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09/01/2021

Announcement of upcoming ICAMus events 2021-2022.

The Center announces new events in 2021-2022. Among the highlights, the première video-recording of Anthony Philip Heinrich’s works for organ solo (comp. 1850-51); the première performance and video-recording of Sectional Resonance for the Organ (2019) by Jerome N. Margolis; two video presentations by Luca Bragalini with the University of Michigan, in honor of Martin Luther King Day 2022; the inaugural event of American Poets Set to Music by American Composers at the Florence Lyceum on May 16, 2022. Programs and details to be made available closer to each event.

Approaching our twentieth birthday in January 2022!

ICAMus celebrates twenty years of initiatives and projects (established January 25, 2002) with a double special event. Two original videos by jazz and African-American music expert, musicologist Luca Bragalini, for the University of Michigan, in honor of Martin Luther King Day 2022:

 

1. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a Black King of the Bible in Duke Ellington’s Symphonic Triptych “Three Black Kings.”

An ICAMus event, sponsored by MCECS-Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies, in collaboration with the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and MES-Dept. of Middle East Studies, University of Michigan.

Online video presentation, Thursday, January 27, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM EST.

Free registration: https://tinyurl.com/2zvsappv

 

2. Jewish Blues in 20th-Century Classical Music.

An ICAMus event, sponsored by the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, in collaboration with MCECS-Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies and MES-Dept. of Middle East Studies, University of Michigan.

Online video presentation, Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM EST.

 Free registration: https://tinyurl.com/t77y66uh

 

#LucaBragalini #BragaliniSymphonicEllington #ICAMusMLK2022 #jewishblues

 

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Images above & below: Posters of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a Black King of the Bible in Duke Ellington’s Symphonic Triptych “Three Black Kings” and Jewish Blues in 20th-Century Classical Music. Special thanks to Jillian Luciow at the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, The University of Michigan, for creating the posters.

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More upcoming events at ICAMus, December 2021-May 2022!

More exciting events are in preparation, as we look forward to celebrating our 20 years of initiatives and projects.

 

ANTHONY PHILIP HEINRICH (1781-1861) - WORKS FOR ORGAN SOLO.

As part of the research program Four American Originals for the Organ: Anthony Philip Heinrich, Charles E. Ives, John Cage, Jerome N. Margolis.

A project by Aloma Bardi for ICAMus-The International Center for American Music. A collaboration of ICAMus with Centro Studi Musicali Ferruccio Busoni and Collegiata di Sant’Andrea, Empoli, Italy.

Première video-recording.

Lucia Baldacci, organist; Lorenzo Ancillotti, organ advisor and registrant; Organ Bevilacqua-Chichi 1964-2004.

Live recording, Collegiata di Sant’Andrea, Empoli, Italy, October 25, 2021.

Introductory Notes by Aloma Bardi.

Video by Matteo Picardi and Marco Stefano Innocenti.

Photos by Sanzio Fusconi.

Sunday, December 5, 2021. Publication of  video on our channels.

 

JEROME N. MARGOLIS (b. 1941) - SECTIONAL RESONANCE FOR THE ORGAN.

As part of the research program Four American Originals for the Organ: Anthony Philip Heinrich, Charles E. Ives, John Cage, Jerome N. Margolis.

A project by Aloma Bardi for ICAMus-The International Center for American Music. A collaboration of ICAMus with Centro Studi Musicali Ferruccio Busoni and Collegiata di Sant’Andrea, Empoli, Italy.

Composed in 2019; unpublished. Première video-recording.

Lucia Baldacci, organist; Lorenzo Ancillotti, organ advisor and registrant; Organ Bevilacqua-Chichi 1964-2004.

Live recording, Collegiata di Sant’Andrea, Empoli, Italy, October 25, 2021.

Introductory Notes by Aloma Bardi.

Video by Matteo Picardi and Marco Stefano Innocenti

Photos by Sanzio Fusconi

Sunday, December 12, 2021. Publication of video on our channels.

 

In the image below: The organ of the Collegiata di Sant’Andrea, Empoli, Italy; Organ Bevilacqua-Chichi 1964-2004; photo by Sanzio Fusconi.

 

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ARCHIVE OF HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ICAMus UPCOMING EVENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS 2018-2021.

The Center announces new events in 2019-2020, following the large resonance of the June 12-14, 2018 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco events at Sapienza Università di Roma:

Aloma Bardi's paper on Castelnuovo-Tedesco's musical and cultural America, presented in Rome on June 13, 2018, where it raised lively interest among all the participants, is being published in a forthcoming volume of conference proceedings. This contribution explores a new field of research and will interact with the ICAMus Website, as part of an imaginative format, experimented by arrangement with the publisher and the book editors.

The publication on the ICAMus website of Barbara Boganini's talk, Giacomo Puccini and Amedeo Bassi: Tuscan Connections in American Music, successfully presented on January 21, 2018 at the Museo Caruso in Lastra a Signa, Florence, Italy.

A restyling of the ICAMus Website, with new content available for research.

Programs and details to be made available closer to each event.

