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Brahmsfest, two days of musical marathon in Rome with Avos Project
All Brahms chamber music in ten concerts offered by teachers and students on 21 and 22 May at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music
In the heart of Rome, a twenty-hour musical marathon presents theintegral of the chamber compositions of Johannes Brahms, engaging 65 musicians in ten concerts. IS Brahmsfest, event created byAvos Project Music Academy, scheduled Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May to the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music (Piazza S. Agostino 20 / a) located a few steps from Piazza Navona.

A very special occasion to listen to the entire chamber catalog of the German composer, emblem of the late romantic style, from the most famous masterpieces such as the Hungarian dances to rare and extremely rare pieces such as i Quintets and Sextets for strings or the Trio op. 40 for piano, violin and horn.

For the first time, the complete chamber compositions by Brahms will be brought to the stage by a music academy, involving 50 young students and 15 teachers, internationally renowned musicians.

"The purpose of musical academies is not only to pass on knowledge or technique, but to ferry the artistic path of musicians on the big stages through confrontation with the sacred monsters of music, such as Brahms, and above all by addressing mammoth repertoires such as the ones we will go to face - says David Romano, one of the founders of Avos Project and first of the second violins of the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia - Being able to listen and perform an integral is an opportunity for artistic growth for musicians and for the public . "

In the performance of the ten concerts the founders and artistic directors of the Avos Project Academy, Mario Montore, Alessio Pianelli, David Romano, Riccardo Savinelli, Massimo Spada, Mirei Yamada, will alternate with the Prometeo Quartet, Alessandro Deljavan, Leonardo Pierdomenico, Kevin Spagnolo, Diego Romano, Luca Sanzò is Luca Cyprian.

Among the masterpieces on the program, the twenty-one stands out Hungarian dances, certainly among the main pieces of Brahms, which demonstrated the passion and spontaneity in dealing with Hungarian folk music. But there will also be room for the Quartet op. 26 for piano and strings, the Quintet for clarinet and strings op. 115, there Sonata op. 99 for piano and cello, the Trio op. 101 for piano, violin and cello and the Trio op. 40 for piano, violin and horn. Among the jewels in the program, the Sextet for strings op. 36, a youthful masterpiece by Brahms in which it is evident the desire to use a varied and at the same time homogeneous staff in the passage from the symphonic to the chamber sphere.

Five concerts are scheduled for each of the two days, two in the morning, two in the afternoon and one in the evening, Saturday 21 May starting at 10.30, Sunday 22 at 10.

Admission to all concerts is free, upon reservation on the dedicated page on the site eventbrite  

Source: Press release

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