Summer 2023 saw the third edition of Musica Maestro!, the music festival promoted by the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation, held from June 18 to July 13 in the garden of Luciano Pavarotti Home Museum in Modena.
Confirming the success recorded in the previous editions, the festival proposed music and entertainment events with a high artistic profile, working closely together with organisations and subjects in the area with the aim of enriching the panorama of cultural, musical and food offering in the region.
The proposal of events was aimed to reach at a wide and transversal audience.
In PENSIERI & PAROLE events the expressive power of words met the emotional and suggestive power of notes.
Paolo Crepet, with Comizi d’amore contemporanei (6 July), offered his thoughts about love and human passions contextualised in our times, also taking cue from the musical suggestions offered by some scores by composers such as Arvo Pärt, Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, and Sergej Rachmaninov, played on the piano by Maestro Marcello Mazzoni.
On his Parola tour (13 July), Giovanni Caccamo made the word, in all its forms, the protagonist. Each song was inspired by a reading, a text, a theme and was preceded by an instrumental introduction on which an “exceptional voice” read the text that inspired it.
The series of events entitled NOTE D’OPERA – (free admission with prior booking) aimed to offer events of entertainment and in-depth analysis.
After the great public success gained in the 2022 edition, Italy’s best-known music divulger, Maestro Giovanni Bietti, presented two new concert-lessons, making it easier to understand and listen to two pillars of Italian melodrama: Aida (June 22) and La Bohème (June 29).
The Orchestra Senzaspine offered both a concert-workshop on voice and conducting (June 28), inviting the public to test themselves like real musicians, and a concert dedicated to film music (July 5), in particular the soundtracks of Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota that have marked the history of cinema.
The Pavarotti Foundation, one of whose objectives is to give space and visibility to emerging opera talents, decided to dedicate an evening to the meeting of these two elements, opera and young people, perfectly expressed in the one-act operina buffa Bastiano e Bastiana by W. A. Mozart (July 4), staged by the students of the O. Vecchi – A. Tonelli Music School in Modena.
Magic Symphony (July11) mixed the art of illusionism and storytelling with the beauty of classical music performed by a symphony orchestra. The musician and composer Giorgio Fabbri, the mentalist Roberto Ferrari and the Orchestra BenTiVoglio introduced the audience to…magical notes.
During APERinCANTO events, themed concerts were introduced by an aperitif-tastings curated by internationally renowned chef Luca Marchini, from L’Erba del Re Restaurant. The musical aperitifs represented an initiative that successfully combined the region’s excellence in music and food.
BUONGIORNO A CASA PAVAROTTI were confirmed also in this edition, reaching the same appreciation and popularity of previous years. An appointment attended not only by opera fans but also by families with children and young people eager to spend Sundays in a different way. Each appointment offered to participants the chance to enjoy breakfast outdoors, in the garden of the Home Museum, to listen to a live concert performed by young opera singers accompanied on the piano by Maestro Paolo Andreoli, to take part in a guided tour of the Museum and to taste an aperitif with typical Modenese products.
The festival Musica Maestro! relied on the support of institutional bodies and private subjects that decided to walk alongside the Pavarotti Foundation, promoting an initiative highlighting the value of culture and local excellences. We therefore thank for their support: Regione Emilia- Romagna, APT Servizi Regione Emilia-Romagna, Comune di Modena, Radio Bruno (media partner), Teatro Duse.