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For Luciano Berio: May-November 2023


Between May and November 2023, numerous events are scheduled to remember Luciano Berio on the 20th anniversary of his death.
On Thursday 4 May, at the Teatro Studio Borgna of the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, a concert dedicated to Berio was held as part of the PMCE (Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble) concert series. Ljuba Bergamelli (voice), Luca Sanzò (viola) and Paolo Ravaglia (contrabass clarinet), together with the PMCE musicians, performed Chamber Music, Différences, Chemins II, Sequenza III, Sequenza IX, O King and Circles.
On Tuesday 23 May, at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, the ORT-Orchestra della Toscana performed Rendering under the baton of Andrea Battistoni.
From 26 to 28 May, Dialoghi: Festival Luciano Berio 2023 was held in Radicondoli (SI), organised by the Centro Studi Luciano Berio in collaboration with the Municipality of Radicondoli.
On 2 June, as part of the Late Spring Music Festival at the Reggia di Venaria (Turin), curated by Claudio Pasceri, violinist Irvine Arditti performed Berio's Sequenza VIII.
On 7 and 8 June, Laborintus II is scheduled as part of the Manifeste 2023 festival at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, with Serge Maggiani as narrator, the singers and musicians of the Ars Nova ensemble and the electronic part curated by Ircam.

Luciano Berio's music is the protagonist of the Chigiana International Festival & Summer Academy 2023. The choir conducting course held by Lorenzo Donati from 7 July includes students' participation in rehearsals of Cries of London, which will be held at the end of the afternoon lessons. Antonio Caggiano's percussion course, scheduled from 10 July, includes daily lessons devoted to the preparation of some of Berio's works featuring percussion instruments: Linea, Circles, Naturale, Coro and Voci (Folk Songs II).
From 24 to 26 July, lectures and concerts with the Acousmonium of the GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) in Paris, installed in its maximum configuration (60 loudspeakers), will be held in the Church of Sant'Agostino in Siena. The Acousmonium will be used for the performance of Berio's electronic works Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) and Chants parallèles, along with other GRM compositions, presented by François J. Bonnet, director of the GRM, and the GRM team. From 2 August, as part of oboist Christian Schmitt's course, a group meeting on Sequenza VII for oboe is scheduled.

The Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse 2023 is hosting a project dedicated to Berio's Sequenze curated by Angela Ida De Benedictis, scientific director of the Centro Studi Luciano Berio and scientific curator at the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel. The project involves students from the master classes held by cellist Lucas Fels, harpist Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir, flutist Clare Chase and violinist Hae-Sun Kang.

On Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October, two workshops/masterclasses entitled Un’esplorazione creativa”. Le Sequenze di Luciano Berio per violoncello e per pianoforte: musicisti e musicologi in dialogo will be held at the Conservatorio di Musica Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina in Cagliari. Lecturers are Angela Ida De Benedictis (musicologist), Andrea Lucchesini (piano) and Lucas Fels (cello). The initiative is addressed to active participants and auditors and is intended as a fruitful dialogue between the lecturers involved, coming from different musical and musicological fields and competences, on a corpus that offers a perfect case study on the integration of theory and practice.