This is a Groupmuse Virtual Premiere
An online debut of exceptionally crafted pre-recorded content, coupled with musician + audience videochat.
Roma Verso La Pace
Sun, July 10 3:00 PM, EDT
Join us on Sunday, July 10th for the online world premiere of the film-concert ROMA VERSO LA PACE!
The sequel to the film "Roma verso la Luce " directed by Alessandro Rossellini (2021), which included the extraordinary participation of renowned cellist Giovanni Sollima, who this time is the featured protagonist!
Filmed in April 2022 during a performance at the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome under the direction of Giovanni Sollima, the concert for Peace (Pace) was held with an ensemble cast of international composers and musicians.
The film features performances by maestro Sollima, who in addition to performing solo works, is joined by soprano Natalia Pavlova, the main protagonist of the previous film.
The film also presents the Orchestra Le Metamorfosi under the direction of Sieva Borzak, and Quartettorfeo, an ensemble comprised of violinists Manfred Croci and Plamena Krumova, violist Morian Taddei, cellists Ilaria Calabrò and Eleonora Testa, and the Italian writer David Colantoni.
Let music speak as the voice of love and hope, bringing us unity and peace!
Conversation with Giovanni Sollima.
P. I Tchaikovsky
"Elegy" for string orchestra
"Notturno" for cello and strings
R. M. Glière:
From the cycle "12 Album leaves" (n. 3 arr. Di G. Sollima), a composer who was born in Kiev and later lived in Moscow
Aria "Sento in seno" (transcription for cello and voice by G. Sollima)
A piece from the "Journey to Italy" cycle entitled "Bella e crudele" based on a text by Michelangelo (the first performance in Italy of this new version for voice and quartet, transcribed specifically for the voice of Natalia Pavlova).
"Ophelia song" from the cycle of poems by A. Block
The first ever staged performance of the new version of the piece "You know that I love you "after Arcadelt for voice and cello, from the Caravaggio cycle, which Sollima transcribed specifically for the voice of Natalia Pavlova,
"Lamentatio" for cello from the same cycle
"Aria" by Eliodoro Sollima for cello and strings— Giovanni's father composed this piece at the age of 18. As Giovanni says: "This aria somehow represents the exit from the Second World War, my father was a teenager during the war and he studied and composed in a shelter, drawing a piano on an old wooden board ..."