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Sep 24, 2020

21st edition of Festival Duni

25 September to 12 November 2020 

Dialogues between ancient and contemporary music

IL BAROCCO VISTO DA SUD

In a very difficult time for live music and live performance in the pandemic year 2020, the Duni Festival will be held in presence as it was conceived, thanks to the special places in the historical centre of Matera where the social distance and all security rules are easy to apply.

The chosen title for the Edition no.21 of the Festival, one of the most important in the southern Italy, “Barocco visto da sud” (A southern vision of the Baroque) resumes the peculiarity of the Duni Festival, starting from the resonance of the 2019 year of Matera Cultural Capital Town of Europe and developing the crucial dialogue between the music of the past and the contemporary age. In addition to some of the most famous interpreters of our times (Ton Koopman, Jordi Savall, Antonio Florio and the pianist Beatrice Rana, performing for the first time in Matera), many other great specialists from different countries and also from southern Italy are guests of the Festival, where Renaissance and Baroque music is alternated with programs from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries (including Stravinskij’s Pulcinella performed together its baroque original models and an hommage to Luigi Nono, with the violinist Francesco D’Orazio). The special project of the complete cycle of four Passions by Giovanni Maria Trabaci (Naples 1634), a composer born near Matera, has come this year to the third step with the performance of the Passion after saint Luke.
The relaxed formula of conversation-concerts “Café Duny” will present cds, books and research projects with reputed performers such as Patrizia Bovi, Crawford Young, Marco Horvat, Andrea Cohen, while other concerts are including trumpet festival music (Cassone in trio) and the Renaissance Dance music (Chirintana), and special concerts for schools.
The Festival will be opened on September 25 in the Dom of Matera by the first modern performance of the Neapolitan Oratorio Sant’Eustachio (patron saint of Matera) by Donato Ricchezza (Naples 1689) with Cappella Neapolitana conducted by Antonio Florio. You are all warmly welcome to the magic city of Matera!
You are all wormly welcome to the magic city of Matera!

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