Twenty-five years have passed since Onde Mediterranee was born as a concept festival whose instruments of interaction and sharing have always been the languages of music, literature and multicultural thought.
Today Onde Mediterranee is one of the most important and consolidated containers of musical events and cultural projects, awarded with the Silver Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic, conceived and organised by the homonymous cultural association and by Euritmica; the festival is sponsored and supported by the Municipality of Grado, by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region - Department of Culture, by PromoTurismo FVG of the Cassa di Risparmio di Gorizia Foundation, by BCC Staranzano and Villesse, with the technical collaboration of: Grado Impianti Turistici, Consorzio Grado Turismo, Zenit srl/Azalea.it.
Today Onde Mediterranee is ready to celebrate its 25th birthday with a musical and cultural programme where the notes of the great protagonists of national and international music will once again mix with the words of personalities from the world of culture and science. The events, scheduled from 10 July to 5 August, will all take place at the Parco delle Rose Arena, starting at 9.30 pm.
- It begins on Saturday 10 July: on the Grado stage one of the world's leading lights of crossover, international cello star and co-founder of the much-loved duo 2Cellos, Luka Šulić. The young Slovenian cellist will perform a live "Cello & Piano" together with pianist Evgeny Genchev, a young and very talented Bulgarian musician. The two will offer the audience their reinterpretation of some iconic pop and rock songs, although there will be no lack of forays into contemporary and past classical music.
- Wednesday 14 July is an unmissable date with Lettere Mediterranee, the Festival's in-depth cultural section: words and music, science and culture will intersect with the well-known geologist and television presenter Mario Tozzi and the Sardinian saxophonist Enzo Favata. The two will dialogue, each with their own language, during an evening that will tell "their" Mediterranean. A physical place, seen from the point of view of geology and the environment, but also a place of the soul, made up of notes and sound emotions.
- Tuesday 27 July will see the eagerly awaited arrival of Noa at Onde Mediterranee after last summer's forced postponement. The Israeli singer will be back in Friuli, bringing with her not only the artistic baggage of her extraordinary career, but also what she has created during the pandemic: during last year's lockdown, in fact, Noa recorded a new project, "Afterallogy", in a jazz key - but in her own exquisitely personal way - whose sounds she will be giving a taste of from the Grado stage. With her, the inseparable Gil Dor on guitar and Ruslan Sirota on piano.
- Sunday 1 August will be the turn of one of the best-loved songwriters in Italian music. The poet of singer-songwriter music Francesco De Gregori will come to Grado with his "De Gregori & Band live - Greatest Hits". With him on stage will be Guido Guglielminetti, bass and double bass, Carlo Gaudiello, keyboards, Paolo Giovenchi, guitars, Alessandro Valle, pedal steel guitar, mandolin and Simone Talone on percussion. Few things can still be said about De Gregori and his music that haven't already been said, but Onde Mediterranee wanted to celebrate its first 25 years by bringing to Grado the "Prince" of songwriters, who in a lifetime as a musician has described Italy with its thousands of contradictions and wonders.
- The 25th edition of Onde Mediterranee will be closed by one of the new and most appreciated faces of contemporary Italian music: rapper and singer-songwriter Willie Peyote, after his successful presence on the stage of the last Sanremo Festival. The concert, (organised with the technical collaboration of Zenit srl and Azalea), is part of his new "Mai dire Mai TourDegradabile". Peyote will be accompanied by the All Done band, made up of five musicians, who have been performing alongside the rapper and singer-songwriter from Turin for some time. The tour takes its name from the song that Willie Peyote presented on stage at the last Sanremo Festival "Mai Dire Mai (La Locura)", which won him the Mia Martini Critics' Award, certified Gold by Fimi-Gfk and still among the most popular singles on Italian radios.
ONDE MEDITERRANEE FESTIVAL - TICKETS:
10.07.21 LUKA ŠULIĆ Single Numbered Seat: full price € 35 + as - reduced and *concessions € 28 + as
14.07.21 MARIO TOZZI / FAVATA Numbered Seat: € 2
27.07.21 NOA Numbered Single Seat: full price € 35 + as - concessions and *conventions € 28 + as
1.08.21 FRANCESCO DE GREGORI Numbered Single Seat: full price € 50 + as - concessions € 40 + as
5.08.21 WILLIE PEYOTE Numbered Single Seat: full price € 25 + dp - concessions € 20 + as
Reduced tickets are reserved to students under 26 and to *Conventioned: BCC Staranzano e Villesse members, Consorzio Grado Turismo hotel clients, buyers of tourist packages.
Advance sales: online tickets on TicketOne and Vivaticket + related circuits
Tabaccheria Thomann - Piazza Duca d'Aosta, 8
From 1 July Info&Tickets point, Largo San Grisogono
On concert evenings, the ticket office at Parco delle Rose opens at 6.30 p.m. - entrance to the Park from 7.30 p.m.
At the Parco delle Rose there is a food&drinks area (dinner during the concerts on reservation +39 349 795 7889)
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