Taormina events

 

Racconti di Natale

by Fondazione Taormina Arte

Casa del Cinema (Corso Umberto n. 61 ) – Odeon – Ancient Theatre

21-31 December 2019

Free entrance

 

Telling Christmas through traditional stories, musics and songs.
Readings in Italian

 

PROGRAMME

Saturday 21 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Rintocchi by Charles Dickens
reading: Simone Corso – live music: Adriana Mangano
In coproduction with Compagna DAF – Teatro dell’Esatta Fantasia

Sunday 22 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Il Natale di Harry by Steven Berkoff
reading: Elio Crifò
In coproduction with Compagna Daf – Teatro dell’Esatta Fantasia

Thursday 26  – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Fantasia di Natale
anthology of silent Christmas films
live music: Giovanni Renzo (piano)
In coproduction with Fondazione The Brass Group

Friday 27 – Teatro Odeon @11.30pm
Alligrativi Pastura!
Christmas in Sicily: sounds, songs and verses
Duo Pinello Drago / Benjamin Pouzadoux > I Mandolini dei Nebrodi
Duo Santi Scarcella / Gemino Calà
In coproduction with Associazione Culturale Kiklos

Friday 27  – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Fantasia di Natale
anthology of silent Christmas films
live music: Giovanni Renzo (piano)
In coproduction with Fondazione The Brass Group

Saturday 28 – Teatro Odeon @11.30pm
Alligrativi Pastura!
Christmas in Sicily: sounds, songs and verses
Duo Pinello Drago / Benjamin Pouzadoux > I Mandolini dei Nebrodi
Duo Santi Scarcella / Gemino Calà
In coproduction with Associazione Culturale Kiklos

Saturday 28 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Storie di Natale per il signor Auster
mise en espace tra cinema, musica e parole
reading: Angelo Campolo – live music: Nicola Oteri
In coproduction with Compagna DAF – Teatro dell’Esatta Fantasia

Sunday 29 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Storie di Natale per il signor Auster
mise en espace tra cinema, musica e parole
reading: Angelo Campolo – live music: Nicola Oteri
In coproduction with Compagna DAF – Teatro dell’Esatta Fantasia

Monday 30 – Casa del Cinema @6.30pm
Le confessioni di una donna by Amleto Palermi (1928)
live music: Solisti The Brass Group
In coproduction with Fondazione The Brass Group

Tuesday 31 – Ancient Theatre @11.30pm
The Ladies@Teatro Antico in “Wish you marry 2020”
In coproduction with Fondazione The Brass Group

 

MORE INFO

Taormina Arte
www.taormina-arte.com – mobile: 0039 391 7462146 – www.facebook.com/fondazionetaorminartesicilia

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

 

PHOTO EHIBITION

Idda a Muntagna

4th edition

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, December 20, 21 and 22 2019

 

A photo exhibition cured by the Facebook Group “I Love Etna & …”

Here the list of the authors
Francesco Barbera – Rocco Bertè – Federico Brinch – Pippo Calabrese – Davide Caliò – Alfio Cariola – Fabrizio Micalizzi – Alessandro Micalizzi – Fernando Famiani – Fia Zappala – Lorenzo D’Agata – Giuseppe Gagliano – Vincenzo Greco – Giusy Intelisano – Dario Lo Scavo – Domenico Mazzaglia – Isidoro Murabito – Andrea Savi – Tony Seminara – Massimo Tamajo – Giancarlo Tinè – Michele Ungaro – Giò Giusa – Dario Andò – Antonio D’Agata

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/groups/ILOVEETNA

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

Christmas in Taormina 2019

Taormina, from December 1th 2019 to January 6th 2020

 

Here the list some of the events organised by the Town of Taormina.
For more details, please ckick on the image above.

