On the occasion of the Venice Cocktail Week, the concert on Saturday 1 October by Asolo Musica – Veneto Musica at the Lo Squero Auditorium in Venice will be a union of notes and “spirits” that mix. A multisensory experience that will combine the music of Antonio Fresa with the cocktails of the San Giorgio Café.
With the concert ticket you can buy aintegration for the visit to one of the suggestive places of the Foundation: Monumental Complex, Labyrinth Borges, Vatican Chapels and Green Theater (remember to always consult the Visitcini.com website for any temporary restrictions on visits). Reservations: www.boxol.it/auditoriumlosquero
“Towards Venice” or towards the sea, towards the city, towards the music and towards the spirits that mix. It is the fascinating theme of the concert to be held on Saturday October 1st at 4.30 pm at the Lo Squero Auditorium on the island of S. Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. “Towards Venice” is a journey that leads into music and mixology: it connects the emotion of listening to a concert by Antonio Fresa at the piano with the pleasure of a cocktail at the San Giorgio Café as part of the Venice Cocktail Week.
Antonio Fresa will play some songs from Vertical plane and the music composed for the audio guides of the Vatican Chapelsof the Borges labyrinth he was born in Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro. Fresa transports the viewer in a succession of notes that become images: an evocative music which has roots in Eurocult music, jazz, minimal music and songwriting.
Towards the sea, the city, the music and towards the spirits that mix
Antonio Fresa, pianist, composer, arranger, producer and author of music for the cinema (nominated for the David di Donatello and the Nastri d’Argento as best musician for “Gatta Cenerentola”), it is very linked to the Island of San Giorgio. A place full of spirituality, created by nature and shaped by historywhich inspired his project “A soundtrack experience“: a soundtrack to fully savor a unique place in the world. Fresa narrated the Borges Labyrinth in music, one of the places on the Island of San Giorgio that exerts the greatest charm on visitors, considered one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy; and the Vatican Chapels, the ten Vatican chapels of the Giorgio Cini Foundation.
“Verso Venezia” will be with a concert structured in three parts e connects the three movements of the executions – the journey, the seaside town and the art of mixing, understood as a skilful combination of spirits – to three special cocktails that can be tasted at the San Giorgio Café after the concert: “An American in Venice”, “Mar (e) tini” and “Equilibria”.
In the evocative concert on Saturday 1 October Antonio Fresa will also perform the music composed for the audioguide of the Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro of Naples and some compositions from his record “Vertical plane”. An enveloping music, a world of ideas whispered by black and white keys that tell a cinematic journey made of classical and contemporary influences, of minimal music and jazz fragments.
As for all the appointments of Asolo Musica – Veneto Musica at the “Lo Squero” auditorium, with the concert ticket it is possible to buy aintegration for the visit to one of the suggestive places of the Foundation: Monumental Complex, Labyrinth Borges, Vatican Chapels and Teatro Verde (remember to always consult the Visitcini.com website for any temporary restrictions on visits).
The musical season, organized by Asolo Musica in collaboration with the Cini allo Squero Foundation, is realized with the contribution of MIC – Ministry of Culture, Veneto Region and supported by the Pro-Gest Group, CentroMarca Banca, Zanta Pianoforti, Zoogami and Bellussi Spumanti.
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Graduated in piano at the Perosi Conservatory in Campobasso, he studied Film Scoring at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. He has worked as a composer of numerous soundtracks including “The choice of Mary” by francesco Micciche “,” Reliving at Pompeii “by Luca Mazzieri,” Come Prima “by Tommy Weber (ITA / FRA),” La Gatta Cenerentola “by A . Rak, “The Hairdresser” by Stefano Incerti, “Passion” by John Turturro, “It is not fair” by A. De Lillo, “El campo” (ITA / ARG) by Hernan Belon, “The art of happiness” by A. Rak, “Cor ‘& sang'” by Lucio Fiorentino, “Fellini degli Spiriti” by Anselma Dell’Olio, “Terra Bruciata” by Luca Gianfrancesco, “Dames et Princes de la Prehistoire” by Pauline Costa (FRA / CZK) .
He receives the nomination as best musician at the David di Donatello 2018 and at the Nastri D’Argento 2018. He works on several occasions as a “musician for art”, his music from the official Pompeii audio guide that for over 20 years has accompanied tourists during visit. Recently he composed the music for the pavilion of the Holy See at the 2018 Architecture Biennale, Vatican Chapels, which has become permanent, at the Cini Foundation in Venice. He composed the soundtrack for the traveling virtual exhibition for the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s birth produced for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2021, to celebrate the opening to the public of the famous Borges Labyrinth in Venice, he composed a chamber suite for bandoneon and orchestra, performed by the Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice.
He conducted the orchestra at the Sanremo Festival 2018 for Ornella Vanoni with the song “Learn to love” of which he is co-author. He worked early in his career as a pianist and arranger with the finest songwriters on the national scene, including Bungaro, Nino Buonocore and Joe Barbieri. He has collaborated with international artists including Stacey Kent, Omara Portuondo, Carl Anderson, Richard Galliano, Peter Erskine.
Saturday 1 October at 4.30 pm
Antonio Fresa piano
“Towards Venice”. Music from Vertical plane and from Soundtrack Experience of the Vatican Chapelsof the Borges labyrinthof the Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro
The Squero of the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, an ancient boat repair shop dating back to the mid-nineteenth century, has become a modern and evocative auditorium and won the 2017 Torta Prize. The restoration of the structure, promoted by Giorgio Cini Foundation and created with the contribution of the Interregional Superintendency for Public Works of Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Virginio Bruni Tedeschi Foundation, has transformed this space into a modern concert hall with 200 seats; thanks to its exceptional acoustics and its privileged position directly overlooking the lagoon, “Lo Squero” is a unique space that perfectly matches music and image. In front of the stalls, the glass walls – like natural backdrops – open an extraordinary glimpse of the lagoon, offering the spectator the opportunity to experience the unique experience of a concert “on the water’s edge”. The auditorium was set up with the support of: an anonymous benefactor, the Venice Foundation, Melissa Ulfane.
AUDITORIUM The Squero
Giorgio Cini Foundation – Island of San Giorgio Maggiore – Venice
Concert season 2022
12 concerts from Saturday 4 June to Saturday 17 December 2022
All concerts will start at 16.30
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Info Asolo Musica 0423 950150 – 392 4519244