VIII EDITION

Lerici
Music
Festival

26 July – 11 August, 2024

FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Benvenuti, Welcome!

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy, Lerici, the ‘Pearl of the Gulf of Poets’, and its inhabitants are historically linked to the sea. For centuries the town has hosted intellectuals, artists, and business men and women from all over the world. The LMF draws its inspiration from this haunt of artists and seafarers, characterised from the outset, by a markedly international aura. The LMF draws its inspiration from these places of artists and seafarers, characterized, from the outset, by a markedly international aura.

Maestro Gianluca Marcianò, Artistic Director Lerici Music Festival

THE FESTIVAL

MEMORIA E SPERANZA

Maestro Gianluca Marcianò, Artistic Director

THE PROGRAM OF THE 8TH EDITION

26/7

Apertura Festival

Abismo, ossia La Fine dei Tempi

Villa Marigola, Lerici ore 21.15

 

Alexander Bedenko, clarinetto – Alberto Bologni, violino

Alexey Zhilin, violoncello – Massimo Spada, pianoforte

Musiche di Messiaen

 

27/7

My Time

George Gerswhin & Leonard Bernstein

La Marrana, Montemarcello ore 21.15

 

Melinda Hughes, soprano – Rodney Earl Clarke, baritono

La Toscanini Next Quartet

 

28/7

Memoria e Speranza

Fortezza Firmafede, Sarzana ore 21.15

 

Alexander Boldachev, arpa – Miriam Prandi, violoncello

Boris Andrianov, violoncello – Gianluca Marcianò, direttore

Archi della Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini

Musiche di Boldachev, Weinberg, Berliner

 

29/7

Oltre le frontiere

Villa Marigola, Lerici ore 21.15

 

Vitaly Pisarenko, pianoforte

Musiche di Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Prokofiev, Ravel

 

30/7

Sinfonie in Cittadella Byron 200

Fortezza Firmafede, Sarzana ore 21.15

 

Andrea Cicalese, violino – Alexander Bedenko, clarinetto

Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini

Jaume Santonja, direttore

Musiche di Doré, Bruch, Schumann, Brahms/Berio

 

31/7

L’ironia della storia

Villa Marigola, Lerici ore 21.15

 

Elly Suh, Sumina Studer, violini

Eivind Ringstad, viola – Adrian Brendel, violoncello

Vitaly Pisarenko, pianoforte

Musiche di Shostakovich

 

1/8

Salomone Rossi 400

“The Song of Solomon”

Villa Marigola, Lerici ore 18.30

Cena Kosher

 

Vache Baroque

Musiche di Rossi

 

2/8

Barocco da Breslavia

Chiesa di S. Francesco, Lerici ore 21.15

 

Wrocław Baroque Ensemble – Andrzej Kosendiak, direttore

Musiche di Förster Jr., Carissimi

 

3/8

L’Imperatore di Atlantide

Opificio Vaccari, Santo Stefano di Magra ore 21.15

 

Cast da definire

Stefania Panighini, regia – Giuseppe Bruno, direttore

Musiche di Ullmann

in coproduzione con il Teatro dell’Opera Giocosa di Savona,

il Conservatorio “G. Puccini” di La Spezia e Opera for Peace

 

4/8

Elegie tedesche

Villa Marigola, Lerici ore 21.15

 

Alexander Bedenko, clarinetto – Ariel String Quartet

Musiche di Schulhoff, Schumann, Brahms

 

5/8

Weimar e ritorno

Villa Marigola, Lerici ore 21.15

 

Melinda Hughes, soprano – Jeremy Limb, pianoforte

con la partecipazione di Josh Johnson, clarinetto

Programma da definire

 

6/8

Serenate romantiche

Villa Marigola, Lerici ore 21.15

 

Anna Kravchenko, pianoforte

Musiche di Schubert, Liszt, Chopin

 

7/8

Su temi ebraici

Villa Marigola, Lerici ore 21.15

 

Elly Suh, Alberto Bologni, violini – viola (da definire)

Miriam Prandi, violoncello – Alexander Bedenko, clarinetto

Vitaly Pisarenko, pianoforte

Musiche di Prokofiev, Bruch, Bloch, Shostakovich

 

8/8

Note di speranza

Rotonda Vassallo, Lerici ore 21.15

 

Ottoni del Lerici Music Festival

Programma a sorpresa

 

9/8

Gustav e Nimrod

Villa Marigola, Lerici ore 21.15

 

Alexey Zhilin, violoncello – Melinda Hughes, soprano

Orchestra Giovanile della Magna Grecia

Nimrod Borenstein, direttore

Musiche di Borenstein, Mahler

 

10/8

Not(t)e di Stelle

Villa Marigola, Lerici ore 21.15

 

Elly Suh, violino

Orchestra Giovanile della Magna Grecia

Direttore da definire

Musiche di Mendelssohn

 

11/8

Gran Finale

Golda in concerto

Rotonda Vassallo, Lerici ore 21.15

 

La Toscanini Next

Programma da definire

21/7

Letters from Clara

Theatrical performance with music by Clara Schumann

Costanza Principe, piano
Sandra Ceccarelli, narrator

July 21 – 9:15 p.m.
Villa Marigola

Romantic Heroines

Piano Recital

Giuseppe Bruno, piano

July 22 – 9:15 p.m.
Piazza Santa Croce, località La Serra

22/7

23/7

Conversation on the violin as icon

Florian Leonhard, luthier

Strings of the “G. Puccini” Conservatory of La Spezia

Eleonora Podestà, violin
Camilla Vaccarini,
cello
Carlo Solinas,
piano

July 23 – 9:15 pm
Piazza Santa Croce, località La Serra

Work Song

Cristina Zavalloni, voice
Lorenzo Cimino, trumpet
Guglielmo Pagnozzi, sax
Bebo Ferra, guitar
Furio Di Castri, double bass
Alessandro Fabbri, drums

A Production of the La Spezia International Jazz Festival

July 24 – 9:15 p.m.
Rotonda Vassallo

24/7

25/7

The Thinking Musician

Final Concert of the Course
A journey of musical discovery including Mendelssohn Octet in E Flat Major.

