Ludovico Einaudi, the Music of Nature is Coming Back Home
29.07.2021, by Luca Testoni
Bringing music back onto the path of Nature, inviting audiences to “walk” with him, as one of the most committed artists in the fight against climate change.
This is Ludovico Einaudi’s mission for the summer of 2021, when a renewed need for rebirth is felt more deeply and strongly than ever.
The maestro’s tour is in full swing, and revealing itself with every performance to be a truly special experience. Every single one of his concerts will be held in a different atmospheric venue: national parks, natural reserves, small bays, valleys, lakes and untouched tablelands that can only be reached on foot. Performances at dusk and dawn, or under starry skies. Unique events to be remembered for a lifetime.
But what concerts lay ahead for this pianist-composer, who recently wrote the scores for “Nomadland” and “The Father”, two Oscar-winning movies currently showing in cinemas? On July 30th Einaudi will play in Pratovecchio Stia, in the courtyard of the Pieve di San Pietro a Romena church, near Arezzo, as part of the brand new Restart edition of the “Naturalmente pianoforte” festival (tickets for this concert are already sold out). The following day, July 31st, Einaudi will perform near the Serrasanta hermitage in Gualdo Tadino (Perugia), as a guest of the “Suoni Controvento” festival.
Eight more performances by Einaudi are on the menu for the month of August. He will start on August 1st with a sunset concert in the archeological and natural reserve of the ancient Etruscan town of Vulci, in the territory of Montalto di Castro, near Viterbo. It will be Einaudi’s only summer date in Lazio, as part of the “Vulci Acoustic Fest”.
Lake Campotosto, near L’Aquila, a place 1420 meters above sea level in the Alto Aterno area, will provide the backdrop for Ludovico’s August 3rd performance. This show, slated to start at 6 PM, is also sold out, as is his August 4th concert in the Parco Reale of Reggia di Caserta.
Two more concerts are scheduled for August 5th and 6th: the first will be performed on the Pianoro di Ciolandrea, a breathtaking terrace in San Giovanni a Piro, near Salerno, overlooking the Policastro gulf and the Masseta coast, inside the National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni; the second one will take place at the Thermal Baths of Latronico (Potenza), in the heart of the Parco del Pollino.
Another sold out performance is scheduled for the evening of August 9th in the Jazzo Pantano, the ancient sheep fence of Gravina in Puglia (Bari), inside the Alta Murgia National Park. Einaudi will then end his tour with two more performances in Puglia. On August 11th he will play a 6 AM sunrise concert at the Grotte dei Cervi caves in Otranto (Lecce); on August 12th he will then close his tour with a bang by performing in the age-old Mediterranean woods of Martina Franca (Taranto), surrounded by the beauty of the Bosco delle Pianelle natural reserve.
Ludovico will share the stage with Federico Mecozzi on the violin and viola and Redi Hasa on the cello.