STRADIVARI Festival 2017

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During the fifth edition, the Stradivari Festival offers the public a unique experience, with a program that offers not only violin concerts but also events in which the instrumental symbol of Cremona embraces other expressive languages, such as dance. 


The festival starts on Saturday 23rd September at 9 pm, with Sergey Krilov doubling as both a violinist and the director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra. An extraordinary concert in which the soloist will perform, playing on 8 masterpieces of Cremonese liuthery, kept in the most precious hall of the Violin Museum and for this reason it is called The Treasure Chest. Authentic jewels such as the Nicolò Amati Hammerle of 1658, the Stradivari Cremonese of 1715, or the Guarneri del Gesù ‘Prince Doria’ of 1734 will resonate songs by Bach and de Sarasate, Paganini and Vivaldi, in a high-level virtuosic program.

Sunday 24th September is the turn of one of the most interesting and versatile musicians on the Italian scene. Ezio Bosso, star of an ‘out of the box’ evening that will see him perform the piano and direct the Stradivari Festival Chamber Orchestra in a program of styles and genres ranging from 'Bach to Bosso'.

Dance lovers cannot miss an absolute legend. Carla Fracci has agreed to get back in the game for Cremona, a city that she’s closely tied to, creating with her husband Beppe Menegatti a spectacle, inspired by Stradivari, that will see her dance on stage at the Arvedi Auditorium to violin music played by Anna Tifu (Saturday 30th September).

On Sunday 1st October, a fun matinée event in the Courtyard of the Violin Museum will compare the art of music with that of cooking. The famous chef Gualtiero Marchesi, for whom creating a recipe is equivalent to writing music, and cooking a recipe to performing a score, will tell of his relationship with the notes, in a meeting punctuated by the soundtrack of the Trio Dandolo, formed by his three grandchildren musicians.

There is space also for Uto Ughi, one of the most popular musicians and loved by the public, who will compare the eternal rivals of Cremona's liuthery, playing Mozart’s Third Concert on the Kreutzer 1701 by Antonio Stradivari and the harmonies of Paganini’s Fourth Concert on the more powerful Guarneri del Gesù ex Grumiaux 1744. (Tuesday 3rd October).

On Saturday 7th October, the festival will host a chamber music night in collaboration with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York Centre of Excellence in the field of training and dissemination of chamber music. Four great masters - from duo to quartet - will perform on this occasion, in a variable geometric ensemble: violinist Paul Huang, violinist Paul Neubauer, cellist David Finckel and the pianist Wu Han.

For the grand finale, on Sunday 8th October, Stradivari Festival has a tribute to the cello, with one of the greatest interpreters of this instrument, Mischa Maisky, in his festival debut. At his side, Francesca Dego, one of the best Italian violinists of the moment, for a stimulating generational confrontation, in a program that ranges from the eighteenth-century harmonies of Haydn's Concerto N. 1 to the Late Romantic depths of Bruch.

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During the fifth edition, the Stradivari Festival offers the public a unique experience, with a program that offers not only violin concerts but also events in which the instrumental symbol of Cremona embraces other expressive languages, such as dance. 


The festival starts on Saturday 23rd September at 9 pm, with Sergey Krilov doubling as both a violinist and the director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra. An extraordinary concert in which the soloist will perform, playing on 8 masterpieces of Cremonese liuthery, kept in the most precious hall of the Violin Museum and for this reason it is called The Treasure Chest. Authentic jewels such as the Nicolò Amati Hammerle of 1658, the Stradivari Cremonese of 1715, or the Guarneri del Gesù ‘Prince Doria’ of 1734 will resonate songs by Bach and de Sarasate, Paganini and Vivaldi, in a high-level virtuosic program.

Sunday 24th September is the turn of one of the most interesting and versatile musicians on the Italian scene. Ezio Bosso, star of an ‘out of the box’ evening that will see him perform the piano and direct the Stradivari Festival Chamber Orchestra in a program of styles and genres ranging from 'Bach to Bosso'.

Dance lovers cannot miss an absolute legend. Carla Fracci has agreed to get back in the game for Cremona, a city that she’s closely tied to, creating with her husband Beppe Menegatti a spectacle, inspired by Stradivari, that will see her dance on stage at the Arvedi Auditorium to violin music played by Anna Tifu (Saturday 30th September).

On Sunday 1st October, a fun matinée event in the Courtyard of the Violin Museum will compare the art of music with that of cooking. The famous chef Gualtiero Marchesi, for whom creating a recipe is equivalent to writing music, and cooking a recipe to performing a score, will tell of his relationship with the notes, in a meeting punctuated by the soundtrack of the Trio Dandolo, formed by his three grandchildren musicians.

There is space also for Uto Ughi, one of the most popular musicians and loved by the public, who will compare the eternal rivals of Cremona's liuthery, playing Mozart’s Third Concert on the Kreutzer 1701 by Antonio Stradivari and the harmonies of Paganini’s Fourth Concert on the more powerful Guarneri del Gesù ex Grumiaux 1744. (Tuesday 3rd October).

On Saturday 7th October, the festival will host a chamber music night in collaboration with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York Centre of Excellence in the field of training and dissemination of chamber music. Four great masters - from duo to quartet - will perform on this occasion, in a variable geometric ensemble: violinist Paul Huang, violinist Paul Neubauer, cellist David Finckel and the pianist Wu Han.

For the grand finale, on Sunday 8th October, Stradivari Festival has a tribute to the cello, with one of the greatest interpreters of this instrument, Mischa Maisky, in his festival debut. At his side, Francesca Dego, one of the best Italian violinists of the moment, for a stimulating generational confrontation, in a program that ranges from the eighteenth-century harmonies of Haydn's Concerto N. 1 to the Late Romantic depths of Bruch.

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