Dante's Convivio degli Ottoni is inaugurated

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Address: Via della Catena, 2 - Parco delle Cascine , Florence - Historical Center

Date: Sunday 01 August 2021


Dante's Convivio degli Ottoni is inaugurated

Sunday 1 July 2021 begins the XII International Festival 'Italian Brass Week', directed by Maestro Luca Benucci. This new edition is dedicated to Dante, on the 700th anniversary of his death, and is titled 'From the Brass Convivium to the Banquet of Knowledge'.
At 10.00, at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Jury of the International Competition 'Wings to Talent' will listen and decide the winners among the young brass musicians from the five continents; the great talents will be valued and the scholarships offered by ANBIMA (National Association of Autonomous Italian Music Bands), and the prize concert to the overall winner, by the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, both, together with the Teatro del Maggio, will be awarded. institutional scholarships of the festival for many editions. We remind you that, for this edition, one of the scholarships, exactly the one that will award the young best trumpeter, bears the title "Aliviero Fossi 100 - Trumpet Award", a tribute to the trumpet player Aliviero Fossi who, precisely in recent months, he has turned 100 and still plays in the ranks of the Florentine Rossini Philharmonic, whose 'Best Wave' music school has also become centenary this year. At 18.00, always at the Teatro del Maggio, we will be able to listen to the performances of the winners of the Competition. The concert, as well as the competition, are open to the public, with free and free admission, reserved for members of the Italian Brass Network, the association that organizes the festival.

After feasting on musical knowledge, Dante's Convivio opens at 9.30 pm, with the Welcome party in Jazz, at the Pavoniere (Via delle Cascine 2 - Florence), in which the PanaBrass Ensemble, an emerging group of young Panamanian professionals will perform. by Eduardo Rodriguez and Felix Moreno on trumpets; Francisco Rodriguez on the horn; Edward Arosemena on trombone; Jose Vera at the euphonium; Edgar Dutary at the tuba -, the international soloists of the Andrea Tofanelli festival, at the trumpet, also teacher of the Higher Institute of Musical Studies 'Vecchi-Tonelli' of Modena; Matias Piñeira on the horn, first part of the Münchener Philharmoniker; Zoltan Kiss on trombone, also a member of Mnozil Brass, accompanied by the Jazz House Band, consisting of Massimiliano Calderai on piano, Stefano Rapicavoli on drums and Marco Benedetti on double bass.The rhythms and improvisations of the jazz and Latin music standards invite us to the banquet music in which universal love and strength of the expressive potential of music merge.As stated by the artistic director, M ° Benucci, Italian Brass Week, a festival that for twenty-one years has managed to make thousands of young people from all over the planet dream, starts again, and it does so by trying to unite the precious heritage of Dante Alighieri with the millenary musical culture.

The concert is open and free, for dinner reservations are required on the website www.lepavoniere.it.

Info and contacts: www.italianbrass.com and segreteria@italianbrass.com


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