The Erasmus Orchestra performs again this year in the inaugural concert of Didacta Italy, the event on school and teacher training taking place in Florence from 8 to 10 March.
The concert is on Tuesday 7 March at 7 pm in the Salone dei Cinquecento of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
In the programme there are two overtures: Cimarosa’s Fanatico burlato and Rossini’s Barber of Seville, as well as the famous intermezzo from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. There are also two movements taken from Mozart’s Concerto for flute n.1 K. 313 and from the Sinfonia concertante for winds and orchestra K. 297b and the first part of the Symphony n. 29 K. 201 also by the genius from Salzburg.
The orchestra, directed since its start by Maestro Elio Orciuolo, is made up of young Erasmus musicians from the conservatories of Florence, Bari, Palermo, Avellino, Messina, Trapani, Naples, Benevento, Frosinone, Cagliari and Monopoli.
Admission to the concert is free, subject to places availability, but online registration is required.
What is the Erasmus Orchestra?
The Erasmus Orchestra was born in 2017, for the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus Programme, on the initiative of the Indire’s Erasmus+ National Agency. It is a unique staff of its kind, made up of students from Italian conservatories and music institutes who have carried out or are carrying out an Erasmus international mobility experience. The initiative has a symbolic meaning and intends to spread the values of the “Erasmus Generation” – open, dynamic, supportive – and of Europe, using music as a metaphor for integration, meeting and skills development beyond any linguistic, geographical barrier and cultural. The Orchestra also aims to promote the many Erasmus+ training and mobility opportunities for students in the Higher Artistic and Musical Education (AFAM) sector. Through the Erasmus Orchestra, the Erasmus+ INDIRE Agency also intends to contribute to enhancing the talents and excellence of Italian conservatories and musical institutes, developing collaborations capable of guaranteeing an additional showcase for young musicians, hopefully boosting their careers with world-class public performances.