The appointments in honor of Don Lorenzo Perosi are scheduled in Assisi, Todi, Collevalenza, Spello, Trevi. Final with three great concerts of sacred music and over 150 artists involved
Three major appointments with symphonic-choral music (to be held in Assisi, Todi and Rome), a solemn mass, two concerts, a conference-seminar, a round table and a presentation of Don Lorenzo Perosi’s monograph. This is what the Perosian Year foresees, an event that brings together a series of artistic appointments of extreme value, organized by the Fabrica Harmonica association in collaboration with the Seraphic Province OFM of Assisi, Diocese of Orvieto-Todi, the Conservatory of Avellino and the Sanctuary. di Collevalenza (Todi) which started on July 31st to end on October 17th.
Sacred music An event, with events all with free admission thanks to the support of the Perugia Foundation, which wants to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Don Lorenzo Perosi, prolific musician and for many years director of the Pontifical Sistine Music Chapel, considered one of the music composers most important sacred of the ‘900. The event has the patronage of the Umbria Region, the Municipalities of Spello and Trevi and enjoys the collaboration of: Diocese of Orvieto-Todi, Corale Porziuncola, Seraphic Province Ofm San Francesco Assisi, Assisi Pax Mundi, Corale Laudesi Umbri di Spoleto, Corale Cantate Domino di Collazzone, Polyphonic Choir Cantoria Nova Romana of Rome, String Orchestra of the Conservatory of Avellino “Domenico Cimarosa” and International Orchestra of Rome. Admission to concerts, even if free, requires reservations to be made: www.festivalfedericocesi.it, firstname.lastname@example.org, 393 9145351, 389 6638112.
Concert in Todi The first of the appointments scheduled in the coming days is the one to be held on Saturday 24 September at 9 pm at the Collevalenza Sanctuary in Todi, part of the celebrations for Merciful Love, entitled “Meditations to the organ “. Stefania Mettadelli, titular organist of the church of San Sebastiano in Massa, will perform music by Marco Enrico Bossi (Stunde der Freude op.132 n ° 5), Father Davide da Bergamo (Suonatina in F major for Offertorio or Postcomunio), Lorenzo Perosi (Centonum n ° 67, Trio in D major), Johann Sebastian Bach (Prelude and Fugue in G major BWV 541), Hans-André Stamm (Echoes of joy), Théodore Dubois (Marche Triomphale), Enrico Pasini (Cantabili n ° 2 and 10), Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (Sortie in E flat major) and Mons Leidvin Takle (Power of life).
Round table and solemn mass Subsequently, the splendid Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi will host two events scheduled for Saturday 15 (11.30 am at the Refettoretto) and Sunday 16 October (11 am). The first day is “Perosi and the Cecilian movement”, it consists of a round table and the presentation of the Notebook on Lorenzo Perosi from the Colligite Fragmenta Series, with the publication of an unpublished motet owned by the Assisi Seminary. Speakers will include Mons.Valentino Miserachs (Spanish choir director and composer, was teacher and Prefect of the Liberian Music Chapel of the Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and Dean of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome), Mons.Giuseppe Liberto (choir director and Italian composer, former director of the Pontifical Sistine Music Chapel) and the Sistine cantor Raimundo Pereira Martinez. The initiative will be moderated by Don Alessandro Fortunati, culture manager of the Diocese of Orvieto-Todi. On Sunday 16 October, however, to accompany the solemn Mass will be the music of Lorenzo Perosi performed by the choirs Porziuncola of Assisi, Laudesi Umbri of Spoleto, Cantate domino of Collazzone, by the Polyphonic Choir Cantoria Nova Romana and by the string orchestra of the Cimarosa Conservatory of Avellino.
Program Great protagonists will be those who will give life to the three key moments of the event: the symphonic-coral concerts dedicated to the production of Lorenzo Perosi. They will be held on Saturday 15 October (9pm) at the magnificent Upper Basilica of San Francesco di Assisi, Sunday 16 October (at 9pm) in the sumptuous Cathedral of Todi and Monday 17 October (7pm) at the Basilica Sant’Ambrogio e Carlo al Course of Rome. Three major events that will see over 150 artists as protagonists with: Don Lorenzo Romagna at the organ (Magistral chaplain of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and director of the Liturgical Office of the Diocese of Orvieto-Todi), the choirs of the Porziuncola of Assisi, of the Umbrian Laudesi of Spoleto, of the Cantate domino of Collazzone and the Polyphonic Choir Cantoria Nova Romana. Choir masters will be Father Matteo Ferraldeschi, Don Lorenzo Romagna and Annalisa Pellegrini. Also performing is the Orchestra of the Cimarosa Conservatory of Avellino, directed by Mons. Valentino Miserachs. The staff will be implemented in the concert on October 17 in Rome where, in addition to the aforementioned artists, the International Orchestra of Rome will also join the performance. The Roman concert will also see the collaboration of UNAR (Union of Regional Associations of Rome and Lazio), the Piedmontese Association in Rome and the Scopelliti-Ugolini public relations firm in Rome.
Previews The initiatives included in the Perosian Year program had begun in recent days with two events included in the 15th edition of the Federico Cesi Festival. The first was held on July 31st at the Palazzo Comunale in Spello with a chamber music concert performed by the Archi Ensemble Lirico Italiano. On Friday 2 September, in the seventeenth-century Villa Fabri in Trevi, a conference-seminar by Raimundo Pereira Martinez entitled “The Vocality of Lorenzo Perosi” was held.
Fabrica Harmonica The Perosian Year was born from a project of the Fabrica Harmonica association, founded in 2008 and strongly committed to the dissemination of classical music, as in 2022 it will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of the most important composers of sacred music of the ‘ 900: Lorenzo Perosi. The Fabrica Harmonica association, which has its hub in the province of Terni (with particular insistence in the area of Acquasparta and Montecastrilli), is active in the field of musical research, enhances the Umbrian cultural heritage through dedicated concert series, performances of international premieres, new re-editions of unreleased in modern times. Also active in the field of teaching, since 2008 it has organized summer camps with a musical character also for the little ones. In addition to the 15 previous editions of the “Federico Cesi – Musica Urbis” Festival, an Umbrian cultural event that mainly deals with classical music, the association has carried out the following projects: Musicampus Festival (12 editions); Choir Winter Fest (9 editions); Carmen a Fumetti (elaboration of Bizet’s Carmen for soloists, choir and orchestra); International Orchestra of Rome – Soloists with Orchestra; OIR Symphonic Season (Rome, 6 editions) Inside The Music – meetings with the Maestro (9 editions); FH Giovani (12 editions); Tu Es Petrus – modern performance of unpublished pieces from the Giulia Chapel in Rome; “The Martyrdom of San Terenziano” Oratory by A. Caldara in modern execution after 300 years (Todi 2018, Trevi 2019, Acquasparta 2021); Virtuoso Guitar; Young Musicians National Competition and Review dedicated to Under 18s (15 editions).