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"Milosz and Szymborska - tribute to the Nobel poets of Poland"
/ 27 September 2011 / Florence, Life Beyond TourismŽ "Auditorium al Duomo", Via de' Cerretani 54/r

Event organized by:
Polish Institute in Rome

In collaboration with:
Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco

For more informations:
Polish Institute in Rome: Tel. 06-36000723
Auditorium al Duomo, Florence: Tel. 055-288642

The event is part of the "Month of Polish Culture" during the Polish presidency of the European Union at the helm, organized by the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation under Life Beyond Tourism®, in collaboration with Embassy of the Republic of Poland Rome, Polish Institute of Rome and the Italian-Polish Cultural Association in Tuscany.

Program of the Event:

7:30 P. M.
Opening of photo exhibition by Elzbieta Lempp "Milosz - resting places"
The exhibition will remain open until October 14 th , every day (10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and during evening events)

The displayed photographs depict three resting places of the poet: Berkeley, Chapel Hill and Krakow in the period 1992 - 2003. We see him lonely with his wife Carol, among others, in privacy, during a lesson, to a birthday party at Golebnik, meeting with readers in a publishing house and during a meeting in the synagogue. Other photographs depict the funeral and his home- archive.

Elzbieta Lempp - portraits photographer, creating works from the early 80's especially in black and white portraits of cultural figures, especially writers to whom she dedicated the album "Literary Landscapes. Photography 1985-2007. " Her "pictures of narrative", as she usually call them, are published by important culture magazines, as Tygodnik Powszechny, Dekada Literacka, Kwartalnik Artystyczny, many publishers and the portal ''

Her productions are in the photographic collections of the National Museum in Wroclaw, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and in private collections.

8:45 P.M.
Concert by '"Trio Interensemble" with readings of poems by W. Szymborska "Tutaj" (Here) by Natalina Bortolami.
Music by Chopin, Mundkowski, Lutoslawski, Part, Glass, Piazzolla, Sakamoto and others.

Wislawa Szymborska: Tutaj (Here)
Natalina Bortolami, readings
Interensemble Trio
Fagiuoli Alexander, violin
Luca Paccagnella, cello
Alessia Toffanin, piano

Wislawa Szymborska's verses chosen by Maurizia Rossella and Beggio Bernardino, taken from the collections of Appeals for the Yeti, Halls, Great Number, People on the bridge, The end and beginning, Moment, Two points, Here with the translation of Pietro Marchesani.

Original monologues: Maurizia Rossella

Music by:
Arvo Pärt, Hanna Banaszak, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Astor Piazzolla, Michael Biasutti, Roberta Silvestrini, Fryderyk Chopin, Andrzej Mundkowski, Carlo Alessandro Landini, Beggio Bernardino, Philip Glass, Witold Lutoslawski.
This is a reading-concert dedicated to the Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996, which is entitled Tutaj (in Polish means 'here'), and which is also the title of the last collection of poems of the poet in Krakow , published in 2009.
The texts are taken from the book "The joy of writing" (Adelphi) recently appeared in the translation of Pietro Marchesani.
There will be also some recordings on which Szymborska herself reads her poems in polish.
The musicians from Interensemble Trio are:
Fagiuoli Alessandro (violin), Luca Paccagnella (cello ) and Toffanin Alessia (piano).
The authors proposed are: Arvo Pärt's are, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Witold Lutoslawski, Chopin, Michael Biasutti Beggio Bernardino, Roberta Silvestrini, Carlo Alessandro Landini, Philip Glass and Astor Piazzolla.                                

THE INTERENSEMBLE was born in 1984 on the initiative of the pianist and composer Bernard Beggio bringing together most of those musicians who were dedicated to contemporary experience.

Since then, research and experimentation were the lines that led the ensemble work through many of the routes of the classical music of the twentieth and twenty-first century, from Cage, Stockhausen, Berio, Donatoni, Glass and Piazzolla, from computer music to musical theater, the music of minimalist experience derived from the people, to the last generation of composers, with particular emphasis on Italian composers and new technologies.

In more than 25 years the thio has brought his music in almost all European countries (France, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Finland, Greece, Czechoslovakia, Croatia, Ireland, Romania, Spain, Portugal) and also in USA, Mexico and Egypt, recording for RAI, Radio Prague, BRT Belgium, the Polish Radio, RTE Ireland, the Egyptian Radio, Croatian Radio, Television Portuguese Romanian.

The made 17 recordings for various labels productions: Artis, Rivoalto, Naxos, Taukay.

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