PIANO SUMMER SALENTO

26|08|21 – 03|09|21

Don't stop the music!

Important: We have been experiencing technical issues with ticket reservations. We are not sure how long it has been going on, so if you’ve reserved your tickets for the concerts via the form on our website, and have not received a confirmation email, please make your reservation again by sending an email to salento@pianosummer.eu. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Important: As the concerts are open air, in case of unfavorable weather conditions, they may be delayed to the next day. If such thing occurs, ticket holders will be informed of the change.

PIANO SUMMER is the festival for piano music par excellence in Southern Europe – a project established eight years ago, which has attracted over 8000 visitors. An unusual cultural project, far from the safely travelled European cultural highways with their accompanying folklore, which seem to be inevitable at classical music festivals; it offers first-class musical performances with an opportunity for the audience to experience renowned artists at close range as well as fresh new talents from the international music scene.

In past editions, artists such as Natalia Gutmann, Gülsin Onay, Klaus Schilde, Miku Nishimoto and Goran Jurić have shown their skills on our stage, and the festival not only has offered successful summer academies, but also many world premieres and support programs for the young performers.

A festival that helped a sleepy southern Serbian provincial town far from the capital, which is now part of a worldwide network of 20 creative cities in the field of music, to be awarded a Unesco prize.

The project includes numerous concerts, a summer academy, competitions to promote young talent, an artist-in-residence program, and a creative network initiative that enables young people from all over the world to participate, gain experience, and learn to organise such a project.

 

Zoran Imširović
Founder & Artistic director

Zoran Imširović
Founder & Artistic director

Piano Summer is finally coming to Salento! After the first edition last year being canceled due to the pandemic, we have decided to let optimism reign and to have this first edition of Piano Summer Salento take place in late August / early September 2021. The program will be slightly adapted in volume, but the most important is to defy the circumstances and to bring music back on stage.

The world needs art and beauty to heal. The Salento region, depending a lot on tourism, will need activities as such to recover from the trauma and economic damage left by this crisis, as well as the artists. They have been as badly affected by the cancellation their activities and have lost all sources of income over a long period of time. With four concerts in the Chiostro dei Carmelitani in Nardò and another one in the Castello di Depressa, our inaugural season will bring a select program of piano music performed by internationally renowned artists to you. We hope that the audience – local residents and visitors alike – will enjoy this series of concerts, which will take place in open air venues respecting the sanitary requirements in place.

Thank you to everyone who supported us on this way so far and during the summer!

Don’t stop the music!

 

Katrin Brökelmann
Festival Director

Katrin Brökelmann
Festival Director

PROGRAM

Castello Winspeare | Depressa

26|08|21, 21:30h

Postponed to 27|08|21, 21:30h

Piano

Bach
Toccata BWV912 D Major

Liszt
Sposalizio „Anne du Pelerinage II“
La lugubre gondola I & II
Invocation „Harmonies poetiques et religieuses“
Valse oubilee no. 1
Consolation no. 3

Albeniz
Iberia Book I
• Evocation
• El Puerto
• Fête – Dieu à Séville

Castello Aragonese | Nardò

27|08|21

Canceled (concert from 26|08 postponed to 27|08)

Cocktail • Evening reception for the festival guests

Chiostro dei Carmelitani | Nardò

28|08|21, 21:30h

Piano

Bach
Toccata BWV912 D Major

Liszt
Sposalizio „Anne du Pelerinage II“
La lugubre gondola I & II
Invocation „Harmonies poetiques et religieuses“
Valse oubilee no. 1
Consolation no. 3

Albeniz
Iberia Book I
• Evocation
• El Puerto
• Fête – Dieu à Séville

Chiostro dei Carmelitani | Nardò

30|08|21, 21:30h

Piano

Bach
Italian Concerto BWV971
English Suite no. 2 BWV807

Beethoven
Sonata op. 111

Chiostro dei Carmelitani | Nardò

01|09|21, 21:30h

ADRIANO JORDÃO

Piano

Bach/Liszt
Prelude and fugue BWV 543 a minor

Seixsas
3 sonatas
• A major
• C Major
• D major

Haydn
Sonata Hob. XVI:35 C major
• Andante con espressione
• Rondo Allegro

Beethoven
Sonata op. 13 c minor “Pathétique”
• Grave – Allegro di molto con brio
• Adagio Cantabile
• Rondo:Allegro

Debussy
Estampes
• Pagodes
• La soirée dans Grenade
• Jardins sous la pluie

Chiostro dei Carmelitani | Nardò

03|09|21, 21:30h

Piano

Chopin
Brilliant variations on the favourite rondeau of “Ludovic” by Hérold and Halévy, B flat major, op. 12
Nocturne op. 9 no. 2
Ballade no. 3 op. 47
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante op. 22
Sonata no. 3 op. 58

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