2022 EDITION

“Essence”

 

| In memory of Bernard Haitink, who honored our festival with his deep friendship and musical sharing |

 

The Festival’s eighteenth edition wants to be a space where to meet and listen to the poetic message of sensitive men and wise composers who, through their music, allow us to experience the essence and the spirit of the times and places where they lived and created.

In a journey from the Middle Ages to the present day we will revisit famous pages of Biber, Purcell, Bach, Boccherini, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Grieg, Arensky, Mahler, Ravel, Shostakovich.

Meetings and insights, solo, chamber and symphonic concerts with MACH’s two orchestra’s residence, enable a rich training program for different generations of young people from various parts of the world.

Musicians among the most refined on the international scene, open to experimentation and comparison, meet the public in the historical places and in the green and water frame of Nature surrounding Lake Como, to experience and live together a way of making music which always feels alive and regenerated.

Francesco Senese

artistic director

 

REDUCED TICKET: young people aged 14 to 30/ members of Colico Festival “Musica sull’Acqua” / Musica Viva Choir/Scuola Sperimentale di Musica “R. Goitre” / members of Touring Club Italiano – valid membership card to be presented at the event

FREE ADMISSION: children and teenagers up to 14 years, people with disabilities. The free ticket can be collected directly on the evening of the event at the ticket office (valid ID card to be presented at the event).

ONLINE PRESALE: on www.festivalmusicasullacqua.org  (purchasing online tickets is highly recommended)

EVENING TICKET SALE: available at the event location, starting one hour before the event

 

2022 EDITION’S PROGRAM BOOKLET

SUNDAY, JULY 3th

OPENING CONCERT

COLICO – Abbazia di Piona

TIME: 9pm

G. Mahler (1860 – 1911): Quartettsatz in A minor for piano, violin , viola and cello

G. Mahler (1860 – 1911): Rückert Lieder – 1999 version for voice and string quartet by Stefan Heucke

M. Ravel (1875 – 1937): Trio in A major for piano, violin and cello

Sara Mingardo

– MEZZOSOPRANO –

André Gallo

– PIANO –

Francesco Senese

– VIOLIN –

Giacomo Tesini

– VIOLIN –

Duccio Beluffi

– VIOLA –

Patrizio Serino

– CELLO –

MONDAY, JULY 4th

MACH FOR FAMILIES

COLICO – Parco Paride Cariboni

TIME 6pm

Moni Ovadia, Guido Barbieri, Tony Lopresti, Ingrid Fliter and André Gallo meet young and old alike to discover together Ma Mère l’Oye e Peer Gynt.Ma Mère l’Oye e Peer Gynt.

Moni Ovadia

– ACTOR –

Guido Barbieri

– MUSICOLOGIST –

Tony Lopresti

– MIME DIRECTOR –

Ingrid Fliter

– PIANO –

André Gallo

– PIANO –

TUESDAY, JULY 5th

MACH ATELIER CONCERT

COLICO – Abbazia di Piona

TIME: 9.30pm

E. Grieg (1843 – 1907): Peer Gynt Op. 46 – Suite n.1 from Op. 23 for four-hand piano’s incidental music

M. Ravel (1875 – 1937): Ma Mère l’Oye Suite for four-hand piano – Five children pieces inspired by the stories of Perrault, Madame d’Aulnoy
and Madame Leprince de Beaumont