 

2019

December 15 – Christmas concert by Kiwanis Club – Church of Santa Caterina @6.00pm

December 15 – Concert by Gabriella Cannavò – Congress Hall @7.30pm

December 16 – Christmas Concert by the students of the “Istituto Comprensivo 1” of Taormina – Cathedral @6.00pm

December 18 – Christmas Concert “Taormina In… canto natalizio” – Congress Hall @7.30pm

December 20 – Christmas Concert by Associazione Mousikè – Cathedral @8.00pm

December 20 – Living nativity Scene by the kids f Mazzeo – Schools of Mazzeo @4.30pm

December 20 – Christmas Concert by Mousikè Association – Cathedral @8.00pm

December 21 – Theathrical work – Congress Hall @9.00pm

December 22 – Theathrical work – Congress Hall @6.00pm

December 23 – Theatre and music “La cantata di li pasturi”- Congress Hall @7.30pm

December 24 – Lightening of the traditional bonfires by the Cathedral and the Church of Santa Caterina – @10.30pm – Bagpipers playing along the streets

December 25 – Bagpipers playing along the streets in town centre

December 26 – Christmas Concert by the Little Chorus Don Bosco of Taormina – Cathedral @7.00pm

December 27 – Opera Concert by C. Elisa Moschella – Cathedral @7.00pm

December 28 – Christmas concert “Natale… e dintorni” – Church of Santa Caterina @7.00pm

December 28 – Theathrical performance by Marco Bazzoni “La verità rende Single” – Congress Hall @8.30pm

December 29 – Theathrical performance “C’era una volta Giardini” – Congress Hall @6.00pm

December 29 – Christmas concert by Orchestra Mandolinistica Gioviale – Cathedral @7.30pm

December 30 – Christmas concert “Canti e melodie natalizie” – Cathedral @7.30pm

December 30 – Jazz Concert – Congress Hall @9.00pm

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Concert – Ancient Theatre @11.30

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Party – Piazza Duomo @10.00pm

 

2020

January 1 – “Corricapodanno a Taormina and 45th Dip in the Mediterranean Sea” – “Chico Scimone Trophy” – Beach of Villagonia @8.00am

January 1 – Award ceremony of the running event “Corricapodanno Taormina” – Piazza IX aprile @10.00am

January 1 – Bagpipers along the streets of the town centre

January 1 – New Year Concert by the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Congress Hall @7.30pm

January 3 – Music performance by Sandro di Bernardo & RainFaces – Congress Hall @6.30pm

January 5 – Theathrical performance “U contra” – Congress Hall @6.00pm

January 6 – Bagpipers along the streets of the town centre

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera – Hotel Villa Schuler – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

Charm of Art

“The charm of each work  color your life”

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, December 14-28 2019

 

 

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/charmofart

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

White Noise

Contemporary Art

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, from December 13th 2019 to January 8th 2020

Opening hours
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 10.00am – 2.00pm and 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 10.0am-7.00pm
Monday: closed

Free entrance

 

Considerations on white, works of Paolo Greco, Francesco Rinzivillo and Enzo Rovella.

 

 

 

 

MORE INFO

ProLoco Taormina > info@prolocotaormina.it – mobile 0039 347 678 0029

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

ICONE Tradizione/Contemporaneità

ex Church of Sant’Agostino in piazza IX aprile, from December 13th 2019 to April 18th 2020

Opening hours: everyday 10.00am-7.00pm

 

Post-byzantine icons in north-west Sicily and their contemporary interpretation.

 

Made by Greek iconographers who moved to Sicily the 17th and 18th centuries, these masterpieces are today kept in the churches of Piana degli Albanesi and Mezzojuso (Sicily, near Palermo).

The historical icons are combined by 12 contemporary works by Sicilian and Greek artists who gave their personal interpretation of  the “sacre”
Greek artists: Manolis Anastasakos, Dimitris Ntokos, Nikos Moschos, Kostantinos Papamichalopoulos, Zoi Pappa, Christos Tsimaris.
Sicilian artists: Giuseppe Bombaci, Sandro Bracchitta, Giorgio Distefano, Roberto Fontana, Antonino Gaeta e Ignazio Schifano.

