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Assisi XII International Peace Festival


Twelve candles for the celebrations of the Cultural Association, United Artists for Peace. This year as well, in Assisi, from 15 to 23 September we will be tal


The twelfth edition of the International Peace Festival organized by the Cultural Association, United Artists for Peace, will be held in the city of peace par excellence, from the 15th to the 23rd September.
The festival intends to contribute to promoting the themes of the culture of Peace, solidarity and ecology in full respect for social, political and religious differences, through cultural and artistic events and through national and international musical performances.
The participants will attend conferences, debates and round tables but they will also enjoy plays and ballet performances. Since 2001 the Festival includes an “Ecological Weekend”, an event that promotes Environmental and Food Education with a view to protecting public health and the environment.
Since 2002, an “Ecological Walk” on Mount Subasio has been introduced as part of the Ecological Weekend, aimed at raising people’s awareness of the need to defend the environment and enhance the territory.




PROGRAMME

Saturday 15 September

16.00 hrs. Inauguration of the exhibition of paintings
“Peace and the Environment”
by the Artist Paola Dagioni

Ex Pinacoteca (former Picture Gallery) - Palazzo Comunale
Free admittance

21.00 hrs. Tamburi per la Peace (Drums for Peace) – African ethnic Concert
Sunu Africa - percussions, Senegal

Piazza del Comune (in case of bad weather, Teatro Metastasio)
Free admittance


Sunday 16 September

21.00 hrs. A Violin for Peace
“Paganini’s 24 Capriccios”
Masha Diatchenko - violin
Awarding of the Prize
“Young Artist for Peace 2007”
in collaboration with the Uniglobus Master University

Sala della Conciliazione - Palazzo Comunale
Free admittance

Monday 17 September

21.00 hrs. Piano Concert
Massimo Spada - piano
L. van Beethoven - 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 32
R. Schumann - Kinderszenen, op.15
J. Brahms - 24 Variations and fugue in B flat major, on a theme by G. F. Haendel, op.24

Sala Norsa, Sacred Convent of St. Francis
Free admittance


Tuesday 18 September

21.00 hrs. Cinema and Peace
Viewing of the Film “Antonio, Guerriero di Dio”
Directed by Antonello Bellucco and Sandro Cecca
Musical score by: Pino Donaggio
with the presence of the leading actors of the film

Teatro Metastasio
Free admittance

Wednesday 19 September

21.00 hrs. Opera recital of Verdi Arias
Nabucco, Falstaff, il Trovatore, Don Carlo, Otello, Macbeth

Ettore Nova - baritone
Ambra Vespasiani - mezzosoprano
Marco Ferruzzi – piano
in cooperation with the Uniglobus Master University

Sala Norsa, Sacred Convent of St. Francis
Free admittance

Thursday 20 September

Ore 21.00 Concert “United Artists for Peace”
with the participation of the musical bands:
“Innocenti Evasioni”
“L’Estate di San Martino”

Special Guest: LUCA CARBONI - “Artist for Peace 2007” Award

Piazza del Comune (in case of bad weather, Teatro Metastasio)
Free admittance


VII Ecological Weekend

Friday 21 September

1st Day of the Ecological Weekend: PEACE – ENVIRONMENT – SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Sala della Conciliazione, Ex Pinacoteca - Palazzo Comunale of Assisi
(Free admittance)

9.00 hrs. Ecological Weekend – Schools Project (9.00 - 13.00)
With the participation of groups of students representing the Schools of the Umbria Region
9.15 hrs. Welcome address by the Authorities: Franco Brunozzi, Councillor for Economic Development of the Municipality of Assisi
Sala della Conciliazione

Seminary “The Man/Environment Relationship”

Chairman: Prof. Isabella Procacci
Vice Rector of the Convitto Nazionale (National Boarding School) “Principe di Napoli” in Assisi

- Dr. Sauro Cristofani, Councillor for the Environment at the Province of Perugia

- Pollution and glasshouse effect/climate change: SOS from the environment
Dr. Lamberto Bottini, Councillor for the Environment at the Umbria Region

Save the planet: the Kyoto protocol and surroundings
Dr. Mita Lapi, Italian representative at the UN Conferences, Lombard Foundation for the Environment

- Agriculture-based energy production for a sustainable future
Dr. Renato Cami, Chairman of AMU – Consortium of Farmers for the production of Mineral Water from Umbria

11.30 hrs. Visit exhibition stands and guided wine and food tasting
(reserved for students and teachers)
Ex Pinacoteca

12.00 - 14.00 hrs. Guided tasting of typical and biological products, matched with wine tasting, in cooperation with IPSSAR – Italian Professional Institute for Hotel and Catering Services of Assisi
Ex Pinacoteca

