in Piazza del Popolo
its recent origins, the Ascoli Piceno Festival has managed to take a
significant place among concert events in the region. Every year it offers
the public a unique opportunity to increase their cultural knowledge.
In the charming environment of unparalleled
architectures, free from the summertime crowds, the event called Settembre
in Musica is held. Its rich programme has managed to provide for the
presence of new and promising talents, all of whom are committed in
playing famous works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn,
Chopin, as well as Gershwin, Szymanovsky, Part.
The 2001 edition of the festival took place in
beautiful areas, such as the elegant Piazza del Popolo and the restored
Neoclassical theatre Ventidio Basso, as well as in quiet places, more
suitable for classical music (the church Sant’Angelo Magno and the
Auditorium San Francesco di Paola. Music played ranged from Verdi,
Shoenberg, to Britten, Medtner and Bellini: the year 2001 was either the
year of birth or death of those composers.
As is often the case, the association of musical
culture and the promotion of local food and wines mark such event. It is
not surprising that some of the concerts take place in the rooms of the
regional Enoteca Regionale Vinea of Offida, a non-profit
association that has been promoting the wine culture of the territory in
the interest of the general public.
The many nights of the Ascoli Piceno Festival are
completed by many conventions, performances and workshops addressed to
those willing to know more of the magic universe of music. One of the most
successful meetings was the one named Incontrabbasso, an exclusive
occasion for lutists, solo players, students, composers, and people fond
of violin, a fundamental instrument for music.
Finally it is worth mentioning other valuable
parallel initiatives, which are included in the Ascoli Festival, examples
are Le star di domani , concerts dedicated to emerging talents, the
Jazz Class Quartet, organized in collaboration with the local
association called Cotton Jazz Club and Ascoli Prestigio, which
recognizes, presents and values musical talents and institutions of the
Piceno areas and its surroundings.
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