Founded in 1830, Civica Filarmonica di Lugano is the oldest Lugano Association. Throughout its history it has had a succession of significant moments and awards. Civica Filarmonica di Lugano consists of 80 musicians and is considered the best Swiss symphonic wind orchestra. Its acknowledged ability to constantly open new musical horizons is attested by its repertoire of more than 1,200 pieces.
Conductor Franco Cesarini attended the Basle Conservatory where he majored in flute, theory, composition, and conducting. He has won several competitions, including the first prize in the Swiss national soloist competition. In 1984, he was awarded a scholarship by the Ernst Göhner-Migros Foundation.
Currently, Cesarini is professor of wind band conducting and music theory at the Lugano University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Since 1998, he has been the principal conductor of the symphonic wind orchestra “Civica Filarmonica di Lugano” and since 2011 he conducts the “Wind Orchestra of Southern Switzerland”. He has received several awards, including the composition prize from Pro Helvetia (the Swiss foundation for culture).
Each orchestra will play a programme of 45 - 60 minutes, including the test piece “Cerebral Vortex”. This composition was written by Øyvind Moe. He composed this for Musikkforeningen Nidarholm for their participation in the World Music Contest in Kerkrade (2009, NL). The composition is published by Norsk Noteservice.
The title refers to a form of writer’s block caused not by lack of ideas, but rather by the inability to channel and give form to the madness swirling inside the head of someone with a great desire to express something. In this respect, the piece can be said to be a composer’s exercise in keeping focus. A limited amount of material is repeated and treated creating a development that always has a solid anchor point. This is emphasized by the return to the opening theme towards the end.
Moe’s musical background lies in the bands of his home town of Bergen, Norway. He studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where his teachers included Bjørn Kruse, Henrik Hellstenius, Lasse Thoresen, Asbjørn Schaathun, and Olav Anton Thommesen. He also studied musicology and music technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), as well as software development at the Bergen University College.As a performer, he has many years of experience playing the saxophone in several of Norway’s leading amateur wind orchestras.
Geregistreerd tijdens ECWO European Championship for Wind Orchestras May 20 – 21, 2016
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