11 Sept-2 Oct 2006. This is the third edition of an increasingly popular event that sees a selection of Mozart masterpieces performed by the S. Cecilia Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of internationally famous conductors. The festival also includes a section dedicated to cinema and a novelty entitled the Brunello Project. The choice of the festivals unusual title is in the fact that the letter K is the letter that identifies the vast catalogue of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but also, according to organisers, its a symbol that conceals the mystery of Mozarts art, the supreme magic that makes his music so special and unmistakable. This years festival has a slightly innovative form and sees four different programmes performed by the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia with the participation of world class soloists. Each concert lasts just one hour without intermission and is meant for both Mozart enthusiasts (who will get to hear rarely performed works) and for people who, out of curiosity, would like to approach Mozarts music for the first time. In addition to the concerts, the festival presents a cycle of evenings entitled Mozart a genius ... no one is normal up close. These evenings highlight four different aspects of Mozarts life comparing them to those of other musicians from different periods. They are hosted by Mario Brunello along with the Italian String Orchestra, and preceded by discussions led by Marco Paolini, Michele DallOngaro, Erri de Luca and Philippe Daverio. Completing the Festival will be the screenings of two films: The Magic Flute by Lele Luzzati and Don Giovanni. Prices are very affordable with tickets at 10, subscriptions beginning at 34 and for the under-30s tickets at only 6.
11 Sept 2006. A 16 anni, genius? Chamber music concert and discussion with Marco Paolini and with the Orchestra dArchi Italiana conducted by Mario Brunello (21.00).
12-13 Sept 2006. Symphonic music concert conducted by Ottavio Dantone, with Uto Ughi violin, Luigi Alberto Bianchi viola (21.00).
18 Sept 2006. Padre Figlio Chamber music concert and conversation with Erri De Luca and with the Orchestra dArchi Italiana conducted by Mario Brunello (21.00).
20-21 Sept 2006. Symphonic music concert conducted by Ton Koopman, with Pietro De Maria piano (2.00).
25 Sept 2006. Morire, dormire, forse sognare Chamber music concert and conversation with Philippe Daverio and with the Orchestra dArchi Italiana conducted by Mario Brunello (21.00).
27-28 Sept 2006. Symphonic music concert conducted by Christopher Hogwood, with Rachel Harnisch soprano (21.00).
2 Oct 2006. Soldi, Potere e Musica Chamber music concert and conversation with Michele DallOngaro and with the Orchestra dArchi Italiana conducted by Mario Brunello (21.00).
4-5 Oct 2006. Symphonic music concert conducted by Paul McCreesh, with Cinzia Forte soprano, Damiana Pinti mezzosoprano, Antonio Poli tenor and Antonio Abete bass (21.00).
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