• Concerts

    25 August

    Villa Marigola ★ exclusive Opening Gala Concert

    21.15

    Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi (bandoneon), Miriam Prandi (cello), Lone Madsen (clarinet), Oliver Poole (piano), the Sicilius String Quintet, Quintet ExclusIVe, Gianluca Marcianò (conductor)
     
    Morricone Three Themes (Pietrodarchi, Sicilius Quintet)

    Di Marino Concerto for bandoneon and string quintet (Pietrodarchi, Sicilius Quintet)

    Howard Ostara Trio for clarinet, cello, piano (Madsen, Prandi, Poole)

    Strauss/Poole Fantasy on J. Strauss Waltzes

    Gerswhin Rhapsody in Blue for sax quartet and piano (ExclusIVe)

    Piazzolla Oblivion, Adios Nonino, La Muerte del Angel, Violentango (Pietrodarchi, Sicilius Quintet)

     

    A performace from establised soprano Melinda Hughes;

    Kurt Weill  “ Youkali " September Songs

    Francesco Cilea "Io son l'umile ancella" from Adriana lecouvreur

    Hughes & Limb Je veux Diva

     

    Exclusive event with reservation only.

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    26 August

    Church of San Francesco, Lerici

    21.15

    Marcelo Bratke (piano)

     
    Bach Partita n. 1 in b flat major
    Debussy Reverie, Clair de lune
    Villa-Lobos As Três Marias, Bachianas Brasileiras n.4

     

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    27 August

    Church of San Francesco, Lerici

    21.15

    Gloria Campaner (piano), Vitaly Pisarenko (piano), Miriam Prandi (cello), Orchestra Excellence, Gianluca Marcianò (conductor)
     
    Schumann Concerto for piano and orchestra op 54 (Campaner)
    Beethoven Piano Concerto n. 3 op. 37 (Pisarenko)

    Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations

     

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    28 August

    Castle of Lerici

    21.15

    Poetry evening with Alessandra Vinotto, who will present her new book "Per Mare". She will be accompanied by Angela Zapolla on violin and viola.

     

    FREE EVENT

    29 August

    Villa Marigola ★ Gala Concert

    21.15

    Maxim Novikov (viola), Polina Osetinskaya (piano)

    Recital "Tempo"

     

    Georgs Pelecis Evening. Morning. Day. (world première for composer’s 70th)
    Pavel Karmanov Autumn leaves
    Aivar Kalejs Grandfather Clock, The flow of time never stops
    Leonid Desyatnikov Theatre Echoes for piano

    Roberto Di Marino Chronos

    Arshia Samsaminia In Eternity

     

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    30 August

    Villa Marigola ★ Gala Concert

    21.15

    Young Classical Artists Trust Soloists - Olivier Stankiewicz (oboe), Amy Harman (bassoon). Orchestra Excellence Chamber Orchestra, Gianluca Marcianò and Pablo Urbina (conductors)
     
    Mozart Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra
    Mozart Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra
    Dani Howard New work commissioned by the Festival (world premiere) - Silver Falls​
    Beethoven Symphony No. 1

     

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    31 August

    Vassallo Square & Castle of Lerici ★ Post-concert dinner

    21.15

    Orchestra Excellence conducted by Giuseppe Bruno.

    The concert will be at the Rotonda Vassallo in Lerici's City Centre.

    The dinner will be served at Lerici Castle's terrace.

     

    Vivaldi La tempesta di Mare, concerto for violin op. 8 n. 5

    Wagner Siegfried Idyll WWV 103

    Haydn Trumpet Concerto Hob. VIIe

    Handel Water Music HWV 348 Suite n.1
     

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    2 September

    Villa Marigola ★ Gala Concert

    21.15

    Lone Madsen (clarinet), Katya Tsukanova (violin), soloists selected from Orchestra Excellence, Gianluca Marcianò (conductor)
     
    Vivaldi Concerto for 4 violins and orchestra

    Mozart Violin concerto no. 3

    Koussevitsky Concerto for Double bass and Orchestra op. 3

    Mozart Clarinet Concerto

     

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    3 September

    Oratorio in Sella, Tellaro

    21.15

    Woodwinds of Orchestra Excellence.

     

    FREE EVENT

    5 September

    Church of San Francesco, Lerici

    21.15

    "Tribute to Byron"

     

    Maxim Novikov (viola), Damiano Salerno (baritone), Cristina Ferri (soprano), Orchestra Excellence, Gianluca Marcianò (conductor)
     
    Berlioz Harold en Italie
    Verdi selection of overtures, arias and duets

     

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    6 September

    Exclusive Opening of Villa Shelley

    19.30

    For the first time ever the home of famous authour Percy Bysshe Shelley will be opened to the public. There will be an inaugural reception and recital by Maria Mikhailovskaya (harp) and Maxim Novikov (viola).

     

    H.Renie Legende
    Hua Yanjun Er Quan Ying Yue (The Moon Reflected In Er-Quan) for viola and harp
    F.Liszt-H.Renie Un Sospiro
    J.Cras Suite en duo pour flute et harpe (2-3 mvts)
    X.Erdeli Elegy in the memory of M.Glinka
    N.Flagello Sonate for harp, 1 mvt
    P.Karmanov Funny Valentine for viola and harp
    M.Mchedelov Variations on Paganini theme

     

    Followed by a public chamber music concert in the Shelley Park by members of Orchestra Excellence at 21:30.

     

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    8 September

    Venere Azzurra ★ Gala Afterparty

    22.30

    From a platform on the sea in the Gulf of Lerici, Gianluca Marcianò conducts the Orchestra Excellence to bring the sounds of Mendelssohn and Rimsky Korsakov to his home town.

     

    Mendelssohn Ouverture “The Hebrides” op. 26
    Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage op. 27
    Rimsky Korsakov Sheherazade op. 35

     

    Pre-concert performance by the local band “Banda di Presidio del Comando Marittimo Nord della Spezia” at 20:00.

     

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    On the beach (includes afterparty at the castle) - €​ 250 pp

    On the platform, next to the orchestra (includes afterparty at the castle) - €500 pp