CLUSTER’S SPRING SEASON

THE ETYMOS ENSEMBLE OPENS CLUSTER’S SPRING SEASON

With its  2017 Spring Season the Cluster Contemporary Music Association begins its eighth year of existence. During this period Cluster has significantly expanded its horizons by increasing organizational collaboration abroad with the support of Banca del Monte di Lucca Foundation. This Spring season sees fourteen events and there will be collaborations, not only with other Italian cities (Trento, Sanremo), but also with important international music centres such as Warsaw and New York. Compositions by fifty cluster members will be premièred. The Spring Season will present, in addition to its contemporary music concerts with Cluster composers’ premieres), the presentation of new books and new CDs, courses and international competitions for composition, soundtracks composed by Cluster members, art exhibitions and collaborations with educational establishments in the area, creating an intense all-round activity..

Saturday, March 12 at 9 pm, in the Symphony School Auditorium, there’s the opening concert with the Etymos Ensemble whose members are:

Francesco Gatti, flute

Nicola Bimbi, oboe

Tony Capula, clarinet

Simone Rugani, piano

The evening’s program will include works by Olivier Messiaen, Girolamo Deraco (piece dedicated to the Gatti-Rugani Duo), Antonio Agostini (première), James Joseph Ogburn (twinning with the USA), Żaneta Rydzewska (twinning with Poland), and Jules Semler-Collery

Free Admission

MEZZASALMA PRESENTS THE SECOND EDITION OF CRESTI’S  BOOK ON WAGNER

Friday, March 17, at 6 pm, at LuccaLibri, Carmelo Mezzasalma presents the second edition of “La poetica del puro umano”, Renzo Cresti’s book on Richard Wagner. (see photo).

Free admission.

MASCAGNI INSTITUTE FLUTE ENSEMBLE CONDUCTED BY STEFANO AGOSTINI

Saturday, March 25, at 5.30 pm, at the Auditorium della Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca,  there’s a concert given by the ANEMOS flute ensemble from Livorno’s P. Mascagni Institute of Musical Studies.  Conductor is Stefano Agostini (see photo). Music by Vivaldi. C. P. E. Bach S. Torre, T.  Brahm, Arduino Gottardo and Giovanni Berdondini.

Free Admission

FEDERICA GENNAI’S NEW CD OF AND BARITONE GUITAR MASTERCLASS HELD BY FILIPPO COSENTINO

Saturday, April 8, in the ‘Auditorium della Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca at 5.30 pm, there’s a presentation of “Come Hell Or High Water”, the new CD by Federica Gennai (vocals) and Filippo Cosentino (guitar).

The concert will be preceded, at  4 pm, by a baritone guitar master class held by Filippo Cosentino. Info 347 1856883

CONCERT IN HONOUR OF CLAUDIO BONCOMPAGNI

Saturday, April 22, at 5.30 pm in the Oratory of S. Giuseppe (Piazza Antelminelli) there’s a concert in honour of Claudio Boncompagni (see photo) on the anniversary of his death.

The program includes, in addition to compositions by Boncompagni, piano music composed for the occasion by Arduino Gottardo and Giorgio Lazzarini.

Pianist Ilaria Baldaccini (see photo)

Free admission

THEREMIN CONCERT BY THORWALD JORGENSEN

Saturday, April 29, at 5.30 PM in the Oratory of S. Giuseppe (Piazza Antelminelli) there’s a Concert for theremin and piano with Thorwald Jorgensen, one of the greatest performers of the theremin in the world, accompanied on piano by Simone Rugani.

The program includes original music composed by Cluster members Andrea Benedetti, Francesco Cipriano, Arduino Gottardo as well as music transcribed for theremin.

Free Admission

ETYMOS ENSEMBLE AND LIVE ELECTRONICS

Saturday, May 6, at 5.30 pm, in the Auditorium  della Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca there’s a concert by the Etymos Ensemble:

Francesco Gatti, flute

Nicola Bimbi, oboe

Tony Capula, clarinet

Alberto Gatti, live electronics

Music by A. Karałow, E. Dinelli, M. Longo, A. F. Di Stefano, M. Incontrera (Cluster prize-winner)

Free Admission

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF STUDENTS SCHOOL

Saturday, May 13, at  5 pm, in the Auditorium  della Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca there’s a concert by Symphony school students. Conductor Stefano Giannotti (see photo).

Free Admission

YOUNG CLUSTER COMPOSERS IN CONCERT

Saturday, May 20, at 5.30 pm in the Auditorium  della Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca, there’s a ” Young Cluster Concert ” organized by Stefano Teani (see photo) with young association members composers. The evening’s program includes premières by young Cluster composers: Francesco D’Agostino, Dario Ferrante, Cristian Monti, Michele Barsotti, Sarai Vangelli De Cresci, Maria Goia Lastraioli, Lorenzo Petrizzo and Stefano Teani.

Performers:

Agnese Manfredini, flute

Valentina Cinquini, harp

Dario Ferrante, electronics

Free Admission

JAM SCHOOL CONCERT

Saturday, May 27, at 5.30 pm, in the Auditorium  della Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca there’s a JAM School concert with students and teachers engaged in a bright and harmonious show  (some moments from last year’s concert shown in the photo).

Free Admission

VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT CONDUCTED BY ARDUINO GOTTARDO

Sunday, June 11, at 6 pm in the auditorium di S. Micheletto there’s a vocal and instrumental concerto by the “Laboratory Brunier” association.

The event is the highlight of a  school / work project involving the students of Lucca’s “Passaglia Liceo Musicale” and the Curriculo Vertical project with fourth year classes from ‘I.C. Lucca 2”. Participants are the girls’ choir prepared by Prof. Maria Bruno and the children’s choir prepared by Prof. Loredana Bruno.

Brunier Youth Orchestra conducted by Arduino Gottardo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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