It will be the at now traditional (for the third edition) and awaited Concert of the Band of the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, established by the Royal Philharmonic Academy of Gerace, to close the program of the 2019 Christmas events at the MArRC, on Sunday, January 12ve, at 5.00 pm, in the spectacular space of Piazza Paolo Orsi.
The title is “Metànoia 2” (in Greek, “Change”), to mark the continuity of a cultural project through music at the Museum.
The Orchestra, which was awarded the gold medal of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, is conducted by the master Liliya Byelyera, Ukrainian by origin and of musical training, former director of the Choir of the Kiev Patriarchate.
The MArRC director Carmelo Malacrino and the president of the Royal Philharmonic Academy of Gerace Giacomo Oliva will welcome guests with institutional greetings.
Speakers: the prefect of Reggio Calabria, Massimo Mariani; the public prosecutor of the Republic of Reggio Calabria, Giovanni Bombardieri; the procurator of the Republic of Catanzaro, Nicola Gratteri; the commissioner of Reggio Calabria, Maurizio Vallone.
“It is a wish for change ‘for a new Calabria’, as the subtitle of this concert state”, Oliva says. “This was the title of the closing musical performance of the International Music Architecture Festival. The state institutions involved in the fight against mafias and organized crime participate, also and above all through an education action for young people. The strategic way to form a new mentality, which looks with courage to the future and strengthened by solidarity between the positive energies of society, is education for beauty. Music is the beautiful, clean, healthy, elegant, orderly face of our Calabria. What we would like to show more and more often”.
The room program ranges between the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries to suggest a musical atmosphere with a strong emotional impact and high artistic quality. Chopin “warms” the spirits, at the opening, Strauss and Offenback bid farewell to the guests of MArRC and Calabria with lively Polka and Can Can.
Admission to Piazza Paolo Orsi for the concert is free.