La Toscanini presented the preview of the Festival Toscanini 2023, a Parma e in Emilia Romagna, II Edition, the music event that the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini and the city of Parma devote to the great conductor, and announced some of the main events.
Not only Parma therefore for the Festival Toscanini 2023, but cities and places throughout the Emilia-Romagna region with a program that extends over two months of summer concerts and events, from 5 June, opening night at the Teatro Regio in Parma, to 1 August in Piazza Garibaldi in Argenta (FE).
Two months of top-level concerts in suggestive and highly evocative places of history and culture in our city and region. Even our excellent food&wine will be the protagonist while music will transversely permeate every form of culture, historical, theatrical or gastronomic in different and somehow evocative places: traditional opera houses, modern auditoriums, ancient squares and churches, streets and museums.
The program opens with two concerts for the Inaugural Evening at the Teatro Regio in Parma, on Monday 5 June, with a double program that will anticipate the concerts on 8 and 9 June at the prestigious Dresden Music Festival and which will focus on two of the musicians most loved by Toscanini, Wagner and Verdi. Omer Meir Wellber will conduct the two concerts with the presence of two of the most famous soloists on the international scene, the pianist Mikhail Pletnёv and the cellist Jan Vogler. The prestigious invitation to the Dresden Music Festival represents an extraordinary recognition of the artistic and executive level of the Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic, the only Italian orchestra among the 15 international ensembles on the 2023 bill.
Between the two concerts, a delicious gastronomic break. In the heart of the Food Valley and in one of the temples of Italian opera, you will enjoy a tasting of some of the best typical products of the Emilia-Romagna Region. The typical dishes, accompanied by great wines from the region, will tell you about inclusion and skillful recycling. To accompany the tasting, the "en plein air" performance of La Toscanini NEXT on music by Verdi, Wagner and Bach.
The program continues with the traditional, under the stars, music event Concerto per la Città di Parma in Parma’s Piazza Duomo, Wednesday 16 June, performed by the Toscanini Philharmonic conducted by Alessandro Bonato, one of the most interesting young Italian bariton today and performed by Anna Caterina Antonacci, one of the most charismatic sopranos on the international scene.
Then again at Palazzo Farnese in Piacenza, on July 18, Omer Meir Wellber in the double role of director and accordionist with the virtuoso mandolinist Jacob Reuven and the Strings of the Philharmonic Arturo Toscanini will propose the fascinating program The Eight Seasons between Venetian Baroque and Argentine tango with the conjunction of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s ones. The concert is part of the summer music review Piacenza Summer Cult.
The closing concert on August 1st, with the Toscanini Philharmonic conducted by Pietro Mazzetti, a young talent in conducting, will present another composer loved by the maestro – Beethoven – and will celebrate the centenary of the assassination of Don Giovanni Minzoni. The concert will be performed in Piazza Garibaldi in Argenta, city where the priest was chaplain.
Then a rich calendar to be discovered in the Emilia-Romagna Region, between Parma, Piacenza, Ferrara and Ravenna.
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