2019 Chigiana International Festival & Summer Academy

Calendar

Out of Nature

6 July, Teatro dei Rinnovati h 9:15 pm
LILYA ZILBERSTEIN piano
ORCHESTRA DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO
FABIO LUISI
conductor

Tchaikovsky / Beethoven
Program

7 July, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
et fiammeggiar fra la rugiada e ‘l gielo
CORO DELLA CATTEDRALE DI SIENA “GUIDO CHIGI SARACINI”
LORENZO DONATI
choir master

Marenzio / Monteverdi / Lauridsen
In collaboration with the Opera della Metropolitana and the Arcidiocesi of Siena, Colle Val d’Elsa and Montalcino
Program

8 July, Chiesa di S. Agostino h 9:15 pm
ANTONIO MENESES cello
LILYA ZILBERSTEIN piano

Villa Lobos / Weinberg / Schumann / Strauss
Program

9 July, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
MARI KIMURA violin

Kimura / Risset / Xenakis / Caprioli / Fujikura / White
Program

10 July, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
LILYA ZILBERSTEIN piano
ANTON GERZENBERG piano
DANIEL GERZENBERG piano

Skrjabin / Beethoven / Czerny / Schubert / Poulenc
Program

11 July, Chiesa di S. Agostino h 9:15 pm
Passage / Paysage
PATRICK GALLOIS flute
LUIGI PECCHIA piano
VALENTINA PIOVANO soprano
CORO DELLA CATTEDRALE DI SIENA “GUIDO CHIGI SARACINI”
LORENZO DONATI
choir master

Xenakis / Ravel / Bartók – Arma / Jolivet / Messiaen / Betinis
In collaboration with the Opera della Metropolitana and the Arcidiocesi ofSiena, Colle Val d’Elsa and Montalcino
Program

12 July, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
Nature Project
ANTONIO MENESES cello
MONICA CATTAROSSI piano

J.S. Bach / Padilha / Takemitsu / Villa Lobos
Program

13 July, Cortile del Rettorato h 9:15 pm
A Trip to the Moon
In the 50th year after the moon landing
BILLI BRASS QUINTET

Historical-scientific intervention by ALESSANDRO MARCHINI
Le Voyage dans la Lune by ‎Georges Méliès
In collaboration with the l’Università degli Studi di Siena
Program

14 July, Chiesa di S. Agostino h 9:15 pm
ma la notte sperde le lontananze
CORO DELLA CATTEDRALE DI SIENA “GUIDO CHIGI SARACINI”
ELISA PASQUINI piano
LORENZO DONATI choir master

Pizzetti / Brahms / Donati / O. Di Lasso / Xenakis / Whitacre / Ešenvalds /
G. de Maque / Lauridsen

In collaboration with the Opera della Metropolitana and the Arcidiocesi of Siena, Colle Val d’Elsa and Montalcino
Program

14 July, Murlo, Chiesa di San Fortunato h 9:15 pm
Appuntamento Musicale
Students of the Course of Guitar and chamber music

(Oscar Ghigliainstructor)
With the contribution of Comune di Murlo

15 July, Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore (Asciano) h 9:15 pm
Adriano Banchieri, monaco olivetano e la grande polifonia italiana
CORO DELLA CATTEDRALE DI SIENA “GUIDO CHIGI SARACINI”
LORENZO DONATI
choir master

On the occasion of the 700 years after the foundation of the Abbey of Monte Oliveto
G. Gabrieli / Banchieri / Lotti / Verdi / Palestrina / A. Scarlatti
In collaboration with the Opera della Metropolitana and the Arcidiocesi of Siena, Colle Val d’Elsa and Montalcino
Program

15 July, Castello di Brolio (Gaiole in Chianti) h 9:15 pm
Appuntamento Musicale
Students of the Courses of Clarinet and Flute

(Alessandro Carbonare, Patrick Gallois instructors)

16 July, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 7:30 pm
Concert of the Course of
CHORAL CONDUCTING

(Lorenzo Donati instructor)
Banchieri / G. Gabrieli / Palestrina / Scarlatti / Lotti / Verdi / Pizzetti / Petrassi
Program

16 July, S. Maria della Scala h 9:15 pm
Parasol Peak
MANU DELAGO handpans and percussion

ISA KURZ piano, violin and voice
CHRIS NORZ percussion instruments
CLEMENS ROFNER double-bass
Music by Manu Delago
In collaboration with the Complesso museale Santa Maria della Scala
Program

