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Bologna Modern. Festival per le musiche contemporanee

From: 14/10/2016 - To: 23/10/2016

Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Largo Respighi 1 + Arena del Sole, via Indipendenza 44 - Bologna

Phone (+39) 051 529958 (da martedì a venerdì 10.00 - 14.00)

Fax (+39) 051 529995

Date of last update: 07/10/2016, 09:27

Teatro Comunale di Bologna inaugurates a new international project fully dedicated to the present day music: Bologna Modern. Festival per le musiche contemporanee (Bologna Modern. Festival for contemporary music) from October 14th to 23rd, 2016.

The beautiful Sala del Bibiena of Teatro Comunale hosts the concert programme of Bologna Modern. It includes four symphony concerts with the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale which will be proposing works by important contemporary authors, such as György Kurtág, Giacinto Scelsi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georg-Friedrich Haas, Friedrich Cerha, Salvatore Sciarrino, Franco Oppo, John Adams, Wolfgang Rihm. In addition to these concerts two extraordinary jazz and popular music events organized with Fondazione Musica Insieme are also in the programme: the appointment with the great kletzmer clarinet player David Krakauer (17 October) and the new jazz all-star Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane e Matthew Garrison (23 October).

On October 20 and 21, Bologna Modern moves to Arena del Sole with the multimedia opera Conversazioni con Chomsky 2.0 by Emanuele Casale, direction and video by Fabio Scacchioli.

Besides, on October 22 from 10am to 6pm, Teatro Comunale also hosts the sixth edition of TEDxBologna whose theme is “Transition”. Info www.tedxbologna.com.

The programma also includes some side events in collaboration with different partners, for instance Università di Bologna.
Bologna Modern. Festival per le musiche contemporanee is a project organized by Teatro Comunale di Bologna with Fondazione Musica Insieme, in collaboration with TEDx, and with the support of Marino and Paola Golinelli for Fondazione Golinelli.


Friday, October 14, Teatro Comunale, at 8.30pm
conductor Nikolaj Znaider
violin Arabella Steinbacher
piano Carlos Roqué Alsina
Carlos Roqué Alsina Concert n. 2 (2014) for piano and orchestra (première)
Commission of Regia Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna

Alban Berg Concerto for violin and orchestra “Alla memoria di un angelo”
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Symphony n. 5 in D major op. 107 "Riforma"

Saturday, October 15 , Teatro Comunale, at 8.30pm
conductor  Marco Angius
György Kurtág Hommage à Takács Jenő 100 for strings (Italian first performance)
Georg Friedrich Haas ...e finisci già?
Alberto Caprioli "Ode alla luce" for orchestra (première)
Wolfgang Rihm Verwandlung 4
Friedrich Cerha Paraphrase über den Anfang der 9. Symphonie von Beethoven

Monday, October 17, Teatro Comunale, at 8.30pm
Krakauer’s Ancestral Groove
clarinet, bass clarinet David Krakauer
electric guitar Sheryl Bailey
bass Jerome Harris
drums Michael Sarin
vocalist, laptop, synthesizer Keepalive

Wednesday, October 19, Teatro Comunale at 8.30pm
conductor Marco Angius
Salvatore Sciarrino L'ideale lucente e le pagine rubate per archi (Italian premère)
Martino Traversa Images (première)
Wolfgang Rihm Nähe Fern n. 1
Karlheinz Stockhausen Formel for orchestra

Thursday, October 20 + Friday, October 21, Arena del Sole at 8.30pm
Conversazioni con Chomsky 2.0
by Emanuele Casale
conductor Yoichi Sugiyama
direction and video Fabio Scacchioli
vocalist Diana Torto
New production  TCBO

Saturday, October 22, Teatro Comunale from 10am to 6pm
6th edition of TEDxBologna about  “Transition” theme
Info www.tedxbologna.com

Saturday, October 22, Teatro Comunale at 9.30pm
conductor Tonino Battista
Giacinto Scelsi Chukrum, for string orchestra
Toshio Hosokawa Meditation
Paolo Perezzani Pieghe, dilatazioni ed altre dismisure dell'Aperto per orchestra (première)
Franco Oppo Nodas
John Adams Common Tones in Simple Time

Sunday, October 23, Teatro Comunale at 8.30pm
DeJohnette - Coltrane - Garrison
drums, piano Jack DeJohnette
saxophone Ravi Coltrane
electric bass Matthew Garrison

Further information and updates on  www.comunalebologna.it

  • From: 14/10/2016
  • To: 23/10/2016

Teatro Comunale box office - Largo Respighi 1, Bologna
Opening hours from Jan. 2nd, 2016: Tuesday to Friday 2pm-6pm; Saturday 11am-3pm. Closed on Monday and holidays.
On the concert days: weekdays 2 hours before and 15 minutes after the concert starting time. Holidays, 1 hour and 30 minutes before and 15 minutes after the concert starting time.
Info: tel. +39 051 529019 from Tuesday to Friday 2pm - 5.30pm / boxoffice@comunalebologna.it

Bologna Modern. Festival per le musiche contemporanee