The Settimana Musicale Senese

Calendar

8 luglio 2014

BRUXELLES
Parlamento Europeo
ore 19
LAURA POLVERELLI mezzosoprano
QUARTETTO BERNINI archi / FRANCESCO PEPICELLI violoncello
Anteprima della 71ª Settimana Musicale Senese
Rossini Sonata a quattro n. 1 in sol magg.
Boccherini Stabat Mater per mezzosoprano e quintetto d’archi

Settimana Musicale Senese 2014

71ª edizione

SPECCHI

10 luglio

Teatro dei Rinnovati
ore 21.15

Specchi

AZIO CORGHI Blanquette
da La chèvre de M. Séguin di Alphonse Daudet
per voce recitante e orchestra da camera
commissionata dall’Accademia Musicale Chigiana di Siena
Edizioni Universal Music Publishing Ricordi srl (Milano)
Prima esecuzione assoluta

GEORGES BIZET L’Arlésienne
musiche di scena per il dramma in cinque atti di Alphonse Daudet
Revisione critica della versione originale per 26 strumenti di Giacomo Zani
Traduzione italiana del testo e riduzione per voce recitante di Vincenzo De Vivo
Versione da concerto

CHIARA MUTI voce recitante
ORCHESTRA DELLA TOSCANA
Coro dei Polifonici Senesi
/ Raffaele Puccianti maestro del coro
MARCO ANGIUS direttore

11 luglio

Chiesa di Sant’Agostino
ore 21.15

Santi e Santini

Cantendi a Deus canti sacri della tradizione sarda
ELENA LEDDA ENSEMBLE voci e strumenti

LUIGI BOCCHERINI Stabat Mater
per mezzosoprano e quintetto d’archi
LAURA POLVERELLI mezzosoprano
QUARTETTO BERNINI archi / FRANCESCO PEPICELLI violoncello

12 luglio

Chiesa di Sant’Agostino
ore 21.15

Visioni andaluse

BETTY OLIVERO Juego de Siempre
dodici canzoni popolari in Ladino per voce e sette strumenti
ESTI KENAN OFRI voce
CONTEMPOARTENSEMBLE strumenti
VITTORIO CECCANTI direttore

Antiche canzoni spagnole per voce e pianoforte
raccolte e armonizzate da Federico Garcia Lorca
Granados Tonadillas en estilo antiguo per voce e pianoforte
su testo di Fernando Periquet
De Falla Due danze spagnole per pianoforte solo (da La Vida Breve);
Siete Canciones Populares Españolas
RUTH ROSIQUE voce
AURELIO VIRIBAY pianoforte

14 luglio

Chiesa di Sant’Agostino
ore 21.15

Weimar – Mar del Plata

C.P.E. Bach Sinfonia in do magg. Wq 182 n. 3 / Concerto in la magg. Wq. 172
Piazzolla Le Grand Tango per violoncello e archi (versione E. Dindo)
Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas per violoncello e archi (versione J. Bosso)

ENRICO DINDO violoncello
I SOLISTI DI PAVIA archi

16 luglio

Cortile di Palazzo Chigi Saracini
ore 21.15

Cunto un Canto

LUCIANO BERIO Naturale per viola, percussioni e nastro magnetico
su canti popolari siciliani
CARMELO GIALLOMBARDO viola
JONATHAN FARALLI percussioni
Francesco Giomi (Tempo Reale) regia del suono

Canti della tradizione siciliana
MAURIZIO SAZIO attore-cantante
SIMONE VALLEROTONDA chitarra

17 luglio

Tarantella

Palazzo Chigi Saracini
ore 17.30
EDOARDO ZOSI violino
MARIA GRAZIA BELLOCCHIO pianoforte
Tarantelle d’autore
Stravinskij Suite italienne
Beethoven III mov. dalla Sonata n. 9 in la magg. op.47 “A Kreutzer”
Szymanowski Notturno e Tarantella op. 28
Sarasate Introduzione e Tarantella op. 43

Piazza Duomo
ore 21.15
Taranta d’amore. La notte del gran ballo
AMBROGIO SPARAGNA E L’ORCHESTRA POPOLARE ITALIANA
In collaborazione con IKO nell’ambito della rassegna “Siena and Stars”

History

The first Settimana Musicale Senese (Sienese Musical Week) dates back to September 1939, when Alfredo Casella had the idea of a festival completely devoted to the rediscovery of the music of Antonio Vivaldi, much of whose production was unknown at the time. The success of this event resounded so widely that since then Vivaldi has been one of the most popular composers with the public, even appealing over the years to a broader general audience.

