Monday, 19 May 2008

GRAMMY'S WINNER HARBIE HANCOCK, ALICIA KEYS, CHAKA KAHN, CAETANO VELOSO AND MANY OTHERS AT THE UMBRIA JAZZ FESTIVAL IN PERUGIA FROM THE 11ST OF JULY

This 35th Umbria jazz festival edition will be really reach. From the 11st of July to the 22nd of July, 200 events will be held in Perugia. Here some of the top concert suggestions: The italian best jazz singer, Mario Biondi with the Duke orchestra will open the festival on the 11st of July. Alicia Keys - will performe on the 19th of july. Pat Metheny will duets with Gary Burton on the 17th of July. Sonny Rollins the 13th of July. Herbie Hancock will performe on the 16th of July with a tribute to Joni M. REM will performe the festival's last day. Form more information contact me!!!! tks a
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Tuesday, 13 May 2008

TRASIMENO MUSIC FESTIVAL - AT THE AND OF JULY




The festival will be held from June 28 to July 4, 2008, is visible on the programme page of the website:

http://www.trasimenomusicfestival.com/index.php


Don't miss Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (arranged by Henry Levine), the 28th of July, 9.15 pm.

Opera, Padmâvatî arrives from India at the SPOLETO FESTIVAL - (27th of june up to the 13th of july)


Thanks to a collaboration with the 51st Festival of the Two Worlds of Spoleto, Padmâvatî, a masterpiece of French orientalism, returns to Italy, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

It had been on stage in Naples at the beginning of the 50s, directed by Andre Cluytens, and in Florence at the beginning of the 70s, directed by Georges Prêtre.Presented after a long staging preparation in Paris in 1923, the opera was inspired by the author’s journeys to the East and it elaborates manners, elements and structures of Oriental music in a Neoclassical style, finding an important place within the Oriental world that strongly influenced French culture in the most original of ways. In this opera-ballet, reinventing Lully’s genre, Roussel merged music, theatre, and dance elements indissolubly.

The libretto was written by Orientalist Louis Laloy and is based on the ancient chronicles of India.

4 MORE INFORMATION ON THE SPOLETO'S FESTIVAL DEI DUE MONDI:

http://www.festivaldispoleto.com/interno.asp?id=7&lang=eng

Flower Film Festival 2008 - Spello 4th, 5th e 6th of July




International film festival dedicated to the world of green, flower and enviroment.

The village will appear like a flowers factory. With workshop, events, arts performances, film contests, live music....

4 all details, will be there soon on line their web site:

www.flowerfilmfestival.it.

SIENA'S PALIO HORSE RACE



"Piazza del Campo" is still used today for the well known Palio horse race which is one of the most famous popular Italian manifestations. It takes place every year on July 2 and August 16. The Palio is run to celebrate the miraculous apparition of the Virgin Mary near the old houses that belonged to Provenzano Salvani. The holy apparition was therefore called "Madonna di Provenzano" in whose honour the very first Palio was run on August 16, 1656. The Palio was run for the first time in 1701 in honour of the "Madonna dell'Assunta" the patroness and Advocate of Siena through all the tragic events since she protected the Sienese militia at the famous battle of Monteaperti on September 4, 1260, against the Florentines.

The Palio is a historical secular tradition strictly connected with the origin of the Contradas of Siena (districts into which the town is divided). The Contradas are spectacular agonistic institutions each having their own government, oratory, coat of arms, appellations, sometimes titles of nobility, emblems and colours, official representatives, festivities, patron Saints, with protectors, delimited territories and population which consist of all those people who were born or live within the topographic limits of the district, according to the proclamation issued by Violante Beatrice of Bavaria on January 7, 1730, at that time, Governess of the town.

Originally, there were about fifty-nine "Contrade"; now only seventeen remain, ten of which take part in the historical pageant and in the race at each Palio (seven by right and three drawn by lots).
Here is a list of their names, emblems and colours grouped into "Terzi" or "Terzieri" (in olden times the town was divided into three sections called: "Terziere di Città", "Terziere di San Martino" and "Terziere di Camollia").
4 more info's please contact me!



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Monday, 12 May 2008

IL PINTORICCHIO- ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ARTIST OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE - UP TO THE 28TH OF JUNE




The Pintoricchio exhibition is part of a grand project to maximise appreciation of the rich cultural and artistic heritage in Umbria; this event has been planned to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of Pintoricchio one of the most fascinating protagonists of the Italian Renaissance and a symbol of the city of Perugia.

Following the success of the Perugino exhibition in 2004, this new exhibition represents a continuation of the initiative to promote the works of the great Umbrian artists and to draw attention – both of the public and national and international critics - to the stunning artistic and cultural heritage of the region and its extraordinary diffusion across the territory.

The exhibition will be held in Perugia at the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, which has recently completed work to recuperate and enlarge its exhibition spaces. There will also be a second section in Spello, in the Collegiata di Santa Maria Maggiore. The Capella Baglioni, better known as the Capella Bella, is the location of one of Pintoricchio’s most impressive masterpieces.

The opening of the exhibition will also see the inauguration of a specially designed illumination system to optimise the vision of this prestigious cycle of frescoes. In addition to this, a temporary educational display has been installed to provide visitors with detailed information about the historical, artistic and iconographic aspects of the paintings and their location. In the nearby Pinacoteca Civica, there will be a small exhibition on “Pintoricchio e le arti minori”. This ambitious artistic event will be further enriched by regional routes and itineraries that will lead visitors on a voyage of discovery across the territory, where they will be able to admire numerous works by Pintoricchio and other extraordinary pieces from the Renaissance period, in their original surroundings.

OPENING HOURS AND PRICE
Information and Bookings
199 199 111 servizi@civita.it Civita Servizi
199.151.123 infoline@sistemamuseo.it Sistema Museo

Perugia Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria at Palazzo dei Priori
Corso Vannucci, 19

Daily Opening hours
31st March – 29th June 2008 from 9.30 to 20.00
(The ticket office will close one hour prior to closing time)

http://www.mostrapintoricchio.it/ENG/pintoricchio/pintoricchio.htm

MORE MUSIC IN SUMMER WITH....TRASIMENO BLUES (28TH OF JULY- 2ND OF AUGUST)





TRASIMENO BLUS, A FESTIVAL FOR MUSIC LOVERS.
From the 28th of July to the 2nd of August.
I'm in contact with the organization, so we can see in advance the artists that will sing at the Festival.
It's sounds ...good!!!

ciao

alina

ANTIQUE FAIR IN AREZZO - DON'T MISS


ANTIQUE FAIR WITH OVER 500 EXHIBITORS AND ANTIQUE DEALERS ON THE FIRST WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH, MAKING THIS THE LARGER MARKET IN ITALY.

I'LL BE THER THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE!!!


http://www.arezzofieraantiquaria.com/web/index.php