16.00 hrs. PEACE – HUMAN RIGHTS – INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE
21st September, United Nations International Day of Peace - IDP

Seminar – round table : “Immigration, integration and cultural dialogue”
Sala della Conciliazione

Chairperson: Dr. Argia Simone
Chairperson of the Women’s Association against the war

Introduction by P. Gian Maria Polidoro - Assisi Pax International

Contributions:
Dr. Damiano Stufara, Councillor for Social Policies of the Umbria Region
Dr. Alfonso Campana, Coordinator of Amnesty International Refugees Dr. Carla Barbarella, Director of the Cidis Onlus, former member of European Parliament
Dr. Maurilio Turchetti, Secretary of A.I.M. - Association of Immigrants of the world

“Dialogue with Africa”
Prof. Giorgio Cegna, Rector of the Uniglobus Master University
H.E. Fatouma Mireille Ausseil – Ambassador of the Republic of Niger, Permanent Representative at FAO FIDA PAM

“Music and Peace”
Fr. Robert Hutmacher, Franciscan musician-composer, USA

Presentation of the intercultural Orchestra “Oltreconfine Symphony Orchestra”
by M° Carmine Carrisi, Director of the Music Conservatoire “G. B. Martini”, Bologna

19.00 hrs. Awarding of the “Brother Sun” prize
to Prof. Gian Tommaso Scarascia Mugnozza
Chairman of the National Academy of Sciences,
Sala della Conciliazione

21.00 hrs. “Special Concert for Peace”
Dedicated to the IDP - United Nations International Day of Peace
A day dedicated by the United Nations to Peace and to Non-Violence

Dedicated to the International Day of Peace
The UN General Assembly declared the 21st of September as a day of global cease fire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities

The String Orchestra “I Solisti di Perugia”
“A Prayer for Peace” by Fr. Robert Hutmacher
Première performance

An Essay for String Orchestra in 6 Movements
1 - Peace, 2 - Breakdown, 3 - War,
4 - Drudgery of War, 5 - Reconstruction, 6 - Peace Returns

Fr. Robert Hutmacher – Conductor

A. Vivaldi: concert in A major for strings and harpsichord cembalo
A. Vivaldi: concert for two cellos, strings and cembalo in G minor.
A. Vivaldi: concert in G minor for strings and cembalo

The Upper Basilica of St. Francis
Free admittance

Saturday 22 September

2nd Day of the Ecological Weekend : FOOD – HEALTH – FOOD SAFETY
Sala della Conciliazione, Ex Pinacoteca - Palazzo Comunale of Assisi
(Free admittance)


9.00 hrs. Ecological Weekend - Schools Project (9.00 - 13.00)
With the participation of groups of students representing the Schools of the Umbria Region

9.15 hrs. Seminar “Food - Health”
Sala della Conciliazione
Chairman: Dr. Enio Picchio – expert in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Advisor to ASL n. 2

- Food and prevention
Dr. Olivia Palmieri, Nutritional Expert, Ministry of Public Education

- Food quality and safety
Dr. Enrico Bussi, Director of Te.Ta - Centro Italiano Servizi dalla Terra alla Tavola
(From-the-Farm-to-your-Plate Services Centre)
- Organic food and quality of life
Dr. Daniela Riganelli, Member of the AIAB Umbria Board
- Role of anti-oxidants in nutrition
Prof. Giovanni Burini, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Applied Biochemistry and Nutrition Science, University of Perugia

- Let us focus on health and taste
Dr. Tiziana Nasolini, Person in charge of the Agro-Food Observatory of Cesena

11.30 hrs. Visit exhibition stands and guided tasting of food and wine
(reserved to students and teachers)
Ex Pinacoteca

Ore 12.00 - 14.00 Guided tasting of typical and biological products, matched with wine tasting, in cooperation with IPSSAR – Italian Professional Institute for Hotel and Catering Services of Assisi
Ex Pinacoteca


17.00 hrs. Conference “Gaining Health – Health is worth your while”
at the Grand Hotel in Assisi (Via F.lli Canonichetti)
(The Ministry of Health has allowed the Conference to use the logo of the Interministerial Programme called “Gaining Health” – making healthy choices easier)



Greetings by Claudio Ricci, Mayor of Assisi

Introductory speech by Sergio Onofri – Chairman of the ‘Ecological Weekend’ initiative

Presentation of the project “Menu and Recipes for Health”, a health-minded list of recipes based on the Mediterranean diet, led by Prof. Vittorio Silano – Chairman of the Scientific Committee of EFSA, European Food Safety Authority.

Chairman: Dr. Enrico Bussi
Director of Te.Ta - Centro Italiano Servizi dalla Terra alla Tavola (From-the-Farm-to-your-Plate Services Centre).

