Music, Culture and Film Weekend: Venus in Latteria, Capital of Culture and Tognazzi

Autumn is the perfect time for festivals, conferences, and informal conversations. about books, movies, works of art: so this weekend I’m right cultural initiatives be the owner.

The presentation of (part of) the program opens the dance. Bergamo and Brescia Italian Capital of Culture 2023, during which citizenship will get a taste of what awaits us next year; meetings with film critics, historians, architects, and then again musical events of all stripes – from Renaissance choirs to singing competitions (in the company Venus!). Not forgetting, of course, about entertainment for the little ones.

Cultural initiatives

The event is open to the public from 16:30 on Saturday. Faces of the Capital: Act I will bring together presentations of various projects carried out in the context of Bergamo Brescia Italian Capitals of Culture 2023 relevant referents (currently 10 between institutions and realities involved) – an example of all: the project Land musicconceived by the duo No Dharma (Matteo Bonera and Michele Zuccarelli Gennasi). Appointment in Grand Theatre on Corso Zanardelli – admission is free, subject to availability. After the greeting of the Deputy Mayor and Cultural Adviser Laura Castelletti, the only limitation for speakers will be time: in fact, everyone will have only five minutes available. At the end of 10 monologues, he will also take the stage Mayor Emilio Del Bono for the last hello.

The Mayor will also be at the launch of the book Journey to mystical and tribal India (Grafo Edizioni) by Pierangelo Gramignola, in Hall Vanvitelliano Palazzo Loggia, Saturday morning at 10. The director of Ma.Co.F will also speak. Renato Corsini, historian and art critic Davide Dotti, companion of Antonio Auricchio and Nicola Rocchi of Grafo Edizioni.

AT White Room of Santa Giulia Museum (via dei Musei, 81), on the other hand, the Brescia Museum Foundation organizes a special Breakfast with a Critic: the meeting from 10 to 11:30 on Sunday (October 16) will be dedicated to Hugo Tognazzi. A century after his birth, two film critics Roberto Lasagna and Enrico Danesi will have a dialogue in the presence of the public. Made in collaboration with Adelio Ferrero Film and Critics Festival – Adelio Ferrero Award for young film critics from Alessandria, the meeting is part of the Brescia Museums Foundation’s project dedicated to film lovers, in anticipation of the rediscovery of New Eden. Free admission.

Special mention for a meeting called Juan Felipe Cadavid | An example of innovation in the approach to bioclimatic architecture per Archi Lounge 2.0, an overview of the debates with architects and studios of aspiring architects, prize winners and mentions organized by the Commission for Youth, Youth and Access to Training of the Order of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservators of the province of Brescia. famous guest South American architect John Philip Kadavidfounder in 1994 in Cali (Colombia) of the studio Cadavid Arquitectos, in dialogue with Andrea Benedetti, contact person of the Commission. After the conference and question time, an aperitif will follow, an occasion for informal meetings of participants and speakers. The meeting will take place on Saturday at 17:00 at the headquarters of the Order of the Architects (Via San Martino della Battaglia, 18).


Great season for choral concerts: in the most memorable rooms of the Santa Giulia Museum and in the church of Santa Maria in Solario II edition Musei in Choroa music festival that, under the artistic direction of Ruggiero Del Silencio, brings together 14 choirs belonging to the Cori Lombardia-APS network. 11 a.m. until museum closes, the choirs will perform in a massive concert, an exciting journey into music that will also provide an opportunity to experience the museum in an unusual and exciting way. The music offered will vary from choir to choir: Renaissance, 19th century, popular, gospel and contemporary. The rooms involved are: Choir of the Nuns, Hall of Prehistory, space adjacent to the Domus dell’Ortaglia and the Church of Santa Maria in Solario. Entrance is included in the museum ticket, which in exceptional cases will be reduced for the whole day (7.50 euros).

Meetings are also very interesting. Tales of music and words. Stories of women in Bresciacultural association coelacanthin collaboration with Equal Opportunity Commission municipality of Brescia and under the patronage of the province. On Saturday at 17.00 in the church of San Giorgio, a reading of some of the poems of Veronica Gambara and a hearing in the case of Benvegnuda Pincinella, with Renaissance works for soprano and lute with accompaniment. The introduction to the show will take place at 4:30 pm in Piazza del Foro and then again in the Loggia commemorating Benvegnuda Pincinella next to the statue of Bella Italia where she was burned at the stake in 1518.

In Carmine, Church of Santa Maria del CarmineSunday at 17 will start XXVI issue of the magazine “Musical Vespers” with a concert New Italian string trio: music by Schubert, Boccherini and Beethoven, with Alessandro Milani (violin), Luca Ranieri (viola9) and Pierpaolo Toso (cello).

Let’s change genre and location: independent competition Music to drink offers its last evening on Saturday at 9 pm at Molloy Dairy (Parco Ducos 2), with an exhibition Venus and finally the DJ set. The six art projects that performed last night and will perform tomorrow have been selected from over 530 entries from all over Italy. Two prizes totaling €4,000 and ten live performances for the winning performer are up for grabs. Here are the tickets for Saturday.

In family

Here is a small selection of activities for families with children: if you part with Tales of Harry Potter in the Rock: A Magical Day with Harry Potterthe initiative has become even more special due to the recent death of Robbie Coltrane, the 72-year-old actor who played Hagrid in the saga. The event will take place in Fortress of Lonato del Garda from 10 to Sunday 16 October. The entrance fee is 10 euros, advance booking is required.

Saturday and Sunday a Gardaland (Peschiera), on the other hand, games and initiatives in the context XX edition of Gardaland Magic Halloween, the most frighteningly fun event of the season. Prices and information are recommended to be specified on the official website.

Finally, always in the provinces, but new slowwill open in the space La Corniciaia on Via Trento, B/laboratory: from the clock they will pass free demonstrations and workshops try new materials and different techniques, get to know the teachers and the art courses they teach. Among the workshops, even those clay e cyanotypefor adults and children.