duo comprising two important Italian avant-garde musicians. Fabio Recchia is an extremely prolific and brilliant composer and producer. He created Nohaybanda and Germanotta Youth and he plays guitar and bass at the same time, employing a very personal technique, in addition to playing a series of electronic instruments.
Federico Scettri is a highly accomplished drummer who, in addition to being part of Gianluca Petrella’s Cosmic Renaissance, collaborates in contemporary theatre performances as well as focusing on his own musical research.
At Antrodoco, they will present a premiere performance – an immersive concert experience, created specifically for the quadraphonic sound of Largo Santa Chiara.

CHIESA DI S. MARIA ASSUNTA – 21:30

“600 “900

brass and organ ensemble of the “G. Briccialdi” Conservatory in Terni

with Trumpets: Nicolò Gatti, Antonio Oriente, Leonardo Palenga, Michele Paluzzi, Andrea Ranieri, Flavio Simonetti and Nicolò Testa
Trombones: Alessio Angelini, Chiara Boccacci and Matteo Cristofanti
Andrea Di Mario, conductor and trumpet
Massimiliano Costanzi, trombone
Gabriele Catalucci, organ

The cathedral church of Santa Maria Assunta is the true protagonist of this concert, performed by a large brass ensemble, directed by Maestro Di Mario, featuring the cathedral’s recently restored pipe organ.
The ensemble is made up of students and teachers from the “G. Briccialdi” Conservatory in Terni and they will perform a selection of pieces from the 17th to the 20th century, from La Lucchesina by Gioseffo Guami to Feierlicher Einzug by Richard Strauss, including the French Song by Adriano Banchi, the Triumphal March by Dubois, as well as compositions by Storace, Paul Hindemith and Seth Bingham.
A listening experience of rare power, made all the more significant by the church’s excellent acoustics and wonderful pipe organ.

19 AUGUST 2023

A DAY OF ACOUSTIC MUSIC AND TRADITIONS

OLD TOWN CENTER — various locations – from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

THE “OTTAVA RIMA” and “IL CANTO A BRACCIO” POETS

there will be performances, workshops, meetings and impromptu singing

The event will include a number of poets, including Pietro De Acutis, Donato De Acutis, Francesco Marconi, Giampiero Giamogante, and many more

“Il canto a braccio” is a type of performance art featuring the singing of improvised poetry, one of the oldest and most precious Italian artistic traditions, kept alive by shepherds. The upper Velino Valley, where Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria meet, is home to some of the greatest contemporary exponents.
“Ottava rima” refers to a rhyming stanza form containing eight 11-syllable lines following a specific ABABABCC rhyming scheme, which the poets use to form improvised poems to debate topics of all kinds.
Witness an encounter between poets, which is the equivalent of travelling back in time to the roots of Italian literature and beyond, to the ancient days of the Latin poetry of the pre-Roman Sabina region.
At the same time, the use of poetic metre, refined linguistic wordplay and unexpected rhymes allow the viewer to experience the rebirth of a latent fantasy and perhaps even the desire to express themselves in a similar manner.
Indeed, on this occasion, it will be the audience members themselves who will take an active part in the proceedings by suggesting the themes and topics for the controversial songs and poems that are to be performed.

OLD TOWN CENTER — various locations – from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

THE SYNTAGMA CHOIR AND DR SENI

choir

with Marcello Zanin, baritone
Cristiano Perenzin, baritone/tenor
Cristian Facchin, alto
Luciano Gasperin, bass
Stefano Zannantonio Martin, voice and guitar
Cristina De Bortoli, presenter and translator from the Venetan language

The Syntagma choir is a vocal quartet that performs music in the Alpine/Dolomite style, mixing pieces that are closely related to the famous literature of the First World War, madrigals, barbershop songs and traditional works from the Veneto and Friuli areas.
They are accompanied by the singer-songwriter Stefano Zannantonio Martin, Doctor Seni, with his philosophical analyses of modern life.
Audience members will be invited to participate in a polyphonic singing exercise.

