Andreco’s parade crosses the heart of the city to pay tribute to nature and to deal with the delicate theme of today’s climate and the environmental crisis. In particular, the parade refers to the River Tiber, to its past, present and future condition. The parade takes you from Tiber Island to Basamento Aventino, via the Forum Boarium, accompanied by the choral voices of La Cantoria of the Teatro dell’Opera of Rome and the sound of eleven string musicians of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. The parade will include 25 members of the public/performers who responded to the artist’s open call.
3.00 p.m. departure from Isola Tiberina
3.30 p.m. stop at Piazza della Bocca della Verità with string ensemble of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
4.20 p.m. arrival at the Basamento Aventino with Cantoria of Teatro dell’Opera
By Fondazione Romaeuropa, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Teatro dell’Opera
Andrea Andreco was born in Rome. He has a doctorate in Environmental Engineering on urban sustainability and has carried out post-doctoral research on the environmental benefits of green urban technologies in partnership with the University of Bologna and Columbia University in New York. Since 2000, in parallel with his scientific education, he has furthered his artistic research which has as its principle theme the relationship between urban spaces and the natural landscape and between humanity and the environment, explored through various techniques from drawing to painting, from sculpture to video. He also creates installations, performances, murals and public art projects, at times supported by participative processes. The works produced by Andreco summarise the concepts at the base of his research into symbols, images that make up his visual and conceptual language.
A group of some 40 young singers directed by the Maestro Roberto Gabbiani.
La Cantoria was formed by the Teatro dell’Opera’s Education and Training Department to offer a specialised arts and music course to singers aged between 17 and 25. After the latest selection process held in July. La Cantoria offers a busy calendar of lessons and masterclasses on classic, operatic and sacred repertoires, with two exceptional teachers: the conductors Giuseppe Sabbatini and Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz, leading figures on the international choral stage.