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Music Day with Riccardo Muti and his message to the world

On June 21st, the Maestro on the podium for the Ravenna Festival opening concert. Streaming on platform

The Italy of music restarts and spreads its message worldwide. On Sunday, June 21st, Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the opening concert of Ravenna Festival, that, thanks to the collaboration of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Emilia-Romagna Region, will be live streamed on platform and shared on the channels of the network of the Ministry’s diplomatic and cultural Representations.

The open-air concert takes place in the Rocca Brancaleone, the 15th century fortress where Muti himself conducted the Ravenna Festival’s very first concert in 1990, and Muti will be joined by over 60 members of the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra and soprano soloist Rosa Feola.

It will be a moment of great symbolic value, as it happens on World Music Day and is the first concert with audience taking place in Italy (following all regulation for social distancing) – a significance underlined also by the presence of the Italian Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Dario Franceschini.

The concert will open with Rêverie by Alexandr Nikolaevič Skrjabin, followed by Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate motet K. 165 and Et incarnatus est from the Mass in C minor K. 427, both entrusted to Rosa Feola’s voice. The majestic Symphony no. 41 in C major K. 551 completes the programme. Mozart composed it in the difficult summer of 1788: from a time amongst the darkest of his life, a luminous symphony was born, capable of raising Mozart’s genius above the daily adversities. Its solemn grandiosity inspired the nickname “Jupiter”, likely coined by German impresario Johann Peter Salomon.

The concert on June 21st, that will be launched with the video Daydreaming curated by Ravenna Festival, is also the opening event of the initiative Estate all'italiana Festival 2020, a streaming schedule of Italian Festivals which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is organizing with Italia Festival-Agis (Italian General Association of Performing Arts), where other shows from festivals of Emilia-Romagna will be included: three other concerts of Ravenna Festival and the opening concert of Emilia Romagna Festival in Forlì.

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