The Guitar Festival 2019 is dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach. The guitar festival included in the Open 2019 season of the "L. Boccherini ", which in the coming months will accompany the public to discover the guitar adaptations of the music of the great German composer.
A cycle that will reserve great surprises for fans and not, with international guests, master classes, luthiery conferences and exhibitions.
Three concerts, two internationally renowned performers and the first, demanding test for the students of the Institute's two-year and three-year guitar courses, which will perform in the first group of 14 concerts dedicated to Bach, open the Guitar Festival 2019.
Tuesday, January 22nd
9.00 pm - Suffrage Auditorium - Raphaella Smits, one of the most important classical and chamber music players of the day. New York Time called it "an uncommon musical guitarist". With his inseparable eight-string guitar "John Gilbert", Smits will perform a program that includes music by Ponce, Mompou, Purcell, Telemann and Bach.
Wednesday, January 23rd
6.00 pm - Sylvius Leopold Weiss: synthesis of the lute in the story - conference seminar curated by Mauro Zanatta.
9.00 pm - Suffrage Auditorium - first appointment with the "Bach Marathon", for the students of the Institute who will perform music by Scarlatti, Weiss, Visée, C.P.E. Bach and Haendel.
Thursday, January 24th
6.00 pm - Exibithion of Liuteria: Leonardo de Gregorio, Paolo Polverini, Ennio Giovannetti. Public test of guitars.
9.00 pm - Suffrage Auditorium - Mauro Zanatta another guitar virtuoso, great expert on Renaissance and Baroque music. A passion that is reflected in his many transcription works of pages of the vast repertoire for lute organ and harpsichord, works that are constantly included in the recital programs presented. Zanatta, with his 13-string guitar, conceived and designed by himself to faithfully reproduce the tuning of the baroque lute and make possible the interpretation of the vast repertoire dedicated to it, will play a program focused on Sylvius Leopold Weiss.