The 69th edition of the Ljubljana Festival (1/7 – 8/9/2021) welcomes the celebrated Italian film score composer, pianist, and conductor Nicola Piovani on Wednesday, July 7th, for a special symphonic concert of his film music that will also include the cantata he wrote for the 700th anniversary of poet Dante Alighieri.
Nicola Piovani, creator of music for more than 150 films, including the last three films by the great director Federico Fellini (Ginger and Fred, 1986, Intervista 1987 and The Voice of the Moon, 1990) and Roberto Benigni’s classic La vita è bella (Life Is Beautiful), for which he won the 1999 Academy Award for Original Dramatic Score, will conduct the recently founded FVG Orchestra. Joining the orchestra as soloist will be the soprano Annamaria Dell’Oste.
The first part of the concert will present a cantata written by Piovani to mark the 700th anniversary of the death of one of Italy’s most important poets, Dante Alighieri, which falls this year. This work attempts to capture, in the staves of its score, a splinter of that light that continues to illuminate the mind of the reader of Dante’s immortal lines in the third millennium.
The second part of the concert will consist of music from La vita è bella and the films of Fellini and the Taviani brothers with the following program:
When: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 21:00h
Where: Congress Square (Ljubljana, Slovenia)