Moni Ovadia

– NARRATOR –

Guido Barbieri

– LYRICS –

Tony Lopresti

– MIMO –

Ingrid Fliter

– PIANO –

André Gallo

– PIANO –

Velasco Vitali

– SETS –

MACH

– MIMO ENSAMBLE –

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6th

MACH YOUTH CONCERT

MORBEGNO – Auditorium S. Antonio

TIME: 9pm

E. Grieg (1843 – 1907): Two Elegiac Melodies Op. 34

F. Mendelssohn – Bartholdy (1809 – 1847): Concert in D minor for violin, piano and string orchestra MWV O4

E. Grieg (1843 – 1907): Suite “Fra Holdbergs zit” Op. 40 for string orchestra

Francesco Senese

– CONCERTMASTER –

Gennaro Cardaropoli

– VIOLIN –

Benedetta Senese

– PIANO –

MACH Youth

– ORCHESTRA –

THURSDAY, JULY 7th

NOCTURNAL CONCERT

GRAVEDONA – S. Maria del Tiglio

TIME: 10.30pm

Le Chemin oublié

F. Decruck (1896 – 1954): Sonata in C-sharp major for saxophone and piano

F. Schimitt (1870 – 1958): Légende

A. Caplet (1878 – 1925): Elégie

J. Ibert (1890 – 1962): L’age d’Or

C. Pascal (1921 – 2017): Sonatine

A. Jolivet (1905 – 1974): Dechiffrage

P. Lantier (1910 – 1998):  Eskaldunak Sonata for saxophone and piano

Roberto Armocida

– SAXOPHONE –

André Gallo

– PIANO –

FRIDAY, JULY 8th

MACH SUITE I

COLICO – Chiesa di San Giorgio

TIME: 9.30pm

MACH Orchestra musicians

Surprise repertoire for solo and chamber instruments

Soloists

– MACH ORCHESTRA –

SATURDAY, JULY 9th

MACH ORCHESTRA CONCERT

MORBEGNO – Auditorium S. Antonio

TIME: 9pm

D. Shostakovich (1906 – 1975): Concert for piano, trumpet and string orchestra Op. 35

D. Shostakovich (1906 – 1975): Kammersimphonie Op. 100a for string orchestra (Barshai revision)

MACH

– ORCHESTRA –

Diego Matheuz

– CONDUCTOR –

Alexander Romanovsky

– PIANO –

Marco Pierobon

– TRUMPET –

SUNDAY, JULY 10th

PROMENADE CONCERT

NOVATE MEZZOLA – Tempio di San Fedelino

TIME: 11am

Ave, Dei genitrix, fontana d’alegrança
Water and the Marian worship in the European Middle Ages

IL LAUDARIO DI CORTONA(Cortona, Municipal Library, Ms. 91 – XIII sec.)

Altissima luce col grande splendore – lauda Toccara – instrumental
(elaborated by Cortona, Ms. 91)

Laude novella sia cantata – lauda

Ave, Dei genitrix – lauda

O Maria, d’omelia – lauda Salterello – instrumental
(elaborato da Cortona, Ms. 91)

LE CANTIGAS DE SANTA MARIA (El Escorial library, codex J. b. 2 – XIII sec.)
Ben vennas Mayo (cantiga n. 6 II) – instrumental version

Nas coita devemos chamar (cantiga n. 112)
How Holy Mary saved a boat carrying grain and safely led it to port

Mui gran dereit’/Tanto son (cantigas n. 52 e 48) – instrumental version

Como deus fez vino d’agua (cantiga n. 23)
How Holy Mary turned water into wine for a good woman in Britain

Muito nos fez gran merçee/Como Deus fez vynno d’agua (cantigas n. 378 e 23) – instrumental version

Ontre todalas vertudes (cantiga n. 323) – instrumental version

Tantos vay Santa Maria (cantiga n. 371)
How Holy Mary of Porto saved a woman in danger on a boat that sank into the sea

O ffondo do mar (cantiga n. 383)
How Holy Mary protected a woman who wanted to get on a ship and fell into the sea, and she healed her, and the woman thanked Holy Mary

Ensemble Micrologus

  • Patrizia Bovi: singer, harp, buccina (Medieval trumpet)
  • Goffredo Degli Esposti: zufolo and drum, bicalamo flute, traverso, bagpipes
  • Gabriele Russo: viella, ribeca, trumpet, fife, buccina (Medieval trumpet)
  • Peppe Frana: oud (Arabic lute), guinterna

