19 projects out of 51 were shortlisted within the call for proposals to support the internationalization of Bolognese music, an initiative that aims not only at supporting the participation of musicians, artists and professionals in international festivals, tours and exchange programs but also at hosting artists from other UNESCO Creative Cities of Music.
Bolognese music is ready to travel abroad: the ocarinas of the MOG will visit South Korea and then Poland while the ones from the GOB will go to Costarica and Colombia. Bologna Baroque will bring the Bolognese baroque music to Austria, while the Senzaspine orchestra will be on tour between Mannheim and Heidelberg.
The Ethiopian music of the Atse Tewodros Project will be played in Calcutta, in Moscow instead will resonate the swing-latino-ska rythm of the Rumba de Bodas while in Salonicco will be performed the contemporary music of the FontanaMIXensemble. The choir of the Società Corale Euridice will perform in Hannover and then it will host in Bologna the young German choir “Knabenchor Hannover” during the XI edition of the International Choir Festival.
Moreover thanks to this internationalization process Bologna and its local Festivals can welcome artists from other UNESCO creative cities of music. From the world piano super-star Krystian Zimerman from Katowice who will attend a concert of the series “I Concerti di Musica Insieme”, to the Chamber Orchestra Pro Artibus ensemble from Hannover that will join the Bolognaise Festival “Il Nuovo, l’Antico”; from the best Colombian performers that will attend the Appenine festival “Eco della Musica”, to other major international guests like a musician from Ghent who will join the Claxica Festival, entirely devoted to classic guitar.
Moreover the students of the local high school Liceo Laura Bassi – Liceo Musicale “Lucio Dalla” will share master and specialization classes with the students of the musical department of the Cègèp de Saint Laurent of Montreal.
The projects, to be carried out between August 2017 and December 2018, will receive a grant of a maximum amount of 3,000 euros each; the recipients include 16 associations and other kinds of social private entities, 2 freelance professionals and 1 educational public body. All the recipients are active players located in the area called Città Metropolitana of Bologna (Greater Bologna).
Here follows the list of the selected associations: Molinella Ocarina Group, Musica Insieme, Gruppo Ocarinistico Budriese, Società Corale Euridice, Amici della Musica, Associazione Senzaspine, Andlay per l’Atse Tewodros Project, Komos, Bologna Festival, Il Temporale per l’Orchestra Giovanile BenTiVoglio, Archivio Sonoro, Gentle Freak Bros per Rumba de Bodas, Associazione Musica e Nuvole, Associazione FontanaMIX, Associazione Musicale Ousia Armonica, Scuola Popolare di Musica Ivan Illich.
The selected freelance professionals are Tolga Emil During and Carlo Maver, while the selected school is the high school Liceo Laura Bassi – Liceo Musicale “Lucio Dalla”.
The proposals were assessed according to the overall project quality in relation to innovation and creativity , technical and economic feasibility, level of representativeness of the local Bolognese territory. Special emphasis was given to already existing international relations with the UNESCO network of the Creative cities of music as well as to exchange initiatives with prestigious hosting locations suitable to promote Bologna as creative city.
The results are available under the “Calls and contests” section of the Municipality of Bologna website.
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