17 July, Univ. per Stranieri h 5 pm.30
Appuntamento Musicale
Students of the Course of Cello

(Antonio Meneses instructor)
In collaboration with the Università per Stranieri of Siena
Private entrance

17 July, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
Concert of the Course of
GUITAR AND CHAMBER MUSIC

(Oscar Ghiglia instructor)
Program

18 July, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
MONICA BACELLI mezzosoprano
PIETRO DE MARIA piano

Wagner / Berg / Debussy
Program

19 July Pal. Chigi Saracini h 7:30 pm
Concert of the Course of
FLUTE

(Patrick Gallois instructor)
Luigi Pecchia piano
Program

19 July, Teatro dei Rozzi h 9:15 pm
Schubert / Xenakis

BORIS BELKIN violin
ALESSANDRO MINGRONE violin
DANIEL PALMIZIO viola
ANTONIO MENESES cello
GIUSEPPE ETTORRE double-bass
ALESSANDRO CARBONARE clarinet
SARAH CARBONARE bassoon
VINCENZO SCHIAVELLO horn
Program

20 July, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 7:30 pm
Concert of the Course of
CLARINET

(Alessandro Carbonare instructor)
Monaldo Braconi piano
Program

21 July, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
QUARTETTO PROMETEO strings
DANIEL PALMIZIO viola
GIORGIO LUCCHINI cello

Xenakis / Coleman / Schubert
Program

22 July, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 7:30 pm
Concert of the Course of
CELLO

(Antonio Meneses instructor)
Monica Cattarossi piano
Program

22 July, Chiesa di S. Agostino h 9:15 pm
Sound & Action Painting
ALVISE VIDOLIN, NICOLA BERNARDINI live electronics
Tiina OSARA action painting

Varèse / Xenakis
In collaboration with SaMPL (Conservatorio C. Pollini, Padova)
Program

23 July, Abbazia di San Galgano (Chiusdino) h 10 pm
BORIS BELKINviolin
ORCHESTRA GIOVANILE ITALIANA
LUCIANO ACOCELLA
conductor

Scelsi / Brahms / Schumann
Program

24 July, Chiesa di S. Agostino h 9:15 pm
ANTON GERZENBERG piano and harpsichord
ANTONIO CAGGIANO,
ALESSIO CAVALIERE percussion instruments
ALVISE VIDOLIN, NICOLA BERNARDINI live electronics

Xenakis / Haas / Scelsi / Saunders / Saariaho
In collaboration with SaMPL (Conservatorio C. Pollini, Padova)
Program

25 July, Teatro dei Rinnovati h 9:15 pm
GIOVANNI PAISIELLO
Il barbiere di Siviglia, ovvero La precauzione inutile

Students of the Course of Voice
(William Matteuzzi instructor)
BRESLER QUARTET archi
ANGELO MICHELE ERRICO fortepiano e concertazione
CESARE SCARTON regia
Program

26 July, Badia a Coltibuono (Gaiole in Chianti) h 6 pm
Appuntamento Musicale
Students of the Course of String Quartet and chamber music

(Clive Greensmith instructor)
In collaboration with the “Le Dimore del Quartetto” Association

26 July, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm

Concert of the Course of
COMPOSITION

(Salvatore Sciarrino instructor)
Quartetto Prometeo strings
Matteo Cesari flute, Paolo Ravaglia clarinet
Program

27 July, Chiesa di S. Agostino h 9:15 pm
ANTONIO CAGGIANO percussion instruments
CHRISTIAN SCHMITT oboe
CHIGIANA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
ALVISE VIDOLIN, NICOLA BERNARDINI live electronics
GIORGIO NOTTOLI sound direction

Adams / Battistelli / Xenakis / Saariaho / Nottoli
In collaboration with the SaMPL (Conservatorio C. Pollini, Padova)
Program

27 July, Punta Ala (GR), Chiesa della Consolata h 9:15 pm
Appuntamento Musicale
Students of the Courses of Violin and Piano

(Borsi Belkin, Lilya Zilbersteininstructors)
With the contribution ofdell’Associazione “Amolamiaterra”

28 July, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
De Rerum Natura
M. CLAUDIA MASSARI actress
SILVIA BELFIORE piano
ANTONIO CAGGIANO percussion ensemble

Xenakis / Cage / Scelsi
In co-production with the Compagnia Corps Rompu e Comune di Sinalunga
Program

28 July, Sovicille, Chiesa di Ponte allo Spino h 9:15 pm
Appuntamento Musicale
Students of the Courses of Piano and Violin

