CONCERT WITH MUSIC BY LUPORINI, PACINI AND CATALANI
The “Laboratory Brunier” Artistic Cultural Association presents “Questione di… Stili 2015” for the Lucchese September. It’s about musical genres and styles by the musicologist Renzo Cresti. This is its fifth year and there are three events highlighting the artistic excellence of Lucca’s musical history.
The concert on Friday September 18 at 9 pm, in the Ademollo Hall, Palazzo Ducale, will be dedicated to Gaetano Luporini, an important composer and musical director of Lucca from 1902 to 1936, with his music together with Giovanni Pacini, founder in 1842, of Lucca’s famous music school which bore his name until it was changed in 1943 to “Luigi Boccherini”. The evening’s program ends with another great Luccan musician: Alfredo Catalani. The concert will be presented by Renzo Cresti and will be attended by Gaetano Giani Luporini, grandson of Gaetano Luporini. Soprano Roberta Ceccotti, mezzo-soprano Maria Bruno and bass Graziano Polidori perform arias from the opera and chamber music repertoire of the three composers accompanied by pianist Loredana Bruno. The event is organized in collaboration with the City and the Province of Lucca and Lucca’s CRL and BML Foundations.
ROUNDTABLE ON MUSIC ARCHIVES
On Sunday 20th in the Ademollo Hall, at 5.30 pm there’s the first event of the day (the second is at 9 pm). It is a round table entitled “Preservatione Viva”. The event, organized in collaboration with the Archimedes Association, will focus on the conservation of musical archives and is introduced by Renzo Cresti. After greetings of City of Lucca representatives, the Head of the Maria Pia Mencacci Music School and representatives from CRL and BML foundations of Lucca, there will be papers by Benedetto Benedetti, Antonio Romiti, Walter Rinaldi and Giorgio Belluardo and a delegation composed from Modica with Loredana Vernuccio, Fabio Bruno, Orazio and Giacomo Di Giorgio Belluardo, who will talk about the relationship between Lucca and Modica, the music of the two city high schools and the re-emergence of Gaetano Luporini and Pietro Floridia. At the round table’s conclusion there’s a buffet for all participants. In honour of the Modica delegation piano pieces from “In the Country” by Pietro Floridia will be performed. The event is organized in collaboration with the City and the Province of Lucca and Foundations CRL and BML of Lucca
THOUSANDS OF LABORATORIO BRUNIER THEATRICAL COSTUMES
On Sunday 20th in the Ademollo Hall, at 9 pm there’s the second event of the day (the first is at 5.30 pm) with an unusual presentation of theatrical costumes from Laboratorio Brunier made by costume designer Franco Nieri, who, over the years, has created around a thousand costumes for Lucca which will be exhibited in the Palazzo Ducale hall. Loredana Bruno interviews Franco Nieri on the secrets of the costume designer’s work, a craft that has produced important designs that deserve to be in a permanent exhibition. The costumes will be worn by the students, by Maria Bruno’s singing class students and by Lucca’s “M. Civitali ” fashion industry Institute students, coordinated by Professor Antonella Malagnino. The instrumental ensemble music class ensemble led by Professor Guido Masini and the singing class of the High School Musical will delight the audience with “At the end of the day” from the “Les Miserables”. The event is organized in collaboration with the City and the Province of Lucca and the CRL and BML Foundations of Lucca
LUCCA JAZZ DONNA OPENS WITH A ROUND TABLE
Five dates, nine concerts, including a special closing event, and five side events, from 10th September to 17th October, for the eleventh year of Lucca Jazz Donna. Thirty-two women in the festival (21 musicians and 11 guests) from Italy, Europe and the United States and five charitable organizations involved in the first completely free entry event. These are the statistics for Lucca Jazz Donna 2015, the festival dedicated to female jazz talents organized since 2005 by the Lucca Jazz Club with the City and Province of Lucca, support from Tuscany Region, Lucca’s CRL and BML Foundations and the collaboration of many individuals and associations. This year Capannori is included which hosts a concert and panel discussion.
Thursday, September 10th at 5 pm at the Palazzo Ducale (Maria Luisa room), it’s the second year of “Quando la passione diventa professione “. The Round Table guests are Emiliana Martinelli (designer), Talitha Ciancarella (librarian), Federica Gennai (jazz singer) and Cristina Puccinelli (actress and director). Chair is Anna Benedetto (journalist).
In the dining room there’s a preview of Cynthia Guidetti’s photographic exhibition and a musical interlude by Gaia Mattiuzzi vocals and Francesco Cusa drums, with the “Skinshout” project. At the event there’s entertainment for children aged 3 to 12, by the Province of Lucca with the financing of the Tuscany Region.
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EIGHTEEN PHOTOS OF WOMEN IN THE MUSIC WORLD
On Saturday, September 12th at 5.30 pm at Palazzo Ducale (Mario Tobini Room) there’s the inauguration of Cynthia Guidetti’s exhibition with 18 photos depicting 18 women in music, which will be on display until September 30th. These are portraits of singers and instrumentalists who have participated in some of the most prestigious jazz festivals in Tuscany and Italy.
