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

July 29th – Chiesa di S. Giovanni Battista, Vado Ligure 9.00 pm

 

ALMA SAXOPHONE QUARTET

Simone Bellagamba Soprano Saxophone

Andrea Piccione Alto Saxophone

Davide Lucente Tenor Saxophone

Andrea Leonardi Baritone Saxophone

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990):

Candide – Ouverture (Arr. M. Pontini)

Selection fromWest Side Story (Arr. P. Marillia)

George Gershwin (1898-1937): Selection from Porgy and Bess (Arr. B. Holcombe)

Glenn Miller (1904-1944): Salute to Glenn Miller (Arr. B. Holcombe)

Chick Corea (1941-2021): Tribute to Chick Corea (Arr. R. Nebbiosi)

Frank Zappa (1940-1993): Frank Zappa medley (Arr. R. Nebbiosi)

August 26th – Chiesa di S. Andrea 9.00 pm

Concert in memory of Rosanna Ottonello in Bonfiglio

In collaboration with l’Accademia degli Sfaccendati di Ariccia

FABRIZIO ZOFFOLI – Violin

ARIANNA PASOLI – Violin

DAVIDE NAVELLI – Viola

GIADA MORETTI – Cello

GIULIA LOPERFIDO – Piano

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876-1948): Piano quintet in D flat maj. Op. 6

ITranquillo ed espressivo

II – Canzone. Adagio

III – Capriccio. Gagliardo e vivace assai

IVFinale. Sostenuto molto – Allegro moderato

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Piano quintet in F min. Op. 34

IAllegro non troppo

II – Andante, un poco Adagio

III – Scherzo. Allegro e Trio

IVFinale. Poco sostenuto – Allegro non troppo

September 2nd – Duomo di Savona 9.00 pm

THE ORGANS OF THE SAVONA – NOLI DIOCESE

ANDREA MACINANTI Organ

Pietro Bossi (1834-1896): Sonata all’Offertorio

Costante Adolfo Bossi (1876-1953): Quattro pezzi Op. 39 – Ad Arrigo Boito

Preludio festivo

Trio

Invocazione

Finale

Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925): Tre momenti francescani – A Pietro Alessandro Yon

Fervore

Colloquio con le rondini

Beatitudine

Renzo Rinaldo Bossi (1883-1965): Toccata – A Costante Adolfo Bossi

September 17th – Chiesa di S. Andrea 9.00 pm

 

GIACOMO ARFACCHIA – Clarinet

DANIELE SIMONIELLO – Clarinet

GABRIELE DURANTI – Piano

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847): Konzertstück  n. 1 Op. 113 in F min.

Konzertstück n. 2 Op. 114 in D min.

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Tarantella from Venezia e Napoli, Années de pèlerinage II, Supplément, S.162

Luigi Bassi (1833-1871): Gran duetto concertato sull’opera La Sonnambula di Vincenzo Bellini

Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886): Il Convegno. Divertimento per due clarinetti e pianoforte Op. 76

September 23th – Chiesa di S. Andrea 9.00 pm

 

GABRIELLA COSTA – Soprano

ANDREA BACCHETTI – Piano

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): from Children’s Corner

Jimbo’s lullaby

The little shepherd

Piano solo

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924):

Clair de lune Op. 46 n. 2

Chanson d’amour Op. 27 n. 1

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Cinq Mèlodies populaires grecques

Chanson de la mariée

Là bas vers l’église

Quel galant m’est comparable

Chanson des queilleuses de lentisques

Tout gai!

Lili Boulanger (1893-1918): Prélude en Reb pour piano

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979):

Cantique

Chanson

Élégie

Aaron Copland (1900-1990): from Old American Songs

Long time ago

Zion’s walls

George Gershwin (1898-1937): from Strike up the band

The man I love

from Porgy and Bess

Summertime

Samuel Barber (1910-1981):

from Hermit songs Op. 29

St. Ita’s vision

The secret of the old Op. 13 n. 2

Nocturne Op. 13 n. 4

September 30th – Chiesa di S. Andrea 9.00 pm

 

AMIR SALHI Piano

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849): Fantasy in F min. Op. 49

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)/Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): Chaconne in D min.

