Established in 1996, the Manchester branch is one of the Society’s many branches around the world.
The Society’s headquarters are in Rome, and its mission is to promote the Italian language and Italian culture abroad.
The Manchester branch does not have its own premises. Membership is open to both Italians and non-Italians, and members and supporters enjoy a wide programme of events throughout the year.
Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend.
Scopri i Parchi Letterari® Italiani!
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(Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend, unless specified otherwise)
FRANZ LISZT – VIA CRUCIS
Franz Liszt’ Way of the Cross
(members & SDA friends only)
Friday 2nd April at 6 PM (on Zoom)
Piano: Alessandra Pompili
On Lents season, members and friends of our Society are invited to attend the piano concert by our talented friend, Alessandra Pompili.
Franz Liszt wrote the Via Crucis between 1876 and 1879. Already a minister of the Catholic Church, Liszt had been progressively absorbed by the composition of sacred works and by a quest for daring experimentations in music writing.
The Via Crucis was inspired by a series of paintings on the Stations of the Cross made by German artist Friedrich Overbeck, whom Liszt met when living in Rome. The composition is divided into the fourteen customary stations plus the introductory hymn “Vexilla Regis”: in many ways, it is the only reflection of the last hours of Jesus’ life on earth written for piano.
Among the many performances of the Via Crucis by Alessandra are those at the Franz Liszt Museum and Academy in Budapest, the Musei Vaticani, Casa Verdi, the Philharmonia of Krakow, Villa d’Este in Tivoli, the Cathedrals of Sheffield, Lancaster, Glasgow and Wrexham.
For more info, please visit https://www.alessandrapompili.com/projects
(foto banner: particolare della Cattedrale di Firenze, gentile concessione di Patrick Brosset)