Starting from Wednesday 6th November, Bologna gets animated with the events offered by the “Massimo Mutti” project. The educational part, with lessons and conferences, alternates with a special selection of live music performances, which will culminate on Sunday 10th November, in a final “twinning concert” held by students and teachers of the Music Conservatory of Bologna.
The first edition of the project is being opened on 6th and 7th November at Cantina Bentivoglio by the special guest “Opus 5”, the US quintet also holding a few master classes of musical arrangement at the Music Conservatory of Bologna.
On Sunday 10th November, at the end of the educational activity, the Big Band of the Music Conservatory, directed by Massimo Morganti and accompanied by the Plifonic Chorus “Città di Tolentino” directed by Aldo Cicconofri, together with the Ensemble Moanin of the Conservatory, under the direction of the international teachers, will be on the stage of the Oratorio San Filippo Neri. They will hold a free concert at 5,30 p.m. and again at 9.30 p.m.
The repertoire is dedicated to Afro-American sacred music, reviewed by composers like Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus; the programme includes indeed Ellington’s Sacred Concerts and a few Mingus classics, which are true original transpositions of well-known spirituals pieces of the US tradition.
Besides, the final night will be opened by the awarding ceremony the Massimo Mutti prize: a scholarship destined to three students of the Jazz Department of the Conservatory, selected by the teachers’ team of the project, which will allow them to participate, in Summer 2014, in the International Specialization Classes organized by the Foundation Siena Jazz – National Jazz.
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