The promise to return to the stage soon is fulfilled at the Astra Theater in the context of the 45th International Accordion Award. In mid-July he had had to cancel some scheduled dates of the summer tour due to a minor surgery, today the wave of ‘likes’ on the official fb profile stimulated by the announcement of the concert at Castelfidardo testifies how much affection, esteem and interest arouse an artist like Raphael Gualazzi. “I am very happy to see you again after a long time,” he told his fans, making an appointment at 9.30 pm on Saturday with maestro Renzo Ruggieri, special guest at the accordion.
“I will have the pleasure of playing some songs together: it is both a personal honor and for the whole accordion world, because it is not so frequent that a pop icon accepts a duet of this kind, allowing us to demonstrate the versatility of the reed instrument »Confirms AD Ruggieri, underlining the stature of a character in great demand in every musical environment for his elegant jazz songwriting and piano acrobatics. A refined style that prevailed at the Sanremo Festival, where the Urbino artist consecrated himself in 2011 and where he returned last February with the South American rhythm of ‘Carioca’ included in the latest album ‘I have a plan’. Presales in progress at the Pro Loco (0717822987) and online at http://bit.ly/GualazziRuggieri: single ticket for € 20.
The expected performance Gualazzi feat Ruggieri is the culmination of an intense day and week, in which the PIF, albeit in a predominantly digital version as regards the auditions of the 50 finalists, is offering authentic goodies in attendance, see the original show opening of the Compagnia degli Istanti embellished by an extraordinary Daniele Di Bonaventura and the wonderful interplay between Danilo Rea and Luciano Biondini who wrote a page in the history of the accordion in jazz.
The dense web of connections from every continent that is allowing the smooth running of the innovative Prize & Competition today affects the category dedicated to maestro Gervasio Marcosignori and the world music section which has reserved impressive numbers and surprises, with the participation of Russian competitors among others. and Japanese. For fans of the world, at 4.00 pm live streaming on the official channels of the PIF, of the Municipality and of Etv Marche, there is also a diatonic seminar with Fabio Turchetti who will tell about his journey to Santiago de Compostela.
On the sidelines, free lessons for under 18s of piano (Maestro Emiliano Giaccaglia), accordion (Roberto Lucanero), guitar (Cesare Sampaolesi), singing (Isabella Celentano) and flute ( Agnese Cingolani): reservation at 0717823305.
In the Auditorium San Francesco and the conference room in via Mazzini, the exhibitions of Aurelio Alabardi, Giorgio Toccaceli and of Farfisa continue. In Piazza della Repubblica, large screen to follow the live broadcast, live music at Bar La Centrale and at Pub ‘O Brian.
Saturday 19 September, 9.30 pm, Astra “R. Gasparri” theater in Castelfidardo
Raphael Gualazzi (piano, vocals) feat. Renzo Ruggieri (accordion)
Info Pro Loco 0717822987. Online booking at http://bit.ly/GualazziRuggieri
PIF is a production of the Municipality of Castelfidardo in collaboration with Pro Loco, Étv Marche, Owl Solutions, Marche Region, Chamber of Commerce, Music Marche Accordion Association and various sponsors.
(courtesy of Lucia Flauto, Press office Castelfidardo)