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On the waves of the music. Music events and concerts in the Riviera - August 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. Among the upcoming concerts: "Una voce poco fa..." (Tuesday, August 4), "Lectura Dantis" (Wednesday, August 12), "Arka Ira" (Wednesday, August 19), then closing with "Bach to Italy: Sonate per Flauto e Cembalo", Thursday, August 27.


In Ravenna you still can take part to 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 upcoming dates of this event are Monday, August 3 with Johannes Skudlik, Monday, August 10 with Roman Perucki, Monday, August 17 with Lars Frederiksen and Monday, August 24 with Inge Beck.


Also in the heart of the mosaic city, on the porch of the basilica of San Francesco, a full calendar of events will be held for the 12th edition of "Sotto le Stelle di Galla Placidia".  As always, there will be prestigious participants such as the Tiger Dixie Band, Sunday, August 2, the Magnasco Movie Quartet, Friday, August 7, Lele il Saraceno, Friday, August 14, Andrea Capezzuoli and Company, Sunday, August 16, and the Hukulele Lovers, Friday, August 21.


Going inland from Ravenna, in Riolo Terme the last days of August, from the 26 to 29, the longest running rock festival in Emilia Romagna, "Frogstock", will be held.  The special guest for the 22nd edition is the histrionic rapper and songwriter from Puglia Caparezza with his “Museica Tour II – The Exhibition”, in concert on Saturday, August 29.  There will also be, before and after the shows, the live music cocktail hours and the adrenaline filled After Shows at the Joker Disco Bar.  Music can also be tasted here, by stopping at the Romagna “Traditional Fast Food” and at the grappa stand called “Kill the Coffee”.


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), of chanson française, classic, modern and contemporary music, jazz, Irish folk and Balkan music; and finally, on the beaches of Cesenatico, from August 2 to 15, with concerts, one with the magic of taranta, and the other a musical for a string and vocal quartet.



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 Tango Tres, August 4, Kyknos Quartet, August 11, and Gan Eden Ensemble, August 18.


The musical itinerary will also stop in Cesena with the series A cielo aperto. Inside the suggestive setting of the Rocca Malatestiana, internationally famous artists will perform, such as Mark Lanegan Band, Calexico and Gogol Bordello. August 11, 18, 28.

In Rimini the turning of summer into fall is marked by the prestigious Sagra Musicale Malatestiana, one of the oldest Italian music festivals that focuses on great symphonic orchestras, conductors and internationally known soloists, besides original projects where music is interwoven with other arts.  The first date of the 66th edition is on August 23 with "La dolce vita: music from Italian cinema"; played by the Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, directed by Steven Mercurio.


The stage will be shaking in the Green Pearl which is ready to host great names for the "Deejay & Riccione Estate" being broadcast live for the entire month of August.  There will be very young talents - singers, bands, dj producers, comics and imitators - as well as the stars of the musical summer such as Annalisa, Francesco Sarcina, Levante, Raige, Il Pagante (Monday, August 3), Fedez, J-Ax, Il Cile, Madh (Thursday, August 6), Jack Savoretti, Zero Assoluto, Giovanni Caccamo (Saturday, August 10), Neffa and Baby K (and among the comedic guests Paolo Migone and Ruggero dei Timidi, Saturday, August 15), the Street Clerks (Wednesday, August 19), Emis Killa, Guè Pequeno, Marracash, and Clementino (Saturday, August 22).

For the calendar of summer music events in the Riviera

Last modified Aug 13, 2015

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