Ukrainian families at the Festival of Two Worlds « the online newspaper Umbria

A meeting on behalf of Solidarity and Integration took place on Easter Monday afternoon at 5 pm in the convent of San Pietro, attended by Paola Macchi, Administrative and Organizational Director of the Festival Dei Due Mondi, Councilors Luigina Renzi and Agnese Protasi participated. Municipality of Spoleto, Don Edoardo Rossi, Director of the Diocesan Caritas of Spoleto-Norcia, Mario Lucidi, Teacher of the Comprehensive Institute “Spoleto 2”, Ninzia Nigro for Europe InCanto, the Ukrainian families and children present in the area, as well as the children of the classes that belong to it didactic project of the festival “Symphonic Dialogues” which will involve local schools in the coming months.

The appointment was an opportunity for free delivery Nunzia Nigro’s book about Ukrainian children and their classes Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, among the materials of the musical journey in which they can participate until June. The participating schools are involved in a training session, in-depth courses and workshops to get closer to the music and to listen to the music, until the public performance of the aria No Dorma as part of the 65th edition of the festival. As a sign of a supportive Easter holiday, some toys and chocolate eggs were donated to the present children at the end.

Paola Macchi, promoter of the project, commented: “It was particularly strenuous and moving to meet these children and their mothers to give them a moment of joy, but above all to help them concretely both through the proceeds of the Easter Monday concert and thanks. . to the “Symphonic Dialogues” project that demonstrates the festival’s proximity to its community through a path of integration that the music uses as an instrument for school and social inclusion. The journey taken by the young people, together with some children from Rome, brings them together on the stage of the Spoleto Festival for the No DormaPuccini’s air, which in this dark and sad historical moment also acts as a warning.

At the end of the meeting, the group went to the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti to participate in the charity show Symphonic Dialogue – The Symphony n. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven, the proceeds of which are entirely derived Diocesan Caritas of Spoleto-Norciache provides assistance and support to Ukrainian refugee families in the Spoleto Territory.

The Europa InCanto Orchestra, under the direction of Germano Neri, has the famous notes of the Fifth op. 67 by Beethoven whose peremptory, icastic and dazzling incipit is known all over the world. The audience in the room, through the interaction with an actor, participated in a whole new experience of listening to symphonic music.

The Easter Monday rendezvous and the whole project will be carried out in collaboration with the Associazione Musicale Europa InCanto, which in 2012 with the intention to train and sensitize young people to all that is art and culture, with particular attention to the opera world. It develops cultural, musical and didactic projects, promotes important collaborations with the Theater of Rome, the Teatro di San Carlo Foundation in Naples, the Eliseo Theater in Rome, the Teatro Comunale Foundation in Bologna and other Italian musical institutions. In 2013 he received the Illica Award and subsequently received the recognition of the “Project of Excellence” from the Ministry of Education, University and Research. During the 2017/2018 edition, it receives patronage from the Senate of the Republic, In the same year the EICO (Europa InCanto Orchestra) was born, consisting of young musicians aged 18 to 35 years. There are also many achievements at European level. She is the winner of Creative Europe projects, collaborates with international artistic partners and participates in the “High-level Cultural Heritage in Europe” conference with “Aida”, at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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