Milano, «Nova Ars Cantandi» and European Day of Early Music
21 March 2019
In the 21th of March 2019, the European Day of Early Music, h. 21, in Milan, at Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia «Leonardo da Vinci», sala del Cenacolo, the Academy of Early Music of Milan (A.M.A.MI), opens its fifth concert season dedicated to La musica secondo Leonardo: «la figurazione delle cose invisibili» (Music according to Leonardo: “the representation of invisible world”). For the opening concert, the Collegium vocale et instrumentale «Nova Ars Cantandi» (Alessandro Carmignani, canto; Andrea Arrivabene, alto; Gianluca Ferrarini, tenore Marcello Vargetto, basso; Ivana Valotti, organo, Paolo Cherici, tiorba), directed by Giovanni Acciai, in order to celebrate an important event: three handred and fifty years of Michel Angelo Grancini's (Milan, 1605-1669) death (an important italian composer, organist and maestro di cappella at Milan Cathedral), presents the first world modern performing of Vesperae solemnes ecclesiae mediolanensis, from the printed collection Novelli fiori ecclesiastici concertati nell’Organo all’uso moderno (Milano, Giorgio Rolla, 1643). The concert will be broadcast in live streaming by Facebook live (facebook.com/accademiamusicanticamilano) and in collaboration with REMA. Grancini was one of the most prolific church composer of his time: in fact there are some two handred works in manuscripts at Milan Cathedral.
The second appointment of the A.M.A.MI.’s fifth concert season will be the 28th of March 2019 at the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia «Leonardo da Vinci», sala del Cenacolo, with the ensemble La Reverdie, directed by Claudia Caffagni that will present the following program: Du Fay (1397-1474), Viaggio in Italia (A trip to Italy).