Programme 2019

Saturday, 29 June

9:00 pm Opening Concert in Assisi

Basilica Superiore di San Francesco, Assisi

Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Anu Komsi, soprano
Anna Bonitatibus, mezzo-soprano
Diego Godoy, tenor
Christian Senn, bass
Angela Hewitt and Gloria Campaner, pianists
William Crane, harmonium
Matthew Halls, conductor

G. Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

Sunday, 30 June

5:30 pm Piano Recital in Perugia

Basilica di San Pietro, Perugia

Angela Hewitt, piano

J.S. Bach: Four Toccatas
- C minor BWV 911
- G major BWV 916
- F-sharp minor BWV 910
- E minor BWV 914
W.A. Mozart: Sonata in C minor, K. 457
L. van Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, Op. 111

Gala Dinner at 7:30 pm

Chiostro, Basilica di San Pietro

10:00 pm Leçons de Ténèbres

Basilica di San Pietro, Perugia

Anu and Piia Komsi, sopranos
Angela Hewitt, organ
Rodney Prada, viola da gamba
Theorbo TBA

F. Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres pour le Mercredi Saint

This concert will finish at 11 pm

Monday, 1 July

9:15 pm Chamber Music in Magione

Castle of the Knights of Malta, Magione

Camerata RCO (members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam)
Angela Hewitt, piano

B. Martinu: La revue de cuisine, sextet for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, violin, cello and piano
C. Saint-Saëns: Septet for piano, trumpet and strings, Op. 65
A. Dvorák: String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77

Tuesday, 2 July

4:00 pm Ian McEwan: The Children Act

Teatro Signorelli, Cortona

Ian McEwan, author
Angela Hewitt

Ian McEwan and Angela Hewitt present the film "The Children Act", directed by Sir Richard Eyre (after the novel by Ian McEwan who also wrote the screenplay; movie stars Emma Thompson)

9:00 pm Hommage to Barbara Strozzi

Teatro Signorelli, Cortona

Il pomo d'oro, orchestra
Emöke Baráth, soprano
Francesco Corti, harpsichord and conducting

The Venetian singer and composer Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) was probably the most remarkable, talented, famous and successful woman of her time in the field of music. In 2019 we celebrate her 400th anniversary with a programme of some of her most beautiful compositions as well as works by her teacher Cavalli and a delightful variety of contemporary instrumental pieces.

Wednesday, 3 July

9:15 pm Concert in Magione

Castle of the Knights of Malta, Magione

Anu Komsi, soprano
Mark Simpson, clarinet
Angela Hewitt, piano

L. van Beethoven:
- Mit einem gemalten Band, Op. 83 No. 3
- T´intendo, sì, Op. 82 No. 2
- L´amante impaziente, Op. 82 No. 3
- Resignation
- Sehnsucht
- Neue Liebe, neues Leben, Op. 75 No. 2
J. Brahms: Sonata in E-flat major for clarinet and piano, Op. 120 No. 2
F. Chopin / P. Viardot:
- L´oiselet
- Coquette
- Berceuse
- La jeune fille
F. Chopin: A selection of solo piano works (TBA)
F. Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock (Der Hirt auf dem Felsen), D. 965

Thursday, 4 July

9:00 pm 20th and 21st Century Music in Perugia

Sala Podiani, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

Anu Komsi, soprano
Piia Komsi, soprano
Mark Simpson, clarinet
Angela Hewitt, piano

Programme will include:

Mark Simpson: Barkham Fantasy (for piano)
Kaija Saariaho: From the Grammar of Dreams (for two sopranos)
Jovanka Trbojevic: Sky Shopping - Hommage to Brahms (Piia Komsi, soprano and cello)
Mark Simpson: Darkness Moves (for clarinet, played by the composer)
Matthew Whittall: excerpts from Leaves of Grass (Preludes for piano)
Samuel Barber: Adagio mesto and Fuga from the Piano Sonata, Op. 26

Friday, 5 July

9:15 pm Closing Concert of the Festival

Castle of the Knights of Malta, Magione

Angela Hewitt, piano

J.S. Bach:
Three Toccatas
- D minor BWV 913
- G minor BWV 915
- D major BWV 912
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue BWV 903
W.A. Mozart: Sonata in D major, K. 576
M. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin

Friday, 28 June

9:00 pm Pre-Festival Concert

Piazza, Town of San Savino, Magione

Free concert featuring gifted young musicians in the Piazza of San Savino (Comune di Magione), overlooking Lake Trasimeno.

Programme to be announced