Concert: “A trip in Lazio” – Orchestra Popolare Italiana

Music and Dance from the Heart of Italy – Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre Tuesday 11 January 6.00 p.m. (Dubai time) – 3.00 p.m. (Italian time)

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At Expo, the Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre will host a sextet that tells the story of an entire orchestra with voices, accordions, percussion instruments and traditional instruments for a fascinating journey through the popular music of Lazio, the heart of Italy.

A polychrome repertoire that tells of the sounds of our Region. The show narrates a world of sounds among rhythms, melodies, dialects and curious musical instruments, an original journey through the music of Lazio, from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea.

In the foreground are ballarelle and saltarelli, traditional dances, but also songs of celebration and work in the original style of Conductor Ambrogio Sparagna.

The show features three exceptional Emirati musicians with qanun, darbouka and oud for a special musical link between Lazio and the Gulf region.

A production realised in collaboration with Real Music (UAE) and Finisterre.
The concert is offered by Lazio Region.

Founded in July 2001 and directed by Ambrogio Sparagna, the Orchestra Popolare Italiana is devoted to the Italian popular repertoire.
The full ensemble, made up mainly of young musicians, puts together thirty elements among singers and musicians that play the typical musical instruments of the popular Italian tradition, like bagpipes, shawm, barrel organs, tambourines, mandolins, violins, chitarra battente, hurdy-gurdy, lyre, harps, shells and many other “minor” instruments coming from the great national ethno-music repertoire.
The project promoted by the Fondazione Musica per Roma acts like an original instrument that promotes, re-elaborates and spreads out the different Italian oral tradition music repertoires through the production of original programs dedicated to regional repertoires of the national folklore.
The Orchestra Popolare Italiana deals with single special collaboration projects with local musicians and artists, conveying cultural promotion and promoting ancient knowledge.
Among the original projects that OPI conceives and promotes there are La ChiaraStella with Christmas carols from the Italian traditional repertoire; Si Canta Maggio that celebrates through music the right to work, and Ballo!, the big show to rediscover the Italian popular ancient dances.