XXV International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week


Italia Brass Week 2016

17th Edition of the International Festival
Florence, 17-24 July 2016
EDITORIAL - June 2016
In Florence the XVII International Festival
Italian Brass Week
From 17 to 24 July 2016, Florence, as for last year, will host the 17th Edition of the Festival
International "Italian Brass Week", the week dedicated to the world of brass, conceived and directed by Maestro
Luca Benucci, first horn of the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, organized by the Association
cultural and musical "Italian Brass Network".
The new edition has activated important institutional collaborations - Municipality of Florence, City
Metropolitan, Tuscany Region, Florence Opera Theater of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Amici del Teatro
of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, UNESCO, European and World Brass Associations, ANBIMA, Estate Fiorentina
- and obtained many patronages - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Consulate
of the United States of America in Florence, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Milan,
Embassy of Canada in Rome, Embassy of Switzerland in Rome, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
of Rome, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela of Rome, Royal Norwegian Embassy of
Rome, Consulate of Poland, Honorary Consulate of France, Embassy of Mexico in Rome.
The Stars degli Ottoni will gather in Florence for Masterclassses and Concerts, renewing the appointment
annual dedicated to the high educational path - already awarded with the Bronze Medal by the President of the
Repubblica - dedicated to the young musicians of the planet.
Here are the protagonists of this new edition: for the Trumpets we will have ANDREA DELL’IRA, Orchestra
of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; FRANCISCO “PACHO” FLORES, International Soloist; OTTO SAUTER, Soloist
International; SERGEI NAKARIAKOV, International Soloist; CLAUDIO QUINTAVALLA, Orchestra del Maggio
Florentine Music; EMANUELE ANTONIUCCI, Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, GUILLAUME
COULOUMY, NDR Sinfonieorchesters of Hamburg; for the Horns we will have DALE CLEVENGER, Ex Chicago
Symphony Orchestra and Indiana University, LUCA BENUCCI, Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,
Philharmoniker; STEFANO MANGINI, Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; for the Trombones we will have
JÖRGEN VAN RIJEN, Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra; ALAIN TRUDEL, International Soloist;
JAMIE WILLIAMS, International Soloist; GABRIELE MALLOGGI, Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and,
finally, for the Tube we will have ROGER BOBO, Ex Los Angeles Philarmonic Orchestra; ANNE JELLE VISSER, Musik
Hochschule Zurich; ALESSANDRO FOSSI, International Soloist.
The Cradle of the Renaissance will become the favorite setting for summer musical nights, illuminated by
soundtracks interpreted by the Stars of the World of the Brass, from the Teatro dell & # 39; Opera in Florence, to the Bridge
Vecchio, at Palazzo Pitti, at Villa Bardini, at Piazza della Signoria, at the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, alone
to name a few.
The beating heart of Italian Brass Week has always been internationality. Teachers from all over the
world will share lessons and concerts with dozens of students from well over twenty-five nations.
Florence, the fulcrum of Humanism, will be the vital example of "knowing how to make international musical culture",
thanks to the support of numerous technical sponsors - Yamaha, Buffet Group, Oberrauch KG, Frate Precision, Ed.
Kruspe, Curia Bavaria -, media partners - Toscana Tascabile, The Florentine Magazine, Suonare News,
Music magazine, Ape Musicale, Novaradio Future city, Toscana Classica Radio Network, Musical Awakening
Magazine, Teatrionline Magazine, Firenze Spettacolo, Amadeus -, international sector associations -
Historic Brass Society, International Horn Society, International Trumpet Guild, International Trombone and
Euphonium Association.
Jazz, swing, blues, ragtimes, brass  virtuosity, world premieres for the 50th anniversary celebrations
anniversary of the 1966 Florence flood, baroque atmospheres, classics, folks, traditional, standard
Afro and Latin American gospel, will synthesize the different cultures of the Festival, enriching Florence and Tuscany
and the whole world of new Beauty, the Masterclasses will be accompanied, every evening, by Concerts.
Here is the Calendar:
The Inauguration Concert (17 July, at 9.15 pm) will be performed in the Cortile dell & # 39; Ammannati, at Palazzo
Pitti, for the summer programming of the Teatro dell & # 39; Opera in Florence, protagonists are the Ottoni del Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino, under the direction of Maestro Dale Clavenger who will lead the audience on a journey
music that, from Renaissance Music will arrive at the most famous contemporary soundtracks.
In the Limonaia of Villa Strozzi, RomanticOttoni (18 July, at 9.30 pm), recitals by the soloists of the Italian Brass
Week - Dell; Ira,Pacho Flores

On 21 July 2016 LIGHT OF THE GOLDEN RIVER will be performed, a world premiere by the Polish composer
PAWEL PUDLO (www.pawelpudlo.com). A special evening, with the Brass on board the historic boats
Florentine, which will open at 18.00 on the banks of the Arno River and on the Ponte Vecchio, to commemorate
the anniversary of the 1966 flood. event born in collaboration with the Società Canottieri of Florence and
with the “I Renaioli” Association.
On 22 July 2016, from 20.00, it will be the turn of the Main Event, also world premiere, born from the idea of
M ° Luca Benucci, who will involve 4 continents and 100 Brass & # 39; s musicians. World premiere, on the Cupola
by Brunelleschi and in the churchyard of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, the REQUIEM of
MICHELE MANGANELLI (www.operaduomo.firenze.it), composed for the 50th anniversary of the Flood.
The author will direct his work of him. The event makes use of the precious collaboration with the Opera del Duomo of Florence