Early Music Concerts at Urbino's Ducal Palace: packed schedule of events July 21-30, 2022


Thanks to the collaboration between FIMA - Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica and the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, many concerts of the Urbino Musica Antica Festival will be held in the Ducal Palace in Urbino. The full program.

Once again this year, thanks to the collaboration between FIMA - Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica and the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, many Urbino Musica Antica concerts will be held in the Ducal Palace in Urbino. The Urbino Musica Antica 2022 Festival, under the artistic direction of Alessandro Quarta, will kick off on Thursday, July 21 and conclude on Saturday, July 30. Ten days of events featuring internationally renowned artists and young talents.

It starts on July 21 at 7 p.m. with the concert Il liuto di Lorenzo by Giovanni Bellini. A journey through carnival songs, laude, and dances from Medici manuscripts. With many unpublished pieces, it is fi Bellini’s first systematic work on the lute music of Medici Florence. The evening will continue at 9 p.m. with fifteenth-century music from the Urbino court of Federico da Montefeltro in a program by the ensemble Micrologus, entitled Musasque colit Federicus, dedicated to the six hundredth anniversary of Federico da Montefeltro’s birth.

On Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. in the Salone Raffaello will be the Speculating Bach concert by Aux pieds du Roy and Michael Form. At 9 p.m. in the same venue will be Pizzicar d’affetto: Davide Ferella, a virtuoso of the baroque mandolin, will present an anthology of 18th-century Italian sonatas, accompanied by his ensemble Accademia degli Erranti with harpsichord, guitar and harp.

On Saturday, July 23, at 7 p.m. in the Ducal Palace, it will be the turn of Flora Papadoupulos’ harp, a copy of the famous Barberini harp, who will perform her program Unwritten, with pieces from the great Baroque repertoire for violin. At 9 p.m. in the Throne Room of the Ducal Palace will be Armi d’affetto with soprano Carlotta Colombo, among the leading artists of the new generation of baroque singing specialists: opera arias from the Roman and Venetian seventeenth century accompanied by the orchestra Concerto Romano conducted by Alessandro Quarta.

It continues on Sunday, July 24 at 7 p.m. in the Salone Raffaello with Passatempo Galante, sonatas for flute and harpsichord from the Italian 18th century performed by the very young duo Alter Ego, consisting of Eleonora Biš?evi? and Arianna Radaelli. At 9 p.m. the San Giuseppe Oratory will host Mille Consigli, or, The Instabilities of Ingenuity: a program related to the territory and history of violin making in the Marche region. Internationally renowned violinist and teacher of FIMA courses, Enrico Gatti, will play a violin made by violin makers in the Marche region circa 1640, accompanied by Guido Morini on the historic S.Vici organ from 1785.

On Monday, July 25, at 7 p.m. in the Salone Raffaello, Frédérick Haas will offer an interpretation of selected pages by François Couperin and Domenico Scarlatti with I coloristi della tastiera. The evening will continue at 9 p.m. with a concert aimed at celebrating the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan’s circumnavigation: in collaboration and with the support of the Embassy of Spain in Italy, Spanish singer Èlia Casanova, accompanied by Belisana Ruíz, will perform the program Cancionero Español with music from the Spanish Renaissance codices of Elva and Palacio.

On Tuesday, July 26 at 9 p.m. in the Salone Raffaello, it will be the turn of the Caf concert on nutrici in seventeenth-century Italian opera on the notes of Monteverdi, Cavalli, Sartorio, Melano and Steffani. Arnalta Caf is a cabaret concert in which the nutrici of seventeenth-century Italian opera take turns singing their protests and irreverences. A search for gems of our musical theater led by tenor Luca Cervoni.

On Wednesday, July 27, at 9 p.m. in the Raphael Hall, the French ensemble Les Constellations will perform a seventeenth-century program entitled La mouche à miel, featuring musical gems of seventeenth-century France around Nicholas Bernier.

On Thursday, July 28, at 9 p.m. also in the Salone Raffaello, Evangelina Mascardi, one of the world’s most acclaimed lutenists, will perform hits from the English and Italian repertoire of the 16th century, together with Paul O’ Dette, for the concert A due leuti.

On Friday, July 29 at 9 p.m. at the Ducal Palace, the trio Monica Piccinini, Patxi Montero and Mara Galassi will present the program Hippolita Marotta Recupito, virtuoso singer, musical life in the Roman academies, among the Montalto and Barberini Michi, Marazzoli, Monteverdi, Mazzocchi.

The Festival will conclude on Saturday, July 30 at 9 p.m. in the Salone Raffaello with the Teatro Armonico concert by Ensamble FIMA.

For more info: https://www.fima-online.org/festival-urbino-musica-antica-2022/

Early Music Concerts at Urbino's Ducal Palace: packed schedule of events July 21-30, 2022
Early Music Concerts at Urbino's Ducal Palace: packed schedule of events July 21-30, 2022