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Opus Band

Opus Band / classical, crossover / Italy

Website(s) : http://www.streetband.it

“Opus Band”, an unusual brotherhood of monks, between the sacred, the profane, rock, Gregorian chants, the Middle Age or electrofunk will involve you in this “trip saxofonico on the way to heaven.”

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Opus Band will perform as part of World Sax Day (www.worldsaxday.com)

Biography

Sandro Tani : sax sopranino
Riccardo guazzino : sax soprano
Duccio Castellacci, Eraldo Taverni, Susanne Boger : sax contralto
Marco Seri, Alessio Crocetti, Pierpaolo Coccolini : sax tenore
Omar Daini, Gabriele Mugnaini : sax baritono
Iacopo Salvatori : rullante
Massimo Giannini : gran cassa

More informations

“Opus Band” offers an unusual brotherhood of monks playing moving like acrobats balancing on an imaginary tightrope between the sacred and the profane, between the rock and the Gregorian chants, between the Middle Ages and elettrofunk. With great ability to interpret the musicians transform the high perfection of the Toccata in D minor by Bach polluting it with the recklessness of James Brown. A Gregorian chant or a Renaissance dance, “In Taverna when sumus,” suddenly, with ease and great energy, they become mystical and transcendental rock with citations of Led Zeppelin. “Opus Band” is a clever blend of music and street theater, unsettling and fun, involve the public in this short “trip saxofonico on the way to heaven.”

The founder and the ledear of BadaBimBumBand is Sandro Tani.
Sandro started his musical studies at 10 years old. He started studing the clarinet, later the saxophone; in the 1992 he graduated from the Conservatorio of Florence in saxophone. From the beginning, his musical interests range over from classic music to jazz and folk repertoire. Nel 1994 he won the audition at Teatro della Scala di Milano. He played with the “The Saexophones” at XVII° Cantiere d’Arte of Montepulciano, at X° International Congress of Saxophone. He won many competitions like I° Prize “Trofeo Kawai”, I° Prize “Astor Piazzolla” of Castelfidardo. He played in different contests as Biennale of Venezia, Accademia Chigiana, the Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the ORT-Orchestra of Toscana. He collaborated with important italian musical directors as Luciano Berio, Vinko Globokar, Georges Pretre, Bruno Bartoletti. Actually he teachs the saxophone at the Musical Lyceum of Lucca. In 2003 he founded and directed the BadaBimBumBand and in 2006 he produced with Terzostudio the performance “Bandita” directed by Italo Pecoretti, in 2009 the performance “Wanna Gonna Show”, in 2012 the performance “Opus Band”

Programming

12/07/2015 19:30 - 20:30

Place des Tripiers

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13/07/2015 13:30 - 14:00

Salle de la Bourse

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Musicians / speakers

  • Tani Sandro (Italy)
  • Guazzini Riccardo (Italy)
  • Duccio Castellacci (Italy)
  • Boger Susanne (Italy)
  • Taverni Eraldo (Italy)
  • Coccolini Pierpaolo (Italy)
  • Crocetti Alessio (Italy)
  • Marco Seri (Italy)
  • Daini Omar (Italy)
  • Mugnaini Gabriele (Italy)
  • Giannini Massimo (Italy)
  • Salvadori Jacopo

Program

  • Cruise Control (Skeweeff)
  • O Fortuna/Whole Lotta Lovin' (Orff/Plant)
  • Toccata Fuga RE mi BWV565/The Final Countdown (Bach/Tempest)
  • Le Forze d'Hercole (Igni Gena)
  • Kashmir (Plant /Page)
  • House of the King (Akkerman)
  • Jesahel (Fossati)
  • Tantum ergo Sacramentum/Haka (D'Aquino/Pecoretti)
  • Celebration (Bell)

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