Italian music in Boston
Tonight, don't miss the new music ensemble L'arsenale in Cambridge, MA: these great performers from Italy are playing music by composers Beat Furrer, Salvatore Sciarrino, Federico Costanza, Riccardo Vaglini, N. Buso, and Michele Tadini.
Suggestioni, a festival of Italian music
This event is part of Suggestioni 2011, a festival of Italian music in the United States. I am thrilled because both co-founders are composers, and friends. Gabriele Vanoni is a fellow Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University's Music Department, while Davide Ianni is a Ph.D. candidate over the river at Boston University, where he works with Joshua Fineberg.
I hope they will get to collaborate with another remarkable composer of the same generation: Daniele Bravi. I just spent two great days in Roma, where he was a wonderful host. We have known each other since we were both fellows of the seminar De musica at Villa Medici with Pascal Dusapin. And we had a great time in Strasbourg, too, when we were both studying with Ivan Fedele.
To know more about the festival, read this interview with Gabriele Vanoni.