(Lilya Zilberstein, Boris Belkin instructors)
With the contribution of Comune di Sovicille

29 July, Chiesa di S. Agostino h 9:15 pm
A. Vidolin e R. Fabbriciani – 70!
MONICA BACELLI mezzosoprano
ROBERTO FABBRICIANI flute
IVON NILSSON trombone
ALVISE VIDOLIN, NICOLA BERNARDINI live electronics

Bernardini / Berio / Pousseur-Fabbriciani / Bernardini
In collaboration with SaMPL (Conservatorio C. Pollini, Padova)
Program

30 July, Parco Sculture Chianti ore 19
Appuntamento Musicale
Students of the Course of String quartet and chamber music

(Clive Greensmith instructor)
With the contribution of the Amici del Parco – Parco Sculture del Chianti Cultural Association

30 July, Chiostro di Torri (Sovicille) h 9:15 pm
BREATHE & HAMMER. Connections
KRAKAUER-TAGG DUO
David Krakauer clarinet
Kathleen Tagg piano

Krakauer-Tagg / Azmeh / Debussy / Zorn / Green-Heyman-Sour-Eyton / Silinga / Ellstein / Kroitor
With the contribution ofdel Comune di Sovicille
Program

30 July, Poggibonsi, Basilica San Lucchese h 9:15 pm
Appuntamento Musicale
Students of the Course of Voice

(William Matteuzzi instructor)
With the contribution of the E20 Virtus Cultural Association of Poggibonsi

31 July, Chiesa di S. Agostino h 9:15
Dedicated to Mario Bertoncini
CHIGIANA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
ANTONIO CAGGIANO
SIMONE BENEVENTI percussion instruments

Xenakis / Gregoretti / Bertoncini
Program

1 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
Concert of the Course of
CANTO

(William Matteuzzi instructor)
Francesco De Poli piano
Program

1 August, Loro Ciuffenna (AR), Pieve di Gropina h 9:30 pm
Appuntamento Musicale
Students of the Course of String quartet and chamber music

(Clive Greensmith instructor)
With the contribution of the String Quartet Festival of Loro Ciuffenna

2 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 6 pm
Concert of the Course of
PIANO

(Lilya Zilberstein instructor)
Program

2 August, Chiesa di S. Agostino h 9:15 pm
Chigiana meets Siena Jazz
DAVID KRAKAUER clarinet klezmer
GIUISEPPE ETTORRE double-bass
ANTONIO CAGGIANO percussion instruments

Chigiana Percussion Ensemble, Chigiana Students, Siena Jazz University Orchestra, Orchestra dei Conservatori della Toscana
Tonino Battista, Roberto Spadoni conductors
In co-production with Siena Jazz and “Rinaldo Franci” Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali of Siena – Attività del Polo Musicale Senese
Program

3 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
Concert of the Course of
DOUBLE-BASS

(Giuseppe Ettorre instructor)
Pierluigi Di Tella piano
Program

4 August, Teatro dei Rozzi h 9:15 pm
Concert of the Course of
ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTIN (I)

(Daniele Gatti instructor / Luciano Acocella co-instructor)
Orchestra Giovanile Italiana
Wagner /Stravinsky / Mendelssohn
Program

5 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
Concert of the Course of
STRING QUARTET AND CHAMBER MUSIC

(Clive Greensmith instructor)
Program

6 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
Concert of the Course of
VIOLIN

(Boris Belkin instructor)
Takashi Sato piano
Program

7 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
Variazioni sopra la morte e l’amore
ELIOT FISK guitar

Froberger / Murcia / Couperin / Händel / Weiss / Gaultier / Poulenc / Roussel / Ohana / Pedrell / Brouwer / Beaser / Rochberg
Program

9 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
LUCIANO TRISTAINO flute
CHRISTIAN SCHMITT oboe
ALESSANDRA GENTILE piano

Dutilleux / Scelsi / Sani / Messiaen / Damase
Program

10 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
Concerto del Seminario di
OBOE

(Christian Schmitt instructor)
Alessandra Gentile piano
Program

11 August, Teatro dei Rozzi h 9:15 pm
Concert of the Course of
ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING (II)

(Daniele Gatti instructor / Luciano Acocella co-instructor)
Orchestra Giovanile Italiana
Ravel / Stravinsky / Bartòk
Program

12 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
Focus Bruno Letort
QUARTETTO NOÛS strings
ANDREA PASQUINI, GIULIA SERIO, MATTIA SCANDURRA flutes

