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    Three Days of Naples: A Celebration of Culture, Cuisine and Creativity - Day 2 Neapolitan Serenade: A concert of songs from the Piedigrotta tradition

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    Neapolitan Serenade: A concert of songs from the Piedigrotta tradition

    Wednesday 15 May at 7pm, it is the time for Music, with a concert of traditional songs from Piedigrotta and beyond, for voice and piano entitled Neapolitan Serenade. Perhaps excavated in the 3rd century B.C. to shorten the route between Naples and Pozzuoli, Piedigrotta is an area of ​​Naples deriving its name from Old or Roman Cave (“Grotta”). The oldest Neapolitan celebrations used to take place in the area, which was already mentioned by Petronius in the Satyricon and later cited by Boccaccio. In the modern age, a military and civil parade that used to take place there on 7 September was later converted (1908) into a festival centered around the pilgrimage to the basilica of S. Maria di Piedigrotta, accompanied by allegorical floats, fireworks on the sea, lights, stalls and above all the “Neapolitan Song Festival.”

    In collaboration with Co.As.It., the Italian Cultural Institute will bring this musical event to the Italian Forum in Leichhardt, with a program that includes some of the best pieces of the non-operatic repertoire of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Four well-known figures from the city's musical panorama will grace the stage: soprano Nadia Piave will be accompanied on the piano by Mauro Colombis. Cesare Popoli and Paola Vertechi will provide their voice for pieces of poetry, interludes, anecdotes and curiosities relating to the pieces presented.

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