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Cremona Musica International Exhibition

Cremona Musica International Exhibition

A “not to be left” event for all amateur musicians

Cremona is the cradle of violin-making and the birthplace of the Stradivari, Amati and Guarneri families, who are internationally recognised as the greatest luthiers of all times.

This is the reason why the Cremona violinmaking tradition has been included in the Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Cremona has been able to preserve its musical vocation and to keep its international violinmaking lea­dership throughout the centuries, and today it is the worldwide largest violin making district. Mondomusica has grown in this unique artistic and cultural environment becoming the world’s number one violin-making trade show.

The experience gained in an almost thirty years of uninterrupted activity and its international success – attested by exhibitors and visitors alike – have created the perfect place to host – starting with 2011 – Piano Experience, the only European exhibition dedicated to pianos and keyboards. 2014 witnessed the launch of the Acoustic Guitar Village, the new point of reference for the six-string market. To complete the musical offer, in 2015 Cremona Winds was born, an exclusive space dedicated to handcrafted wind instru­ments. Cremona Musica times four: string instruments, pianos, guitars and wind instruments.

At Cremona Musica, (30th September – 2nd October, 2016) in a single fair – just an hour car ride from Milan – also all amateur musicians can find the best instruments and accessories from the most qualified international makers.

Cremona Musica International Exhibition at a glance
Date: 30th September – 2nd October, 2016
Venue: Cremona Exhibition Center
Visitors: 15.208 (2015 ed.)
Exhibitors: 247 (2015 ed.)
Events: no. 90 events that involved more than 300 speakers and musicians
Infos: www.cremonamondomusica.it

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Motoyasu Morishita Memorial Concert

Motoyasu Morishita Memorial Concert

In memorial of the founder of WFAO, Mr. Motoyasu Morishita, there will be a concert in Toyohashi, Japan, the 4th of May. All friends of WFAO, NPO-WFAO and JAO are very welcome to attend this special event.

Rehearsal at Life Port Toyohashi, Japan, 13:30-15:30, May 3, 2016
Dress Rehearsal at Life Port Toyohashi, Japan, 10:30-13:00, May 4, 2016
Concert at Life Port Toyohashi, Japan, 14:00-16:00, May 4, 2016
Gathering at Hotel Arc Riche Toyohashi, Japan, 17:30-20:00, May 4, 2016

Motoyasu Morishita Memorial Orchestra
Conductor: Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Eiichi Sasahara
Concertmaster: Yoshimasa Obi
Beethoven: Symphony No.1 / Tchaikovsky: “Romeo and Juliet”

Toyohashi Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Takeshi Shimoya
Colon:”Passacaglia” in Memoriam Motoyasu Morishita

For further information please contact: morishita.memorial@gmail.com

Music Lives! Conference Registration Form

Please use this form to sign up for the general assembly and orchestra conference of WFAO in Oslo, Norway, 2 – 4 September.

General Assembly in Oslo, Norway

General Assembly in Oslo, Norway

The World Federation of Amateur Orchestras invites all its members to attend the general assembly in Oslo, Norway, from the 2nd to the 4th of September 2016. WFAO together with the host UNOF – The Norwegian Youth Orchestra Association – are preparing an exciting program for the weekend, filled with good discussions and cultural experiences.

WFAO is going through interesting changes, and wants to extend its member base, and also increase and improve the benefits of being a member.