The opening of the Stories of Children exhibition shall be celebrated with the extraordinary concert of the youth choir A.LI.VE. Accademia Lirica di Verona. An orchestra, soloists and choir conducted by the Maestro Paolo Facincani will kick off the exhibition, set to run until 15th April 2018 at the Children’s Provincial Institute of Santa Maria della Pietà.
At the heart of the exhibition are the stories of 12 children hailing from the creative genius of Letizia Galli in 210 illustrations. The exhibition shares the stories of Agata Smeralda, Igor and Abdou, along with those of famous artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo, and many other children who, staring out from difficult situations, have managed to shine light on their talents and cultivate their own desires.
The A.LI.VE. choir will play the song dedicated to the exhibition and its character, little Agata Smeralda, the first child left in 1444 at the Spedale degli Innocenti. The song was written by the artist Letizia Galli and set to music by the Maestro Vittorio Cosma.
There will also be a tribute to Vivaldi and interpretations of famous songs by The Beatles, Fiorella Mannoia, Ron and Pink Floyd, accompanied by many other surprises!
Tribute to VIVALDI
Mundi rector (A. Vivaldi) – ORCHESTRA and CHOIR
The song dedicated to the exhibition and its character, little Agata Smeralda who, in 1445, became the first child to have ever been left at the Spedale degli Innocenti.
Agata Smeralda (L. Galli, V. Cosma) – ELENA FEZGA and CHOIR
A positive track that presents a somewhat eccentric family of musicians.
La bella famiglia (V. De Moraes, S. Endrigo) – CHOIR
A song that speaks of abandonment with a marvellous melody that Linda will perform almost theatrically with the choir.
Mamma mammina sei senza pietà (I Gufi) – LINDA MICHELETTI and CHOIR
A melancholy song, like a lullaby that talks about violence against children and the need to protect them.
Il sogno di Alì (F. Mannoia) – SOFIA VITTORIA ITALIANI and CHOIR
A beautiful song that tells the deeply sad story of a dreamy girl and her loneliness.
Eleanor Rigby (Beatles) – VITTORIA SANCASSANI and CHOIR
A song that everyone knows, by the abandoned Cinderella.
I sogni son desideri da Cenerentola (J. Livingston, M. David and A. Hoffman) – ELENA FEZGA
Homage to VIVALDI
Concerto per archi “di Parigi” no. 1 il sol minore RV 157 (A. Vivaldi) – ORCHESTRA
A piece that talks about children exploited by unscrupulous adults and denied their very childhood.
Bambini (A. Rizzo and R. Righini, artist P. Turci) – VITTORIA PASSERINI and CHOIR
A positive song that teaches about the strength of life and courage.
The Circle of Life from The Lion King (T. Rice, E. John and M. Centonze) – LISA RAZZI
A piece about a girl from a Brazilian favela.
Io sono Michèle (Ron) – RICCARDO BOMBIERI and CHOIR
A song about solitude and the desire to succeed.
On My Own (N. Costa) – ELENA FEZGA and CHOIR
This very rhythmic song is about a Creole girl who dreams of going to another country.
Rudji (G. Di Michele) – CATERINA MICHELETTI and CHOIR
A piece that speaks about positive dreams.
Over the rainbow from The Wizard of Oz (E.Y. Harburg) – ELENA FEZGA
Concert conclusion – A Homage to Vivaldi.
Beatus vir RV 795 (A. Vivaldi) – RICCARDO BOMBIERI, ELENA FEZGA, GIACOMO FIORIO, SOFIA VITTORIA ITALIANI, VITTORIA PASSERINI, VITTORIA SANCASSANI and ORCHESTRA
BIS – the well-known song by Pink Floyd.
We don’t need no education (Pink Floyd) – GUITAR and CHOIR with ALL OF THE SOLOISTS
A.LI.VE. Youth choir and soloists (40 members)
A.LI.VE. Soloists from the school of Canto Moderno (9 members)
Presenters: Francesco Biolcati and Michele Marchiori
ARCHIBALDI ENSEMBLE Orchestra
First violin: Massimo Barba (10 members)
Guitar: Claudio Moro
Director: Paolo Facincani