 

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In the image above: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco beginning life in America, outside his new house in Larchmont, N.Y., autumn 1939; Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Papers, The Library of Congress Music Division, Washington, D.C., Box 144, Folder 1; reproduced by permission.

MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO RENAISSANCE.

IN FOCUS. The Center pursues into the new year its continued commitment to making Florentine-American composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s work more largely known and appreciated.

 

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POSTER FOR THE CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO EVENTS IN ROME, JUNE 2018.

READ AND DOWNLOAD THE POSTER FOR MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: THE UNKNOWN ICONOCLAST. THREE DAYS OF CONFERENCE, CONCERTS, SPECIAL EVENTS. A COLLABORATION OF ICAMus WITH SAPIENZA UNIVERSITÀ DI ROMA AND ASSONANZE, ROME, JUNE 12-14, 2018.

PRESS RELEASE FOR THE CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO EVENTS IN ROME, JUNE 2018.

READ AND DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE (ENGLISH & ITALIAN) FOR MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: THE UNKNOWN ICONOCLAST. THREE DAYS OF CONFERENCE, CONCERTS, SPECIAL EVENTS. A COLLABORATION OF ICAMus WITH SAPIENZA UNIVERSITÀ DI ROMA AND ASSONANZE, ROME, JUNE 12-14, 2018.

ICAMus celebrated Florence-Born American Composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968) on the 50th anniversary of his death (16 March 1968).

The Center collaborated with Università di Roma “Sapienza” and Assonanze, on three days of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco events in Rome, June 12-14, 2018, featuring two recitals of rare songs for voice and piano (liriche) some of which are still unpublished.

 

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In the photo above: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italy, 1930s; Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Papers, The Library of Congress Music Division, Washington, D.C., Box 143, folder 11; reproduced by permission of the Castelnuovo-Tedesco Estate for the ICAMus research and projects.

In the photo below: The Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco initials/logo from the Edizioni Forlivesi, Florence.

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A GALLERY OF OUR MAJOR RECENT EVENTS.

 

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MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO RENAISSANCE. ICAMus REMEMBERS.

The Center remembers numerous prominent events 2017-2018: • The October 6, 2017 release of the 2-CD Brilliant Classics Album of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Shakespeare Sonnets (première complete recording) and Shakespeare Duets (première recording of the unpublished score)  The October 9, 2017 Guest Master Class and Guest Recital by Nico de Villiers on The Songs of Richard Hageman at the University of Michigan School of Music in Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.  The videorecording and audio recordings of the 2016-2017 Early American Music concert program, accompanying Viola S. Valerio's article, At the Origins of Art Music for the Flute in North America  Details were regularly announced and complete programs made available closer to each event.

 

Details for the latest ICAMus events are available in our Archive.

Details for Around the New World in Eighty Years--an American Chamber Music Concert, a Lecture-Recital and a Masterclass in Bologna, with Gabrielle Baffoni (clarinet), Brandon Christensen (violin) and Anna Quaranta (piano), on November 23, 24, 25, 2016--are available here.

Details for the completed winter 2017 event, Songs from a Lost World of Italian Jewish Composers: A concert featuring composers who emigrated to the Americas in 1939 to escape Nazi persecution, with Caroline Helton (soprano) and Kathryn Goodson (piano), in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on January 29, 2017, are available here and here.

Details for the completed Early American Music, 1800-1858 program--A concert in Florence, April 4, 2017, in collaboration with Conservatorio di Musica "Luigi Cherubini" di Firenze--are available here.

Details for the completed spring event of May 20, 2017--A presentation of Aloma Bardi's volume Esotismi musicali del Dibbuk in a meeting with the author and original choreographies as the first collaboration with SguardiDanza - Center for the Arts in Montespertoli (Florence)--are available here.

Details for the recently completed late spring event of June 1st, 2017--An Intersections/Intersezioni conference session and concert in Florence, featuring the unpublished opera Winona--will be available soon in our Archive.

 

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BELOW: IMAGES AND INFORMATION ON THE RECENTLY COMPLETED EVENT BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (MAY 20, 2017):

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ANCIENT LEGENDS, AMERICAN MUSIC, AND NEW CHOREOGRAPHIES.

Young dancer, Giulia Morandi, in Between Two Worlds (The Dybbuk), an original choreography by Antonella Bardi premiering in a collaboration of ICAMus with SguardiDanza-Center for the Arts in Montespertoli, Florence, on 05-20-2017.

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A NEW WORK OF CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ART INSPIRED BY THE DYBBUK.

Antonella Bardi. Dibbuk; mixed technique/mixed media on canvas; 2017; detail. This new piece will be exhibited for the first time in public on May 20, 2017, on the occasion of the ICAMus-SguardiDanza event.

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Photo from Rachel Michaeli's production of The Dybbuk: An American Opera in Yiddish in Three Acts by contemporary American composer, Solomon Epstein. Act I: Tenor Joseph Aridan as Khonnon. Rachel Michaeli, stage director. Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre, Tel Aviv, 2 May 1999. © Rachel Michaeli, wanderop@netvision.net.il . An entire chapter (pp. 162-183) of Aloma Bardi's book is devoted to Solomon Epstein's unpublished opera.

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