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Vesuvius Ensemble: "Giovane Contadina" musical tribute



 Vesuvius Ensemble:

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is honoured to host Vesuvius Ensemble for a musical tribute on the closing night of the exhibit "Giovane Contadina (Young Peasant)" on July 10 at 6.30pm.

The musical group will dedicate the performance to traditional folk music from Naples and southern Italy, with popular and peasant songs of the 18th Century that exalt the beauty of peasant women and whose themes recall the eternal beauty of Mother Nature and the Madonna.

The Vesuvius Ensemble’s mission is to contribute to the preservation and transmission of the enormous cultural legacy made up by the popular cultural traditions in the zone around Naples and southern Italy. This legacy includes the cultural and musical traditions of countryside peasants, whose rituals and songs been passed on orally and in writing over centuries and finally recorded and researched in the twentieth century by important scholars such as Roberto De Simone, Diego Carpitella, and Alan Lomax. The area’s cultural heritage also includes published material from professional Renaissance & Baroque composers working in urban settings who published in forms which imitated popular music or used texts in regional dialect (Falconieri, Kapsberger, Kirscher, Vinci, Provenzale, Leo, etc.).

The performance will be proceeded by a presentation of the masterpiece “Giovane Contadina” by Giuseppe Bonito


Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura | 496 Huron Street