Festival

International festival of music of Savona

The International Music Festival of Savona is born from the desire of the Ensemble Nuove Musiche Association. Its goal is to create a fixed appointment, capable of promoting concrete advantages for the Savona area alongside the prestige of the artistic proposals of national and international profile, with significant social and cultural repercussions.

 

A strong feature of the festival is its desire to propose a repertoire that is representative of Italian and other countries’ concert realities, with particular regard to the common European cultural matrix. We are convinced that a high level of music can involve a wider audience than just the specialist, if it is able to propose the classical repertoire in an innovative way. This would include directly involving the protagonists according to their artistic peculiarities and according to that cultural mix on which we intend to build the event.

 

Another specific feature of the festival is its international openness, which is a decisive element in the realization of the project. The Festival strives to enhance the artistic and monumental heritage of the city by events taking place in these historical locations and artistic buildings. To this end, we hope that it can represent an exciting attraction for many visitors, naturally increasing the already consolidated tourist flow towards Savona: City of the Popes.

 

The free admission to almost all of the events paired with the quality of the artists will help ensure widespread participation. This unique opportunity will allow anyone to approach the fascinating world of this music, too often considered a privileged prerogative of a small niche of population.

 

To encourage musical creativity, an annual composition contest will be held and it will have the best worldwide emerging compositional talents in Savona. The winning selections will be performed in a concert within the Festival and the award ceremony will be an integral part of the review.

 Calendar

August 4th – Oratory of San Giuseppe, Varazze – 9 p.m.

Reservation and registration on site, before the concert

DUO AISHA

Andrea Dulbecco – vibraphone

Luca Gusella – marimba

Chick Corea (1941): Children’ songs n. 2-3-9-10-20

Andrea Dulbecco (1963): Voices

A. Dulbecco: Continuo

A. Dulbecco: Jimmy

Improvisations

Luca Gusella (1962): Felix

David Friedman (1944)/Dave Samuels (1948- 2019): Carousel

D. Samuels:Dusk

Pixinguinha  (1897-1973): Rosa

August 20th – S. Andrea Church – 9 p.m.

TOMMASO BOGGIAN – piano

Sergej Vasil’evič Rachmaninov (18731943): Études-tableaux Op. 39 n. 1-3-9

Fryderyk Chopin (18101849): Mazurkas Op. 24 n. 1-2; Nocturne Op. 62 n. 1

Modest Petrovič Musorgskij (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition

August 4th – Duomo – 9 p.m.

UMBERTO RUBONI – piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791): 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport K573

Franz Liszt (18111886): Sonata in B min. S178

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937): Gaspard de la Nuit

September 5th – Cloister of the Sistine Chapel – 9 p.m.

“AL TERZO FOCO”

Program:

Gilberto Bosco (1946): Elisa, Elisa – for solo flute (first performance, ENM commission)

Al terzo foco

Voices and sounds of ceramics

Text: Pier Luigi Berdondini – Music: Giorgio Colombo Taccani

Melologue in stage version for narrator, female voice, small choir and six instruments
Ensemble Nuove Musiche

Narrator: Francesca Tripaldi

Voice: Akiko Kozato

Conductor: Huba Hollókői

Director: Marco Ghelardi

(first performance, ENM commission)

September 17th – Duomo – 9 p.m.

DUO AONZO – PLOTINO
Carlo Aonzo – mandolin
Giulio Plotino – violin
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840): Capriccio a violino solo “Nel cor più non mi sento” M.S.44
Luigi  Boccherini (1743-1805): Duetto Op. 5 n. 1
Alessandro Rolla (1757-1841): Duetto per amandorlino e violino
Emanuele Barbella (1718-1777): Duo in A major

September 21st – Duomo – 9 p.m.

Alessandro Carbonare – clarinet
Sarah Carbonare – bassoon
Désirée Scuccuglia – piano
In memory of Pierfrancesco Ferraris, clarinetist
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (18091847): Konzertstuck Op. 114 n. 2
Robert Schumann (18101856): Arabesque Op. 18
Three Romances Op. 94
Claude Debussy (18621918): Première Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano
Michail Ivanovič Glinka (18041857): Trio Pathétique
I – Allegro moderato
II – Scherzo: Vivacissimo
III – Largo
IV – Allegro con spirito

September 25th – Duomo – 9 p.m.

