Federico Cesi Music Urbis Festival
Symphonic concerts, sacred and choral music events, opera, recitals, chamber concerts, multimedia events will follow one another from July 26 to September 5.
The numerous souls that coexist in the Federico Cesi Festival come together in a rich artistic proposal, with over 50 concerts, 30 of which are with free admission. Great music, food and wine, exhibitions, workshops and outdoor musical marathons will give life to the Suono dei Borghi (lit. "Sound of Villages").
Music in this festival is not only an act of pure art, but also a fusion and exaltation of the architectural and scenic beauty of Umbrian cities and places that are set like precious pearls in the Italian landscape.
Hence, in the breathtaking beauty of the Umbrian terrace in the city of Trevi, the Musica e Cinema (lit. Music and Cinema) project pays homage to Federico Fellini and Buster Keaton, two great protagonists of the 20th century, but also to Beethoven – with “Beethoven 250” through a series of concerts inspired by the immortal production of his genius – and Music & Wine through a series of events in which music will be the protagonist along with visits to the wineries, tastings, access to places usually closed to the public.
The Guitar Week will offer not only traditional concerts but also the Violin-making Exhibition, with daily pills of free musical moments in the Villa with “Liuteria in Concerto”.
The evening Main Concerts will host great soloists from the most prestigious national institutions such as the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, the Teatro dell'Opera of Rome, the Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa, the Rai Orchestra of Turin, the Sistine Music Chapel of Rome.
The Festival will pay homage to the female genius with concerts dedicated to the compositions of artists such as Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelsshon, Elsa Respighi and the unpublished works by Gilda Ruta, privileged pianist of Arturo Toscanini.
The closing concert is dedicated to Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in the original formation for Soli, string ensemble, basso continuo and choral ensemble.
Founded in 2008, the Festival draws inspiration from the figure of Federico Cesi, Umbrian, a man of science and founder of the Lynceorum Academy in 1603. Place of choice for the Federico Cesi Music Urbis Festival is the wonderful territory of the Umbrian Valley and Terre Arnolfe, involving both the provinces of Perugia and Terni.
The educational and concert activities for the guest students will be held in Trevi in the beautiful seventeenth-century Villa Fabri, in the monumental complex of Saint Francis, at the Teatro Comunale Clitunno and Palazzo Lucarini, while concert activities will be located between Spello and Acquasparta.