 

MORE INFO

Taormina Culture Office, council member Ms Francesca Gullotta
ufficio.cultura@comune.taormina.me.it – Ph. 0039 0942 610 260
www.facebook.com/francesca.gullotta.39

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

PHOTO EXHIBITION

Von Gloeden, Taormina e il Mediterraneo

Del Carmine ex-church, from December 4th 2019 to January 15th 2020

curated by Luca Beatrice and Willy Montini

Opening hours
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 10.00am – 2.00pm and 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Monday: closed

Free entrance

 

A photo exhibition of some of the most beautiful photographs taken by baron Whilelm Von Gloeden who spent in Taormina most of his life and, thanks to his work, made our town worlwide famous.

The exhibition – by displaying more than twenty original photographs now belonging to the artist Bruno Di Bello – aims to show the artistic evolution of the photographer, detailing his journey from the first nudes to the last portraits.

 

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ABOUT WHILELM VON GLOEDEN

Wilhelm Iwan Friederich August Freiherr von Gloeden (September 16, 1856 – February 16, 1931) was a German photographer who worked mainly in Italy. He is mostly known for his pastoral nude studies of Sicilian boys, which usually featured props such as wreaths or amphoras suggesting a setting in the Greece or Italy of antiquity. From a modern standpoint, his work is commendable due to his controlled use of lighting as well as the often elegant poses of his models. His innovations include the use of photographic filters and special body makeup (a mixture of milk, olive oil, and glycerin) to disguise skin blemishes.
After studying art history in Rostock (1876), Gloeden studied painting under Karl Gehrts [de] at the Weimar Saxon-Grand Ducal Art School (1876–77) until he was forced by lung disease (apparently tuberculosis) to interrupt his studies for a year, convalescing at a sanatorium in the Baltic Sea resort of Görbersdorf. In a search for health, he travelled to Italy (1877–78), first staying in Naples before moving on to Taormina in Sicily. He lodged at the Hotel Vittoria before buying a house near San Domenico Convent. Apart from the period 1915-18, during the First World War, when he was forced to leave Sicily to avoid internment as an enemy alien, he remained in Taormina until his death in 1931.

The mayor of Taormina in 1872-82 was the German landscape painter Otto Geleng [de] (1843–1939), who had moved there in 1863. Through him, Gloeden became acquainted with the local inhabitants. He set up his photographic studio in Taormina at first as a hobby and was exhibiting his work internationally by 1893 (London), including Cairo (1897), Berlin (1898–99, including a solo exhibition), Philadelphia (1902), Budapest & Marseilles (1903), Nice (1903 & 1905), Riga (1905), Dresden (1909) and Rome (World Fair 1911).

(Sorce: Wikipedia)

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

The Home of Santa Claus

From December 19th to 23rd 2019 @ Hotel Isabella (Corso Umberto, 58)

Opening hours: 4.00pm-8.00pm

Free entrance

 

Bring your kids to meet the Christmas elves and write with them a letter to Santa Claus.

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

Immagini & Parole – 6th ed.

Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography

Organised by the Photo Association “Taormina… click”

Saletta Conferenze, Archivio Storico (Via Teofane Cerameo) @ 5.30pm

 

A series on nine seminars with some of the main Sicilian photographers.

 

Friday October 25th – A.T.
Meet Laura Tellini

www.facebook.com/laura.tellini.5

 

Friday November 8 – Females
Meet Ornella Mazzola

www.facebook.com/ornella.mazzola.1

 

Friday November  22 – Gente di Sicilia
Meet Fia Zappalà

www.facebook.com/fia.zappala

 

Friday December 6 – Skin Tales
Meet Gaetano Belverde

www.facebook.com/gaetano.belverde – www.facebook.com/rogika.robertomendolia/videos/2616279068459042/

 

Friday December 21 – L’amima dei pupi
Meet Alessandro Ingoglia

Friday January 10 – Bucarest e i segreti sotterranei
Meet Samuele Formichetti

Friday January 24 – Suddenly
Meet Peppe Gambino

Friday February 7 – in-CONTRO-al-LA-LUCE and Allusiva
Meet Enrico La Bianca and Attilio Scimone

Friday February 21 – Antologia in bianco e nero
Meet Enrico Borrometi

 

 

MORE INFO

Associazione Fotografica Taoclick

www.facebook.com/groups/taoclick

robertomendolia@live.it

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

 

 

 

 

Autunno all’Odeon

Musics and plays by the small theatre “Oeon” (200 seats)

Entrance: € 12,00 (residents € 10,00)

Odeon, via Teatrino Romano @ 6.30pm

Tickets
Ctbox shops in Sicily: www.ctbox.it
In Taormina: at the “Casa del Cinema” in Corso Umberto I n. 61 and on site half an hour before the beginning of the show.

