150 accredited musicians and more than 20 speakers, many events, from lutherie masterclasses and the competition for emerging artists, to the 8th edition of the Italian Bluegrass Meeting, to Corde & Voci d’Autore, to the extraordinary Cremona Mandolini in Mostra, with the historical exhibition, cultural conferences, lutherie, didactic workshops and ensembles from all over Italy. These are some of the numbers of the Acoustic Guitar Village in Cremona Musica. We wait for you from 24th to 26th September!

150 accredited musicians and more than 20 speakers, many events, from lutherie masterclasses and the competition for emerging artists, to the 8th edition of the Italian Bluegrass Meeting, to Corde & Voci d’Autore, to the extraordinary Cremona Mandolini in Mostra, with the historical exhibition, cultural conferences, lutherie, didactic workshops and ensembles from all over Italy. These are some of the numbers of the Acoustic Guitar Village in Cremona Musica. We wait for you from 24th to 26th September!

Dear friends,
crowning an organizational work that has never stopped despite the difficulties, and thanks to the presence of an extraordinary number of musicians, speakers and industry professionals, the next edition of the Acoustic Guitar Village in Cremona Musica promises to be one of the the richest events ever organized in terms of entertainment and cultural events.
To date, we count at least 150 musicians who will alternate on the three daily live stages of the event and on the afternoon-evening ones in the historic center of the city, to the delight of visitors who will be able to attend the performances only with the entrance ticket to the fair – the evening performances will be free. Great satisfaction also from exhibitors, both luthiers and companies, whose stands will be visited by an interested and highly competent public.
Everything will be done with due caution and safety, following the government provisions regarding anti-Covid19 measurements.

We invite the public and interested exhibitors to make contact and follow the updates on www.acousticguitarvillage.net

Reduced tickets for the fair can be purchased online at the following link: http://www.cremonamusica.com/ticket

For accommodations during your stay in Cremona visit
http://www.acousticguitarvillage.net/cremona-2021/accommodation-hotels/

Organization: Cremona Fiere, Ass. Cult. Armadillo APS

Partners:  Fingerpicking.net, MEI Meeting Etichette Indipendenti, Roma Expo Guitars, Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase, Holy Grail Guitar Show, Osaka SoundMesse, Vancouver International Guitar Festival, Paris Guitar Festival

Here is a first draft of the program, constantly updated:

Friday 24th – Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th, in the Masterclass rooms:

  • Lutherie masterclass for acoustic guitar and mandolin, teachers: M ° Enrico Bottelli (Ita), M ° Lorenzo Lippi (Ita), remotely connected M ° John Monteleone (Usa), M ° Steve Gilchrist (Australia), interventions by the mandolinist Massimo Gatti.
    Still few places available, info and registration for the masterclasses:
    info@armadilloclub.org – tel. +39 0187 626993 – +39 0372 598011
    http://www.acousticguitarvillage.net/cremona-2021/corsi-di-formazione/

Friday 24th – Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th, from 10am to 6pm, ACOUSTIC GUITAR VILLAGE area:

LUTHERIE EXHIBITION, IMPORT, PUBLISHING AND ACCESSORIES FOR ACOUSTIC, CLASSIC AND MODERN GUITAR, AND OTHER PINCH AND PLUCKED INSTRUMENTS with the presence of luthiers and international companies

HISTORICAL EXHIBITIONS:
“In Viaggio con il Mandolino”, historical and geographical path of one of the musical instruments symbol of the Italian tradition, by the master luthiers Leonardo Petrucci and Martina Gozzini.
“Music is our life” exhibition of ethnic instruments from the world, collection of Maestro Bruno Brunetti

SPECIAL EVENTS:

  • “Cremona Mandolini in Mostra” great national and international event on the mandolin, the small (but great) stringed instrument of all Italian tradition.
    We will talk about its long history and evolution over time, its lutherie tradition and construction methods, the playing techniques, interpretation and repertoire.
    For the first time together the most representative exponents of the national and international mandolin world!
    Artistic direction of M.Carlo Aonzo with the collaboration and cultural consultancy of M. luthier Lorenzo Frignani. Collaboration and consultancy of the master luthier Leonardo Petrucci.
    Organization and coordination by Alessio Ambrosi and Ass. Cult. Armadillo APS.
  • 4th conference “La Chitarra in Italia tra Ottocento e Novecento” historical development of the Italian instrument in the European context, curated by M. Francesco Taranto
  • CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS, MEETINGS at the Events Area within the Acoustic Guitar Village

LIVE EVENTS PROGRAM ON THE STAGES OF AGV:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th

OPEN STAGE 1, from 10am to 6pm:
will be the scene of numerous performances that will see the acoustic guitar and other stringed instruments dialogue with accordions, accordions, bagpipes and wind instruments for spectacular performances of acoustic world music.
Performers: Orchestra Mandolini Gino Neri (Ferrara), Ensemble Mandolinistico Estense (Modena), Trio mandolinistico Stragapede (Bologna), René Lacaille (Isola de La Réunion), Lorenzo Munari & Anna Vezzani, ……….

