Italy is recognized as the country of art in the world, thanks to its ancient tradition in painting, architecture and, of course, in music. 2011 is the Unification of Italy anniversary and the best way to celebrate it is to tell its history through celebrities as Puccini, Verdi, Tosti who made our music famous and eternal all over the world. And what can you say about Napoletan songs, known and appreciated by American, Australian, European and Asian people? The voice of Silvia Cecchetti, famous to be able to blend “Belcanto” with Jazz and pop styles, retraces 150 years of Italian musical evolution exploring the song from its roots (Melodramma), through the beginning of the XX century (“Bambina innamorata”, Come pioveva”) and the most important song writers like Battisti and Tenco, to the Pop of our days.
Sandro Cerino, known for his originality and good musical taste and also for his version of “Four seasons” by Vivaldi in Jazz style, is the other leader of this project; he made the arrangements giving an equal and creative expression to the performance so that every piece becomes extraordinary. The band is composed of classical (flute, strings and guitar) and jazz musicians (sax, contrabass and percussions). During the concert it stands out the mastery and the clearness of Romano Pucci’s flute who, after having been a leading member of the Orchestra alla Scala di Milano for 30 years, is also a celebrity as a soloist and a versatile musician.