The second edition of the Mascagni Festival closes with a “grand soirée” aimed at social issues, which on Thursday 16 September will see the extraordinary performance of the State Police Band, directed by the mastery of the Director and Maestro Maurizio Billi. An exclusive event dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the death of Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, the former President of the Republic, which will be remembered with a concert organized in collaboration with ANCRI (National Association of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic). The evening is aimed above all at our young people for whom, in collaboration with the Municipality of Livorno and the Provincial School Office, the #sceglilastradaGIUSTA project has been structured and will accompany them for the entire academic year. The goal is precisely that of retaining the children, through a combination of music-culture and territory, to those values of tradition and legality of which the State Police is the bearer. Already in the event of 23 May 2021 in Piazza Garibaldi, the students of the five schools of Livorno launched the first stage of the #sceglilastradaGIUSTA project with the presentation of a video clip, made by them, on the life of the 5 heroes of Capaci.
An institutional path that the Mascagni Festival – under the artistic direction of Maestro Marco Voleri, wants to consolidate. After the participation, on the occasion of the “debut” edition of 2020 with the Music Band of the Carabinieri, according to what was declared by the Artistic Director himself “it is an honor to collaborate as an artistic reality that puts itself at the service of the community with those realities of the States that are close to the citizens, to their security in civil and democratic life and who have chosen the Mascagni Festival and its final appointment precisely to convey their social project. It is appropriate to say: art at the service of society “. Including institutions, in their most representative artistic connections, represents an important fil rouge that gives the absolute prestige that the event deserves.
Testimonial of the #sceglilastradaGIUSTA campaign will be the Turkish actor Can Yaman, graduated in Law in California, who discovered that he loved acting and, after attending Acting Studio courses in America, began his acting career in 2014 and soon became one of the most loved actors in Turkey and beyond. “I am very attached to the city of Livorno where, when I was only 14, I stayed with a family for a month and learned the Italian language. A training experience that gave me the opportunity to grow quickly. I mainly attended adults and with them I had the opportunity to travel all over Tuscany. Back in high school, I had many Italian friends and professors. This stimulus made me a particularly good student, achieving results that have also given my family great satisfaction. Returning to Livorno, alongside the State Police and in a highly prestigious context such as the Mascagni Festival, to launch a social message aimed at young people, is a great emotion for me and a duty that I feel alive in my heart “. The evening will be presented by the journalist and TV presenter Marco Mazzocchi, from 2020 at the helm of the Stop and Go program and an integral part of the cast of Quelli che il calcio.
An extremely significant moment, reserved for the memory of the figure of the former President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, will be entrusted to the Inspector of the State Police and Umbrian theater actor Stefano de Majo, who has already had the opportunity to be known in the Livorno city in Piazza Garibaldi, in the past month of June, with the performance entitled: “Garibaldi – the dream of freedom”. The great conclusion of the Mascagni Festival, which will begin on 16 September at 19:30, after the institutional greetings and the presentation of the event, will kick off the performance of 8 pieces of music and will end with the Inno di Mameli, performed – exclusively and at the request of ANCI – by Maestro Marco Voleri, Artistic Director of the Festival. The Mascagni Festival, organized in collaboration with the Pietro Mascagni Promoting Committee, greets its audience and makes an appointment for the 2022 edition.