Anima Mundi, Sacred Music Festival | Pisa
22/09/2023 - 28/09/2023
ore: 21:00 - 23:00
Reservations only on line, starting from 6th Sept.
Link at www.opapisa.it
The ‘Anima Mundi’ Festival is the International Festival of Sacred Music, organised by the Opera della Primaziale Pisana.
For the 22nd time since 2001, when an idea of Giuseppe Sinopoli gave birth to the festival, the Cathedral and the Camposanto Monumentale will be the extraordinary backdrops of seven concerts, from 9 to 28 September, also this year under the artistic direction of Trevor Pinnock, alternating great masterpieces of sacred inspiration with special moments of instrumental and vocal repertoire.
The concerts start at 9 p.m. The events in the Cathedral will be announced by the Brass on the Tower with a welcome concert of horns, trumpets and trombones.
On Saturday 9 September in the Cathedral, Symphony No. 2, Choir and Orchestra Lobgesang, Song of Praise, Mendelssohn performed by the Orchestra and Choir of the Slovenian Philharmonic Ljubljana under the baton of Trevor Pinnock.
On Tuesday 12 in the Camposanto the recital of Serbian pianist Aleksandar Madžar, winner of the Leeds Competition
with pages by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt and Claude Debussy
Again in the Camposanto on Thursday 14 with Vittorio Ghielmi and the group ‘Il Suonar Parlante’, who under the title ‘Gypsy Baroque’ explore Eastern European folk music of yesterday and today.
The Cathedral will be the backdrop on Saturday 16 to a concert by the children of Bad Tolz in Bavaria, an important boys’ choir, who will perform a collection of Motets by Johann Sebastian Bach
On Tuesday 19 in the Camposanto, soprano Martina Welschenbach, baritone Benjamin Appl, and pianist James Baillieu will perform pages by Robert Schumann and his wife Clara, Gustav Mahler, and Richard Strauss.
On Friday 22, the winner of the Anima Mundi International Sacred Composition Competition: The Seven Words of Christ on the Cross, for baritone and string orchestra, by Matteo Magistrali.
Closing in the Cathedral on Thursday 28, with Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony on the lines of The Child’s Magic Horn, with soprano Chen Reiss and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Sanderling