As soon as you arrive in Taormina, you will feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years.
Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, the european highest active volcano, often capped with snow, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view.
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June 23rd 2012 – “The Brave” Pixar in 3D
Greek Theatre, 9.00 pm
European Première – Brave in 3D
Tickets available at boxol.it – Parterre: € 12,00 / Non-numbered Tiers: € 8,00
The entire takings will be assigned to the earthquake victims of Haiti.
See the official trailer
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
June 23/28 – Taormina Film Fest
Greek Theatre and Taormina Congress Hall
58th editon of the TAORMINA FILM FEST
Taormina Film Fest, a historic film festival, and Italy’s oldest, began in 1955. It is a competitive event screening film previews, independent features, documentaries, shorts and tributes to filmmakers of the past.
The Festival will be followed by the Nastri D’Argento award
LEAFLET (in Italian) – PROGRAM (in English) – PLAYBILL
– June 23 – Greek Theatre, 9.00pm – Prémiere “The Brave” in 3D
Tickets available at boxol.it – Parterre: € 12,00 – Non-numbered Tiers: € 8,00
The Taormina Film Fest, which moved permanently to Taormina in 1971, has hosted over the years many stars of international cinema: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Sofia Loren, Cary Grant, Robert De Niro, Colin Firth, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Tom Cruise, Melanie Griffith, Monica Bellucci, Oliver Stone and Antonio Banderas, among others.
The Festival is an “A” Festival in FIAP accreditation.
2012 Festival Sections:
• GRANDE CINEMA AT THE GREEK THEATRE
• SELECTION OF COMEDIES
• FOCUS RUSSIA
• TAORMINA ARTE AWARDS
• TAO CLASS
• CAMPUS TAORMINA
• RETROSPECTIVE OF CINEMA IN TAORMINA
• REVIEW ON THE NEW SICILIAN CINEMA
June 9 / July 29 – Glass Mixture Exhibition
Previous Church Del Carmine
“Glass Mixture” Exhibition by Silvio Vigliaturo
Free Entrance – Every day 10.00 am / 11.00 pm
Info: mobile +39 393.9485636
Italian artist, a master in creating glass works.
June 8/17 – Billy Doolan Art Exhibition – CANCELLED
PAINTINGS DID NOT ARRIVE IN TIME TO PASS CUSTOMS FORMALITIES
Gardens of Babilonia Language School
“Spirit of Two Islands: Terra Australis – Terra Sicula”
Frederick William “Billy” Doolan Jnr (also known as Billy Doo, 1952-) is an Australian Indigenous artist who lives in Townsville, Queensland.
The exhibition will show 9 works of the “Sicilian Dreaming” series realised by Doolan in August 2009 when he spent nearly four weeks travelling across Sicily on a cross-cultural exchange to paint the country in the Aboriginal style.
Doolan imports the impressions of the Sicilian nature into his Aborigine myths.
The exhibition is part of an ICSA project. The I. C. S. A. (Institute of Culture Sicily Australia) is an organization that promotes cultural bridges between Sicily and Australia as well as events of relevance to both countries.
from Monday to Friday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
June 2 – The Eco-friendly Garden
Taormina Public Gardens and Hotel Monte Tauro
The Eco-friendly Garden – Organic and sustainable product’s show
– Sustainable Architecture
– Organic Food
– Renewable Energy
– Community Involvment
– Natural body-care products
– Public lectures on eco-friendly lifestyle -> English, German, French translators available on request
May 20 / June 9 – Classic Concerts by Almoetia Assoc.
Church of Santa Caterina
34th Taormina Classica Concert Season
Concerts realised by the Almoetia Music Asociation
Free Entrance – hrs 7.30 pm
May 20 – Trio Art Kalispèra — sopran, clarinet, piano
May 25 – Duo Parisi / Barboro — clarinet, piano
May 27 – Giuseppe Lo Cicero — piano
June 03 – Gianfranco Pappalardo Fiumara — piano
June 09 – Duo Blanco / Sinacori — guitars
May 12/24 – Art Exhibition: “Grafitismi di Segni e di Luci”
Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano
Art Exhibition – “Grafitismi di Segni e di Luci”
by Barbagallo – Berra – De Mariano – Donato
Free entrance – 09:30am/12:30pm and 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Closed on Monday
April 1 / May 19 – Art Exhibition by P. Tolomeo
Gardens of Palazzo Corvaja from April 1st to May 8th
Previous Church of Carmine from May 9th to May 19th
April 1th – May 19th 2012
Opening hours: 9.00am – 9.00pm. Free entrance
You will also find works of Nino Ucchino and Vittorio Puglia.
April / July – Agimus Concerts
Previous church of San Francesco di Paola – 6.00pm
April – July 2012
Classic concerts performed by the Youth Musical Association of Taormina. Free entrance.
The San Francesco di Paola Hall is near Porta Catania and the Post Office of Taormina.
PLAYBILL – April / May
April 15 2012 – Giovanni Cocuccio & Rosa Greco — Violin and e Piano
April 19 2012 – MIRO’ CLARINET QUARTET — Lucio Brancati, Marta Arcodia, Agata Feudale Foti & M. Sgambelluri
April 22 2012 – Franco Bruno, Alberto Vocaturo & Antonio Averna — Flute and Piano
April 27 2012 – Musics by C. Debussy, J. Francaix and othes — Classes of the “A. Corelli” Academy of Musica
April 29 2012 – Alberto Vocaturo & Enza Sciotto — Flute and Guitar
May 04 2012 – Samuele Galeano — Violin
May 06 2012 – MUSICS OF RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE — Classes of the “A. Corelli” Academy of Musica
May 10 2012 – Amalia Santamaria, Roberta Marziano & Antonino Averna — Soprans and Piano
May 13 2012 – Rosa Fiocco & Ata Virzì — Soprans and Piano
May 17 2012 – Luca Di Mauro — Piano
May 19 2012 – Anna Stracquadaini & Antonino Cannavò — Soprans and Piano
May 24 2012 – Fabio Arcodia, Nicola Cassisi, Enzo Foti & Basilio A. Pintabona — Quartet of saxophones
May 27 2012 – Alessandro Carere & Ata Virzì — Flute and Piano
June 01 2012 – Angela Cucinotta & Rosario Mangano – Piano
June 03 2012 – Salvatore Palmeri, Mariangela Romano, Rossana Scandurra & Giuseppe Turiano – Quartet of Bassons
June 07 2012 – Sabrina & Simona Palazzolo – Harp
June 10 2012 – Lucio Brancati & Antonino Averna – Clarinet and Piano
June 14 2012 – Simona Bonanno & Alessia Zanghì – Violoncello and Piano
June 17 2012 – Alessandra Marino, Angelo Manciagli, Giuseppe Privitera, Enrico Sorbello, Rosaria Politi – Flutes, Violin, Violoncello and Harpsichord
June 21 2012 – Francesco Barberi, Ivano Biscardi, Carmelo Giambò & Francesco Mazzei – Quartet of Accordions
June 23 2012 – Filippo Cammaroto – Piano
June 28 2012 – Alessandro De Salvo – Piano
July 01 2012 – Guendalina Consoli – Piano
July 05 2012 – Salvatore Gitto – Piano
July 08 2012 – Maria Pizzuto – Piano
April 8 – Easter Concert
Taormina Congress Hall – Auditorium hall
On Easter Sunday, at 9.00 pm
Easter Concert performed by the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra
Musics by Mascagni, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini and Bizet