Cluster Contemporary Music Festival 2018

MUSIC BY GEORGE CRUMB FOR VOICE AND PIANO

After its great success last year Cluster’s second Music Festival is devoted to music of our time. There’s a calendar of seven events open to the public (organized through four afternoon weekends. All this is through valuable collaborations with other important Italian cultural organizations: the Puglia Region, the International Robotics Festival of Pisa, Torre del Lago’s Puccini Festival, Lucca and Massa Carrara’s FAI delegation, ”Il Baluardo” choral group ” and the Cinema Circle of Lucca. This is without forgetting the commissioning of eighteen new compositions by Cluster members to be heard during this Festival. It’s all free admission thanks to the contribution of the Banca Del Monte di Lucca Foundation.

Saturday, October 20 (Oratorio S. Giuseppe – 5 pm) there’s a concert entitled “Crumb portrait” with Maria Elena Romanazzi, singer and Raffaella Ronchi, piano. The concert is organized in collaboration with the Puglia Region and includes famous pieces by George Crumb and Cluster members Francesco Cipriano, Andrea Benedetti and Girolamo Deraco.

(Composer, pianist and Cluster Festival Promoter Francesco Cipriano)

CONCERT – HOMAGE TO FOUR RECENTLY DECEASED ARTISTS

Sunday, October 21 (Oratorio S. Giuseppe – 5 pm) Cluster will pay tribute to four recently deceased artists, who have been associated with Lucca. They are Claudio Josè Boncompagni, Daniele Lombardi, Fabio Neri and Joseph Vella. Ilaria Baldaccini will perform piano music by these composers as well as unpublished pieces, composed for the occasion by Francesco Cipriano and Girolamo Deraco.

YOUNG COMPOSERS IN THE LIMELIGHT

Saturday, October 27 (Church of St. Catherine – 5 pm) there’s a concert organized by young Cluster composers with the participation of the Yugen Ensemble. The event, organized by Stefano Teani, is organized in collaboration with the FAI delegation of Lucca and Massa Carrara.

SAX AND VIBRAPHONE IN SANTA CATERINA

Sunday, October 28 (Church of St. Catherine – 5 pm) there’s a concert by Alberto Cavallaro (saxophone) and Federico Tramontana (vibraphone). The event is organized in collaboration with the FAI delegation of Lucca and Massa Carrara.

LUCIO GREGORETTI’S CONFERENCE ON FILM MUSIC

Saturday 10 November (Conference Hall of San Micheletto – 5 pm) there’s a conference on film music with Lucio Gregoretti.

At the end a short film will be shown on the fairy tale of Pinocchio where the characters of the cat and the fox are acted by Ugo Gregoretti and Andrea Camilleri. Music is by Lucio Gregoretti

ELECTRONIC MUSIC CONCERT

Sunday 11 November at the Baluardo dei Balestrieri (in front of the Villaggio Del Fanciullo) at 5 pm there’s an electronic music concert organized by Cluster members. It includes compositions by young Cluster musicians written especially for this festival of contemporary music.

PIANIST EUNMI KO CONCLUDES THE FESTIVAL

Saturday, November 17 (Oratorio di S. Giuseppe – 5 pm) the Korean pianist Eunmi Ko will conclude brilliantly this Festival of contemporary music with a major recital.

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