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My Africa
Foresta Martin, Maillon de la Cadène - Absolute First Performance (1st Prize at the Composition Competition for Musical Afternoons) Mozart, Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A major K 622; Mozart, Symphony No. 38 in D major K 504 "Prague"

I Pomeriggi Musicali Foundation Presents

"76th Symphonic Season Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali"
Although in very different terms, two of the three compositions on the program present links with the African continent. L'Slowly of the Concert for clarinet by Mozart is associated in the memory of a couple of generations with the film Out of Africa ("My Africa"), the 1985 classic directed by Sydney Pollack from the novel of the same name by Karen Blixen, winner of 7 Oscars and, in Italy, of 2 David di Donatello and a Nastro d'Argento. Mozart's page is called upon you to interpret the intense and unhappy love story experienced by Meryl Streep and Robert Redford against the backdrop of the breathtaking beauty of unspoiled nature: an operation that uses Mozart's music to express the fascination exerted by the 'Africa on Westerners (the writer, the characters, the director) of the twentieth century. The novelty of the young Roman composer Attilio Foresta Martin, born in 1987, invites us to look at the same continent in a very different way. Maillon de la Cadène, 1st Prize at the Composition Competition of Musical Afternoons, contemplates the consequences of centuries of colonialism on African society, departing from an original observation point. The phenomenon at the center of the composition is the magical ritual to which the Yoruba girls of West Africa are subjected to induce them into a condition of permanent slavery and prostitution. [...]


Alessandro Bonato already has to his credit an experience that places him among the main emerging young people of the current Italian music scene.
Marco Giani has played in some of the most important concert halls in Europe, Canada and the USA: Musikverein in Vienna, Semperoper in Dresden, Konzerthaus Berlin, Teatro San Carlo in Naples ...
My Africa


Director: Alessandro Bonato Clarinet: Marco Giani Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali


Martin Forest, Maillon de la Cadène - FIRST ABSOLUTE PERFORMANCE (1st Prize at the Composition Competition of Musical Afternoons) Mozart, Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A major K 622 Mozart, Symphony n. 38 in D major K 504 "Prague"


Saturday 27 February 2021

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