Music and art meet in FVG

Ten events dedicated to medieval and renaissance music in as many symbolic places in Friuli Venezia Giulia, with a stop in Slovenia, with Italian and foreign professionals at international level.

These places thus become a sounding board, not only acoustically, but also historically – artistically, of beauty in all its forms.

Cortese music, the international festival of ancient music in the historic centers of Friuli Venezia Giulia, renews in its 2022 edition the indissoluble union of history, music, art and tourism. That Dramsam – Julian Center of Ancient Music has compiled a calendar that starts on Saturday, July 9 in Gradisca d’Isonzo and ends on Thursday, September 29 in Latisana.

A trip with artistic direction by Fabio Accurso for a common thread that will unite concerts and side events: it will be “The door of the dream “, or rather “Fantasy in the Middle Ages and fantasy about the Middle Ages”. The appointments will all be free, with reservations reserved by writing to

The notification was presented in the Udine Region in the presence ofRegional Councilor for Culture, Tiziana Gibellifrom President of the Dramsam Center, Alessandra Cossifrom artistic director of the Fabio Accurso Festival and from technical coordinator Flavio Cecere.

All appointments will be recorded and can then be relived via the Facebook page.

Now in its 19th edition, the Musica Cortese Festival is the only one in Italy that focuses on medieval music, so much so that it is a point of reference for early music artists and ensembles in Italy and in Europe. The review has always combined historical music and sites relevant to the proposed repertoires, in line with a mutual improvement strategy, as ancient music is in dire need of appropriate acoustics, which only historical sites are able to offer. The 2022 edition will address the role of the imagination found in medieval repertoires (dream, utopia, millennialism, the invention of the epic novel as an imaginative projection of real events, etc.) and the lasting imaginative power in contemporary culture of a concept of the Middle Ages separated from history and rather linked to the contemporary. This will be the opening speech at the concerts of Professor Riccardo Drusi, Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Cà Foscari in Venice. The listener therefore finds a conceptual thread, which then comes to aesthetic expression in the concert. All appointments will be recorded and can then be relived via the Facebook page.

At the Guarneriana Civic Library in San Daniele del Friuli Guided tours will be offered with the opportunity to admire the exhibition of ancient codes and get to know the figure of the monk Gottschalk, who will be assigned a code present in the funds: an initiative curated by Angelo Floramo, with the presentation of the results of the Miniature Laboratory held by him at the “GB Tiepolo” Academy of Fine Arts in Udine.

TO Gemona instead we will have a presentation of the students’ work from the Magrini Marchetti Institute on the old municipal statutes of Buia, Gemona and Tolmezzo.

At Kulturni Dom in Gorizia the concluding documentary “Remember, clear Isonzo” will be shown, a project focused on the churches of the Italian and Slovenian Isontino, a path aimed at identifying places of worship, even little known but united by the presence of an iconography with a musical theme (many late Gothic frescoes rich in musical instruments, including natives) expressing a poor commission of faithful but united by the desire to express their religious devotion; iconographies that are then reflected in the permanent exhibition of ancient musical instruments that Dramsam manages in Gorizia Castle.

Finally in September, “Confini”, the festival’s festival, starts; devised and managed by the network of festivals dealing with Ancient Music in the Region (FEM – Friuly Early Music), it presents itself as a new independent review to be held every year at least until 2025 in support of GO! 2025, with the intention of representing a cultural offering dedicated to ancient music in Gorizia. It will consist of four concerts with the addition of an agreement by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Choir.

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