*Our Events in 2021*
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
“Ricomincio da tre / I am starting from three”
Sunday 14th February at 4 PM (on Zoom)
On St. Valentine’s Day, members of our Society are invited to watch together the lovely movie by Massimo Troisi, “I am starting from three”, a celebration of love and friendship. Both feelings that play an essential role in our need for Connection and Sharing, that the pandemic has so strongly enhanced.
We will meet in the afternoon, so have your tea and cake ready!
Il giorno di S. Valentino, siamo lieti di invitare i nostri soci alla visione del bel film di Massimo Troisi, “Ricomincio da tre”, il quale celebra l’amore e l’amicizia, entrambi sentimenti essenziali per soddisfare il nostro bisogno di contatto umano e condivisione, che questa pandemia ha cosi’ fortemente amplificato.
Ci incontreremo nel pomeriggio, pertanto siate pronti con te’ e pasticcini!