Tuesday 21 May at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence 9.00 pm (free admission)
West Wind - Transatlantic Music
The Gonzaga University in Florence, the Cherubini Conservatory and the University of Florence inaugurate an unprecedented musical partnership that will see American and Florentine musicians on stage
The west wind blows over Florence. Tuesday 21 May at the Teatro della Pergola inaugurates a new and exciting project that will see three important Florentine institutions as protagonists: the Gonzaga University in Florence, the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory, the University of Florence (concert starts at 9 pm - free admission subject to availability) .
A musical partnership that will take the form of an annual concert capable of including American and Florentine musicians in a single initiative entitled "West Wind - Transatlantic Music".
On the Pergola stage, the first edition will feature the Orchestra Sinfonietta of the Cherubini Conservatory directed by Maestro Paolo Ponziano Ciardi, to which will be added elements of the Orchestra of the University of Florence, as well as the Gonzaga University Choir in Florence and the Choreos ensemble directed from Maestro Timothy Westerhaus.
The link between the United States and Europe - in this case Florence - will be the British composer Alec Roth: Orchestra and Chorus will perform "A Time to Dance", one of his contemporary symphonic cantata, while the Gonzaga University Ballet directed by the choreographer Suzanne Postersmith will perform a ballet inspired by the symphony.
The fact that the professionals and students involved on both sides of the Atlantic have to prepare separately makes only the challenge more interesting. In the week before the event all the artists involved will meet to try and study, to share their passions and get to know the city of Florence. From this artistic and human encounter the body and soul of the final show will be born.
Alec Roth himself, the author of the symphony, will be a guest of the Gonzaga University already in the days preceding the concert, taking part in the rehearsals and preparations.
Admission to the concert is free but booking at firstname.lastname@example.org is recommended. For more information: 348 1504022.
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