Arlia (‘Fortissimo’) in El Jem: “Calabria imitates Puglia and Sicily on the sites”

In the Tunisian amphitheater a tribute to Morricone’s film music and a tribute to Pasolini’s poems

“There Calabria imitate the Sicily and the Puglia, on the enhancement of historical sites, archaeological areas, stone theaters, in terms of culture and tourism. And I say it as a Calabrian. “This is the appeal addressed by the master from Tunisia Filippo Arliadirector ofPhilharmonic Orchestra of Calabria and artistic director of the ‘Fortissimo Festival’now in its fourth edition, which for the first time lands in the Tunisian amphitheater of El Jemamong the largest ‘colosseums’ in the world and heritage Unescothanks to the collaboration of ‘Tchaikovsky’ conservatory of Catanzaro with the Tunisian state conservatory of Ben Arous and the Higher Institute of Musical Studies of Tunisafter the three-year experience from 2012 to 2014 with the Music Institute of Soussethen interrupted for the events caused by the advent ofIsis.

“There Tunisia it is an Arab and Muslim country but devoid of religious fundamentalisms and classical music and opera, sometimes seen as bulwarks of Western culture, are welcomed in Tunisia and indeed Tunisian children want to embrace these artistic and cultural traditions “, he explains Arlia in the conference organized a Mahdia on the Tunisian coast, on the eve of the two shows in El Jem: a tribute to the cinema music of Ennio Morricone and a tribute to the poems of Pier Paolo Pasolini interpreted by Gabriele Lavia And Federica Di Martino.

“Morricone is now universally recognized as the excellence of film music and Pasolini is the ‘writer of music’ as the title of the show proposed by Lavia states, as he used a lot of classical music in his films – explains Arlia – Then, in the second part of the ‘Fortissimo Festival’ on Monday and Tuesday in Tunis, a tribute to Corelli and ad Astor Piazzollaof which many have forgotten the Italian, Apulian origins of Trani“.

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Calabria is also in partnership with the ‘Opera Festival of Stone Theaters’ which takes place in Sicily, between Taormina And Syracuse, Tindarie Segesta“all prestigious and historically recognized places”, as well as with the ‘Pif’ of Castelfidardo, the most important international accordion festival. “All the interventions we propose are produced by us, thanks to funding from the Fus, the single Fund for the Entertainment: we only do original shows, no one bought ‘turnkey’ … “, Arlia is keen to underline.

(of the envoy Enzo Bonaiuto)