LIVE STAGE 2, from 10am to 6pm:
final of the “NEW SOUNDS OF ACOUSTIC MUSIC” contest for songwriters-guitarists, acoustic solo guitarists, emerging acoustic ensembles / bands.
Performances of Enzo Beccia, Ella Nadì, Giacomo Deiana, Luca Guidi, Chiara Patronella, Michele Scerra, Salvatore Scutiero, Davide Lomagno, Luca Schiappacasse, RednackS, Federico Orlando & Paolo Rocchi, “Akira Manera”, Gabriele Dusi
The prizes provided by Taylor Guitars, Acus-Sound Engineering, Transeuropa Recording Studio of Turin, partners of the event. More freebies from accessory companies.

CLASSIC STAGE 3, from 10am to 6pm:
concerts, showcases avaible to masters luthiers

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th

OPEN STAGE 1, from 10am to 6pm:
will be the scene of numerous performances that will see the acoustic guitar and other stringed instruments dialogue with accordions, accordions, bagpipes and wind instruments for spectacular performances of acoustic world music.
Performers: Ensemble Mandolinistico Paniati-Suzuki (Asti), I Solisti della Napoli Mandolin’ Orchestra (Napoli), Ensemble Mutinae Plectri (Modena), Ensemble Le Pizziche (Roma), Alessandro Formenti, Fausto Beccalossi, Roberto Bettelli, Trio Tanguedia Project in “Todos Piazzolla” con Gianluca Campi, Franco Casabianca, Marina Mammarella, ………..

LIVE STAGE 2, from 10am to 6pm:

8° ITALIAN BLUEGRASS MEETING
concerts, showcases, meeting, workshops of passionate musicians of the Bluegrass Music genre.
Performances of: DANILO CARTIA BAND (Danilo Cartia voce-banjo-chitarra, Leonardo di Giacomo chitarra, Michele Anselmi dobro, Stefano Santangelo mandolino, Bruno Bonarrigo contrabbasso) – THE CROSSROAD PICKERS – OLD TIME MUSIC (Elena Dolif voce, Alessandro Chiarelli violino-voce-cori, Stefano Bonato chitarra-voce-cori, Luciano Tortima contrabbasso-voce, Stefano Santangelo banjo-mandolino-autoharp-voce) – BEST BEFORE WAR (Giorgio Alfano: mandolino-voce, Matteo Bertaggia chitarra, Andrea Cerè contrabbasso-voce, Lucio Stefani violino, Marcello Ghirri banjo) – GLI ERRANTI (Pino Campanelli voce-chitarra resofonica, Toni Di Vito chitarra, Stefano Giustinelli voce-banjo, Gualtiero Stolfini mandolino) – ONCE IN A WHILE (Aldo D’Orrico voce-chitarra, Marco Pandolfi voce-5 string banjo, Giovanni Stefanini voce-mandolino, Pedro Judkoski contrabbasso) – STRING WIZARDS (Edoardo Martinez voce-chitarra, Marco Pandolfi voce-5 string banjo, Stefano Santangelo voce-mandolino Andrea Moneta basso) –SPAGHETTI GRASS BAND (Fabio Ragghianti chitarra, Livio Guardi banjo-dobro, Manolo Cacciatori mandolino, Mauro Puliti basso) – OUTCAST TRIO (Dario Lantero banjo, Leonardo Di Giacomo chitarra-mandolino, Samuel Domenighini mandolino-chitarra) SAN BRULLI STRINGBAND (Riccardo Biondi banjo-voce, Samuel Flora violino-voce, Luca Minzon chitarra-voce, Andrea Laudicina violino-mandolino-voce Federico Pavan contrabbasso) – THE TROUBADOURS (Alessandro Perrone mandolino, Fabio Peretti chitarra) – FOURGRASS (Roberto Poltronieri chitarra-banjo-squarneck, Marco Scabbia voce-chitarra, Luca Boaretti banjo-mandolino-chitarra, Davide Zabbari basso) – DALMASSO ‘ GANG (Marc Dalmasso banjo, Rémi Dalmasso mandolino, Eric Nicolino chitarra)- STRINGS O’ GARDEN (Silva Curzi voce, Marco Mengoni banjo-voce, Filippo Veggetti chitarra-voce, Alex Lloyd mandolino-voce, Gaia Bevilacqua basso, Francesca grazia violino) – BLUEGRASS TRUCKERS (Pino Siviero, Elio Arlandi, Antonio Esposito) – THE FOLDING CHAIRS (Ettore Cardamellis voce-chitarra acustica, Mirko Cristanelli basso acustico-back vocals, Giacomo Lecchi mandolino percussioni-armonica-tin whistle, Maura Tomei banjo-back vocals, Stella MInella violoncello) – SAM LOUIS & FRANKIE ALZ (Simone Signorini, Francesco Arzeni) – BONONIA GRASS (Giovanni Stefanini mandolino, Gian Luca Naldi banjo, Ettore Cimpincio chitarra, Pedro Judkowski contrabbasso) – OLD TIMES (Marco Patteri voce-chitarra, Genny Ferro voce) – STRING ONION BROS. (Giacomo Casarin voce contrabbasso, Davide Baratto voce chitarra, Paolo Busatto chitarra) – Jacek Loroch

