The 10th of August is a special evening in Castelvecchio: it is the one that poet Giovanni Pascoli (who spent the last most productive years of his life in the town writing poetry) describes in his intense poem “X Agosto”.
There is a wonderful atmosphere in the beautiful gardens of his house-museum, where for the last 30 years there has been an evening’s tribute to the Poet and his Poetry. From year to year, great presenters and excellent musicians have merged both music and poetry making an unforgettable evening.
After presentations by Giancarlo Giannini, Sergio Rubini, Alessio Boni, Sergio Castellitto, this year we await a duet : the great actress Pamela Villoresi and the famous actor Alessandro Bertolucci who will lead the public in this splendid tribute to Giovanni Pascoli by narrating the most significant pieces written by Pascoli.
This 2016 edition will be dedicated to Europeans with music that will accompany the readings. A journey through the most beautiful immortal music of the principal European composers, from Beethoven to Brahms, from Mozart to Strauss, to Saint-Saens, Elgar, Chopin, ending with Verdi and Donizetti. All performed by the Ensemble “Le Muse” conducted by Master Andrea Albertini on the piano.
It will be, as always, an event not to be missed and is organised by the Pascoli Foundation and Misericordia di Castelvecchio and sponsored by the Town Hall of Barga. The hill of Caprona where Pascoli lived will be transformed for a night into a stage illuminated by stars and accompanied by music and voices of the presenters.