Sunday, 9 July 2023 – h. 21.30
EUGENIO FINARDI in Euphonia Suite
Sax Raffaele Casarano
Pianoforte Mirko Signorile
in collaboration with MyNina Spettacoli
On Sunday July 9, in collaboration with MyNina Spettacoli, space will be given to Italian music starring a great singer-songwriter: Eugenio Finardi will be on tour with Euphonia Suite, accompanied by two extraordinary musicians, pianist Mirko Signorile and Raffaele Casarano on sax.
Euphonia is a suite that incorporates the tracks in a ‘Flow’, an uninterrupted stream that, through various emotional states, accompanies the listener to an almost transcendental state.
It is an experience that goes beyond the normal sequence of songs, linking and merging them in improvisation and the mystery of enharmony, which is the magical ability of notes to change meaning and function depending on pitch.
The project is the result of an understanding with two extraordinary musicians. Mirko Signorile weaves his own space-time continuum around the gravitational mass of melodies in counterpoint with the trajectories of Raffaele Casarano’s saxophone, creating surprising conjunctions with harmonic wisdom.
The Flow spontaneously develops into a unique and different interpretation of Finardi’s songs each time, with some homage to his dearest authors, from Battiato to Fossati, giving a wider breath to the emotions, shared in an intense collective experience.
<< “Life is the art of encounter”, says Vinicius de Moraes and for musicians this is even truer, because music is a universal language that needs no translation but in which everyone has their own very personal accent. So, when Raffaele Casarano, Mirko Signorile and I meet around a piano, a very special and intriguing lexicon is created. >>
A concert/experience of great energy but also of great delicacy and emotional truth.
Tickets on sale online on www.comofestival.org and at the theatre box office from Saturday April 22 at 10 am.
Eugenio Finardi (Milan 1952) is one of Italy’s best-known singers and musicians, songwriters and composers. Suffice it to say that he began his career in the 1970s crossing paths and collaborating with the major protagonists of the Milanese art scene. From Demetrio Stratos to Fabrizio De André, in a cultural humus that included Battiato, Battisti AREA, PFM, Carmelo Bene, Mogol, Gianni Sassi, Dario Fo, Claudio Rocchi, Camerini… the list would be endless. For the past 20 years, he has left the world of light and pop music to devote himself to a variety of special projects, following his insatiable musical curiosity. With Francesco Di Giacomo, he recorded a album for FADO, translating Amalia Rodrigues. ANIMA BLUES – a blues soul – followed, a tour and album that amazed and convinced. IL CANTANTE AL MICROFONO – A singer at the mic – a contemporary music project with the Sentieri Selvaggi Sextet directed by Carlo Boccadoro to music by V.Visotsky rewritten by Filippo Del Corno. His eclecticism and ductility have allowed him to tackle and make the most diverse musical genres his own. With EUPHONIA he achieves a maturity and freedom of purpose that only age can give.
Raffaele Casarano, saxophonist from Lecce, class of ’81, approached saxophone study at the age of seven and graduated in saxophone in 2004. He subsequently attended masterclasses with Dave Liebman, Maurizio Giammarco and many others.
Raffaele Casarano is the artistic director and creator of the ‘Locomotive Jazz Festival’. He records his first album, ‘Legend’, in 2005, and ‘Replay’ in 2008. Both works feature Paolo Fresu as a guest. In 2010, he participates as a sax soloist in the music composed by Giuliano Sangiorgi, for ‘Koltès’, the show of actor Claudio Santamaria. In 2011 and 2012 he continues his series of successful collaborations with Giuliano Sangiorgi, who often calls Raffaele to perform as a duo during several dates of the Negramaro tour. 2013 is the year of maturity: he works on several dates of Manu Katché’s international tour and releases ‘Noah’, the new record of his Locomotive Quartet. In 2015, he releases ‘MEDINA’, his latest record made with the Orchestra della Provincia di Lecce ICO T. Schipa and featuring Norwegian Erik Honoré. He is currently on an international tour with Dhafer Youssef. He has collaborated and recorded with: Buena Vista Social Club, Sting, Paolo Fresu, Noa, Giuliano Sangiorgi, Francesco De Gregori, Fiorella Mannoia, Daniele Silvestri, Paola Turci, Piero Pelù, Simona Molinari, Manu Katché, Richard Bona, Peppe Servillo, Eugenio Finardi, Stefania Rocca, Fabrizio Bosso and many others.
Mirko Signorile was born in Bari, where he graduated in piano and jazz music with top marks. In 2001 he recorded his first record ‘In full life’ for Soul Note, a historic Milanese label that made him known in the Italian jazz environment. Since then, a series of tours have taken him around festivals and theatres both in Italy and abroad. He performed in the Via Asiago studios for RadioTre several times and played his music for the Concerti del Quirinale (with Giovanna Carone). In 2005 he wrote the soundtrack for “La baracca” and in 2007 for “Il passaggio della linea” both by director Pietro Marcello. He composed the soundtrack for Giusy Frallonardo’s show “Hell in the Cave”, still performed in the suggestive Castellana Caves. He wrote the music for the poetic collection “Figli della luce” with verses by Enzo Quarto and images by Uccio Papa. Since 2015 he has been teaching at the “Giovanni Paisiello” Conservatory in Taranto.
I e II AREA: 22€ + 3€ prev.
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In case of rain or unfavorable weather, Arena performances will be held on the same evening at Teatro Sociale di Como, without sets. If the performance is interrupted after the beginning of the show, because of bad weather conditions, tickets are non-refundable.
Each seating area of the Arena has a corresponding seating sector in the Theatre. Check below how to find your sector in the Theatre:
- I AREA corresponds to the stalls and boxes;
- II AREA correspond to the galleries.