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.
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
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).
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.
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
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.
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Great Hall of TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, the Netherlands door
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