Città di Camaiore Organ Festival

LORENZO GHIELMI OPENS THE “CITTA’ DI CAMAIORE” FESTIVAL

The “Città di Camaiore” Organ Festival, organized by the “Marco Santucci” Association and included in the rich program of the Federation of Musical Associations of Lucca, is now in its twenty-first year. In addition to the new Badia organ there will also be concerts on the organs of the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the Church of St. Lazzaro (the friars) and the parish Church of Casoli, continuing the journey undertaken with the guidance of Don Angelo Bevilacqua. All concerts begin at 9.15 pm, Ticket are Euros 5, except for the concert on July 28th which is free.

The first concert is on Monday, 11 July, in the Church of the Badia where the organist is Lorenzo Ghielmi, surely one of the most famous Italian artists and appreciated internationally. His presence takes on a special significance for the festival because in December of 1995 it was Ghielmi who inaugurated the Badia organ after collaborating with its builders (Mascioni Family) in finalizing the instrument’s registers and intonation.

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THE DUO TAGLIAFERRI-PELLINI AT THE “CITTÀ DI CAMAIORE” FESTIVAL

On Sunday, July 17th, in the Church of San Lazzaro (the friars), there’s a performance by Stefano Pellini (organ) and Pietro Tagliaferri (saxophone) in a fascinating combination of the two instruments.

ENRICO BARSANTI AT CASOLI DI CAMAIORE

On 28th July Enrico Barsanti plays on the organ at  Casoli di Camaiore parish church

GIULIA BIAGETTI PLAYS MUSIC BY UNPUBLISHED CAMAIORE COMPOSERS

On Tuesday, August 2nd, in the Collegiate Church of S. Maria Assunta, Giulia Biagetti plays unpublished music by Camaiore composers (Marco Santucci and G. B. Rinuccini), from manuscripts in the Arrosti foundation, for the first time after more than a century of silence.

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CHRISTIAN BACHELEY AT “CITY OF CAMAIORE” ORGAN FESTIVAL

On Saturday, August 6th, in the Church of the Badia, there’s a recital by French organist Christian Bacheley.

IGNACE MICHIELS PERFORMS AT CAMAIORE’S BADIA ORGAN

On Friday, August 12th, in the Badia Church there’s the welcome return of Bruges cathedral organist Ignace Michiels.

CHRISTIAN VORBECK PERFORMS AT CAMAIORE’S BADIA ORGAN

On Friday, August 19th, in the Badia Church, there’s a recital by German organist Christian Vorbeck.

THOMAS LENNARTZ PERFORMS AT CAMAIORE’S BADIA ORGAN

On Wednesday, August 24th, in the Badia Church, there’s a performance by German organist Thomas Lennartz.

INGE BECK PERFORMS AT CAMAIORE’S BADIA ORGAN

On Monday, August 29th, in the Church of the Badia, there’s a recital by Danish organist Inge Beck.

 

 

 

 

 

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