Program 2017


Parco Sculture del Chianti

Musical evenings at the Amphitheatre

Tuesday from 4 July through 22 August, 19: 00

Program of the 2017 season concerts

04 July 2017 at 19:00

Romina Capitani ISOLA JAZZ 4et Jazz

Romina Capitani - voice

Riccardo Galardini - guitar

Giacomo Rossi – double bass

Paolo Corsi - drums

This evening’s concert offers great jazz music including tracts from Isola Jazz’s new CD as well as some evergreen favorites. Original numbers with English and Italian text, highlight various heartfelt feelings from inner tension to peaceful sentiments. Beside Romina Capitani, one of the most talented and interesting voices in the Italian jazz scene, are other experienced and sensitive musicians like Riccardo Galardini, guitarist who has collaborated with many important Italian artists, Paolo Corsi, drummer with considerable experience in both live and recorded performances of international renown and also the solid and eclectic master of the double bass, Giacomo Rossi from Siena.click here to listen.

11 July 2017 at 19:00

Sonika Band Great successes of Italian and international music

Francesca Bettolini - voice

Andrea Coli - trombone

Alessandro Marra - piano

SONIKA Band was born from the idea of interaction between two wonderful instruments: voice and trombone. In actual fact the band is a trio, with the collaboration of Maestro Alessandro Marra at the piano. The SONIKA is the only group to offer some of the best-known national and international numbers such as Pino Daniele’s Napule è or Liza Minelli’s New York New York making them like a succulent feast with arrangements veiled in Jazz. click here.

18 July 2017 at 19:00

Tablao Flamenco Flamenco

José Salguero - voice

Marco Perona / Francesco de Vita – guitar

Cecilia Boglione "La Sesi" and Claudio Javarone - dancers

Francesca Angotti, Chiara Castellani, Katia Di Leo - accompanists

Declared by Unesco “World Heritage”, Flamenco has managed to take from everyone yet belong to no-one. It is a completely unique art with dozens of faces and diverse sounds. The performance by Tablao Flamenco intends to take you on a Flamenco-style voyage by alternating traditional Flamenco dance and music. A modern touch characterizes the dancers’ group choreography, whereas the songs are linked to its roots created by the guitar in a rich and varied emotional atmosphere of sound.clikk here.

25 July 2017 at 19:00

Quartetto Auris Mélange de Passions: Tango

Martina Daga - soprano sax

Giada Moretti - tenor sax

Orlando Cialli - contralto sax

Giulia Fidenti - baritone sax

Four saxaphones give life to a memorable evening of tangos from traditional numbers of Albeniz to the tango-habanera Youkali by Kurt Weill and more revolutionary renderings of Piazzolla and Galliano in a real Mélange de Passions - Mixture of Passions. The young group, all former students of the Fiesole School of Music, are regularly subjected to prestigious reviews of a considerable repertoire which, thanks to their versatile instruments, range from classic to romantic, and from ethnic folk to pop.Click to listen

01 August 2017 at 19:00

Take Four Jazz

Eric Buhne – accordion, clarinet, saxophone

Thomas Hebert – acoustic guitar and electric bass

Jörg Scharff – clarinet, saxophone, flute

Fritz Scheerer - guitar

This German quartet are passionate musicians, playing anything that has rhythm and vigour: jazz, pop, blues, bossa nova, Balkan jazz, musette, klezmer and original numbers. They constantly change sounds and images in an incredible journey across the world of music.click here to learn more.

08 August 2017 at 19:00

Duo Madreperla The essence of women: from opera to operetta to cabaret

Lucia Adriana Koechlin - mezzosoprano

Cristiano Manzoni - piano

The Duo Madreperla consists of Lucia Adriana Koechlin and Cristiano Manzoni. The singer and musicotherapist lives in Castellina in Chianti and Switzerland where most of her concerts are with various ensembles and musicians of the classical genre. The prize-winning pianist pursues a busy concert schedule including accompanying recitals by Andrea Bocelli, K. Ricciarelli, F. Cedolins among others.
The theme of their concert is the female figure in legends and the real world in a varied and touching program that ranges from opera to operetta ending with cabaret. Unforgettable pieces are L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) from Carmen by Georges Bizet, Cin-Ci-Là from the homonymous operetta by Virgilio Ranzato, Liebeslied from Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera and Tell me the truth about love by Benjamin Britten. Other music is by Paul Abraham, Erik Satie, William Bolcom, Gaetano Donizetti, etc.click here to learn more.

15 August 2017 at 19:00

In the Cloud Trio Brazilian music

Ilaria Corbelli – voice

Giancarlo Bonari – guitar

Emanuele Rappuoli – double bass

Singer Ilaria Corbelli, guitarist Giancarlo Bonari and double bass player Emanuele Rappuoli met at the Siena Jazz school and now are a homogenous and faithful trio passionately devoted to their profession. Their repertory consists of Brazilian music and bossa nova, with ventures into the true and genuine jazz of the forties to sixties. Among popular numbers are Desafinado, A Felicidade, Chega de Saudade, Misty and Satin Doll, guaranteeing an evening of strong emotional impact and rich impressions.click here to learn more.

22 August 2017 at 19:00

Nadia De Sanctis The golden years of American song

Nadia De Sanctis - voice

Piero Lauria - piano

Klaus Lessmann - clarinet

For almost half a century American song has represented the most formidable vessel and provider of emotions on the planet. Authors, editors, arrangers and interpreters from the days of Tin Pan Alley have competed to provide successes far exceeding their time. Thanks to new mediums such as the gramophone record, radio and cinema a tradition founded on the theatre, the salon and café in the late nineteenth century triggered an unprecedented surge in artistic activity which even now considerably contributes to keeping old favorites alive.
The voice of the versatile artist from Colle Val d’Elsa, Nadia De Sanctis, accompanied on the piano by Piero Lauria and the clarinet of the great soloist of Italian and European jazz Klaus Lessmann have enabled us to experience a trip of so-called ‘standard’, in other words ‘immortal’ songs like Gershwin’s Somebody loves me, Kern’s Old man river and Cole Porter’s I’ve got you under my skin.click here for sample

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