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65th COUPE MONDIALE (CIA): teatro packed for the Gala Opening Concert

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The Italian Edition of the COUPE MONDIALE CIA (Spoleto 18/26 August 2012) has officially opened to a packed “Teatro Nuovo”.  The fans have not spared their praises to the many artists who have performed on stage. As planned and, faithful to previous editions of the “rassegna musicale”, performed for the first time were the boys and girls of the choir of the Cultural Association Bisse, representing the host city for the event. The group, which includes about 40 singers and conducted by M° Claudio Sadeghi, performed a series of songs aimed at discovering the popular traditions of the world, characterized by a particularly engaging and immersive sound that won, from the outset, the souls of the audience with the song “Freedom” (Duke Ellington), Obladì obladà (Mccartney), Gasparì- In Paris it appears to me- (Piovani – Cerami) Pater Noster – Argentina (Sadeghi – Perilli) Lu popolu è cuscì (Sadeghi – Macnair) This little light on mine (traditional spiritual).

It was then the turn of “Giuliana Soscia & Pino Jodice duet”, internationally renowned musicians and well-known to the general public for performing in the most prestigious theatres in the world, and also repeatedly broadcast on many television networks. One, a professor of jazz harmonization at the  Domenico Cimarosa Conservatory of Avellino and “funanbolo” of the piano, the other fine accordionist in interpretation and improvisation, together they constitute a combination of the highest level. The songs performed were: Ancient Stones (composition of Giuliana Soscia), Migration (composition of Giuliana Soscia/Pino Jodice), Camorra III (Astor Piazzolla’s composition/arrangement by Pino Jodice), Libertango (Astor Piazzolla’s composition/arrangement by Giuliana Soscia), Freedom Tango (Pino Jodice’ s composition).

The concert finished with the much-acclaimed performance of the band “Concertino”, a Moldovan band consisting of 6 accordions, a piano player, a bassist and a drummer who literally wowed the audience with a little performance that was just a prelude to the concert to be held on 24th .The music was taken from “The Seasons” by Astor Piazzolla.

The evening also saw the presence of many dignitaries, local, national and international representatives including the Ambassador of Finland. Invited on stage at the theatre, the Deputy Mayor Stefano Lisci, expressed words of great satisfaction and gratitude for the work done by the staff of the Italian Accordion Culture Association for believing strongly in this project and for the effort that this institution has put in over the last 5 years in the Organization of the “Strumenti & Musica Festival”, which this year hosts the Coupe Mondiale. Mr. Lisci reiterated the Administration’s support to this event which is a relevant one and which over the years has attracted an increasing number of enthusiastic supporters and tourists. The evening was recorded by the crew of RAI 1 who conducted an interview with Artistic Director Mirco Patarini along the streets of Spoleto and that will be broadcasted in the transmission “UNO MATTINA ESTATE” in the next few days: a great opportunity of promotion for the area of Spoleto.

Autore: Gianluca Bibiani

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