7th APRIL – Teatro Apollo
“Nino Rota. Musica per il cinema” by OLES, the Symphonic Orchestra of Lecce and Salento. The European Film Festival and OLES work together to pay tribute to Nino Rota on the 40th anniversary of his death. Rota was one of the most significant music personalities of the 20th century, working mainly in Puglia as a composer, with a huge production of symphonic, opera and chamber music, but also as a teacher and director of the Niccolò Piccinni Conservatory in Bari for over thirty years.
The concert by the Symphonic Orchestra of Lecce and Salento OLES, conducted by Eliseo Castrignanò, will feature, alternating music and short readings, the film scores that made him famous all over the world. The arrangements for symphonic orchestra are created by Fabrizio Francia. The programme of the concert includes: Suite sinfonica from “I vitelloni”, Fantasia e canzone from “La dolce vita”, Suite from “The Godfather” trilogy, Valzer Verdi e Valzer del commiato from “Il Gattopardo”, Fantasia from “Amarcord”, Preludio, danza e canzone d’amore from “Romeo e Giulietta”, Preludio, canzone e fox-trot from “Le notti di Cabiria”.
Il concerto rientra nel progetto “Musica e Cinema” finanziato nell’ambito del Programma Straordinario 2018 in materia di Cultura e Spettacolo – Azione 2