From January to May 2023 every Sunday morning Palazzo Blu offers an event with free admission in the auditorium.
The first appointment is on Sunday 15 January with 'Domenica in musica', an event under the artistic direction of Vincenzo Maxia, and over the course of the weeks there will also be in-depth historical events from the 'Immagini dal Ventennio' exhibition - running until 26 March - with speakers from the university world.
From April, a new cycle dedicated to Italian literature also returns, for this edition it is about great 20th century novels set from the early 1920s to the Second World War.
Also from April to May, 'Sunday in Music' will be organised by the Stefano Strata Academy of Music. In the meantime, we begin with concerts in the auditorium curated by Fondazione Area. This year the theme of the events - to be held from 15 January to 26 March - is a musical journey to distant places, both geographically and in terms of their deep cultural fabric. The concerts will range through the work of composers from different eras and nations, highlighting the characteristics of their poetics and roots. Overseas music will be represented by Astor Piazzolla, Argentinean of Italian parents, with the "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, for violin and strings (Chiara Morandi with EstrOrchestra), and by Gershwin whose "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Concerto in F" will be performed in an original transcription for Piano and Sax Quartet (Giuseppe Bruno with Quartetto Exclusive). Mussorgsky's famous "Pictures of an Exhibition" will be the main composition of Samuele Telari's concert, in the transcription for Accordion, dedicated to Eastern and Northern European composers (Grieg, Schnittke). Renowned pianist Bruno Canino will take us into the fascinating world of French music, with a programme dedicated to Ravel, Poulenc, Messiaen, Fauré and Debussy. We will listen to music by the German Schumann and the Russian Rachmaninoff, with soprano Mirella Di Vita and pianist Giovanni Federico Gronchi, who will also perform some pieces for solo piano by the same composers. Davide Burani with his harp will present a programme dedicated to different authors, with a special focus on transcriptions of famous Italian opera composers such as Mascagni and Puccini. As usual, the concerts will be preceded by an extensive introduction to guide the audience in listening to the pieces. The cycle of 'Sunday in Music' meetings is realised in collaboration with Palazzo Blu and the Fondazione Pisa. To take part in the events, which are held in the Palazzo Blu auditorium and are free admission, it is necessary to book on the eventbrite.it platform.
Sunday 15 January 2023, 11 a.m. Sunday in music. Chiara Morandi + Estrorchestra
Sunday 22 January 2023, 11 a.m. Understanding the Twenty Years
Thursday 26 January 2023, 5 p.m. Musical Suggestions at the Time of the Macchiaioli
Sunday 29 January 2023, 11.00 a.m. Sunday in music. Samuele Telari
Thursday 2 February 2023, 5.00 p.m. The political and sentimental journey of the Risorgimento through painting
Sunday 5 February 2023, 11.00 a.m. Fascism in Pisa
Sunday 12 February 2023, 11.00 a.m. Bruno Canino
Thursday 16 February 2023, 5 p.m. The Macchiaioli. The Curatorial Commentary
Sunday 19 February 2023, 11.00 a.m. Mussolini Architect and Town Planner
Sunday 26 February 2023, 11.00 a.m. Sunday in Music. Mirella di Vita and Giovanni Federico Gronchi
Sunday 5 March 2023, 11 a.m. Italian Language and Fascism
Sunday 12 March 2023, 11 a.m. Sunday in Music. Davide Burani
Sunday 26 March 2023, 11 a.m. Sunday in Music. Giuseppe Bruno + Exclusive Quartet