ON STAGE in Verona
Verona is your stage!
Shakespeare placed Romeo and Juliet in Verona for a good reason: romance, passion, conflict seem to shape the city itself. From the Roman amphitheater and the Palazzo Barber to Juliet’s balcony, Verona is one of Italy’s most enchanting cities.
Also known as Piccola Roma (little Rome), Verona’s narrow streets are a rich collection of beautiful buildings and baroque facades.
With its stunning historic monuments, wonderful gastronomic treats and wide variety of artistic activities, Verona has all the ingredients to a perfect escape from reality.
“To penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery–back, back down the old ways of time. Strange and wonderful chords awake in us, and vibrate again after many hundreds of years of complete forgetfulness.”
The official registration deadline has passed on November 7, 2016.
Please contact us via 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.
We are very happy to introduce the lecturer of the ON STAGE workshop in Verona, Mr. Matteo Valbusa, one of the most passionate orchestra conductor, choirmaster and professor of his generation.
Studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (Finland), under the guidance of Matti Hyökki, Mr. Valbusa, was awarded the special prize for the best interpretation of Renaissance music at the International Competition for choral conductors in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2009.
In 2015 he graduated with highest honors in orchestral conducting at the Conservatory of Vicenza under the guidance of Maestro Giancarlo Andretta, conducting the Orchestra of Padua and Veneto in music by Aaron Copland and Felix Mendelssohn.
His long and diverse career as conductor, a Verona professor and music advisor, lecturer on opera and classical music, and member of Artistic Committee ASAC Veneto are all great indicators as to what to expect in his workshop in Verona.