Voices of Europe

Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Voices of Europe is the Music up close network final concert, conceived by Education department of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. It took place on 8 July 2019, in the Auditorium Parco della Musica – Santa Cecilia hall with the Youth Choir of the Accademia (Coro delle Voci Bianche dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia) directed by M° Ciro Visco, in the presence of all European partners and political authorities.

The Youth Choir sang a representative piece from each partner country of the project to symbolize all the different cultural and artistic voices that represent Europe.

The final piece, Hymn to joy by Ludwig van Beethoven, represents a hymn to brotherhood and union between different people and cultures.

Di che musica sei?

Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Di che Musica sei?  (What music are you?) It is an interactive performance created by the Education Sector of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia.  It was first realized as part of the Music Up Close Network activities in Rome at the Auditorium Parco della Musica (April 15th and 20th 2018) and then in Cetinje in the Royal Theater Zetski Dom (May 29th 2018), in collaboration with the Montenegrin Music Center.

The performance is designed for children aged 4 to 10 and describes the emotions transmitted by music. The desire not to limit the musical message to live experiences of the concert has lead the Education staff of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia to create an educational eBook that allows children to learn while having fun and to approach music using the latest learning technologies.

Inside the eBook you will find an introductory letter and several chapters divided according to the order of the performances in Allegria and TristezzaLa CalmaDi CorsaL’Amore and La Rabbia. Each chapter has an introductory video clip which shows a portion of the show and one or more educational music games based on the video. The artists who have performed on stage are represented in the eBook and accompany the children on this musical journey.

Designed for the little ones, it can be also easily be enjoyed by adults, so have fun!

Anne and Zef

Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest

Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia is staging the Italian debut of the opera Anna e Zef, a multimedia performance conceived for middle- and high-school students. Inspired by the story of Anna Frank, the opera deals with dramatically current themes through the story told by the main characters themselves: two fifteen-year-olds torn from their lives by an adult world blinded by ideological fury and personal vendetta. Having met their earthly destiny, Anna and Zef find themselves in a suspended afterlife; the pain and physical suffering are clear but distant memories, their new condition yet to be understood and deciphered.

By telling and sharing their mutual earthly experiences, the two youths regain awareness of themselves and reclaim their right to fall in love and to dream of a better future – whatever the time and space that awaits them may be.

The opera is the result of an international co-production with the Amsterdam-based Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. It has already been staged in that city, garnering accolades from audiences and critics alike. Already translated into English, it s now being presented by Accademia di Santa Cecilia in an Italian version enhanced by innovative and engaging multimedia directing that supplements the traditional forms of the musical theatre with the magic of projections and motion graphics.