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

October 7th – Oratorio di N.S. del Castello 9.00 pm

 

QUARTETTO PAGANINI

Stefano Cometto – Violin

Davide Mosca – Viola

Michelangiolo Ranieri Mafucci – Cello

Carlo Guillermo Fierens – Guitar

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1814):

Duo per violino e violoncello n. 2 in Sol magg. M.S.107

I – Allegro

II – RondòPresto

Quartetto con chitarra n. 2 Op. 4 in Do magg. M.S.29

IModerato

IIMinuettoAndante

IIILarghetto

IVRondòAllegretto

Quartetto con chitarra n. 9 in Do magg. M.S.36

IAllegro

IIMinuetto alla valtz

IIIAdagio sostenuto appassionatamente

IVAllegro vivace

October 15th – Oratorio dei SS. Giovanni Battista, Evangelista e Petronilla 9.00 pm

 

I PERCUSSIONISTI DELLA SCALA

Gianni Massimo Arfacchia

Francesco Muraca

Gerardo Capaldo

Elio Marchesini

Mitch Markovich (1944): Teamwork

Four Horsemen

Isaiah Petrie: Enchanted Colors

Evan Chapman (1991):   Second Thoughts

Philip Glass (1937): Love Divided By

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Esqualo

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): Selection from West Side Story

October 21th – Chiesa di S. Andrea 9.00 pm

 

CARLO SOLINAS Piano

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)/Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): Nun komm der Heiden

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonata n. 31 Op. 110 in A flat maj.

I – Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo

II – Molto allegro

III – Adagio, ma non troppo

IV- Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Three Romances Op. 28

I – Sehr markirt

II – Einfach

III – Sehr markirt

Aleksandr Nikolaevič Skrjabin (1872-1915): Sonata n. 5 in F sharp maj. Op. 53

Allegro. Impetuoso. Con stravaganza

October 28th – Chiesa di S. Domenico 9.00 pm

 

In collaboration with ICIT – Istituto di Cultura Italo Tedesco di Savona

BRASS OF THE GEWANDHAUSORCHESTER LEIPZIG

Lukas Beno Trimpet

Jonathan Müller Trumpet

Jan Wessely Horn

Tobias Hasselt Trombone

Robert Schulz Tuba

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Fugue in G min. BWV578 (Trascr. Romm)

Ayis Ioannides (1943): Reminiszenzen

Johann Sebastian Bach: Contrapunctus VIII from Die Kunst der Fuge BWV1080

Robert Hutchinson (1970): Brass Quintet

I – Allegro

II – Adagietto

III – Vivace

Kevin McKee (1980): Escape

Iron Horse

I – The Blue Goose

II – Highball On White Pass

Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021): Send In The Clowns

Fats Waller (1904-1943): Ain’t Misbehavin’

Canto tradizionale: Just a closer walk

November 3rd – Chiesa di S. Andrea 9.00 pm

 

DUO MARANGONI ORENI

Alessandro Marangoni – Piano

Paolo Oreni – Organ

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)/Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): Concert BWV1052

César Franck (1822-1890): Prélude, fugue et variation en Si min. pour piano et orgue Op. 18

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849): Andante spianato e Grande polacca brillante Op. 22

(Trascr. for piano and organ)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)/Jean Guillou (1930-2019): Fantasie and Fugue on the name of B-A-C-H

Carlo Galante (1959): Gioacchiniana, fantasia su temi di Rossini per pianoforte e organo

November 12th – Oratorio dei SS. Giovanni Battista, Evangelista e Petronilla 9.00 pm

 

In collaboration with ICIT – Istituto di Cultura Italo Tedesco di Savona

FRIEDEMANN WUTTKE Guitar

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1814):

From Ghiribizzi for solo guitar M.S.43 n. 17 Le streghe and n. 18

Fernando Sor (1778-1839): 5 Minuets

Minuet in C maj. Op. 22

Minuet in A min. Op. 11 n. 7

Minuet in C maj. Op. 25

Minuet in A maj. Op. 11 n. 6

Minuet in D maj. Op. 11 n. 5

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):

Präludium in D min. BWV999

Andante in C maj. BWV1003

Sarabande in A maj. BWV1011

Sarabande in B min. BWV1002

Sarabande in D maj. BWV1007

Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841):

Sonatina in Do magg. Op. 52

I – Andante con moto

II – Allegro maestoso

Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909):

From Suite española Op. 47 n. 1

Asturias (Leyenda)

Fernando Sor

Grand Solo Op. 14

Introducion y Allegro

November 18th – Oratorio di N.S. del Castello 9.00 pm

 

QUARTETTO ALFIERI with Tazio Brunetta

Davide Moro – Violin

Matteo Baldoni – Violin

Matteo Introna – Viola

Sofia Bellettini – Cello

Tazio Brunetta – Cello

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725): Sonata n. 3 a quattro senza cembalo in Sol min.

