Orestiadi Festival of Gibellina

July 2017: XXXVI Edition of the “Orestiadi Festival of Gibellina”. On the 18th of July there will be the Premiere of “Visions”, Concert for piano, soul and body. Music by Aurelio Canonici, Giovanni Sollima, Marcello Filotei, George Gershwin. Piano Duo Paola Biondi – Debora Brunialti.


Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome

June 2017: Aurelio Canonici is invited to explain classical music to the audience of Santa Cecilia. Between April, May, and June, Maestro Canonici analyzed masterpieces such as Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, and Caikovskij’s Lake Swan and Francesca da Rimini.


Film Scores

June 2017: concerts with the most famous soundtracks of Morricone, John Williams, Piovani, Bacalov, Piccioni, Shostakovich. Music from movies such as Mission, Once Upon a Time in the West, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, Star Wars, Life Is Beautiful, The Postman, and so on. Aurelio Canonici conducted the Symphonic band of the Conservatory “Casella” in two concerts on the Lake d’Orta, in Armeno and Omegna.


“Sospensione”, Teatro LMC

May 2017: The LMC Theatrical Company (contemporary dance and theatre), staged the show “Sospensione”. With Enzo Caputo as Director, words, gesture, dance, vocals and sounds, beautifully blend thanks to a careful research with the music of Aurelio Canonici. Performances on days 26th, 27th, 28th.


Teatro Vittoria, Rome

May 2017: for the fourth consecutive year Aurelio Canonici is a guest of the Teatro Vittoria  in Rome to explain the symphonic and operatic music to the public. In this season, during five acclaimed lessons between November and May, Maestro Canonici analyzed masterpieces such as Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Rossini’s Cinderella, Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion, and Beethoven’s Third piano Concerto.


Fauré’s Requiem

April 2017: Gabriel Fauré’s masterpiece, his Requiem, is performed to commemorate the victims of the earthquake. Two performances in front of a large and moved crowd, April 5th at Onna, April 6th at L’Aquila. Aurelio Canonici conducts Soloists, Choir and Orchestra of the Conservatory “Casella”.


“Salieri” Competition

April 2017: Legnago hosts the eighth edition of the “Antonio Salieri” International Music Competition. Aurelio Canonici is President of the Jury in the sections “String Instruments” and “Chamber Music”.


Rome, La Sapienza University

February 2017: “Wagner and Philosophy” is held at La Sapienza University in Rome. Aurelio Canonici is invited to talk about Wagner and his use of the Leitmotiv. Other speech were given by some of the most important Italian musicologists, germanists and philosophers (Quirino Principe, Sandro Cappelletto, Elio Franzini, Enrico Fubini, Antonio Rostagno, Giuseppe Di Giacomo etc.).


Barber of Seville, Rome, Teatro Ghione

November 2016: the Teatro Ghione in Rome hosts Rossini’s Barber of Seville. Aurelio Canonici conducts a cast of young and brilliant performers. A production of the Conservatory “Casella” of L’Aquila in cooperation with the “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory of Rome.


Feltrinelli (Rome)

November 2016: at the Feltrinelli Bookshop in Rome, the CD Between Earth and Heaven – entirely dedicated to Aurelio Canonici’s music – was presented. Aurelio’s music was live performed by the piano-duo Paola Biondi and Debora Brunialti.