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SIMPLE MINDS

40 Years of Hits – Tour 2020

Ancient Theatre, Saturday 12 July 2022 @9.00pm

 

– “Note: The concert was initially scheduled for August 8th 2020 and was postponed due to covid-19. Tickets already purchased remain valid for the new date” –

 

Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 1977. The most commercially successful Scottish band of the 1980s, they achieved five UK Albums chart number one albums and have sold more than 60 million albums. Despite various personnel changes, they continue to record and tour.

he nucleus of the band consists of the two remaining original members, Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (electric & acoustic guitars, occasional keyboards after 1990, saxophone and violin).

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € 70,00 + presale N/A
Gallery: € 60,00 + presale N/A
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 45,00 + presale N/A
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 30,00 + presale

 

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WHERE TO STAY

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The Smile

Ancient Theatre, Wednesday 20th July 2022 @ 9.00 pm

The Smile are an English rock band formed by Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner. They made their surprise debut in a performance streamed by Glastonbury Festival in May 2021, and released two singles in January 2022. The band is a collaboration with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.

 

TICKETS on ticketone and boxol

Stalls (Parterre): € 80,50
Gallery (central): € 69,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 51.75
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 34,50

 

MORE INFO

https://thesmiletheband.com/

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Jethro Tull

Ancient Theatre, Monday 1th July 2022 @9.00pm

 

TICKETS on boxol and ticketone
Stalls (Parterre): € 75,00
Gallery: € 57.50
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 46,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): €  35,00

 

ethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire, in 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band later developed their sound to incorporate elements of hard and folk rock to forge a progressive rock signature. The band is led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, and has featured a revolving door of lineups through the years including significant members such as guitarists Mick Abrahams and Martin Barre, keyboardist John Evan, drummers Clive Bunker, Barriemore Barlow, and Doane Perry, and bassists Glenn Cornick, Jeffrey Hammond, John Glascock, and Dave Pegg

 

MORE INFO

jethrotull.com

www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Taormina Film Fest – 68th Edition

Ancient Theatre, Congress Hall and other locations, from Sunday 26th June to Saturday 2nd July 2022

 

Produced and organized by Videobank SPA

Artistic Directors: Francesco Alò, Alessandra De Luca, Federico Pontiggia

Common thread of this year’s festival is “COMEDY” with the celebration of two Italian unforgettable actors Vittorio Gassman and Ugo Tognazzi in the centenary of their birth and in the presence of their children, Paola Gassman and Gian Marco Tognazzi.
A tribute to the Sicilian comedy actor Angelo Musco is also planned with the screening of the film “C’era una Volta Angelo Musco” (ITA, 1953 – Rossano Brazzi, Nino Manfredi), completely restored by the Cineteca Nazionale Italiana.
On of the highlights of this editione is the screening of the film “Ennio“, a tribute to the legendary composer Ennio Morricone which retraces his life and works. The film is directed by the Oscar-winner Giuseppe Tornatore who is the special guest of the evening.

 

More info on film and guest will be published in the next weeks – Stay tuned

 

 

MORE INFO

www.taorminafilmfest.it

www.facebook.com/taofilmfest

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

Nastri D’Argento

Silver Ribbons Awards

75° Edition

Ancient Theatre, Saturday 25 June 2022

 

The Nastro d’Argento (Silver Ribbon) is a movie award assigned each year, since 1946, for cinematic performances and production by the Sindacato Nazionale dei Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani, the association of Italian film critics. The Nastro d’argento is the oldest movie award in Europe, and the second oldest in the world (only the Academy Awards are older). The awards are given during a fashion gala night held at the Taormina Greek Theatre.

 

SILVER RIBBONS AWARDS 2022

ENNIO by Giuseppe Tornatore – Best documentary 2022

 

SECTION DOCUMENTARIES

LET’S KISS – Franco Grillini. Storia di una rivoluzione gentile di Filippo Vendemmiati

PER LUCIO by Pietro Marcello

LA MACCHINA DELLE IMMAGINI di ALFREDO C. by Roland Sejko – Best docufilm

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

LUIGI PROIETTI DETTO GIGI by Edoardo Leo
CÙNTAMI by Giovanna Taviani
SCALFARI – A sentimental journey by Enrica Scalfari, Donata Scalfari, Anna Migotto – direction Michele Mally
L’ONDA LUNGA – STORIA EXTRA-ORDINARIA DI UN’ASSOCIAZIONE by Francesco Ranieri Martinotti
OSCAR MICHEAUX – IL SUPEREROE DEL CINEMA AMERICANO by Francesco Zippel

 

THE SILVER RIBBON FOR LEGALITY

SE DICESSIMO LA VERITÀ by Emanuela Giordano, Giulia Minoli

 

VALENTINA PEDICINI AWARD
LOS ZULUAGAS by Flavia Montini

 

SPECIAL MENTIONS

Grido per un nuovo Rinascimento di Elena Sofia Ricci, Elisa Barucchieri e Stefano Mainetti

Sotto lo stesso tempo degli studenti del CSC-Sede Palermo

 

TICKETS

More info as soon as possible

 

MORE INFO

https://www.nastridargento.it/

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

GTCYS – Greater Twin Cities Young Synphonies

50 Years Onward

Ancient Theatre, Sunday 19th June 2022

 

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) is a US music organization based in Minnesota.
In the conviction that music nourishes the body, mind, and spirit of the individual and enriches the community, the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies provides a rigorous and inspiring orchestral experience for young musicians. Its aim is to transforms young musicians of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds by breaking down barriers to music instruction and providing exceptional year-round orchestral experiences.
(Source: GTCYS)

 

More info ASAP – Stay tuned!