IFuga

IIGrave

IIIAllegro

IVMinuetto

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840): Quartetto n. 2 in E flat maj. M.S.20

IModerato

IIMinuettoAllegretto

IIIAdagio con trasporto

IVFinale – Prestissimo

Ludwig van Beethoven (17701827): Sonata in A maj. Op. 4a Kreutzer

Anonymous transcription of 1832 for string quintet

I – Adagio sostenuto – Presto

II – Andante con variazioni

III – Finale  (Presto)

November 26th – Chiesa di S. Domenico 9.00 pm

 

LA CETRA – BASEL

ANDREA MARCON – Conductor and Hapsicord

Priska Comploi Flute and Oboe

Luca Giardini Violin

German Echeverri Violin

Ayako Matsunaga – Viola

Johannes Kofler – Cello

Riccardo Coelati Rama Violone

Prof. MICHELE DANIELI – Art Historian

LE MUSE SORELLE Art and Music in dialogue in Venice

Marco Uccellini (1603-1680): Bergamasca from Sonate, arie et correnti Op. 3

Dario Castello (1602-1631): Sonata XV, a quattro e basso continuo from Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno

Tarquinio Merula (1595-1665): Ballo detto Polliccio and Ciaccona from Sonate concertate per chiesa e camera Op. 12

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725): Flute Concert in A min. from Nove Sonate per flauto, violini, violoncello e basso continuo

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): String Concert in G min. RV157

I – Allegro

II – Largo

III – Allegro

Alessandro Marcello (1673-1747): Oboe Concert in D min. S.Z.799

I – Andante e Spiccato

II – Adagio

III – Presto

Antonio Vivaldi: String Concert in G min. RV152

I – Allegro molto

II – Andante molto e sempre pianissimo

III – Allegro molto

Decembre 2nd – Oratorio di N.S. del Castello 9.00 pm

 

QUARTETTO EOS

Elia Chiesa Violin

Giacomo Del Papa – Violin

Alessandro Acqui – Viola

Silvia Ancarani – Cello

Filippo Del Corno (1970): Allegro

Dmitri Dmitrievič Šostakóvič (1906-1975): String Quartet n. 8 in C min. Op. 110

I – Largo

II – Allegro molto

III – Allegretto

IV – Largo

V – Largo

Ludwig van Beethoven (17701827): String Quartet n. 11 Op. 95 in F min. “Serioso”

I – Allegro con brio

II – Allegretto ma non troppo

III – Allegro assai vivace, ma serioso

IV – Larghetto espressivo

V – Allegretto agitato

December 7th – Chiesa di S. Giovanni Battista, Vado Ligure 9.00 pm

 

DUO LUOGHI IMMAGINARI

Elena Bakanova – Soprano

Raffaele Mascolo – Piano

…..cartoline e liriche da camera ……

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848):

La conocchia

Il Crociato

Il Barcaiolo

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868): Une caresse à ma femme, for piano solo

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901):

Perduta ho la pace

Stornello

Brindisi

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924):

Terra e Mare

A te

Sogno d’or

Piccolo valzer, for piano solo

Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846-1916):

Ideale

Sogno

L’ultima canzone

December 12th – Chiesa di S. Andrea 9.00 pm – Concerto di S. Lucia

COMPOSITION COMPETITION TORRE DELLA QUARDA

WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE ROFFREDO CAETANI FOUNDATION – SERMONETA

dèdalo ensemble

Daniela Cima – Flute

Nicola Zuccalà – Clarinet

Michela Dapretto – Violin

Carlo Costalbano – Viola

Matteo Zurletti – Cello

Chiara Rizza – Piano

CONDUCTOR: Vittorio Parisi

Jacopo Caneva (1998): From the fog back into It

Simone Movio (1978): Incanto XXII, for piano solo

Stefano Bonilauri (1964): Con-Corde, for violin and cello 

Azio Corghi (1937-2022): Affekte

Giancarlo Facchinetti (1936-2017): Divertimento III

December 17th – Chiesa di S. Andrea 9.00 pm

COMPOSITION COMPETITION TORRE DELLA QUARDA

In collaboration with ProQuartet – Paris

TRIO ARALIA

Iris Scialom Violino
Magali Mouterde
– Violoncello
Théodore Lambert
– Pianoforte

Simone Movio (1978): Incanto XVI, for violin, cello and piano

Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884): Piano Trio in G min. Op. 15

I – Moderato assai – Più animato

II – Allegro, ma non a agitato

III – Presto

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Piano Trio in A min. M.67

I – Modéré

II – Pantoum. Assez vite

III – Passacaille. Très large

IV – Final. Animé

December 22th – Oratorio dei SS. Giovanni Battista, Evangelista e Petronilla 9.00 pm

GIOVANNI ANGELERI Violin

MICHELE TRENTI Guitar

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840):

Sei cantabili e valtz M.S.124-129

Sonata a violin solo M.S.83

From Ghiribizzi for solo guitar M.S.43 n. 43 – 22 – 41 – 38

From Duetti M.S.110

Duetto N. 1

Duetto N. 3

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