LORENZO BEVACQUA – piano
Franz Liszt (18111886): Venezia e Napoli, Années de pèlerinage II, Supplément, S.162
I – Gondoliera
II – Canzone
III – Tarantella
Sergej Vasil’evič Rachmaninov (18731943): Variations on a theme by Corelli, Op. 42
Igor Fëdorovič Stravinskij (18821971): Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka
 Danse russe
II  Chez Pétrouchka
III – La Semaine Grasse

October 2nd – S. Andrea Church – 9 p.m.

“Minghén dal Viulunzèl” – The Italian origins of the cello

CHRISTOPHE COIN – Cello solo and e Concert master

ENSEMBLE SEZIONE AUREA
Luca Giardini – violin
Helena Zemanova – violin
Anna Fontana – harpsichord and organ
Riccardo Coelati Rama – violone
Giangiacomo Pinardi – thorbo
Maurizio Cazzati (1616–1678): Sonata “La Bonga”a due violini e violone from Secondo Libro delle Sonate, Op. 8
Allegro, Grave, Largo, Allegro
Domenico Gabrielli (1650–1690): Ricercare settimo, a violoncello solo from Ricercari per il Violoncello
Sonata a violoncello solo, con il suo Basso Continuo from Ricercari, Canone e Sonate per Violoncello
Grave Presto, Allegro, Largo, Presto Prestissimo
Tommaso Antonio Vitali (1663 – 1745): Sonata Undecima from Concerto di Sonate, Op. 4
Sarabanda, Largo e staccato, Allemanda, Allegro assai, Rondeau, Allegro assai, Grave, Gavotta Allegro
Giovanni Maria Bononcini (1642 – 1678): La Magnanina (Allemanda) from Arie, Correnti, Sarabande, Gighe a Violino e Violone ovvero Spinetta, Op. 4
Giuseppe Jacchini (1667–1727): Sonata Settima from Quattro Piccole Sonate
Grave, Prestissimo, Adagio, Aria Presto
Giovanni Maria BononciniLa Marsiana (Giga) from Arie, Correnti, Sarabande, Gighe a Violino e Violone ovvero Spinetta, Op. 4
Domenico Galli (1649–1697): Giga from Sonata Quinta del Trattenimento musicale sopra il Violoncello a solo
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632- 1692): Chiacona from Partite sopra diverse Sonate
Giovanni Battista Degli Antonii (1636- 1698): Ricercata Sesta from Ricercate sopra il Violoncello o Clavicembalo
Antonio Maria Bononcini (1677 – 1726): Sonata in Re Maggiore from Sonate per Violoncello e Basso continuo
Adagio, Allegro, Largo, Allegro
Giovanni Battista Bassani
 (1647 o 1657-1716): Sonata Prima dalle Sinfonie a Due o Tre Strumenti, con il Basso Continuo, Op. 5 
Allegro, Grave, Allegro, Adagio, Prestissimo, Adagio e forte, Prestissimo

October 11th – S. Ambrogio Church in Legino – 9 p.m.

In collaboration with Associazione Amici di Paganini – Genova
ENSEMBLE LA FÊTE GALANTE – with original instruments

Lorenza Vaccaro – violin/viola
Giacomo Biagi – cello
Luca Soattin – guitar
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
Terzetto for violin, cello and guitar M.S.69
I – Allegro con brio
II – Minuetto – Trio
III – Andante Larghetto
IV – Rondo
Terzetto Concertante for viola, cello and guitar M.S.114
I – Allegro
II – Minuetto – Trio
III – Adagio
IV – Valtz a Rondo

October 29th – Duomo – 9 p.m.

PAOLO ARDINGHI – violin
BRUNO CANINO – piano
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840): Cantabile for violin and piano M.S.109
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Sonata in C major K296
I – Allegro vivace
II – Andante sostenuto
III – Rondeau (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827): Sonata in A major Op. 47 n. 9  “a Kreutzer
I – Adagio sostenuto-Presto
II – Andante con variazioni
III – Finale  (Presto)

November 12th – Stella Maris Hall c/o San Raffaele al porto – 9 p.m.