coordination di Danilo Cartia, partners: Martin Guitars – Deering Banjo Company

CLASSIC STAGE 3, from 10am to 6pm:
concerts, showcases avaible to masters luthiers

  • 2 hours, from 10am: Workshop with M. Carlo Aonzo on executive techniques:
    “Il repertorio virtuosistico per mandolino solo” – analysis of the solo pages; execution and technical solutions (Riggieri, Calace, Milanesi); the academic philological approach vs free interpretation. Dedicated to expert players – free admission with fair ticket
  • Conference “La Chitarra in Italia tra Ottocento e Novecento” curated by M. Francesco Taranto

from 8pm to midnight in the historic centre of Cremona:
CREMONA MUSICA DOWNTOWN
Cortile Federico II°, near Palazzo Comunale, facing Piazza Duomo

performances of: TRIO TANGUEDIA PROJECT in “Todos Piazzolla” with Gianluca Campi, fisarmonica-Franco Casabianca, chitarra- Marina Mammarella, violino – KUJACOUSTIC TRIO con Massimo Gatti, mandolino – Michele Pucci , chitarra flamenca – Alessandro Turchet , contrabbasso – BROTHERWOOD2 and THE VIRTUAL ORCHESTRA con i fratelli Sampaolesi chitarra, fisarmonica e orchestra sinfonica virtuale – RENE’ LACAILLE (Isola de La Reunìon), fisarmonica – CARLO AONZO, MAURO SQUILLANTE & I SOLISTI DELLA NAPOLI MANDOLIN’ ORCHESTRA

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th

OPEN STAGE 1, from 10am to 6pm:
will be the scene of numerous performances that will see the acoustic guitar and other stringed instruments dialogue with accordions, accordions, bagpipes and wind instruments for spectacular performances of acoustic world music.
Performers: Ensemble Estudiantina (Bergamo), Orchestra Il Plettro (Gardone Val Trompia – Brescia), Alessandro Formenti, “Duoende” con Francesco Berrafato & Giulia Grassi, Anita De Luca, “Crossover Guitar Orchestra”, orchestra giovanile di chitarre classiche e fisarmonica diretta dalla Prof.ssa Rita Di Tizio, “Libero Arbitrio” con Massimo Giuntini & Silvio Trotta, Roberto Fabbri, René Lacaille, Roberto Bettelli, ………

LIVE STAGE 2, from 10am to 1pm:
Performances of: Orchestra Regionale di Chitarre della Lombardia, director M. Ciro Fiorentino, Orchestra a Plettro Città di Milano, director M. Augusto Scibilia

from 1pm to 6pm:
“CORDE & VOCI D’AUTORE” in memory of Stefano Rosso
songwriters-guitarists in solo and in ensemble
performances of CLAUDIO SANFILIPPO, ELISABETH CUTLER, PAOLO CAPODACQUA, ANDREA TARQUINI, MIRIAM FORESTI & ALAN MALUSA’ MAGNO
coordination of Andrea Tarquini, partner Taylor Guitars

During the day, we will remember Eng. Ferdinando Canale, founder of Acus-sound Engineering

CLASSIC STAGE 3, from 10am to 6pm:
concerts, showcases avaible to masters luthiers
from 2pm to 4pm: Workshop with M. Carlo Aonzo on executive techniques:
“Il metodo modale: tecnica di approfondimento della conoscenza della tastiera del mandolino”- reference patterns; the construction of modal scales as a reference model for use in all musical genres (classical, jazz, bluegrass). Dedicated to players of all levels – free admission with fair ticket

from 2pm to 8pm in the historic center of Cremona:
CREMONA MUSICA DOWNTOWN GIOVANI
in Piazzetta Goito
performances of young soloists and music groups, coordination of Roberto Lana e Massimo Ottini

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