The Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto presents the now traditional Easter concert, on Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti at 18:00. This year starring the Orchestra and Choir of the "Francesco Morlacchi" Conservatory of Perugia, conducted by Piero Caraba, that will perform in a program with music by Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert.
Launched to give continuity to the Festival during the year, the Easter events, like those at the end of the year, initiated in recent years by the director of the event Giorgio Ferrara, have become a tradition dedicated to the magnificent town of Spoleto which hosts one of the most famous cultural realities of entertainment in the world.
GIAN CARLO MENOTTI
Monday, April 2nd, 2018 – at 18:00
Symphony Orchestra and Choir
Conservatoy F. Morlacchi of Perugia
conductor Piero Caraba
Coriolan Ouverture Op.62 in C minor
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550
Mass No. 4 in C major Op.48, D.452
for Solos, Choir and Orchestra
soprano Risa Minakata
contralto Carmen Ciuffreda
tenor Wang Linkai
bass Wang Feng
The Conservatory of Music "Francesco Morlacchi" in Perugia is the only State Institution of Artistic Higher Education in Music present in Umbria with the aim of high education, specialization, research and musical production. Founded over 200 years ago as a Musical Institute, and raised to Conservatory of Music in 1974, it permanently acquired the status of a university institution in 1999. It is considered among the most vital and pro-active Italian conservatories, for the prestige of its teaching staff , as well as the quality, quantity and continuity of its artistic production. It counts on the professionalism of 102 tenured teachers and about 600 students enrolled in institutional courses; it issues three-year degrees (First level) and two-year specialization courses. (Second level). There is also an official preparatory course of studies which deals with the training of younger students for successive access to institutional courses. The subjects taught include courses for all instruments. There is also a department of Jazz Music and New Music Technology (Electronic Music) equipped with a laboratory of excellence which is technologically advanced. The instrumental praxis is flanked by theoretical and general subjects such as Music Theory, Harmony and History, Ensemble and Chamber Music, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Choir and Youth Choir. Finally, the training education is enriched by the possibility of taking individual courses which are accessed through an admission exam, and free courses not connected to the traditional, institutional paths, open to all students with no age limits, accessed via a simple aptitude interview. The headquarters of the Conservatory, owned by the Municipality of Perugia, is a renovated 16th century monumental building. Within its evocative Auditorium, a large concert Organ with five mechanical transmission keyboards, two pedals, fifty-eight registers and over six thousand pipes was specially constructed upon the Conservatory’s original project. Considering the importance of the instrument, the Auditorium of the Conservatory of Perugia was chosen by the MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) as the official venue for the 2014 edition of the National Arts Prize, section “Organ”. Since November 2013 it has been directed by Maestro Piero Caraba. Since April 2015 the President of the Conservatory has been Professor Andrea Sassi. (www.conservatorioperugia.it.)