Recitals organised in collaboration with Arte Nomade,
“Stefano Scodanibbio” Civic School of Music,El Sistema Orchestra, Rassegna di Nuova Musica (New Music Festival), and Adriatico Mediterraneo Festival (Adriatic Mediterranean Festival).
On Tuesdays the Festival moves to Palazzo Buonaccorsi to enliven its courtyard with workshops for children in the afternoon and with the music readings of “Suoni e parole verso Oriente” from 9:00 p.m., conceived with Arte Nomade, Ensemble Orchestra El sistema – “S. Scodanibbio” Civic School of Music, New Music Festival, and Adriatic Mediterranean Festival.
On 25 July the evening programme starts with the presentation of the anthology on the life of Giuseppe Tucci, entitled “Non sono un’intellettuale”, edited by Granfranco Borgani and Maurizio Serafini, followed by “Senza Guida”, a one-act play where acting, music, and videos blend to convey an important message: the real journey is not following familiar routes but choosing unknown paths and accepting the randomness of life. Maurizio Serafini, president of the VianDante Travelers Association and art director of the Montelago Celtic Festival, provides us with an account of his adventures in the forbidden area of Burma, accompanied by the original compositions of percussionist David Cervigni, in order to give voice to a population living, at that time, under dictatorship.
The programme continues with “Profumi d’Oriente” on August 1st, a recital of the El Sistema Orchestra of the Scodanibbio Civic School of Music and with the musically accompanied reading of “L’atlante di Kublain Kan”, based on Italo Calvino’s “The Invisible Cities”. Gianluca Gentili and his music, along with David Quintili as narrator, recall stories and accounts of journeys with no departures or homecomings to enchant the audience with the atmospheres of a boundless, indefinite magic empire. This is an opportunity to discover a fabulous and, at the same time, post-modern East, where cities blend with their own boundaries, with human faces, with the stories of men and women, where the unmoving Emperor Kublai Kan and Marco Polo talk to each other.
The series of musical readings will end on August 8th with “OrientAbbas”, a journey into Persian poetry from Rumi to Kiarostami. This is an oriental suite where John Seneca’s songs and music are accompanied on stage by the readings of Cosimo Damiano Damato, leading viewers into a mystical and sensual experience of Persian culture, through the words of Kayyam, Hafez and Abbas Kiarostami.
Entrance to workshops and recitals is free. After the shows, it is possible to enjoy the “Oriento” choreographic installations, presented by “Ermitage visual and performing arts” and created by Paolo Londi to celebrate art and its ability to unite all peoples.
edited by Granfranco Borgani and Maurizio Serafini (Il Cerchio, Rimini 2017)
Maurizio Serafini (stories) and David Cervigni (music compositions)
Photo by Luna Simoncini
El Sistema Orchestra of the “S. Scodanibbio” Civic School of Music
Gianluca Gentili (live music) and David Quintili (narrator)
Photo by Luna Simoncini
Giovanni Seneca (live music), Cosimo Damiano Damato (narrator)
Later, Ermitage Visual and Performing Arts presents
“Oriento”, choreographic installations created by Paolo Londi to celebrate art and its ability to unite all peoples, just like Esperanto, the language on which the title is based. Last but not least, a guided tour of the Eneide room.
Presentation of the anthology on the life of Giuseppe Tucci, entitled “Non sono un’intellettuale”
Gianfranco Borgiani and Maurizio Serafini
Maurizio Serafini and David Cervigni
El Sistema Orchestra and The Kublai Kan Atlas inspied by "The invisible cities" by Italo Calvino
Gianluca Gentili and David Quintili
OrientAbbas "A journey into Persian poetry from Rumi to Kiarostami" Giovanni Seneca and Cosimo Damiano Damato