Ten concerts to restart The great challenge of the Aml – Chronicle

“This is the second season that we manage to score during the pandemic”. A double strike that is not at all obvious in times like these, rightly underlined by the president of the Lucca Music Association Marco Cattani who yesterday, together with the artistic director Simone Soldati, the mayor Tambellini and the vice president of the Cassa di Risparmio Foundation, Raffaele Domenici, officially launched the new program full of events and artists of caliber. “It is a difficult context but there …

“This is the second season that we manage to score during the pandemic”. A double strike that is not at all obvious in times like these, rightly underlined by the president of the Lucca Music Association Marco Cattani who yesterday, together with the artistic director Simone Soldati, the mayor Tambellini and the vice president of the Cassa di Risparmio Foundation, Raffaele Domenici, officially launched the new program full of events and artists of caliber. “It is a difficult context but we have always made it by keeping the quality bar high – added Cattani – with the best Italian talents, recently awarded in the most prestigious international competitions, great performers and original programs”. “We focus a lot on young people – said Soldati – some of whom have already been our guests and are now enjoying great international success. On this front, the collaboration with “Boccherini” and his orchestra is important, because it does not simply “play” the young people but initiates them on a professionalizing path “.

Among the names on the international scene, the violinist Anna Tifu, protanist of the first concert in San Francesco scheduled for Sunday 23 January at 5.30 pm, with the conductor Mazzoli and the Boccherini orchestra. It will be an exceptional program, with the performance of Arvo Pärt’s Fratres and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in the fascinating version of Max Richter, a German musician who was a pupil of Berio.

Then Andrea Obiso, chosen as first violin by Pappano in Santa Cecilia, and Alessandro Carbonare (clarinet) who will be the protagonists, together with Monaldo Braconi (piano) of the second concert, on January 30th in the Boccherini auditorium where all the others will also take place. scheduled appointments. In this case the music of Ravel, Gershwin and Bartok will be the protagonist. On Sunday 6th February the Aml will host the violinist Giulia Rimonda and the pianist Josef Mossali, who will perform pages by Franck and Prokofiev. Saturday 12 February the large mobile pipe organ, designed and played by Paolo Oreni will be on stage with the pianist Alessandro Marangoni with pages by BachBusoni, Franck, Chopin, LisztGuillou and the first Italian performance of the piece Gioachiniana, concertante arias for piano and organ on Rossini fragments by Carlo Galante. For Boccherini’s birthday, on February 19, the famous cellist Giovanni Gnocchi will perform. The AML season will continue until November with five other appointments with the indisputable added value of the restart.

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