Contributors:

Dr. Maurizio Ceci – Head of the Secretariat of the Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, Guido Tampieri.
Dr. Roberto Coli – Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Applied Biochemistry and Nutrition Sciences, University of Perugia.
Prof. Tommaso Sediari - Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Perugia.
Dr. Albino Ivardi Ganapini – Chairman of ALMA, International School of Italian Cuisine.
Prof.ssa Bianca Maria Tagliaferri – School Director of IPSSAR, Italian Professional Institute for Hotel and Catering Services of Assisi.


The participants will include representatives of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, of the Ministry for the Environment, Protection of the Territory and of the Sea, of the Chamber of Commerce of Perugia, of the Chamber of Commerce of Parma, of the Region of Umbria, of the Associations of Consumers and Caterers, of the National and Regional Chairmen of agro-food associations, the Italian Federation of Farmers, Coldiretti, Confagricoltura and FIPE.

Scientific Committee of the Project: “Menu and Health Recipes” health-minded list of recipes based on the Mediterranean Diet
Dr. Francesco Branca - Regional Adviser, Nutrition and Food Security, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen
Prof. Giorgio Calabrese – Member of the Board of EFSA, European Food Safety Authority
Prof. Carlo Cannella – Chairman of INRAN, Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Prof. Eugenio Del Toma – Honorary Chairman of the Italian Association of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition
Dr. Massimo De Vincenzi – Research Executive at ISS, the Higher Institute of Health
Prof. Daniela Giachetti – Chairperson of the Italian Phytotherapy Society, University of Siena Prof. Vittorio Silano - Chairman of the Scientific Committee of EFSA, European Food Safety Authority

For High Quality Italian Cuisine:
Dr. Albino Ivardi Ganapini – Chairman of ALMA, International School of Italian Cuisine
Chef Gualtiero Marchesi – Rector of ALMA, International School of Italian Cuisine

20.30 hrs. Gala event (only for invitees)
at the Grand Hotel of Assisi (Via F.lli Canonichetti)


Degustation di piatti preparati con prodotti tipici e biologici del territorio dai cuochi di ALMA - Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana, con il supporto dell’IPSSAR di Assisi - Istituto Professionale di Stato per i Servizi Alberghieri e della Ristoration

Tasting of dishes prepared with typical and local organic produce by cooks of the International School of Italian Cuisine, with the support of IPSSAR of Assisi -
(Italian Professional Institute for Hotel and Catering Services of Assisi)
21.30 hrs. Concert del String Quartet of the “Art Music” Academy

Part I:
Quartet n. 5 op. 3 in F major for strings (J. Haydn)
Quartet n. 2 in D major for strings (A. Borodin)

Part II:
Trio in G Minor op. 90 (Dumka) for violin, cello and piano (A. Dvoràk)


Masha Diatchenko - violin; Valentina Nicolai - violin; Morian Taddei - viola;
Amedeo Cicchese - cello; Massimo Spada – piano

Sunday 23 September

3rd Day of the Ecological Weekend: VI ECOLOGICAL WALK*

Appointment to go and discover the walking paths on Mt. Subasio for the promotion of physical activity, defence of the environment and enhancement of the territory.


8.30 hrs. Meeting point for participants: the Stazzi del Monte Subasio place
(car park)

9.00 hrs. Departure on foot from Stazzi place (appropriate clothing and trekking shoes)

Route: to be defined

Participants will be accompanied by expert excursionists, botanical experts and geologists who will illustrate the naturalistic peculiarities of the territory

13.00 hrs. Tasting of typical products for all participants

14.00 hrs. Musical performance
The Rivotorto Music Band of Assisi
Antonio Diotallevi - Conductor
Stazzi Place – Mt. Subasio (in case of bad weather Piazzetta Chiesa Nuova - Assisi)


21.00 hrs. “Extraordinary Concerts for the Environment”
on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the earthquake in Umbria
Regional Symphonic Orchestra of Molise
Franz Albanese - conductor

Jubilus - Piero Niro

The Canticle of all Creatures (for symphonic orchestra and spoken voice)
Animae (sacred composition for symphonic orchestra) - Massimo Onofri
dedicated to the victims of natural catastrophes

Adagio for clarinet and strings - Heinrich Baermann
Fausto Franceschelli, clarinet

Peer Gynt Suite n.1 op. 46 - Edvard Grieg


Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels Shrine of the Porziuncola - Assisi
Free admittance





*Alternative route in case of bad weather:
The Doors of Assisi
Tasting of typical products at 13.00 hrs. at the Ex Pinacoteca of the Palazzo Comunale


(10-09-2007 07:17)



 
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