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How Italian Opera in the 19th century influenced how and what was heard in Italian Churches
March 1, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm ESTFree
Please join us in this special Caffè & Cultura. Maestro Cominetti of the Lombardy region will offer a few remarks on his past teaching career as an Adjunct Faculty at the Sacred Music Arts Academy in Rome and also his founding and artistic direction of the Circuito Organistico Internationale in Lombardia with over 50 concerts annually. His lecture will include musical examples from Italian organs playing Opera Arias.
Ennio Cominetti is one of the most active organist in the field of publishing, discography and music journalism. After studying at the Conservatory, he began the concert activity: to date he has given over two thousand concerts in the major cathedrals and concert halls in Europe, Asia, Africa, US, South America and Canada. He has recorded about 30 Cds for Italian and German labels, and he collected many appreciations by the most qualified critics. He published more than one hundred works by great composers (Bach, Häendel, Mozart, Beethoven ecc…), anthologies of early music rediscovered by himself and his own compositions, some of which won international competitions. He is an external consulting expert for the history and the interpretation of Italian music by quite a few European Universities and he is director of the department of Sacred Music and Professor of Organ at the Arts Academy of Rome. For the Italian magazine “Suonare news” he monthly cares a page about the most valuable organs in Italy. He has published the following books: Mozart’s journeys in Lombardy; M. E. Bossi: the organist, the academic, the composer; Notes about the organ; The adventure of the infinite harmony; I, Verdi, am telling about myself; Music for dinner: recipes of famous Italian musicians.Sunday, March 1, 2020 @ 4:30pm 4050 West Maple Rd. Ste 250 – Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 RSVP by February 28, 2020