XXV International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week


Italian Brass Week 2005

Summer festival in squares, churches and parks in the medieval village on the slopes of the Amiata
Italian Brass Week 2005
Concerts, advanced musical training courses, master classes:
side by side, young promises and great wind instrumentalists from the orchestras of Berlin, Munich, Chicago,
from the Scala and the Maggio Fiorentino
The “Italian Brass Week 2005” Festival will be particularly rich in new ensembles that are sure to appeal to the public for the choice of repertoires and for the virtuosity of the performers. Thanks to the international collaboration that the artistic director Luca Benucci (first horn of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra) has undertaken in recent years, orchestras and chamber ensembles from five continents will be welcomed in the program of the festival. During the days of the event, music will therefore be the constant soundtrack of this magnificent country.
The festival will host some of the most significant international youth orchestras, including AJO Amersfoort Youth Orchestra (Holland), Youth and Music Orchestra of Antwerp (Belgium), Sinfonica Band from Benidorm (Spain). We will continue in a symphonic-chamber path that will see the involvement of the Italian Wind and Brass Orchestra who will collaborate with soloists and conductors from the most famous orchestras in the world, such as Berliner Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony, Teatro alla Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera di Munich, Bavarian Radio Orchestra. As is the tradition of the festival, the spotlight will be focused above all on the repertoire for wind instruments: among the most significant appointments, in fact, the inaugural evening with the Nuovo Quintetto Italiano (20 July, consisting of soloists from the orchestras of La Scala, of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino , of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, of the Teatro Regio in Turin) and the one with the brass of the Santa Cecilia Symphony Orchestra (22 July, concert sponsored by Enel).
The concerts are free except for those in favor of UNICEF and UNCHR, for which a symbolic ticket of 10 euros will be required.

But Santa Fiora is not just concerts. Parallel to the festival, in fact, specialization courses and master classes for wind instruments will take place thanks to which young Italian musicians will be able to improve themselves with professionals arriving from the greatest orchestras in the world (from the Berliner Philharmoniker to the Chicago Symphony, from the Wiener Symphoniker to the Teatro alla Scala, from Santa Cecilia and the Maggio Fiorentino).
To guarantee the importance of the festival are the great names of music, art, culture and science who are part of the Honorary Committee: Michelangelo Antonioni, Ivor Bolton, Andrea Camilleri, James Conlon, Rita Levi Montalcini, Zubin Mehta, Laura Morante, Seiji Ozawa, Mtislav Rostropovich, Giorgio van Straten.
Concert calendar
Wednesday 20 July, Piazza del Borgo
New Italian Quintet
(Luca Benucci, Fabrizio Meloni, Francesco Di Rosa, Claudio Gonella, Andrea Oliva: soloists of the orchestras of La Scala, of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia)
Music by Danzi, Mozart, Haydn, Rossini
Friday 22 July, "La Peschiera" Auditorium - Concert offered by ENEL
The Brass of the Santa Cecilia Symphony Orchestra in Rome
Saturday 23 July, "La Peschiera" Auditorium - Concert in favor of Unicef
AJO Amersfoort Youth Orchestra (Netherlands)
Director: Peter Vinken
Music by Stravinsky, Sciostakovich, Sweelinck

