Press release of Strumenti&Musica Festival

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Strumenti&Musica Festival is ready at the start. The festival, now in its fourth edition, will be held in Spoleto (PG) 21 to 28 August 2011 and in the Umbrian town will host some of the most accomplished international musicians as well as many young talents who are looking to emerge on the stage of one of the most important international accordion competitions.


The event, part of the program in summer 2011 – which brings together the major summer festivals of Spoleto – was presented Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the Town Hall in the presence of the organizers of Spoleto Mirco Patarini, president of music publishing and record companies Ars Spoletium  and Gianluca Bibiani, vice president of the cultural association “Accordion Italian Culture” and the deputy mayor of Spoleto Stefano Lisci. To underline the importance of the festival are the patronage of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, the Municipality of Spoleto, Umbria Region of the Province of Perugia, the Embassy of Finland in Rome, the Museum of the Accordion Castelfidardo and the CIA (Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes). This year also stands out for its abundance of guests who will enrich the festival with different musical genres, from ethnic to jazz, will come out of theaters and winds through the streets of the historic center of Spoleto. A lot of news on the program, starting from the Strumenti&Musica Off: two dinner-concert will be previewed at the event. The first, the proceeds will be donated to charity in part, will be held Thursday, August 11 at 20.00 with Danilo Di Paolonicola Ethnic Zaffamaro Project at the farm. The second, however, to Thursday, August 18 The Two Oaks Inn, with a performance by Riccardo Taddei Eros and his Tango Project. The Festival gets underway on Sunday 21 from 10:00 am throughout the day, with the now historic ‘Sing’ to the Challenge “, a singing duel stornello and the big news this year:” How We Spoleto “. The event created by Bruno Farroni Spoleto Clara Carlini and sees the participation of associations, organizations and citizens who have contributed to its organization and implementation. In the windows of the old town will be showing old photos depicting the faces of Spoleto collected in the Facebook page “How We Spoleto.” In the main squares, then three groups will perform music of different genres: folk music of “Sonidumbra” (17 hours : 30) on stage in Market Square, which will be held throughout the day “The market” of the past, the tango of the “Trio de la Sombra” in Freedom Square, which will be animated by the exposure of “Engines” and ethno Danilo Di-jazz Paolonicola Group in a Piazza Garibaldi, who will host “The agri … culture” with an educational farm for children and the farm machinery of yesteryear. The programming of the Festival will continue at the Teatro Caio Melissus Friday, August 26, where will begin at 16:00 and 21:00 the International Competition for Accordion solo and ensemble, and the selection of three candidates who will participate in Italian with a scholarship offered by the Cultural Italian Accordion Culture, the 64th CIA Coupe Mondiale (IMC-UNESCO ), to be held in China in Shanghai next October. In the afternoon (18:00), the Bar Catarinelliwill host a concert and jazz duo Spaccarotella La Neve (accordion and clarinet), and 21:00, the World Champion of Accordion 2010, Petar Maric will perform in the picturesque setting of the Castle of Pissignano high. 25 will be held Thursday at the invitation, the usual gala dinner, during which he will perform Marko Kotilainen, a Finnish musician, to emphasize the close friendship between the Strumenti&Musica Festival, Spoleto and competition Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival, which takes place in Ikaalinen (Finland). A bond, which, besides having promoted cultural exchange between the two cities, has sealed thanks to the contribute to the event Finnish Embassy in Rome. Saturday 27th at the Teatro Caio Melisso continue the hearings in open court (16:00 and 21:00), at the end you can attend free of charge to the presentation of the Roland V-Accordion. Sunday, August 28, at 19:30, Peter Maric still will perform a free concert at La Bruna,  Castel Ritaldi. The focus then moves to Caius Melisso where, at 21:30, there will be the grand finale of the event with the romantic tango concert “Homage Astor Piazzolla’s Caesare Chiacchiaretta (fare € 10), the proclamation of the winners of the race and the announcement of the boys who will represent Italy at the Coupe Mondiale in Shanghai. Until 2012, when it will be to host the Spoleto maximum global competition.

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