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On the waves of the music. Music events and concerts in the Riviera - July 2015

Once again this year you can spend your holiday in Romagna in the company of great music and prestigious international and Italian artists.  With concerts at sunset and sunrise, musical festivals on the beach, in nearby towns, and even in the inland Romagna villages, here are the main events of the packed musical program of the Adriatic Coast.

 

Unexpected sounds will be at the heart of the 50th edition of the concert series Musica Pomposa, held in the evocative setting of the thousand year old Abbey of Pomposa, near the Lidi di Comacchio. Opening this festival is Summer Mandolin, on Thursday, July 16; on Saturday, July 20, Vivaldi and Bach will face off; and Thursday, July 30 Misa Criolla. The concerts continue until August 27.

 

In Ravenna there will be the 54th International Festival of Organ Music, the most historic in Italy, in which every year the best international artists participate playing the ancient Mascioni organ in the very beautiful Basilica di San Vitale, a UNESCO heritage site. The first date of this event, on schedule until August 24, is Sunday, July 27 - with the performance of the Polish organ player Slawomir Kaminski.

 

A lot of music also on the beach, at the first light of dawn, for a unique sensorial experience. Night owls and early birds will come together at the bathing establishments of Pinarella (Ra), every Sunday until August 23, with Musical Dawns; at the Lidi di Comacchio (Fe), with the suave notes of flamenco and tango, classic, modern and contemporary music, Irish folk and swing; and finally, on the beaches of Cesenatico, with concerts of soul & funk, taranta, and musicals.

 

Delicate and suave music, again in Cesenatico, can be heard also in the calm Piazzetta delle Conserve for the occasion of "Notturni alle Conserve". The chamber music concerts, all with free admission, will host the notes of the Ensemble Symposium, Trio La Follia, and Wind Ensemble, just to name a few. From July 7 to August 18.

 

The musical itinerary will also stop in Cesena with the series  A cielo aperto. Inside the suggestive setting of the Rocca Malatestiana and of Villa Torlonia in San Mauro Pascoli, internationally famous artists will perform, such as Clark Plaid M + A, Jimmy Cliff, Maria Gadù, Mark Lanegan, Calexico, and Gogol Bordello. Until August 28.


For those who are in the Forlì-Cesena province, do not miss Jazz Women in Blues in Bertinoro and Fratta Terme, a concert series dedicated to female international and Italian jazz and blues musicians and singers who at the very least have the common denominator of being women. The upcoming events are with the Francesca Viaro Quartet, Laura Fedele & The Nite Life, Nina and the Villa El Salvador Quartet, For the Good Times feat. Stephanie Ocean Ghizzoni, Camille Thurma and MMGT, and Gianna Cerchier & Power Play Band. July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26.

 

Just inland from Rimini, the lovely town of bel Valmarecchia, a Villanova archeological site and the home town of the Malatesta dynasty, will host the 31st edition of the Verucchio Music Festival, under the artistic direction of Ludovico Einaudi, on schedule from July 17 to 31. Taking the stage are big names such as Xavier Rudd and The United Nations, on Sunday, July 19, The Kooks, Wednesday, July 22, and Kings of Convenience, Tuesday, July 28.

 

In Rimini from July 2 to 30 the high quality summer musical appointment is with "Percuotere la mente", the festival that focuses on combining tradition and renewal, with ethnic influences and some touches of experimentation. Among the star guests are Paola Turci, Stefano Bollani, and the group Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express.

 

For the calendar of summer music events in the Riviera

Last modified Jul 07, 2015

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