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"Il Fiore Pellegrino" Festival

Various locations, from 18/05/2024 to 02/08/2024

The "Il Fiore Pellegrino" festival is an event organized by MusicaMente dedicated to Santa Rosalia in Palermo. It will bring an innovative and engaging musical program to the outskirts of the city, celebrating the figure of Santa Rosalia and her cultural and historical impact over the centuries.

The festival will take place from May 18th to August 2nd in the peripheral districts of the Sicilian capital, Partanna Mondello and lo Sperone, as well as in the municipalities of Montelepre and Baucina.

“This year's theme,” says artistic director Paolo Rigano, “is related to the figure of Santa Rosalia and aims to be an opportunity to bring the music from the time of her life to the outskirts of Palermo and the municipalities of Montelepre and Baucina. This includes the beginning of her cult following the plague of 1624-25. The seventeenth century also saw a rich production of sacred music dedicated to the Santuzza, which reconstructs her life and extols her virtues, leading up to the present day with the innovative production of an Oratorio in twelve musical numbers.”

PROGRAM


Inaugural Concert - Sacred Music for Santa Rosalia
Date: Saturday, May 18th, 9:00 PM
Location: Church of Maria SS. Assunta in Valdesi, Palermo
Details: The Ligurian Ensemble Ring Around will perform a repertoire of medieval sacred polyphony.

Oratorio "Il Fiore Pellegrino"
Date: May 28th, 9:00 PM
Location: Church of SS. Cosma and Damiano, Sferracavallo
Details: Directed by Fabrizio Lupo, this performance celebrates the life and cult of Santa Rosalia, featuring music by internationally renowned composers such as Giovanni Sollima. Performers include soprano Martina Licari and narrator Maurizio Maiorana.

Concert "A Due Violoncelli"
Date: June 5th, 9:00 PM
Location: Church of Maria SS. delle Grazie dello Sperone, Roccella
Details: Alessandro Palmeri and Daniele Lorefice will perform classical pieces for two cellos.

Concert "The Music for the Girls of the Pietà in Venice"
Date: June 16th, 9:00 PM
Location: Church of Santa Rosalia, Montelepre
Details: Martina Licari and Arianna Art Ensemble will present baroque music dedicated to the orphans of the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice, featuring compositions by Antonio Vivaldi.

Closing Concert - "Around Quam Pulchra"
Date: August 2nd, 9:00 PM
Location: Church of Santa Rosalia, Baucina
Details: An engaging performance featuring musicians such as Gianni Gebbia, Silvio Natoli, Cinzia Guarino, and many others.

INFO
Admission to the events is with a free contribution until seats are exhausted.
For further details and program updates, visit the official MusicaMente website and social media pages.

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Timetables

From May 18, 2024 to Aug 2, 2024

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