Pieve de Santo Stefano Cesclans


From July 18th to 20th, the Estonian Sinfonietta Soloists leaded by concertmaster Rūta Lipinaitytė, will captivate audiences with two enchanting programs, "Night Winds" and "The Seasons," at the Emilia Romagna and Carniarmonie festivals in Italy.

The Emilia Romagna Music Festival is a grand-scale artistic celebration that spans from July to September, encompassing a significant portion of the northern Italian provinces. With over 30 venues and more than 40 musical events, this festival attracts approximately 10,000 visitors. It is guided by the principle "Music is a part of living, it is passion and everyday life. It is a balance between past, present and future, between tradition and innovation." The festival boasts a diverse lineup of performances and concerts, featuring renowned musicians from around the globe.

Organized by the Fondazione Luigi Boni, the three-month-long Carniarmonie festival serves as a meeting ground for exceptional talents from various musical genres.

On July 19th, the Estonian Sinfonietta Soloists will perform in Codigoro, within the park of the thousand-year-old Pomposa Monastery (Abbazia di Pomposa Parco S. Guido Abate). They will present the "The Seasons" program, with each musician showcasing their musicality as soloists.

The Monastery of San Francesco della Biblioteca Malatestiana in Cesena will host a concert on July 18th, and the Pieve di Santo Stefano in Cesclans, a truly exceptional venue, will witness a performance on July 20th. These concerts will feature the Estonian Sinfonietta Soloists in collaboration with esteemed Italian musicians. The repertoire will include Antonio Vivaldi's La tempesta di mare and Il Gardellino, performed by flute virtuosos Massimo Mercelli and Cristian Lombardi, along with Lamberto Curtoni's new concerto for flute and orchestra.

To delight both the audience and also our musicians, the renowned alpine horn player Carlo Torlontano has arranged Arvo Pärt's Pari intervallo for alpine horn and strings, with the composer's approval. This extraordinary fusion of alpine horn and orchestra can also be heard in December during the Estonian Sinfonietta's End-of-Year concerts in Tallinn and Viljandi.