In collaboration with ICIT – Italian/German Cultural Institute – Savona

CONFERENCE – CONCERT FOR THE 250th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Christine Siegert – Beethoven Haus, Bonn

Antonio Delfino – University of Pavia and harmonium

Alessandro Delfino – piano

Transcriptions for harmonium and piano from Beethoven works

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Coriolano Ouverture Op. 62 (trascr. Johannes Doebber)

From Quintet in Eb Op. 16Andante cantabile (trascr. Amédée Méreaux)

Sextet in Eb Op. 81b: (trascr. Auguste Durand)

I – Allegro con brio

II -Adagio

III – Allegro

From Serenata Op. 8: Tema con variazioni (trascr. Renaud de Vilbach)

From Symphony n. 5 in C minor Op. 67: I movement: Allegro con brio

(trascr. August Reinhard)

November 26th – San Maurizio Church, Vado Ligure – 9 p.m.

AI WATANABE – piano

Amit Weiner (1981): Prelude, Fugue and Ostinato for Piano (first performance, ENM commission)

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909): Iberia (I Book)

Evocation

El Puerto

Fêtê dieu à Seville

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937): Miroirs

Noctuelles

Oiseaux tristes

Une Barque sur l’océan

Alborada del gracioso

La valée des cloches

December 3rd – S. Andrea Church – 9 p.m.

GIUSEPPE MARCO DANIELE – piano

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Sonata n. 60, Hob. XVI:50

I – Allegro

II – Adagio

III – Allegro molto

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (18091847): Variations sérieuses, Op54

Ludwig van Beethoven (17701827):  Sonata n. 26 Op. 81a “Les Adieux”

I – Das Lebewohl – Adagio, Allegro

II – Die Abweseneit – Andante espressivo

III – Das Wiesersehn – Vivacissimamente

Franz Liszt (18111886): Ballade n. 2, S.171

Ferruccio Busoni (18661924): Sonatina n. 4 “In diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII”, BV.274

December 5th – San Giovanni Battista Church, Vado Ligure – 9 p.m.

MUSICIANS OF TEATRO ALLA SCALA

Andrea Manco – flute

Gabriele Screpis – bassoon

Alberto Magagni – piano

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848): Trio for flute, bassoon and piano

Larghetto e Allegro

Antonio Torriani (1829-1911): Divertimento sull’opera Lucia di Lammermoor, for bassoon and piano

François Borne (1840–1920): Fantasia brillante sulla Carmen di Bizet, for flute and piano

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Fantasia sul Rigoletto (elaboration Doppler/Vernizzi), for flute, bassoon and piano

Pietro Morlacchi (1829-1868) – Antonio Torriani: Duetto concertato su temi verdiani, for flute, bassoon and piano

December 7th – Sant’Ambrogio Church, Varazze – 9 p.m.

THE ORGANS OF THE DIOCESE OF SAVONA-NOLI

ELISA TEGLIA – organ

Georg Muffat (1653-1704): Toccata Septima

Antonio Lotti (1667-1740): O bambino mio divino

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):

Prelude in G minor BWV 535a

Wir Christenleut BWV 1090

Fugue in A minor BWV 947

Pietro Alessandro Yon (1886-1943):

Marcia Pastorale

Toccata on “Creator alme siderum”

Pastorale “Gesù Bambino”

Gabriele Vignali (?–1791ca): Pastorale

Elisa Teglia (1978): Improvisations on Christmas themes

 

 

 

 

December 12 – S. Andrea Church – 9 p.m.

ENSEMBLE NUOVE MUSICHE

Conductor: MARCO BONI

Soprano: MARIE-AUDREY SCHATZ

João Pedro Oliveira (1959): CygnusPiano étude 1 (first performance, ENM commission)

Gustav Mahler (18601911): IV Sinfonia

Chamber orchestra version by Erwin Stein (1885-1958)

I – Bedächtig, Nicht eilen, recht gemächlich

II – Im gemächlicher Bewegung

III – Ruhevoll

IV – Sehr behaglich “Das himmlische Leben” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

December 17 – S. Andrea Church – 9 p.m.

ELIA CECINO – piano

Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849): Sonata Op. 53 n. 2 in Bb min.

I – Grave. Doppio movimento

II – Scherzo

III – Marcia funebre: Lento

IV – Finale: Presto

Franz Liszt (18111886): Années de pèlerinage. Deuxième Année – Italie  S.161

Sposalizio

Il penseroso

Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa

Sonetto 47 del Petrarca

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

Sonetto 123 del Petrarca

Après une Lecture du Dante,  Fantasia quasi una Sonata

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