© Emma Graziani

 from 10 am, Sala conferenze
PHOTO exhibition of the Call to the Arts
with electronic music installation curated by Davide Bardi

from 10 am, Atrio nuovo
VISUAL ARTS exhibition of the Call to the Arts

from 10 am to 8 pm, Atrio nuovo e Pregare a Ravenna
INVOCATION: performance of painters, mosaic artists, musicians, and performers of the Call to the Arts

Atrio centrale guided tours (30 min.)
ore 6.30 pm
Valeria Lacchini “Lusso e potere tra basiliche e domus. Visita alle nuove sezioni”

 8 pm, Ballatoio grande*
Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini
Marco Angius
Michele Marco Rossi
Samuele Telari

music Sofia Gubajdulina, Franz Joseph Haydn
Ingresso libero su prenotazione
Running time: first part 35’, second part 25’

*The concert, scheduled at 9 pm, will be held at 8 pm and divided in two parts to avoid overlap with the Italy-Spain European football match. After the performance of Sofia Gubajdulina’s Seven Words, the audience can attend the match on the ledwall in the conference hall. The concert will resumed at the end of the match with Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony. The 10.30 pm lounge concert has been cancelled. 

in collaboration with Museo Classis Ravenna e RavennAntica
with the patronage of Nuovo Imaie

The Ravenna Festival’s constant focus on the new generations has resulted in an unprecedented project: the Call to the Arts. The exhortation of the title sums up the spirit of this peaceful and creative “meeting”, which, through a public call, invites the youngest—up to 25 years old, with no minimum age—without forcing their artistic vein into pre-established patterns, without teaching lessons or suggesting strategies, but rather offering a space and time where they can express themselves and confront themselves with other young artists and with the public. This project is the result of the visionary tenacity of Cristina Mazzavillani Muti, who has entrusted it to the enthusiastic experience of young musicians such as Michele Marco Rossi, perhaps the most highly regarded cellist of his generation by contemporary composers, and Anna Leonardi, former oboist of the Orchestra Cherubini youth ensemble, who also works in the organisational and editorial fields. And since this multidisciplinary approach is a value that cannot be renounced, the call is open to the most diverse forms of expression: photography, video, poetry, rap, trap, traditional or innovative visual arts, mosaic, musical composition… all of which will find expression in the “museum-factory” of the Classis. During four intensive days, original works will be collected, exhibited or performed, and the artistic process will be recreated in a rich series of events: a creative workshop always open to the public.

From the rooms of the Classis Museum, the “call” will spill out into the city and, to paraphrase the iconic Pink Floyd song, the Brick will become Bach, whose music will serve as a meeting point for sound and visual art. Or rather, Bach’s compositions will provide inspiration for those visual artists who wish to try their hand at painting, sculpture, mosaic… and there will also be a real brick wall on which, when the music is over, it will be possible to leave a concrete trace, a ‘footprint’ for sound. In its turn, the final concert, giving space to all the arts, will revolve around the idea of ‘invocation’, an apparently obscure and yet very topical theme, suggested by the intensity of Gubaidulina’s Seven Words: what is an invocation if not a request, a hope, a denunciation, a cry, even a prayer, an aspiration in which one recognises oneself?