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Vom 01 Januar 2015 bis 31 Dezember 2015

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VERANSTALTUNGSKALENDER 2015 FÜR TAORMINA UND SIZILIEN
aktualisiert am 25.01.2015

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This is OUR UPDATED LIST OF EVENTS FOR TAORMINA AND SURROUNDINGS 
Although we regularly double-check our different information sources, we cannot guarantee for all informations on the events listed. 

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JANUARY 2015

EXHIBITIONS 

until January 2015
Chiesa San Francesco di Paola – Taormina
Tradizioni Siciliani. Exhibition on Sicilian traditions curated by the Fonazione Giovanni Panarello.


Every Sunday (from 8.00 h)
Via Beato Cardinale Giuseppe Benedetto Dusmet – Porto di Catania
Mercatino delle pulci. Flea market.
Info: www.comune.catania.it

until January 6 (10.00 to 13.00 h and 16.30 to 20.30 h)
Piazzale Chiesa del Carmine – Taormina
Mecatino di Natale. Christmas market at Taormina.


until January 6
Contrada Mastrissa – Taormina
La Via dei Presepi. Exhibition of cribs alongside the streets


all year
Chiesa San Antonio Abate – Taormina
Presepe a Taormina. The crib made from cork oak by Don Dioniso Cacopardo in 1953.


until January 6
Town hall – Taormina
Exhibition of cribs, organized by the Coop S. Antonio Abate.


until January 8 
Chiesetta di Santa Maria della Neve (“A Rutta”) – Acireale
Crib from the 17th century. A fantastic live-size crib from 17th century, made of wax and wonderful clothes. Other locations to visit are the Chiesa San Rocco with an exhibition of cribs and a nice crib at the Oratorio dei Padri Filippini, via Arcangelo Raffaele. Until December 23: 9 to 12.30 h, December 24 to January 8: 9 to 12.30 h and 16 to 19.30 h. At December 24 at midnight: Vigiliga di NAtale at the Chiesetta di Santa Maria della Neve.

until January 11
Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano – Taormina
Vulcano. Works by Aykut Saribas and Federica Masin.
An exhibition curated by the Fondazione Mazzullo.

until January 7
Archivio storico – Taormina
Taormina Cult. Photographies on the society hot spot Taormina.

until February 28
Palazzo Corvaja - Taormina
Stregato da un’anima di legno…e di pietra” by Pippo Pattavina and “La Madonna De Turcis”. An exhibition of photographies by Taoclick and an exhibition of sicilian puppets and carts.  



JANUARY 2015

EVENTS 

Every Sunday (from 8.00 h)
Via Beato Cardinale Giuseppe Benedetto Dusmet – Porto di Catania
Mercatino delle pulci. Flea market.
Info: www.comune.catania.it


January 1 (8.30 h)
Piazza IX Aprile – Taormina
CorriCapodanno. 40° Tuffo a Mare e corsa. New years running and swimming contest. On the streets and alleys of Taormina and at the seaside. Chico Scimone Trophy prize-giving ceremony on Piazza IX Aprile at 10.30 h.


Janaury 1 (18.30 h)
San Domenico Palace Hotel – Taormina
New Year’s Concert with the Orchestra a Plettro di Taormina, conducted by Antonino Pellitteri.


January 3 (21.00 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
Giuseppe Castiglia, the Sicilian comedian in E Adesso La Pubblicità…
Info: https://it-it.facebook.com/giuseppecastigliaallakatalla


January 2 (18.30 h)
Teatro Nazarena – Taormina
Concert for piano and trumpet with the Duo Coco Grasso.


