On the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd of October, GiovinBacco crosses paths with the Danubian atmosphere of the Autumn Trilogy, featuring musical performances in the streets and squares of the city centre. In some of the squares included in the programme – Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Garibaldi, Piazza Einaudi, Piazza San Francesco – the taste of wine meets the good music with Gypsy players, municipal bands, and folk singers performing traditional songs and operetta arias within Ravenna Festival’s journey “Along the Danube river”.
The biggest celebration of the Sangiovese and the other Romagna wines wins Ravenna’s heart for the second consecutive year after the success of the first edition, and includes wine tasting in the squares, street food, and special awards, but it also enriches its programme with new proposals. While for three days the events of GiovinBacco turn Ravenna in the theatre of the good wine and good food in Romagna, Ravenna Festival brings Hungarian music, and not only that, to the city centre with the collaboration of Gypsy musicians, the Banda Musicale Cittadina di Ravenna, the Banda Città di Russi, and the Canterini Romagnoli di Ravenna.
The meeting between Hungary and Romagna during the GiovinBacco is a prelude to the closing concert of the Autumn Trilogy, whose homage to the operetta world and the cultural and musical ferment of Austro-Hungarian Budapest will be concluded at the Alighieri Theatre on Sunday, October 23, with the dazzling performance of the Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra, an orchestra made up of one hundred Hungarian players – violins, violas, cellos, double basses, clarinets, cimbaloms – who will alternate famous scores by composers such as Liszt, Bartók, Kodály, Cajkovskij, and Strauss to traditional Hungarian and Gypsy music.