Micrologus

– ENSEMBLE –

SUNDAY, JULY 10th

CHAMBER CONCERT

COLICO – Abbazia di Piona

TIME: 9pm

A. Arensky (1861- 1906): Quartet in A minor Op. 35 for violin, viola and two cellos

J. Brahms (1833 – 1897): Quartet in C minor Op. 60 per piano, violin, viola and cello

Andrea Lucchesini

– PIANO –

Francesco Senese

– VIOLIN –

Simone Briatore

– VIOLA –

Mario Brunello

– CELLO –

Patrizio Serino

– CELLO –

MONDAY, JULY 11th

SOLO CONCERT

COLICO – Abbazia di Piona

TIME: 9pm

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750): Sonatas e Partitas for solo violin – transcription for small cello

Mario Brunello

– SMALL CELLO –

TUESDAY, JULY 12th

MACH SUITE II

VILLATICO – Chiesa di S. Bernardino

TIME: 9.30pm

MACH Orchestra musicians

Surprise repertoire for solo and chamber instruments

Soloists

– MACH ORCHESTRA –

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13th

MACH ENSEMBLE CONCERT

COLICO – Giardini Villa Osio

TIME: 9.30pm

L. Boccherini (1743 – 1805): String Quintet in C major Op. 30 n. 6 – “Night Music of Madrid’s streets”

H. Purcell (1659 – 1695): The fairy Queen Suite n. 1

H.I.F. Von Biber (1644 – 1704): La battalia a 10

O. Mustonen (1967): Nonetto n. 2

MACH

– ENSEMBLE –

THURSDAY, JULY 14th

MACH ENSEMBLE CONCERT

BERGAMO – Palazzo Zanchi Coutyard

TIME: 9pm

L. Boccherini (1743 – 1805): String Quintet in C major Op. 30 n. 6 – “Night Music of Madrid’s streets”

H. Purcell (1659 – 1695): The fairy Queen Suite n. 1

H.I.F. Von Biber (1644 – 1704): La battalia a 10

O. Mustonen (1967): Nonetto n. 2

MACH

– ENSEMBLE –

FRIDAY, JULY 15th

MACH ENSEMBLE CONCERT

PIANELLO DEL LARIO – Museo della Barca Lariana

TIME: 9.30pm

L. Boccherini (1743 – 1805): String Quintet in C major Op. 30 n. 6 – “Night Music of Madrid’s streets”

H. Purcell (1659 – 1695): The fairy Queen Suite n. 1

H.I.F. Von Biber (1644 – 1704): La battalia a 10

O. Mustonen (1967): Nonetto n. 2

MACH

– ENSEMBLE –

SATURDAY, JULY 16th

BREAKFAST WITH…

COLICO – L’Ontano – Naturalistic Oasis

TIME: 7am

N. Rimsky Korsakov (1844-1908): Sheherazade op.35 – « The Young Prince and the Young Princess » Arranged by N. Chajai

C. Debussy (1862-1918): Ballade slave L.70 – transcription by N. Chajai

H. Reine (1875-1956): Ballade fantastique – from E.A. Poe’s novel «the revealing heart »

E. Satie (1866-1925): Gnossienne n.2 – transcription by N. Chajai

E. Walter Kuhne (1870-1930): Fantasia for harp on the themes of Eugene Oneguine

C. Debussy (1862-1918): Nocturne – transcription by N. Chajai

M. Balakiriev (1836 – 1910): Gondollied – transcription by N. Chajai

W. Posse (1852-1925): Carnaval de Venise

Nabila Chajai

– HARP –

SUNDAY, JULY 17th

CLOSING CONCERT – OPEN AIR

COLICO – Paride Cariboni Park

TIME: 9.30pm

Music from J.S. Bach, J. Pachelbel, O. Mustonen, M. Lindgren, J. Lennon – P. McCartney, A. Franklin, N. Simone, O. Lavie, F. Battiato, L. Dalla

MACH

– ORCHESTRA –

Magnus Lindgren

– CONDUCTOR –

Frida Bollani Magoni

– VOICE – PIANO –

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