San Donato Milanese (Milan), 15 May 2012 – Eni , once again, will be a partner of the Ravenna Festival, the most important international event taking place in the city of Ravenna.

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.

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.

The Art Kitchen performance will be streamed live  on Eni’s website, on the Ravenna Festival website and on other web portals of the Emilia Romagna regional authorities.

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