2009 Edition

The twenty-ninth edition of the Festival of Medieval cities was held at the city of Anagni, Frosinone Ferentino and getting the support of generous sponsors, such as Bank of Anagni, the city of Ferentino, the Province of Frosinone, whose support has been critical to the realization of this important event. The program took into account the diversity of the audience, some of whom prefer evasion commitment and therefore we tried to follow a line of balance in the drafting of the program, while maintaining the high quality of the art. Entering into the merits of the event, it is important to point out the importance of the opening concert, in which for the first time in the territory, was executed in the form semi-staged opera by Gioacchino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville”, directed by Vincenzo Mariozzi with the participation of the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese and talented young Italian singers. The space on the Chamber Music was reserved to the European Piano Quartet, an ensemble of international value. A concert was dedicated to the pop music with the ethnic- Mo Sparagna Ambrose and his orchestra Taranta d’Amore. The Festival also gave space to contemporary Italian music, with the presence of the well Quintet Woodwinds J.Ibert, who performed music by L.Berio, S.Sciarrino, A.Clementi, A.D’Antò and F. Giammusso, which was presented, premiered and commissioned by the Festival, the Quintet for Winds # 1. We want to emphasize the fact that this year the Festival has paid special attention to young musicians in the area (by giving them a great opportunity to partecipate in this artistical work experience ), and who have been selected to form an orchestra that has been committed to four concerts of great music, the first of which is devoted to the Argentine composer A.Piazzola that was involved in as a solo director, M° Gaetano Di Bacco. A concert was dedicated to the historical Italian and European twentieth century composers , with music by O. Respighi and N.Rota, B.Bartok and G.Faurè. The other concerts of the orchestra provided the execution of the Symphonies of FJHaydn, which celebrates this year the 200th anniversary of his death. The Festival closed with a concert dedicated to Mozart, in which two concertos for piano and orchestra, K.449 and K.271 were performed, starring the director Antonio Cipriani and Gesualdo Coggi young talented pianist, born in Frosinone and a finalist in the International Piano Competition F.Busoni, also an expression of the territory and the great hope of the Italian piano.


Program – highlights


06/06/2009 – ANAGNI – Teatro Principe di Piemonte

07/06/2009 – FERENTINO – Piazza G.Mazzini


Vincenzo Mariozzi – direttore e concertatore

“L’opera buffa italiana” – G.Rossini – “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”


13/06/2009 – FERENTINO – Piazza G.Mazzini

ORCHESTRA ETNICA “Taranta d’Amore e la notte del gran ballo”

Ambrogio Sparagna – organetto e direttore

“La Musica Popolare ed Etnica”


20/06/2009 – ANAGNI – Sala Collegio Leoniano

Roberto Cappello – pianoforte

“Il Virtuosismo Pianistico” musiche di J.Brahms, F.Chopin, G.Gershwin

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