Born in 1968 in Città di Castello (Perugia) as a chamber music festival, Festival delle Nazioni has always aimed to promote a virtuous encounter between this kind of music and the audience, especially young people. The protagonist of the 2017 edition, scheduled from August 29 to September 9, will be the great German music. In fact, this edition concludes a three-year project that saw the theme of WWI at the center of artistic events and cultural reflections. The program started in 2015 with Austria and continued last year with France.
Artistic director Aldo Sisillo presented this year’s rich program which will feature nineteen major events focused on the German symphony repertoire.
The Munich Orchestra will inaugurate the festival – with Henri Bonamy as director and solo pianist – on the notes of the ouverture from Weber’s ‘Der Freischütz’. The exhibition will then focus on works by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Strauss and other great pillars of German music. Among the protagonists of the 2017 edition of the festival there are Michael Nyman, Quartetto Prometeo, Peppe Servillo, Alexander Lonquich, Enrico Bronzi, Cristiana Morganti and Leonid Grin.
Guests who confirm the intention of the organizers to travel between different genres, exploring also repertories other than the German romantic and late romance. Ute Lemper will be the protagonist of the ‘Kabarett’ music concert, conjugation of theater, comedy and song born in the twenties. There will also be some original shows, such as ‘Ildegarda’, ‘Moving with Pina’, and ‘Ludwig’s songs’.
Ilona Catani Scarlett