From February to May Animando, the music promotion centre, is presenting further events in the “eighteenth century music in Lucca” project. There’s a round table, a film, an evening of baroque dance and five concerts. Naturally there will be performances by Lucca composers such as Francesco Barsanti, Francesco Geminiani, Luigi Boccherini, with the focus on Giacomo Puccini senior, towards whose full appreciation animando’s artistic director, Silvano Pieruccini, has been working for some years. In addition, there will be works by other baroque composers such as Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Tartini, Giovan Battista Viotti, from Bologna (where Francesco Manfredini from Pistoia trained) to Tommaso Traetta from Naples. Free admission.

On Saturday, April 30th at 9.15 pm in the church of S. Maria dei Servi there’s a concert entitled “Musiche dalle terre istriane”. The programme includes Tartini’s Symphony in A C538 and the violin concerto in G major by Antonio Illersberg (1882-1953). (Full score reconstructed by A. Martinolli D’Arcy) Soloist: Laura Bortolotto. The “Nuove Assonanze” Orchestra” is conducted by Adriano Martinolli D’Arcy (see photo).
4) Adriano Martinolli D'Arcy