10 outdoor summer festivals between music and culture – Escape

by Ida Bini (ANSA) – SPOLETO, JUNE 18 – Summer festivals and the desire to share artistic and cultural experiences are back: listening to music and participating in shows, movies and meetings in open-air theaters, in the square, in front of at. the sea, in the mountains or sitting on a lawn, and regain all the taste of freedom.

Here are 10 festivals around Italy that combine art and the discovery of a territory.

Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto is rich and full of news, from June 24 to July 10, which turns 65 and hosts more than 60 shows with over 500 artists from 36 different countries. On the bill are works of prose, dance performances, exhibitions and concerts of classical and contemporary music. Among the guests, the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer and the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia with Antonio Pappano for the concluding concert. On the weekend until July 10, there are appointments between art, history and tastings to discover an unprecedented Spoleto. Info: festivaldispoleto.com Cèramica Off is the widespread ceramics festival in Montelupo Fiorentino, planned from June 25 to July 22: a month of exhibitions, performances, meetings, workshops, market exhibitions and live work. The Tuscan village has been transformed into a cultural district that combines its oldest history as a majolica factory of the ‘Medici family with contemporary artistic expressions looking at design and craftsmanship. It starts with the national exhibition of traditional and modern ceramics organized by Strada Ceramica Montelupo with exhibitors, live demonstrations and openings of the stoves; and continues with Blu Zaffera, an exhibition widespread in the historic center and in private spaces. Every Tuesday, aperitifs with artistic workshops are planned in the oven of the Montelupo Museum. Info: festaceramica.it From 25 June to 4 July, Stromboli will host the EcoLogico Theater Festival, a review of theater, music, dance and meetings between country, beaches and forests, where each show is free and without electricity, in intimate dialogue with nature to raise awareness of the climate crisis and image and sound pollution. The title of the review is “Celestial Bodies” and pays homage to astrophysics Margherita Hack and Francesca Matteucci, the scientist considered to be his heir.

Still on the subject of astronomy, the evening of June 27 is dedicated to observing the stars under the guidance of planetologist Ettore Perozzi. The event also celebrates the centenary of the release of “Novelle per un anno” by Luigi Pirandello with readings and meetings; info: festaditeatroecologico.com Tener-a-mente, festival at the Vittoriale in the Gardone Riviera, the complex commissioned by Gabriele d’Annunzio in the province of Brescia, returns from 26 June to 25 July. For a month, artists like Roberto Vecchioni, James Blunt, Paolo Nutini, Manuel Agnelli, Jeff Beck perform with Johnny Depp and Diana Krall.

The charm of this event is also given by the place, suspended between culture, nature and beauty with the amphitheater offering a magnificent view of Lake Garda. Info: anfiteatrodelvittoriale.it From 3 to 17 July, Lake Como will host 110 chamber music concerts in various locations: the Piona Monastery and Forte Montecchio Nord in Colico and the Church of Santa Maria del Lavello in Calolziocorte. Many are guests at the Musica sull’Acqua Festival under the direction of Francesco Senese: the English tenor Ian Bostridge and Nabila Chajai, harpist appreciated by Claudio Abbado. Info: festivalmusicasullacqua.org The Gran Paradiso Film Festival, scheduled for July 11 to August 6, has reached its 25th edition.

The inauguration of the exhibition, which this year coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Gran Paradiso National Park, is in the castle of Aymavilles with the presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco, which on July 15 will be the premiere of the film Alick and Albert, dedicated to his life . In addition to the tours, guided tours, trekking and appointments are planned in Aymavilles, Cogne and Rhêmes-Notre-Dame. Info: gpff.it The Midsummer Night’s review, promoted by the municipality with the Filarmonici Friulani youth orchestra, is back in Lignano Sabbiadoro. From July 12 to August 11, it will be possible to participate in 5 evenings of music, theater and literature in the suggestive pine forest of the Church of Santa Maria del Mare. Among the guests are expected climbers Nives Meroi, author Matteo Bellotto, philosopher Vito Mancuso and actor Moni Ovadia, along with the young musicians from OFF and the ArtiFragili company. The festival starts on July 12 at 9 pm with “From Julie to the Himalayas”, a concert told with the mountaineer Nives Meroi and the Filarmonici Friulani youth orchestra. Info: filarmonicifriulani.com From 13 July, the Musart Festival returns to the stage in Piazza SS Annunziata in Florence, an event that combines music, art and dance.

Until July 26 on stage a stone’s throw from the Duomo perform etoile Roberto Bolle and his dance Gala inaugurate the festival and the singers Riccardo Cocciante, Vinicio Capossela and Achille Lauro. In this edition, we rediscover the concerts that were canceled two years ago by the singer-songwriter LP of Goran Bregovic with “Form Sarajevo” and “Rock the Opera” with the great rock hits performed in a symphonic key. Info: musartfestival.it From 17 to 23 July, Lecce and other venues in Salento will host the Classiche FORME event: conceived by pianist Beatrice Rana, which has as its theater the art sites and landscape of Lecce from the seventeenth-century convent. of the Rectorate of Lecce to the Convent of Santa Maria di Cerrate and Masseria Le Stranti di Supersano. Spanish cellist Pablo Ferrández, Bulgarian violinist Liya Petrova, French quartet Modigliani and clarinetist Kevin Spagnolo perform at the festival. Info: classicheforme.com From 22 August to 23 September, the Festival I Suoni delle Dolomiti returns, 17 concerts under the Trentino peaks with a program ranging from classical to jazz, from world music to song. The inauguration concert, on August 22 in Malga Tassulla in Val Nana, is a tribute to Franco Battiato from Radiodervish. In addition to music, there are also related events such as Dawn of the Dolomites, on August 29 at Prà Martin in the Catinaccio Group, and Trekking dei Suoni, from September 10 to 12 at the Brenta Dolomites. Info: visittreetino.info (ANSA).

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