Comuicato stampa (Italian press release)

 

OPENING OF THE SEASON
Monday, September 23rd
PUNTI DI VISTA
Direction: Monica Felloni
Compagnia Nèon Teatri

 

Thursday, September 26th
CARMEN AVELLONE ‹ VITO GIORDANO QUINTET
Guests: Brass Talents
Gaetano Castiglia trumpet
Gaetano Laura trmpet
in collaboration with The Brass Group

Friday, September 27th
MUSICHE DEL NOSTRO TEMPO
BEPI GARSIA piano
music by Gershwin, Debussy
in collaboration with The Brass Group

 

 

Saturday, September 28th
MAURIZIO MASTRINI piano
original musics by Maurizio Mastrini
in collaboration with Associazione Musicale Almoetia

Sunday, September 29th
I SOLISTI DI OPERA LABORATORIO
Arias from operas by G. Verdi, G. Donizetti, G. Puccini, P. Mascagni, V. Bellini

 

Saturday, October 5th
Plectrum Orchestra “CITTA’ DI TAORMINA”
Direction: Antonino Pellitteri
Music by Pullara, Verdi, Mascagni, Sollima, Gulotta, Morricone.
Fort the first time together withe soprano Francesca Adamo Sollima

The Taormina Plectrum Orchestra was founded at the beginning of the 20th century by a few local friends. Today it counts many musicians playing mandolins, mandolas, mandoloncelli, guitars and double basses.

www.orchestraaplettro.it/english.html

 

Sunday, October 6th
HOMAGE TO FRENCH MUSIC
CARLA AVVANTAGGIATO- MAURIZIO MATARRESE 4 hands piano
Music by Debussy, Ravel, Faurè
in collaboration with Associazione Musicale Almoetia

 

Thursday, October 10th
NOTE DALL’INFERNO – DANTE IN JAZZ
with Gigi Borruso
music by Diego Spitaleri and Fabio Lannino
Interview to Dante by Gery Palazzotto (in Italian)

Friday, October 11th
A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF DIANE SHUUR
with Lucy Garsia, Umberto Porcaro, Fabrizio Giambanco, Diego Spitaleri and Fabio Lannino

 

 

Saturday, October 12th
DUO NEW VISIONS
ANTONIO SERRATORE- LODI LUKA clarinet and piano
Music by Piazzolla, Galliano, Boccadoro, Luka, Porro, Galante
in collaboration with Associazione Musicale Almoetia


Friday, October 18th

LOTUS FLOWER – THE DREAM OF LIFE
DT Junior Ballet – Choreography by Alessandra Scalambrino

 

Saturday, October 19th
Soulsville – SKILLIE CHARLES ORCHESTRA

 

 

Sunday, October 20th
11.30am >> SICILIAN PUPPET SHOW by and with Giovanni Calcagno
La canzone di Orlando
Martirio dei Franchi a Roncisvalle
Vendetta dei Cristiani
In collaboration with the Pasqualino Puppet Museum
More info:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Roncevaux_Pass
www.museodellemarionette.it/en/

18.30 >> DANCING KEYS
GEORGI MUNDROV piano
Music by Chopin, Debussy, Albeniz, Ginastera
in collaboration with Associazione Musicale Almoetia

 

MORE INFO

Fondazione Taormina Arte

www.facebook.com/fondazionetaorminartesicilia – www.taoarte.it – info@taoarte.it – Infoline 009 391 746. 2146

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera – Hotel Villa Schuler – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta