Music and visual art come together in a unique performance. The encounter will take place at the Ravenna Festival on 16 May. On the one hand, Wayne Marshall and his orchestra, and on the other, the Art Kitchen collective, with artists such as Tawa and Ivan, whose art painting is a harmony of gestures and signs.

The event

At the 23rd edition of the Festival, Eni will be the sole partner of the concert to be held tomorrow at the Palazzo Mauro de Andrè, featuring the Youth Orchestra Luigi Cherubini in collaboration with young instrumentalists from the Music Schools of Europe, and with Wayne Marshall as conductor and soloist.
The concert, which will showcase young musicians from around the world, reflects Eni's commitment to culture and investment in younger generations. Since February 2010, this commitment has translated into the involvement of over 200 young artists in the company's  communication campaign.
Those attending the event will be involved in the artistic project "Eni and Art Kitchen for the Ravenna Festival. Graphic art meets music, in the name of art", conceived by the young street artists Ivan and Tawa. Both artists have already collaborated with Eni in the "Exchanges in art" project held in January at Palazzo Marino, while Ivan has also taken part in the art performance for the selection, last April, of some 50 finalists for the 2012 Campiello Giovani Award. On this occasion, Tawa's material interactions and Ivan's use of poetry bring to life a work of great visual impact. Those attending the live painting will play a fundamental role in the creation of the work, the artists' intent being to use direct participation of the Ravenna Festival audience.
Those attending the event will be involved in the artistic project "Eni and Art Kitchen for the Ravenna Festival. Graphic art meets music, in the name of art", conceived by the young street artists Ivan and Tawa. Both artists have already collaborated with Eni in the "Exchanges in art" project held in January at Palazzo Marino, while Ivan has also taken part in the art performance for the selection, last April, of some 50 finalists for the 2012 Campiello Giovani Award. On this occasion, Tawa's material interactions and Ivan's use of poetry bring to life a work of great visual impact. Those attending the live painting will play a fundamental role in the creation of the work, the artists' intent being to use direct participation of the Ravenna Festival audience.

The concert

Music and visual art come together in a unique performance. The encounter will take place at the Ravenna Festival on 16 May. On the one hand, Wayne Marshall and his orchestra, and on the other, the Art Kitchen collective, with artists such as Tawa and Ivan, whose art painting is a harmony of gestures and signs.


 
 

    Wednesday 16 may, 9.00 pm - Palazzo Mauro de André
    Allegromosso – XI european youth music festival

    Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini
    e Strumentisti delle Scuole di Musica d'Europa

    Wayne Marshall direttore e solista

    Programma:
    George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
    Gioachino Rossigni, Sinfonia dal Guglielmo Tell
    Giuseppe Verdi, Sinfonia da I vespri siciliani
    John Williams, Star Wars Suite
    Nino Rota, brani da "8½" di Federico Fellini
    Leonard Bernstein, Ouverture da Candide

    Wayne Marshall Conductor, pianist, organist; as much at ease with Bernstein and Saint Saëns as with Ellington and Gershwin (see his memorable piano performance in Porgy and Bess at Glyndenbourne); a regular guest at the BBC Proms and the artistic partner of entertainer Kim Criswell; jazzman and composer: Wayne Marshall is all this. Born in Britain to Caribbean parents and now living in Malta, Marshall has been conducting the Verdi Orchestra in Milan since 2007. He regularly appears on the most important podiums worldwide: London, Hong Kong, Vienna, Berlin and obviously Ravenna, where Marshall will conduct the Cherubini Orchestra and the musicians from European music schools in a two-faced programme: half American and half Italian, half opera and half soundtrack, featuring the scores from 8½ as a counterpoint to Star Wars.

    Ravenna festival

    The Ravenna Festival was established in 1989 to promote this great city in the eyes of the world. The event covers music, dance, theatre, poetry and cinema and is held in a variety of venues, ranging from the city's basilicas, theatres and deconsecrated churches to the Pala De André indoor arena, with its imposing dome, from roads, squares and quays to old factory warehouses, cloisters and gardens, not to mention the beaches alongside the city's pine grove. Over the years, even the Christian liturgy has become a fully-fledged show, with Gregorian chants sung at Sunday mass during Festival time. Ravenna remains an important meeting place for peoples and cultures, using music as the language with which the City projects the idea of a world without borders.

    Palazzo De Andrè

    The Palazzo "Mauro De André" was built in 1989-90 to architect Carlo Maria Sadich's design on the initiative of the Ferruzzi Group who wished to dedicate it to the memory of a collaborator who had died prematurely, brother of the singer-songwriter Fabrizio De Andrè.

    The inauguration took place in October 1990.
    The Palazzo is quadrangular plan with a continuous brickwork facing enlivened at the front, between the two projecting avant-corps at the sides, by a mosaic decoration designed by Elisa Montessori and made by Luciana Notturni. The great white cupola stands out above: 54 metres per side, the double layer reticular metal structure is covered by a 5307 square metre translucent membrane in fibreglass spread with P.T.F.E. (Teflon). The cupola terminates in a square element – about 8 metres per side – which can be opened electrically for interior ventilation.

    The great interior can accommodate about 3800 people and its spatial features can be radically altered to suit various requirements (sports events, trade fairs, concerts): by means of a system of tracks the great mobile tiers of seats can be shifted outside either to make room in the indoor area or supply seating for outdoor shows at the back.

    The building, which as early as 1990 was the venue for a concert conducted by Valerij Gergiev and featuring Mstislav Rostropovich and Uto Ughi, has been regularly used for some of the most important Ravenna Festival artistic events.
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