12 August, Castellina in Chianti, Chiesa di San Salvatore h 9:15 pm
Talenti Chigiani
GENNARO CARDAROPOLI violin
STEFANIA REDAELLI piano

Strauss / Petrassi / Martucci / Saint-Saëns
With the contribution of Comune di Castellina in Chianti
Program

13 August, San Quirico d’Orcia, Cappella di Vitaleta h 6 pm.30
New Sounds”
ERNST REIJSEGER cello
Students of the SeminarMorph Music to Media

In collaboration with the Paesaggi Musicali Toscani Festival
Program

19 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
Talenti Chigiani
YOSHUA FORTUNATO clarinet
MONALDO BRACONI piano

Xenakis / Scelsi / Debussy / Poulenc
Program

20 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
SALVATORE ACCARDO & Friends archi
BRUNO CANINO piano

Janácek / Xenakis / Ravel / Tchaikovsky
Program

22 August, Basilica San Lucchese (Poggibonsi) h 9:15 pm
Appuntamento Musicale
Students of the Course of Violin

(Salvatore Accardo instructor)
With the contribution of E20 Virtus Cultural Association of Poggibonsi

23 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
DAVID GERINGAS cello
IAN FOUNTAIN piano

Fauré / Xenakis / Debussy / Franck
Program

24 August, Chiesa di San Girolamo in Campansi h 5 pm
Appuntamento Musicale
Students of the Course of Violin

(Salvatore Accardo instructor)
Private entrance

26 August, Sede da definire h 9:15 pm
SARA ZENELI violin
BRUNO GIURANNA viola
CHRISTINE J. LEE cello

J.S. Bach Variazioni Goldberg BWV 988 (string vers. by B. Giuranna)
Program

27 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
New Sounds
STEFANO BATTAGLIA piano
Students of the Seminar TABULA RASA. L'arte dell'improvvisazione

In co-production with Siena Jazz
Attività del Polo Musicale Senese

Program

28 August, Villa I Lecci h 5 pm.30
Appuntamento Musicale
Students of the Course of Viola and chamber music

(Bruno Giuranna instructor)
Ingresso riservato

28 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
Concert of the Course of
VIOLIN

(Salvatore Accardo instructor)
Stefania Redaelli piano
Program

29 August, Colle Val d’Elsa, Museo San Pietro h 9:15 pm
Appuntamento Musicale
Students of the Course of Cello

(David Geringas instructor)
With the contribution of Comune di Colle Val d’Elsa

30 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 9:15 pm
Concert of the Course of
VIOLA E MUSICA DA CAMERA

(Bruno Giuranna instructor)
Roberto Arosio piano
Program

31 August, Pal. Chigi Saracini h 7:30 pm
Concert of the Course of
CELLO

(David Geringas instructor)
Tamami Toda-Scwarz piano
Program

31 August, Cortile di Pal. Chigi Saracini h 10 pm
CURRENT SHAPES
Contemporary electronics in concert
KASSEL JAEGER composer and sound artist

by Pietro Ferrari
Program
Press Release

Chigiana International Festival & Summer Academy 2019
Out of Nature

Siena, July 6th – August 31st 2019

An exploration of nature through sonic landscapes
to the extreme boundaries of musical creation

The Chigiana International Festival & Summer Academy 2019, OUT OF NATURE, will be dedicated to the multiple transformations of Nature into Music. This new edition features over 60 concerts in Siena and in the most evocative locations of the Sienese countryside, from July 6th till August 31st 2019, with programs that explore the music of Italian Renaissance up to the 21st century, and a special focus entirely dedicated to the electronic music pioneer Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001).

“Out of Nature – states the artistic director of the Festival Nicola Sani – meaning “from nature” as much as “far from nature”, is the fil rouge of the whole set of concerts and events, that reveals the multiple intertwinings between music and nature that have evolved all along the past centuries. The amazing possibilities of synthesis between “natural” and “artificial” offered in the 21st century by electronic music have opened to a whole new universe of unexpected and ever-evolving horizons. Today, the exploration of sonic phenomena becomes the topic of a fundamental reflexion upon the “nature of music” itself, that stands among the Festival’s main concerns. In this perspective, the world première of works of international artists such as Mari Kimura, Dai Fujikura, Gene Coleman, Giorgio Nottoli, Nicola Bernardini, Lucio Gregoretti as well as the Italian premières of Bruno Letort and Kassel Jaeger testify the will to explore some of the most significant among the possible answers to such a fascinating subject”.