PIAZZA DEL POPOLO – 19:00

ANTRODOCO DRUMMERS

concert

with ANTRODOCO DRUMMERS

The Androdoco Drummers will inaugurate their collaboration with the Aria project with a performance in the town’s main square. This well-known group of musicians is now a fundamental part of life in Antrodoco, the large drum ensemble brings together more than twenty people of all ages, with a spirited sound that alternates between medieval rhythms and contemporary urban beats.

PIAZZA DEL POPOLO – 19:30

CITY OF ROME PIPE BAND

concert

con CITY OF ROME PIPE BAND

Closing the day, a line-up of traditional Scottish bagpipes and drums will bring the powerful evocative sound of the Highlands to Antrodoco.

20 AUGUST 2023

PIAZZA DEL POPOLO – 19:30

THAT’S LIFE!

concert

by Rieti Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Mario Corvini
with Marco Turani, alto saxophone
Marta Polimadei, alto saxophone
Emanuele Ciogli, tenor saxophone
Angelo Liberali, tenor saxophone
Alessio Micheli, baritone saxophone
Leonardo Carmignani, trombone
Sergio Saudelli, trombone
Reginaldo Ciferri, trombone
Francesco Piersanti, trombone
Matteo Costanzi, trumpet
Patrizia De Luca, trumpet
Giuseppe Moscatelli, trumpet
Ettore Rivarola, trumpet
Pierluca Cesarini, guitar
Luca Tosoni, Piano
Steve Laye, double bass
Yuri Alviggi, drums

An homage to the music of Frank Sinatra, legendary singer and icon of entertainment, performed by a 19-piece orchestra following the original arrangements by Quincy Jones and Count Basie.
The Rieti Jazz Orchestra, founded by the saxophonist Angelo Liberali, is a project that involves excellent musicians from Rieti, including the young and talented Anthrodocan trumpet player, Matteo Costanzi.
The conductor of the Rieti Jazz Orchestra is Mario Corvini, one of the leading trombonists in Italy today, a famous instrumentalist and arranger, who teaches at the “O. Respighi” Conservatory in Latina and has collaborated, over the years, with Luis Bacalov, Lionel Richie, Ennio Morricone, Enrico Rava and Roberto Gatto, as well as being among the founders of the Parco della Musica Jazz Orchestra.

TEATRO SANT’AGOSTINO – 21:30

GENDER GAMES

concert / show

by ONDADURTO TEATRO
with H.E.R. and Margò Paciotti

GENDER GAMES is a concert/show that constructs its own aesthetic language by focusing on the continuous and cross-cutting dialogue between different expressive languages: the body and music.
This original work sees MARGÒ taking to the stage in collaboration with an exceptional musician: H.E.R. An intimate, autobiographical, but at the same time universal, journey of reflection on identity. An emotional voyage through light and shade, which is capable of transforming the body/object into meaning.
Tearing down the boundaries between genres using a cross-cutting musical approach: from baroque to electronic music, from rock to pop. When classical music, pop and electronic music meet, the mixture is often explosive and you are sure to find yourself bowled over by the scintillating results.
The music, with original arrangements for the show, was created by H.E.R, and developed by taking one question as a starting point: how can you create soundscapes that are profoundly linked to the meanings found in a very personal, intimate story?
Can music help lead the spectator and, through live action, create imagery in the minds of the audience themselves?
Research into contemporary sounds has led to the creation of a show in which everything has been transformed into a personal narrative through music, in a dense network of visual representations, with particularly powerful “images”, which represent both symbolic and archetypical forms.
The goal was to take personal stories as a starting point, but to direct them towards a shared universal experience, in order to develop different points of reflection.
An intersectional approach formed the foundation of the writing, in which various categories interact on multiple levels simultaneously. GENDER GAMES, a world where you can be who you want to be, interacts with the real world in a continuous reversal of points of view…so, who will you be?

Partners

Unione Europea – Progetto NextGeneration EU
Ministero della Cultura
Comune di Antrodoco