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Taormina, previous Church of San Francesco di Paola

 November 6-29 2011

 

Ut pictura poesis is Latin, literally “As is painting so is poetry.”

Poetry resembles painting. Some works will captivate you when you stand very close to them and others if you are at a greater distance. This one prefers a darker vantage point, that one wants to be seen in the light since it feels no terror before the penetrating judgment of the critic. This pleases only once, that will give pleasure even if we go back to it ten times over. (from en.wikiedia)

Exhibition of paintings by Michele D’Avenia and poetry by the great Salvatore Quasimodo. “Dionysos” association.

 

Within the “Omaggio a Taormina”, a series of events organised by the Association “Arte & Cultura a Taormina”.

 

Cathedral of Taormina

November 5th 2011, 6.30pm

Taormina Plectrum Orchestra in concert.

 

Within the “Omaggio a Taormina”, a series of events organised by the Association “Arte & Cultura a Taormina”.

CATHEDRAL OF TAORMINA

The fortress cathedral, which is what Taormina’s main cathedral is considered, was built around the year 1400 on the ruins of a small mediaeval church. The cathedral has a Latin-cross plan with three aisles; there are six minor altars in the two side aisles. The nave is held up by six monolithic columns, three on each side, in pink Taormina marble and their capitals have a foil and fish-scale decoration. The ceiling of the nave has wooden beams supported by carved corbels reproducing Arabian scenes with a Gothic air. The very interesting main portal was rebuilt in 1636 and has a large Renaissance-inspired rosette sculpted on it.

 

Taormina, previous Curch of Carmine

November 3-30 2011

“Scarti di Mare – Frasciameddi” Photo Exhibition by Carmine Elisa Moschella

 

Within the “Omaggio a Taormina”, a series of events organised by the Association “Arte & Cultura a Taormina”.

Taormina, Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

November 1-27 2011

“Verso Nord” (Northwards) – Photo Exhibtion by Giuseppe Ragonese

 

Within the “Omaggio a Taormina”, a series of events organised by the Association “Arte & Cultura a Taormina”.

 

 

Taormina, previous Church of San Francesco di Paola

October 2-30 2011

Free Entrance

Exhibition of paintings by Cesare Filistad.

Filistad deals with Sicilian art, repeating the old style of artists, designers and decorators of the the Sicilian carts. His works are unique as reproduce  legendary battles of  Charlemagne’s paladins, duels of chivalry and stories of old Sicily.

See his works: http://associazionedionysos.it/SitoCESARE/CesareWEB.html

 

Within the “Omaggio a Taormina”, a series of events organised by the Association “Arte & Cultura a Taormina”.

 

 

 

Taormina, Church of Santa Caterina

October 29th 2011, 7.00pm

 

The Plectrum Orchestra of Taormina was founded in early 1900. It consists of over twenty musicians playing mandolins, mandolas, guitars andcontrabasses.

Tonight’s performance will see seven artists on stage: Alessandro Russo, Alfredo D’Urso, Elisabetta Monaco, Claudia Costa, Ivana Rapisarda, Simona Brancato and Aldo Filistad.

 

 

Within the “Omaggio a Taormina”, a series of events organised by the Association “Arte & Cultura a Taormina”.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cathedral of Taormina

October 22th 2011, 7.00pm

Free Entrance

 

A most expected performance by the duo Filippo Arlìa (piano) and Giuseppe Scigliano (accordion bajan) in the splendid setting of the Cathedral of Taormina.

Filippo Arlìa graduated at 17 gaining immediately the pseudonym of “athlete of the piano” for his unique technical skills and virtuosity that follow the model of Russian pianism. Currently, Arlìa teaches piano at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory Terinese Nocera, where he is Deputy Director and Head of the Department of keyboard and percussion instruments.

Giuseppe Scigliano graduated with highest honors, and joined the study of the accordion to composition and conducting. Winner of numerous competitions has played in the best internatonl theaters in both solo and chamber music formations, A strong personality, he is currently professor of accordion at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music of Nocera Terinese.

  Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano – Vico De Spuches n. 1,

  October 1-29 2011 – From Wednesday to Sunday: 9:30am-1:00pm & 4:30pm-8:00pm

Free Entrance

 

 

Exhibition of paintings realised by Rosalba Leonardi Indaco.  A bold and provocative parallel between Mary – the christian Madonna – and the rock star “Madonna”.

More info: “Fondazione Mazzullo” Tel +39 0942 620129

Within the “Omaggio a Taormina”, a series of events organised by the Association “Arte & Cultura a Taormina”.

Nazarena Theatre – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3  Taormina

7.30pm – Entrance: € 10,00

 

October 7th 2011

Classic concert with the Orchestra da Camera of Messina, performing the Quattro Stagioni by Antonio Vivaldi.

Solo parts: Antero Arena (violin)

 

October 15th 2011

Classic concert with the Trio Ars Vetus, performing musics by Corelli, Händel, Abinioni and Vivaldi.

 

More Info (in Italian): www.almoetia.it

 

Taormina and nearby towns

October 15 – 16, 2011, 6.00 pm

This year the race will start – on Saturday 15th – from the tourist port of Giardini Naxos and will end – on Sunday 16th – on the promenade of Santa Teresa di Riva, after approximately 250 miles of hard and selective routes.
A run through the picturesque Sicilian countryside that will reach many villages and towns of the nearby Ionian area: Francavilla di Sicilia, Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Limina, Santa Teresa di Riva, Roccalumera, Nizza di Sicilia and others.

The itinerary features two special stages on Saturday and nine on Sunday.

Formula One star Robert Kubica attended the 2009 edition.

All types of cars allowed to the race: from group N to group A, group R, the super 2000s and 1600s and non type-approved cars.