One of the most important events of  ‘The Garda Musical Summer’ is the 55th edition of the Gaspero da Salo International Violin festival, which commences this Saturday July 13th at 9.30 in the Piazza Al Duomo, Salo. This is the 8th year that the festival will be directed by the maestro Roberto Codazzi, who has chosen Uto Ughi with his Camerata Ducale orchestra to open this years calendar. Ticket prices for this event are €30.

The full itneray and prices is:

  • Saturday July 13th-Uto Ughi (violinist) with Camerata Ducale orchestra-€30
  • Saturday July 20th-Guido Rimonda (violinist) with Camerate Ducale orchestra-€15
  • Saturday July 27th-Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser (Cello duet)-€15
  • Sunday July 28th-Salo Town band directed by  Andrea Ottone-€5
  • Satuday August 3rd-Richard Galliano (accordian) and Rimonda (violin) with the Camerata Ducale orchestra-€15

If you wish to see all of the concerts you can save €30 with a block booking which will cost €50. Tickets can be purchased from the Feltrinelli bookstores inVia Butturini, Salo, or in Desenzano del Garda under the portico in Piazza Melvezzi.

Other events of the ‘Garda Musical Summer’ include:

Autobiography of violinist Uto Ughi- at 7pm under the loggia of the Municipio the famous violinist tells of the story of his private life and career.
At 9pm under the loggia of the Municipio there will be musica and pictures telling of 140 year history of the Theatre of Salo. Performing will be: Domenico D’Amato (tenor), Erica Polini (violin), G Francesco Tonoli (viola), Chiara Piazza (cello) and Frederico Franchini, who will be playing Il Biondo, the priceless double bass made by Gaspero da Salo in 1590.
At 9.30pm under the loggia a musical tribute to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio. Michele Bosio will give a lecture on Ariel Music, the art of sound according to D’Annunzio
At the same venue on Friday will be a lecture entitled ‘The Violin in Popular Music’ byMarco Buccio, with musical interludes from Andreino Bordiga and Pitro Fusi.
Don’t forget Happy Blue Hour every Thursday evening in Salo.