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June 2nd, 2016 in Washington, D.C.: ‘Trio in B Minor’ Premiere by Gabriele Ciampi in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Italian Republic



June 2nd, 2016 in Washington, D.C.: ‘Trio in B Minor’ Premiere by Gabriele Ciampi in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Italian Republic

Washington, D.C., May 26, 2016 – The music of a young Italian composer to celebrate 70 years of the Italian Republic. The traditional reception hosted by the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C., presents this year the opportunity to listen to the premiere ‘Trio in B Minor’ specially composed by Maestro Gabriele Ciampi to celebrate this anniversary. Ciampi, born in 1976, and based in Los Angeles, returns to Washington, D.C. after performing last Christmas at the White House, in front of President Obama and First Lady Michelle. The Concert ‘Trio in B Minor’ is made possible by the generous support of the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C..

“This national holiday, when celebrated abroad, becomes a celebration of friendship.” – noted the Ambassador of Italy in Washington, D.C., Armando Varricchio – “This is the reason why we decided to devote an important event to present the premier of a young Italian composer who found great opportunities in the United States, and wanted to dedicate a tribute to the home country.”

“There couldn’t be a better occasion to present the United States premier of a piece that I feel deeply about and that I wanted to dedicate to my beautiful home country” – noted Gabriele Ciampi - “ I would like to thank Ambassador Armando Varricchio, the staff of the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Italian Cultural Institute for making this concert possible in one of the most prestigious Embassies in the world. Coming back to Washington, D.C., after the performance at the White House, has a strong effect on me, though this time I feel at home, and I am going to play for my home country: this is a wonderful opportunity, and I hope that it is just the beginning.”

The musical piece is inspired by the idea of sending a message of confidence. The melodic fragment that fits into the initial tone, in SI minor, given the depth of the cello in her low register first, followed by the sweetness of the violin, acts as a beacon of hope. This conversation, dramatic at times, between the two instruments, with the inclusion of the piano to emphasize moments of great intensity, represents the will to overcome a feeling of uncertainty and project oneself enthusiastically into the future.

This year for the Italian Republic Day Celebration in Washington, D.C., hundreds of guests are expected, including representatives of the Italian community, of the Administration and of the Congress, of the diplomatic, economic, and cultural arenas. The event will also be a showcase of Made in Italy, thanks to the sponsorships of Amina Rubinacci, Astaldi, B3, Beretta, Boeing, Bracco, ENEL Greeen Power, Expert System, Ferrero, Fiat Chrysler, Fincantieri, Fincantieri, IGT, Lamborghini, Lario Esco, Leonardo, Vespa Piaggio, Pirelli, Renexia, Unione Italiana Vini, Vini di Lombardia, and Bauli.