The New Music

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The New Music International Weeks (Settimane internazionali di nuova musica), took place in the 1960s and brought Palermo to worldwide attention in the musical and cultural debate, thanks to the enthusiasm of a group of young intellectuals including Antonino Titone, Francesco Agnello, Paolo Emilio Carapezza, Roberto Pagano and Eliodoro Sollima.
As we treasure the memory of such exciting times in the field of New Music, we think it is also time to approach this theme again, putting the experience into perspective and questioning the state of the art today.

The Teatro Massimo has decided to establish a Festival in 2014, Nuove Musiche, that will offer the general public, both local and international, a glimpse into contemporary music as well as 20th century historic and avant-garde music.
The truly interdisciplinary spirit of the Settimane will be kept alive thanks to many collateral activities and in-depth analysis debates.
With Nuove Musiche the Teatro Massimo strengthens its bond with the University of Palermo and with Palermo Conservatory of Music “V. Bellini” (whom is also going to participate to the Festival with initiatives that are being planned and will complement Teatro Massimo programme) and hopes that this festival will be an opportunity for dialogue with the city’s other institutions.

• Concerts staged in the Teatro Massimo Sala ONU and Foyer – € 5.

• September 28 Concert (8:30pm) – € 5.

• October 3 Concert (8:30pm) – from € 10 to € 30.

• Concerts staged at the Steri and the Conservatory of Music, October 5 walking concert, conferences, video festival: free entrance.

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