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A concert for trees. An event to support the Venetian mountains and the people of Belluno.
On Saturday, August 10, at 11:30 a.m., there will be an event that you absolutely shouldn’t miss in the “Bosco degli Artisti” (The Artists’ Woods). This picturesque location exhibits works of art by sculptors and painters from the Val Biois. The woods are located in the Le Buse district of Falcade, and can be easily accessed with a cabin lift, or on foot with a lovely walk in the mountains.
The title of the event is “La Mia Terra” (My Land). It is a project by the orchestral conductor from Treviso, Diego Basso, who has graced the most prominent international stages in his career. The concert was created to help the forests of Belluno after they sustained major damage in massive floods last October. Participation is free, and emotions are guaranteed. The trees will be celebrated with a concert featuring 54 members of the Italian Rhythmic Symphonic Orchestra (Orchestra Ritmico Sinfonica Italiana), conducted by Diego Basso, and 50 young choir members from Children and Young Choirs of the Art Voice Academy in Castelfranco Veneto.
Overtures and pop songs like Imagine by John Lennon and Earth Song by Michael Jackson will be performed in symphonic versions. The melody called Il Canto della Terra (The Song of the Earth), which was written by the composer Francesco Sartori and made world famous by the voice of Andrea Bocelli, will also be performed in a symphonic version with a choir. Throughout the concert there will be readings by Andrea Pennacchi, sponsored by Teatro Stabile del Veneto, from texts titled “Da qui alla luna” – “From Here to the Moon” by the author Matteo Righetto.
A day-long project, “La Mia Terra” was created by Diego Basso to support the Venetian mountains and the population of Belluno, which was hit by a terrible storm last October that wiped out forests and roads, devastating local families and business.
“I came up with this musical project to give back to the mountains a small part of what they give to artists all over the world. With their trees, the forests have contributed a lot to music and to the orchestral players who perform on musical instruments made out of wood. This harmonious journey began with the concert last March 23rd, at the Mario Del Monaco Theatre in Treviso, and it could only conclude in Falcade, among the mountains that contain music within,” says the orchestral conductor from Treviso, Diego Basso.
“This summer we wanted to bring art, culture and music to the Falcade and Passo San Pellegrino area with lots of events, but this is definitely the most important initiative, considering the significant message it conveys of support and solidarity for our forests, our mountains and our land, which were so terribly damaged by the dreadful weather events that hit the region last October. This event represents decisive action to sustain the territory, and we are very proud to host and help organize it,” emphasizes Renzo Minella, Head of Marketing for the Falcade and Passo San Pellegrino area.
The concert is part of an initiative celebrating 10 years of the UNESCO Dolomites (2009 – 2019). It is one of the solidarity events promoted by the Cultural Department of the Veneto Region and the Agis Triveneto association for the Venetian mountains. Proceeds will go to a fund called “Regione Veneto – Veneto in ginocchio per maltempo ott.-nov. 2018 (Veneto devastated by the October-November 2018 storms”).
The concert is organized with the sponsorship and collaboration of the Veneto Region, the Province of Belluno, the Municipality of Falcade, DMO Belluno Province, the Domomiti UNESCO Foundation, and the San Pellegrino Ski Area. And with support from Karpos, Dolomia, Forno d’Asolo, Cassa Rurale Dolomiti di Fassa Primiero and Belluno, Mar-Auto.
The price of a round trip ticket in the Falcade-Le Buse cabin lift is €11,00 (and a part of this cost will also be donated to the cause).
Access to the concert area is also possible on foot and donations are welcomed and appreciated.