On Friday 27th January, at 9 pm, in the Complesso San Micheletto in Lucca, there’s a concert titled “The Girls in the Magnesium Dress” and Jacob Bettinelli organized by the Associazione Animando and included in the series “Eighteenth century music in Lucca”.
Valentina Ciardelli (double bass), Anna Quiroga (harp) and Jacob Bentinelli (baritone) will perform a varied program including music by Bottesini, Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Granados, Leoncavallo, Cesti, J. S. Bach, Tosti and Refice. The three “global”, young musicians, currently training in London, met at the Royal College of Music in 2015 and decided to play together in 2016. Their aims are to discover a recherché sound with faithfulness to the original scores, to research little-known musical instruments and to uncover an unfamiliar repertoire. The evening’s program includes a repertoire which is mainly dedicated to Italian and Mittel-European opera (with a tribute to the great Enrique Granados), in a chamber music key, from eighteenth-century masterpieces, such as “The Marriage of Figaro”, to virtuoso double-bass pieces by Giovanni Bottesini.