Sunday 24 July, Auditorium "La Peschiera"
Youth and Music Orchestra of Antwerp (Belgium)
Violin: Veerle Houbraken
Director: Ivo Venkov
Music by: Bruch, Mussorgski
Tuesday 26 July, Piazza dell’Olmo
Quartet "Caffé al Teatro" (instrumentalists of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino)
Music by Piazzolla, Gardell
Thursday 28 July, Auditorium "La Peschiera"
Italian Wind & Brass Ensemble
Director: Riccardo Joshua Moretti
Klezmeker International Soloists
Clarinet: Riccardo Crocilla
Original music by R. J. Moretti
Monday 1 August, Piazza dell’Olmo - concert in favor of the A. I. F.
Trio Alberto Negroni, Renzo Pelli, Ursula Koening
Music by Mozart
Tuesday 2 August, La Peschiera Auditorium
Sinfonic Band of Benidorm (Spain)
Wednesday 3 August, Church of S. Agostino - in collaboration with the Chigiana Academy of Siena
Concert of the students of the violin class of Maestro Boris Belkin
Friday 5 August, Auditorium "La Peschiera"
- Pescara Stage Project / "Santa Fiora in musica" Academy
Italian Chamber Orchestra
Director: Mario Bruno
Narrator: Bustric
Music by Prokofieff: "Pierino e il lupo"
Saturday 6 August, Church of S.Agostino
Concert by the students of the Italian Wind Academy
Piano: Tomino Kawahara
Sunday 7 August, La Peschiera Auditorium
Sisters & Brothers Gospel Choir Ensemble
Director: Carla Baldini
The energy and spirituality of African-American religious music
Tuesday 9 August, La Peschiera Auditorium
Italian Wind & Brass Orchestra
Conductor and pianist: Marco Vavolo
Music by Gershwin
Thursday 11 August, "La Peschiera" Auditorium - Concert in favor of the Piero and Lucille Corti Foundation for St. Mary's Ospital Lacor in Uganda
Neapolitan concert - Pino De Maio Ensemble
Saturday 13 August, Piazza del Borgo
Alfio Antico Trio
Journey into the traditions of popular and folk music
Monday 15 August, Piazza Garibaldi
G. Pozzi Philharmonic of Santa Fiora
Director: Daniele Fabbrini
Tuesday 16 August, Church of Sant’Agostino
Concert by the students of the Italian Brass Academy
Piano: Tomino Kawahara

Wednesday 17 August, Church of Sant’Agostino
(Omar Tomasoni, trumpet; Paolo Valeriani, horn; Diego Gatti, trombone)
Piano: Tomino Kawahara
Thursday 18 August, Church of Sant’Agostino
Brass Star Eve
(Stefan Dohr, Andrew Balio, Andrea Conti, Davide Simoncini, Alessandro Fossi)
Piano: Michiyo Morikawa
Friday 19 August, Church of S.Agostino
Santa Fiora Work Shop Ensemble
Italian Brass Academy
Director: David Short
Saturday 20 August, Piazza Garibaldi
Italian Brass Ensemble
Guest Stars: Vincent Penzarella, Davide Simoncini, Alessandro Fossi, Andrea Conti, Stefan Dohr, Gabriele Malloggi, Luca Benucci
Director: Dale Clevenger
Music by Tchaikovsky
Sunday 21 August, Church of S. Agostino
Concert by the students of the trumpet class of Maestro Vincent Penzarella
Piano: Michiyo Morikawa
Tuesday 22 August, Church of S.Agostino
Voices from Japan - Sweet poems and gentle melodies
Soprano: Azusa Kubo, Ritsuko Kunae, Aoi Yanamine
Costumes: Nayoko Oguri
Piano: Tomino Kawahara
Monday 23 August, Piazza dell’Olmo
Brass Quintet of the Carabinieri Fanfare - Marshals and Brigaders School
Wednesday 24 August, La Peschiera Auditorium
Italian Brass Youth Ensemble
Director: Luca Benucci
Solo trumpet: Andrea Dell’Ira
Thursday 25th August
Traveling music day
Italian Wood & Brass - Director: Mario Bruno
Quintets, Quartets, small chamber groups, orchestra with soloists.
Guests of honor the "Six Dixters"
In case of rain, the concerts will be held in the church of Sant’Agostino
Santa Fiora, July 8, 2005
Santa Fiora (Gr): 20 July - 25 Augusthttp: //www.santafiorainmusica.com
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Master Classes will be given, in various periods during the Festival, by renowned teachers, and will be divided into several categories: strings, woodwinds, brasses, Jazz, Ancient Music, Musicotherapy. They will be shorter than the courses, but more intense, and will be open to all young musicians, Italian and foreigner. They will be organized, in part, in collaboration with the English firm "BESSON", the French firm "BUFFET" and the Japanese firm "YAMAHA".