The Sangemini Classic, an intimate, true art testival will be held from July 23 to August 12, 2023. Now in its 23rd edition, the festival is themed “BEYOND the limit…Peace.”
“The theme was suggested after an accident, after which I could have become disabled,” says Vania Liurni, creator of the Festival. “And this combination of real life and music immediately seemed relevant to me. Our festival is appreciated by national and international musicians, and many artists are in Umbria for the first time to present their works.”
The 23rd edition of the Sangemini Classic is organized thanks to contributions and sponsorships from the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Terni e Narni, the Region of Umbria, the Municipality of Terni, the Municipality of San Gemini, and the Chamber of Commerce of Umbria. Organized by the Cultural Association Nuova Tradizione Musicale, in technical collaboration with the Municipality of San Gemini and in partnership with the Grand Hotel San Gemini, topics such as disability and autism, linked to spirituality, the Divine and overcoming the limit of the human body and mind will be covered.
July 23rd kicks off in Piazza Duomo with the “la Nota in più” Symphony Orchestra of Bergamo and music therapy. The prestigious orchestra of autistic children with its teachers and operators has more than 90 concerts to its credit in premier venues and with prestigious artists.
July 31st from Switzerland comes Silke Pan, the disabled Swiss acrobat, followed by Verona arena dancers Luca Condello and Elisa Cipriani, along with Virna Liurni’s expressive and sensory piano, Linu’s and the Street Circus.
August 6th will feature the Neapolitan song with tenor Rosario Totaro. The musical history of Naples will be sung, with readings from the book Porte Chiuse, Letter to Parents by writer Giovanna Tatò, a RAI journalist. There will also be a performance of Ave Maria.
On August 12th, the festival will close with From Meditation to Jubilation. Performing will be the FVG Fondazione Santa Cecilia trumpet ensemble, conducted by Giovanni Vello.
Luciano Clementella, Mayor of San Gemini, confirms how the festival is in symbiosis with the locality, included among the most beautiful villages in Italy, “Twenty-three editions are not few. The festival grows year by year, and the creator manages to reconcile various aspects related to music, such as disability this year.”
For Federica Montagnoli, City Councilor for Culture adds, “Going beyond one’s limits is also an extended message. The Festival shows how to do inclusion, and it is unique even compared to the programming of other municipalities. It is the highlight of Sangemini summer events.”