In the wake of this enthusiasm, the subsequent editions of the Settimana were characterized by an ongoing search for sectors in the history of music that were out of fashion or little known, with masterpieces by, above all, Italian composers like Scarlatti, Pergolesi, Galuppi, Caldara, and Salieri, as well as the revaluation of lesser-known or even unknown works by very famous composers like Rossini, Donizetti and Cherubini. Considered one of the oldest in Italy, the festival has always stood out for adhering to one consistent theme, constantly appreciated by the public and critics, and one that, besides an assiduous effort to recover masterworks of the past, promotes and showcases also contemporary music production.

Great orchestras, world premieres, Italian premieres and new performances, often commissioned by the academy itself, where opera-ballet, or the dialogue between music and singing or music and the word, acting, create a total, engrossing show.

Works

Among recent works staged in Siena, especially worthy of note are: Pia by Azio Corghi, La Ville Morte by Nadia Boulanger and Raoul Pugno, I Cenci and L’imbalsamatore by Giorgio Battistelli, La madre del mostro by Fabio Vacchi, Anaїs Nin by Louis Andriessen, Faust by Silvia Colasanti, and Due teste e una ragazza by the Serbian composer Isidora Žebeljan.

Often, works commissioned by the Chigiana go on to be performed on prestigious international stages such as London, Amsterdam, and Los Angeles.

Premio Abbiati

With its performance of Haydn’s Filemone e Bauci (Philemon und Baucis), an opera for marionettes, staged in July 2008 at the Teatro dei Rossi during the 65th Settimana Musicale Senese, the Accademia Chigiana won the Special Prize of the Premio Abbiati, the most prestigious Italian award in the field of music, assigned annually by the Italian Music Critics Association.

Written by Haydn in 1773 and presented in Siena in its first modern performance by the Europa Galante ensemble conducted by Fabio Biondi and the historic Milanese marionette company Fratelli Colla, Filemone e Bauci was awarded this prize “for the originality and value of the rediscovery, rendered in full instrumental and vocal splendor, of a work by Haydn tied to the world of fairy tales, whose magic the show put on by the Compagnia Carlo Colla e Figli enabled the audience to relish fully, with the tender and more than human marionettes of this century-old family tradition becoming exemplary champions of the diffusion of this work for children and adults seeking new titles and rare thrills.”

Tickets

Ticket prices

Teatro dei Rinnovati

First-category seats (stalls and level I and II boxes) € 25
Reduced first-category seats*(stalls and level I and II boxes) € 20
Entrance only (level III and IV boxes) € 18
Reduced entrance* € 10

Church of St. Agostino

Entrance only (numbered seat) € 18
Reduced entrance* € 10

Piazza Duomo

First-category seats (numbered seat) € 25
Reduced first-category seats* € 23
Second-category seats (numbered seat) € 20
Reduced second-category seats* € 17

Palazzo Chigi Saracini (July 17)
Entrance only (numbered seat) € 18
Reduced entrance* € 10

*Reductions are limited to students and to those under 26 or over 65 years of age

Bruxelles

(July 8)
Entrance is by invitation

In case of bad weather
- the concert to be held at Piazza Duomo (July 17) will be held at the same time at the Teatro dei Rinnovati (subject to availability);
- the concert to be held at the Palazzo Chigi Saracini Courtyard (August 16) will be held at the same time at the Concert Hall of Palazzo Chigi Saracini;

Ticket sales
Tickets for each concert can be purchased at the Palazzo Chigi Saracini box office on the day of the concert from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. and at the place in which the concert is to be held, beginning two hours before it begins, exception for the concert of July 17 at Piazza Duomo, for which tickets will be placed on sale on the day of the concert at the Palazzo Chigi Saracini box office from 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. and at the box office of “Siena and Stars” (Siena, via del Capitano) beginning at 7 p.m..

Online sales
Tickets for all scheduled concerts can be purchased at the site: www.chigiana.it up to the day before the concert using Visa and Mastercard.

Ticket reservations (tel. 333.9385543)
Tickets can be ordered by phone from June 16 – 27 and from July 3 – 9 Monday – Friday between the hours of 11:30 a.m. – 13:30 p.m.
Orders must be confirmed by sending a fax (0577 288124) of the receipt of payment of the correct amount, which can be made to postal account number 14032536 made out to the Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana Onlus (via di Città, 89 – Siena), or by bank transfer to the account of the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (IBAN IT 08 B 01030 14217 000063125544), made out to the Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana Onlus (from a foreign Country cod. BIC: PASCITM1J25 must be added).
Phone orders must be confirmed by sending a fax of the receipt of payment to the number +39.0577.288124
A maximum of 4 tickets can be ordered for each concert.

Ticket pick-up
Tickets purchased online or by telephone may be picked up on the day of the concert during box office opening hours.

For further information, please call 0577 22091 (or 333.9385543 during box-office hours)
In accordance with DL 196/2003, the management guarantees the privacy of all personal data and their use exclusively for issuing the tickets.