From 26 June to 6 July, at the slopes of Villa Borghese and a few minutes from Piazza del Popolo, the summer festival of the Roman Philharmonic Academy will enchant viewers with a musical programme entirely dedicated to the encounter between different cultures and countries such as Korea, Japan, India, Iran, Bulgaria, Ireland and England.
Jazz music with original influences and popular music, international artists and very young talents are ready to surprise the audience of the Roman nights at the Filarmonica Gardens with the international review entitled “Stupore”. Young and talented classical musicians will take turns on stage, engaged as soloists or in chamber ensembles and orchestral groups.
Among these is the enfant prodige Teo Gertler, a barely eleven-year-old Slovak violinist, to whom the Philharmonic entrusts the opening concert on 26 June , up to the Juniorchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, a lively Italian musical reality, among the youngest and most dynamic of our country (2 July). In addition to music from the world, the “Stupore” review is also characterized by the focus on art and literature: the day of 27 June will be dedicated to Persian culture, with the exhibition of works by Iranian artists and the presentation of the book “È solo la voce che resta” of the poet Forugh Farrokhzad; on 28 June, instead, it will be the turn of the American world with the presentation of an electro-acoustic composition, a combination of dance and video art created by students and teachers of the Irvine University of California and Tor Vergata. There will also be appointments with the Italian belcanto, featuring the soprano Eleonora Contucci and the baritone Umberto Chiummo, the space dedicated to contemporary music with the Henao Quartet and the jazz of Gabriele Mirabassi and Enrico Zanisi. Many more shows are being scheduled until the final day of Stupore, entrusted to the singer Raffaella Misiti on Saturday, 6 July.
ACCADEMIA FILARMONICA ROMANA. Sala Casella, Sala Fresco and Gardens of the Filarmonica – via Flaminia, 118. Information and the complete programme: Tel. 063201752. www.filarmonicaromana.org