 

MORE INFO

https://gtcys.org/

www.facebook.com/greaterTCyouthsymphonies

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

TAOBUK

Taormina Book Festival

12th edition –  TRUTH

Taormina, 16-20 June 2022

 

The fascinations of literature combined with the beauty of a unique place in the world. It is the perfect combination of Taobuk, an international literary festival that brings together the tradition of Taormina as the cosmopolitan capital of literature and arts, a refuge for eccentric and excellent personalities such as Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Picasso, Richard Strauss.

The Festival is conceived and directed by Antonella Ferrara.

Every year Taobuk chooses a theme around which the calendar of meetings takes shape with the help of authoritative writers, thinkers and artists, in a tight flow of ideas and novelties.

At the core of the festival there is literature seen through the point of view of international writers. Taobuk’s program, however, is also embellished with exhibitions, theatrical performances, dance pieces and film retrospectives shown in evocative locations: first and foremost the Ancient Theatre, along with the city’s palaces and major hotels.

Every year Taobuk chooses a theme around which the calendar of meetings takes shape with the help of authoritative writers, thinkers and artists, in a tight flow of ideas and novelties.

At the core of the festival there is literature seen through the point of view of international writers. Taobuk’s program, however, is also embellished with exhibitions, theatrical performances, dance pieces and film retrospectives shown in evocative locations: first and foremost the Ancient Theatre, along with the city’s palaces and major hotels.

 

This year’s theme is TRUTH

 

MORE INFO ASAP

 

MORE INFO

www.taobuk.it

www.youtube.com/user/TAOBUK

www.facebook.com/taobuk

www.instagram.com/taobukfestival

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

Il Volo

Ancient Theatre, Sunday 12th June 2022 @9.00pm

 

The concert celebrates 10 years of incredible music.

Making global pop-opera sensation Il Volo performs again at the Ancient Greek-Roman Theatre of  Taormina.

l Volo is a group of three (unconventional) teenage boys that came to fame in Italy after appearing on the Italian talent show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone”.
They were promptly snapped up by the leading people in the music industry in Italy and their debut album quickly went platinum. Like Andrea Bocelli before them, they are Italians set for the international stage. Their appearance on American Idol in 2011 caused a frenzy of first week sales for the lads with further plans to launch themselves elsewhere in the world. Their appeal is definitely their quirky image coupled with their unexpectedly mature vocals. They cover old ground in the classical crossover sphere, but they certainly package it in a new and exciting way. With undeniably strong voices and impeccable charm, Il Volo are hard to resist.
(source: classical-crossover.co.uk)

The three singers are tenors Piero Barone (born 1993) and Ignazio Boschetto (born 1994), and baritone Gianluca Ginoble (born 1995).

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): SOLD OUT
Gallery: € 95,00 SOLD OUT
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 80,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 40,00

 

MORE INFO

ilvolomusic.com

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

Il Volo

Ancient Theatre, Saturday 11th June 2022 @9.00pm

 

The concert celebrates 10 years of incredible music.

Making global pop-opera sensation Il Volo performs again at the Ancient Greek-Roman Theatre of  Taormina.

l Volo is a group of three (unconventional) teenage boys that came to fame in Italy after appearing on the Italian talent show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone”.
They were promptly snapped up by the leading people in the music industry in Italy and their debut album quickly went platinum. Like Andrea Bocelli before them, they are Italians set for the international stage. Their appearance on American Idol in 2011 caused a frenzy of first week sales for the lads with further plans to launch themselves elsewhere in the world. Their appeal is definitely their quirky image coupled with their unexpectedly mature vocals. They cover old ground in the classical crossover sphere, but they certainly package it in a new and exciting way. With undeniably strong voices and impeccable charm, Il Volo are hard to resist.
(source: classical-crossover.co.uk)

The three singers are tenors Piero Barone (born 1993) and Ignazio Boschetto (born 1994), and baritone Gianluca Ginoble (born 1995).

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): SOLD OUT
Gallery: € 95,00 SOLD OUT
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 80,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 40,00

 

MORE INFO

ilvolomusic.com

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

Ciao Franco… over and over again”

Homage to Franco Battiato

Ancient Theatre, May 18 2022 @

with Carmen Consoli and Red Canzian (The Pooh)

Direction: Daniele Bossari

 

On the first anniversary of his death, a homage to the great Maestro Franco Battiato

Franco Battiato (23 March 1945 – 18 May 2021) was a Sicilian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and, under the pseudonym Süphan Barzani, also a painter. Battiato’s songs contain esoteric, philosophical and religious themes, and have spanned genres such as experimental pop, electronic music, progressive rock, opera, symphonic music, movie soundtrack, oratorio and new wave.

He was for decades one of the most popular singer-songwriters in Italy. His unique sound, song-crafting and especially his lyrics, often containing philosophical, religious, and culturally exotic references, as well as tackling or painting universal themes about the human condition earned him a unique spot on Italy’s music scene, and the nickname of “Il Maestro”. His work includes songwriting and joint production efforts with several Italian and international musicians and pop singers, including the long-lasting professional relationship with Italian singer Alice. Together with Alice, Battiato represented Italy at the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “I treni di Tozeur”.

 

TICKETS on boxol
Stalls and Gallery (Parterre): € 45,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 35,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 20,00

 

MORE INFO

https://www.battiato.it/

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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