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Festa della Musica 2019. The joy and the singing of dialects



Festa della Musica 2019.  The joy and the singing of dialects

The Italian Cultural Institute, on the occasion of the "Festa della Musica 2019", an event organized by the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali, is pleased to present the "Sounds and cantatas of the Radio Lausberg" with "Quelli del Venerdì" and the artistic direction of Claudio Palmisano. Festa della Musica, created in Budapest on November 1st 1997 with a manifesto of principles, takes place every year on the 21st of June, the day of the summer solstice. Festa della Musica is a live celebration, free and devoid of any intention of profit, designed to enhance and promote the multiplicity of expressions and musical genres.

Friday June 21st 2019 – 7pm
Casa d’Italia
505, rue Jean Talon E., Montréal
Free entry with reservation

7 pm
Scuola di Teatro Giovanni Grasso with his 4 opera singers.
7:45 pm
Lausberg Radio Concert presented by journalist Marco Lucani Castiglia

Radio Lausberg is a music band from the Lucan-Calabrian area named "Lausberg Area" in 1939 after the renowned german linguist Heinrich Lausberg (1912-1992), which studied the variety of dialects in the region. This area is characterized by highly conservative local dialects. Geographically, the area corresponds to the region in between Tyrrhenian Sea and Ionic Sea, with the Mount Pollino in the middle. The Radio Lausberg members are Giuseppe Oliveto (vocalist, multi-instrumentalist), Luca Oliveto (piano, vocalist, knocker), Enzo Peluso (classical and acoustic guitar, bouzouki), Carmelo Ciminelli (accordion, piper), Corrado Aloise (drum, percussions), Pasquale Ferrara (bass, double bass). Radio Lausberg, whose name comes from its own cultural roots, aims to promote the linguistic and traditional music heritage of the region. In 2016 they released their first album "KuntaminataStoria", in 2018 "Terre di mezzo", produced by Erriquez of Bandabardo' (Vrec Music label).

The Scuola di Teatro "Giovanni Grasso" directed by Valerio Garaffa, Chiara Cimmino and Marco Piana, has been organizing for some time a professional development workshop in the field of Italian language. As part of the evening of June 21, the following artists, accompanied on the piano by the maestro Giancarlo Scalia, will compete for traditional works:


Vladimir Villefranche - Tenor born and raised in Montreal - Quant'è bella quant'è cara  (Elisir d'amore, an opera of Gaetano Donizetti);


Michal Aloni - Israeli mezzo-soprano - Voi che sapete (Le nozze di Figaro);


Catherine Dupressoir - Soprano born and raised in Montreal - In uomini in soldati  by Così fan tutte Mozart;


Juliet Ann Sangalang - Actress, dancer, musician - L'incoronazione di Poppea  drama for music of Claudio Monteverdi;


Giancarlo Scalia at the piano.



Date: Friday, June 21, 2019

Time: At 7:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal

In collaboration with : Casa d'Italia

Entrance : Free


Casa d'Italia 505 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montréal