July 25 – 9:15 p.m.
Villa Marigola

Clara & Fanny

Fanny Mendelssohn
Piano Trio in D minor, op. 11
Clara Schumann
Piano Trio in G minor, op. 17

Elly Suh, violin
Adrian Brendel, cello
Petr Limonov, piano

July 26 – 9:15 p.m.
Sala Consiliare of the Comune di Lerici

26/7

27/7

Miriam Prandi plays Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite n. 5 in C minor for cello solo, BWV 1011
Suite no. 4 in E-flat major for cello solo, BWV 1010

Miriam Prandi, cello

July 27 – 9:15 p.m.
Villa Marigola

Four Artists for Ludwig

Ludwig van Beethoven
Triple concerto in C major for piano, violin and cello, op.56
Pyotr Il’ič Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5 in E minor op. 64

Costanza Principe, piano
Clarissa Bevilacqua, violin
Miriam Prandi, cello
Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini
Glass Marcano, director

July 28 – 9:15 p.m.
Rotonda Vassallo

28/7

29/7

Innovative Talents

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A major  K 622

Andrea Marras
Novecento Fantasia Tango in three movements

Dmitrij Šostakóvič
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, op. 102

Alexander Bedenko, clarinet
Theodosia Ntokou, piano
Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini
Jacopo Brusa, director

July 29 – 9:15 p.m.
Rotonda Vassallo

Do you like Brahms?

Johannes Brahms
Quartet no. 3 for piano, violin, viola and cello in C minor, op. 60
Quintet in F minor for piano and strings, op. 34

Elly Suh, violin
Mathilde Milwidsky, violin
Francesca Senatore, viola
Adrian Brendel, cello
Petr Limonov, piano

July 30 – 9:15 p.m.
Villa Marigola

30/7

31/7

The Opera World

Presented by Hugh Canning
Opera Stories and Arias

Carmen Giannattasio, soprano
Joseph Calleja, tenor
Sir Bryn Terfel, baritone
Singing students of the “G. Puccini” Conservatory of La Spezia
Claudia Belluomini, soprano
Michelangelo Ferri, baritone
Zhao Zhihe, piano

July 31 – 9:15 p.m.
Sala Consiliare of the Comune di Lerici

"Clemenzia's Opera Box"

Melinda Hughes, soprano
Jeremy Limb,
piano
Surprise guests

August 1 – 9:15 p.m.
Villa Marigola

01/8

02/8

Double...dream

Johannes Brahms
Double Concerto in A minor for violin, cello and orchestra, op. 102
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92
Elly Suh, violin
Miriam Prandi, cello

ORT-Orchestra della Toscana
Arseni Shkaptsov, director

August 2 – 9:15 p.m.
Rotonda Vassallo

Tosca - Giacomo Puccini

Selection of arias and duets
CALLAS 100

In memory of Katya Tsukanova

Carmen Giannattasio, soprano
Joseph Calleja, tenor
Sir Bryn Terfel, baritone
ORT-Orchestra della Toscana
Gianluca Marcianò, director

Aug. 3 – 9:15 p.m.
Rotonda Vassallo

03/8

04/8

Fanny & Emilie

Emilie Mayer
String Quartet no. 1 in G minor, op. 14
Fanny Mendelssohn
String Quartet n. 1 in E-flat major, op. 12

Elly Suh, violin
Matilde Milwidsky,
violin
Francesca Senatore,
viola
Miriam Prandi,
cello

August 4 – 9:15 p.m.
Villa Marigola

Milva & Astor

A Tribute to Milva with the music of Astor Piazzolla

Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, bandoneon
Nadezhda Nesterova,
voice
Gianluca Marcianò,
piano

Aug. 5 – 9:15 p.m.
Sala Consiliare of the Comune di Lerici

05/8

06/8

ICONS OF CINEMA - film music

Carly Paoli, soprano
Elly Suh
, violin
Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi
, bandoneon
Gianluca Marcianò
, pianist and conductor
Pietrod…Archi Ensemble
Special guests
Nadine Labaki and Khaled Mouzanar

Aug. 6 – 9:15 p.m.
Rotonda Vassallo

LERICI

Discover the enchanting places of art, nature and music: Villa Marigola, Rotonda Vassallo, piazza Santa Croce in the La Serra locality, the Sala Consiliare of the Comune di Lerici.

Festival venues

NOT ONLY MUSIC

Exhibitions & Events

MUSIC

Improptu

Concerts will be held in unconventional venues usually frequented by tourists such as beach resorts, historic villas, stores, restaurants, bars, offices

MEETINGS

Gallery

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