At the inauguration there’s a concert by the Settemeno Acoustic Duo formed by Elena Carrossa vocals and Leonardo Landini guitar.
WORKSHOP ON EVOLUTION OF COMMUNICATION TOOLS
On Tuesday, September 15th at 4 pm in Capannori (sala Atena, Via Carlo Piaggia), there’s a workshop Dalla carta al web: evoluzioni per la creatività nella comunicazione. The workshop, held by Ilaria Ferrari (art director) and Chiara Cinelli (webmaster & wordpress developer), will focus on the evolution of communication tools and the working methods that characterize the fast evolving field of graphic communication. Chair is Anna Benedetto (journalist). From Tuesday, September 15th, at the Palazzo Ducale, and during all the Lucca Jazz Donna concerts, there’s a photography workshop by Laura Casotti.
LUCCA JAZZ DONNA FILM IN SAN MICHELETTO
On Monday, 12th October at 9.15 pm in San Micheletto there’s a film in collaboration with the Lucca Cinema Club.
JAZZ CONCERT AT THE PALAZZO DUCALE
On Saturday, September 19th at 9.15 pm at Palazzo Ducale (Ademollo Room) it’s the 11th year of the Lucca Jazz Donna Festival with two sets. In the first there’s the Flores Ensemble with Anastasia Ossipova and Ilaria Gigli violins, Marta Degli’Innocenti viola, and Chandra Ughi cello and Gioia Giusti piano.
In the second set there’s Ladies in Mercedes, with Francesca Fattori guitar, Giulia Facco piano, Camilla Missio bass and Serena Davini on drums.
It’s an evening in collaboration with the “La Luna” association.
JAZZ CONCERT AT CAPANNORI’S SALA ARTÈ
On Saturday, September 26th at 9.15 pm in the Sala Artè (Capannori, Via Carlo Piaggia) there’s a jazz concert divided in two sets. In the first set there’s “Circle Time” – Cecilia Sanchietti jazz project with Davide Grottelli sax, David Boato trumpet, Gaia Possenti, piano, Stefano Napoli bass, Cecilia Sanchietti drums, with guest artiste Federica Zammarchi.
The second set is the Betta Blues Society: Elisabetta Maulo vocals, Lorenzo Marianelli guitar, Filippo Ceccarini trumpet, Beppe Scardino baritone sax and bass Fabrizio Balest.
Evening in collaboration with the Emergency association.
INTERNATIONAL GUESTS IN LUCCA JAZZ DONNA
Friday, October 9th at 9.15 pm at Teatro di San Girolamo there’s an evening with international guests. In the first set, there’s Jazz Women! Allison Adams Tucker vocals, Emmanuel Massarotti piano, Marco Panascia bass and Enzo Zirilli drums.
In the second set the Francesca Tandoi European Quartet with Francesca Tandoi piano, Frits Landesbergen vibraphone, Frans van Geest bass and Giovanni Campanella on drums.
Free admission by reservation. Evening in collaboration with UNICEF.
JAZZ CONCERT AT THE TEATRO SAN GIROLAMO
Saturday, October 10th at 9.15 pm there’s a jazz concert divided in two sets. the first will host Elisabetta Antonini – women next door with Elisabetta Antonini on vocals, Silvia Manco piano, Federica Michisanti bass and Danielle Di Majo on alto sax.
In the second set there’s Rosa Brunello y los fermentos “brasserie” with Francesca Viaro vocals, David Boato on trumpet, flugelhorn and composition, Dan Kinzelman on tenor sax and clarinet, Filippo Vignato trombone and compositions, Enzo Carniel piano, Rosa Brunello bass and composition and Luca Colussi drums.
Free admission by booking. Evening in collaboration with the Archimedes Association.
LUCCA JAZZ DONNA CLOSES WITH A SPECIAL EVENT IN SAN FRANCESCO CHURCH
Saturday, 17th October at 9.15 pm in the church of San Francesco the 2015 Lucca Jazz Donna Festival closes with a special event from Lucca Jazz Club along with the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca.
During the evening there’s a selection of photos from the Festival’s photography workshop.
Evening in collaboration with the Anffas association.
THE MOTTETTONE BY MARINO PRATALI
As per tradition, the evening of September 13th at approximately 10 pm at the Cathedral of St. Martin there’s the mottettone. This year it’s Annunziate A Tutte Le Genti by Marino Pratali from Lucca (1915-1997) marking the centenary of his birth.
Performed for the first time in 1976, and then again in 1981 and in 1997, the text of mottettone Annunziate A Tutte Le Genti was composed by Pratali citing various antiphons of the Liturgy of the Cross. The structure of the piece is in the tripartite classic form: Mosso Andante, Adagio, Andante Mosso (with fugal finale).
The mottettone will be performed by the “Santa Cecilia” choir directed by Luca Bacci and accompanied on the organ by Giulia Biagetti. Free admission.