The Erasmus orchestra launches a message of hope and unity with a first-time “at a distance” interpretation of the intermezzo of “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni.
On the initiative of the Indire’s national agency Erasmus+, 38 students of Italian conservatories and music institutes recorded, each one in their homes, an individual contribution that was then assembled in a video under the conduction of Maestro Orciuolo, of the conservatory “Nino Rota” of Monopoli.
As declared by the Agency’s Director General, Flaminio Galli, “Students were distant in order to respect anti-contagion rules, but united in the universal language of music and the values of the Erasmus programme. These students expressed a strong message of solidary and hope in a time of uncertainty and suffering, in the name of an entire generation. In times of adversity, they made prevail unity and the sense of belonging gifting us with a moving performance with great symbolic value”.
The Erasmus orchestra is made up of students of Italian conservatories and music institutes who participated or are taking part in an Erasmus international mobility experience. It was created in 2017, on the initiative of the Indire’s Erasmus agency on the occasion of the celebrations for the 30 years of the European mobility programme. The orchestra aims to promote the values of the Erasmus generation that is open, dynamic and supportive and the values of Europe, by using music as a metaphor of integration, encounter and development of competences beyond any linguistic, geographical and cultural barriers. For further information: http://www.erasmusplus.it/orchestra-erasmus.