Festivals and Shows

Nations Festival

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Città di Castello
29 August-09 September 2017 
Tourist information and welcome office
Corso Cavour 5 - 06012 Città di Castello

The Nations Festival, that each year promotes and spreads the musical culture of a specific nation, will pay tribute to Germany in the 2017 edition. 

This year the festival celebrates its 50th anniversary, bringing with it years of important artistic and cultural experiences that gave the chance to all European nations to offer their most significant musical traditions to the wide audience, by devoting each year its own artistic, cultural and musical project to one European country.

From the 29th August to the 9th September 2017, the Umbrian Festival will devote its schedule to the German musical culture of the first decades of 1900, so concluding the three-year project focused on the cultural context of the first World War, started two years ago with Austria on the occasion of the 100th anniversary from the beginning of the war and continued in 2016 with France.

It will be possible to listen to music by composers who strongly supported the big German tradition, such as Richard Strauss, as well as artists of the big cabaret scene, and authors who interpreted the need to overcome the late Romantic style, that reached its saturation, such as Paul Hindemith.

Among big names and emerging talents, ranging among repertoires and different genres, the Nations Festival celebrates its anniversary also by enriching its offer and increasing the number of its appointments, with 19 events just in the main schedule and several side initiatives.

Among the interpreters who confirmed their presence we can find: Ute Lemper, Prometeo Quartet, Athenäum Quartet, Beppe Servillo and Berlin Ensemble, Michael Nyman, Alexander Lonquich, Enrico Bronzi, Cristiana Morganti and Leonid Grin.

News of the Festival's 50th edition will be the "Alberto Burri" National Contest for young groups of chamber music. The final concert of this first edition, open to the public, will be a showcase to enhance and promote the young talents of today's chamber music (on 3rd September, at 6 pm, Morra, Oratory of St. Crescentino).

It will be a festival combining the history of Italian as well as European musical culture with beauties of the High Tiber Valley: from Sansepolcro to Anghiari, from Morra to St. Mary Tiberina Mount, from St. Giustino to Umbertide, from Citerna to Montone and Città di Castello, thanks to the event, all museums, churches, theatres of the area provided the setting for concerts and performances interpreted by extraordinary guests. 

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