ON STAGE in Florence
Florence is your stage!
In 1300, Pope Boniface VIII said that Aristotle was wrong, the universe was not made of four elements, but of five: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Florentines. And rightly so.
Florence is not only the birthplace of Dante, Petrarch, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Giotto, Boccaccio, Galilei and Machiavelli (and the list goes on), but also the birthplace of the Renaissance, Opera and the Neoclassical architecture, which revolutionized the way Rome, London, Paris and every other major city in Europe were built.
And this is just a smidgen of everything the city has to offer. See for yourself and prepare to be amazed!
The official registration deadline has passed on January 9, 2017.
If you have not yet registered your choir for organizational reasons please contact us to discuss further details.
The events are designed for all those who wish to combine their music with travelling, learning and experiencing of new destinations.
Among others, the schedule will include the following performance opportunities:
- A guided city tour including performances with local and international choirs in different places, churches or other performance locations.
- A workshop where participants will be introduced to the musical tradition of the region and work on 1-2 pieces to perform together at the final concert.
- Acoustic and stage rehearsals.
- Final concert with performances of appr. 15 minutes per choir and a joint performance of all choirs with the pieces from the workshop.
- Performances in churches.
Additional touristic activities, performances and individual programs can be organized upon request.
A guitarist, composer, arranger and choir conductor, Edoardo Materassi is the author of many vocal and instrumental compositions frequently performed in Italy and abroad by world-known musicians. He’s an esteemed collaborator of various theatre associations, among which “Archivio Zeta”, as well as of the “CantAScuola” association in Torino, and of the “Fe.N.I.A.R.Co” Italian Choir Association. He also cooperated as an arranger with the choral festival “Europa Cantat 2012”.
Edoardo Materassi performs an intense activity in Italy and abroad as a choir conductor and has won several national and international prizes and recorded many CDs. In 2011 his “Composizioni per Soprano e Chitarra” were selected by the Tuscany Region Choir Association to be published in the book “Quaderni di Diapason” whereas some of his works are published in the book “Una città che canta” by the Ferruccio Busoni music studies centre and Tuscany Region Choir Association.
He currently conducts 8 choirs among which Animae Voces, Mulieris Voces, Sesto Incanto, Menura Vocal Ensemble, and several primary and high school choirs. After his very successful cooperation as the Workshop Leader in the ON STAGE in Florence 2016, we are truly honoured to have Mr. Materassi’s cooperation again for ON STAGE in Florence 2017.