The Festival kicks off with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Fabio Luisi and pianist Lilya Zilberstein, on Saturday the 6th of July at Teatro dei Rinnovati di Siena. The billboard then features some of the most renowned performers of our time – such as Mari Kimura, Ivo Nilsson, Kathleen Tagg, Anton e Daniel Gerzenberg Monica Bacelli, Quartetto Noûs, Quartetto Prometeo, Stefano Battaglia, Patrick Gallois, David Krakauer, Alessandro Carbonare, David Geringas, Antonio Meneses, Eliot Fisk, Salvatore Accardo, Christian Schmitt, Pino Ettorre, Bruno Giuranna – together with the rising stars of the international scene, represented by the Academy’s students melting pot from over 50 nations worldwide. Thanks to the quality and variety, the Festival constitutes a unique event of its kind, where music training, performance, entertainment and production become one.

Special guests and projects: percussionist Manu Delago – well known as a sideman to Björk and Anoushka Shankar – will present in live prèmiere his original project Parasol Peak, which evokes the enchanted atmosphere of high-mountain peaks through sounds and images. From Philadelphia, Gene Coleman introduces in world première his new Quartetto in Siena, with the Quartetto Prometeo as well as Bruno Letort, from Paris, presents an exclusive concert dedicated to his music by Quartetto Noûs. The sound artist François Bonnet aka Kassel Jaeger engages the audience with a futuristic electronic performance at the Festival closing on August 31st. Violinist Mari Kimura presents her intermedia work Your ocean, my ocean, addressing the issue of the planet’s health status. The young Chigiana Percussion Ensemble conducted by Antonio Caggiano, yet one of the most respectable among European percussion ensembles, appears in Giorgio Nottoli’s Trama pulsante world première and in an Homage to Mario Bertoncini, recently passed away.

But the Chigiana International Festival also provides the occasion to rediscover our favourite interpreters in new and unconventional ensembles and programs, as in the case of the octet featuring Boris Belkin, Alessandro Carbonare, Antonio Meneses and Pino Ettorre, together with four academic instrumentalists that will debut together in a performance of Schubert’s Octet op. 166, Lilya Zilberstein with her two sons – rising star pianists Daniel and Anton Gerzenberg – in a two, four and sixth hands piano recital, Eliot Fisk in a “tour de force” of Love and Death Variations, from Couperin to Léo Brouwer, Boris Belkin in Brahms D minor Concerto for violin and orchestra, the unbridled clarinet of David Krakauer in duo with pianist Kathleen Taag, in their new program, Breath and Hammer. Connections, exploring from the inside the latest offshoots of Hasidic new wave, from Krakauer himself to John Zorn, and more.

The Festival includes the 88th edition of the historic Chigiana Summer Academy, featuring an opera-workshop dedicated this year to staging of Giovanni Paisiello’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, directed by Cesare Scarton, 22 master class and open seminars, a sound design lab for live electronics, the activity of 7 ensembles in residence, meetings with artists, concerts and aperitifs at Chigiana Art Café and, not least, an intense collaboration with Siena Jazz leading to a double-orchestra All Star concert dedicated to Frank Zappa and Charlie Mingus, and the creation of the new TABULA RASA. Chigiana – Siena Jazz Ensemble conducted by Stefano Battaglia. Daniele Gatti confirms his fourth term as the Director of the Orchestra conducting course and will present two symphonic concerts with his young apprentice conductors and the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana (in residence for the whole one-month orchestra conducting course), featuring symphonic works of Mendelssohn, Bartok, Wagner, Ravel and Stravinsky (August 4th and 11th).

As it is clear, the Chigiana International Festival is also offers a chance to discover and rediscover the unforgettable landscapes and monuments that are disseminated in the Tuscan countryside, such as the Abbey of S. Galgano, the Chiostro of Torri in Sovicille, San Salvatore’s Church in Castellina in Chianti, the Vitaleta Chapel in San Quirino d’Orcia, the Monte Oliveto Abbey (celebrating its 700° anniversary with a performance of Adriano Banchieri’s music by Guido Chigi Saracini Choir), the Castle of Brolio at Gaiole in Chianti, the Amphitheatre of Chianti’s Sculpture Garden, and many, many more. web site: eng. chigiana.it

Nicoletta Tassan Solet – media relations – nicoletta.tassan@gmail.com – +39 348 64 18 066

Tickets