January 3 (18.30 h)
Chiesa San Giuseppe – Taormina
Organ concert with Domenico Gioffré. Musics by Bach, Widor, Reger, Langlais and Messiaen
Info: www.facebook.com/pages/Associazione-Musicale-Almoetia/738086352913085


January 3 (19.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera live concert with the soprano Silvia Di Falco and friends performing arias from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Rossini.
Info and tickets: www.italianoperataormina.com


January 3 (19.00)
Parrochia Santa Maria Goretti – Mazzeo, Taormina
Classical Concert  with the Orchestra a Plettro di Taormina, conducted by Antonino Pellitteri.
Info: www.comune.taormina.me.it


January 4 (10.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Guided tour to the archeological sites of Taormina. Antique Theatre, Odeon, Terme, Naumachie and Mosaics.
Info: www.comune.taormina.me.it1

January 4 (18.30 h)
Chiesa Santa Caterina – Taormina
Concert with the string trio Il Terzo Suono
Info: www.comune.taormina.me.it


January 4 (19.00 h)
Palazzo Biscari - via Museo Biscari 10 Catania
Anna Kravtchenko. Concert with the internationally known pianist from Ukrayina, performing works by  F. Chopin, R. Schumann  and  F. Liszt.
Info: www.annakravtchenko.it


January 4 (21.00 h)
Teatro Angelo Musco - Via Umberto 312, Catania
Kaballà, the Catanese singer Giuseppe Rinaldi with the programm Viaggio immaginario nella Sicilia della Memoria. An event about Sicily, the people and their way of living, combining music, poetry, sequenze del film di Visconti ai Fratelli Taviani, edited by the film critic Sabstiano Gesù. Accompanied by the pianist and accordionist  Antonio Vasta.
Info: www.teatrostabilecatania.it


January 6 (21.00 h)
Teatro Angelo Musco – Via Umberto 312, Catania
I Dioscuri. Christmas concert. Traditional Sicilian Christmas music, performed by the band “I Dioscuri”  from Agrigento, with Giovanni Lo Brutto, Eduardo Cicala, Giovanni Gallo, Franco Sodano, Lillo Guarraci, Ciccio Carnabuci, Cristian Falzone and Dario Mantese.
Info: www.teatrostabilecatania.it


January 6 (17.00 h)
Piazza IX Aprile - Taormina
Live event for children with piano musics and the witch Befania.
Info: www.comune.taormina.me.it


January 6 (18.00 h)
Hotel Villa Diodoro – Taormina
Premio Città Di Taormina. Taormina Award in memory to Nino Manfredi. With the Orchestra a Plettro Città di Taormina, the tenor Salvo Todaro, the singer Annamaria Facciolà, the actress Rosita Gulotta and the Associazione Danza Taormina.
Info: www.comune.taormina.me.it


January 13 and 14 (21.30 h)
Ma - via Vela 6 Catania
Catania Jazz Festival. Iiro Rantala. The Last Heroes. My History of Jazz.
Info: www.cataniajazz.com


January 17 (21.30 h)
Teatro Abc - via Pietro Mascagni 92, Catania
Catania Jazz Festival. Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Bill Stewart in concert.
Info: www.cataniajazz.com


January 22, 23 (21.00 h), 24 (16.00 and 21.00 h) and 25 (21.00 h)
Palasport - Acireale
Romeo and Giulietta: Ama e cambia il mondo. Romeo and Juliet: love and change the world. The musical by Gérard Presgurvic (musics) and Vincenzo Incenzo (libretto), with among others Giulia Luzi and Davide Merlini, a project by David Zard.
Info: www.romeoegiulietta.it


FEBRUARY  2015


February 12 (21.30 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
Giuseppe Giacobazzi. Un po' di me… New program of the actor and comedian from the Emilia-Romagna. Stories about himself and his life.
Info: www.giuseppegiacobazzi.com


February 20 (21.30 h)
Teatro Abc - via Pietro Mascagni 92, Catania
Catania Jazz Festival. Ravi Coltrane Quintet in concert
Info: www.cataniajazz.com


February 25 and 26 (21.30 h)
Ma - via Vela 6 Catania
Catania Jazz Festival. Radio String Quartet Vienna. Tribute to Weather Report.
Info: www.cataniajazz.com


February 20 to 22 (21.15 h)
Teatro Metropolitan – Catania
Antonio Albanese. The actor and comedian with Sicilian roots with his new program “Personaggi”.
Info: www.antonioalbanese.info


MARCH 2015


March 4 (17.00 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
Lodovica Comello the actress, singer and dancer, best known for her role as "Francesca" in the Argentine Disney Channel series Violetta.
Info: www.lodovicacomello.com


March 9 (21.30 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania 
Massimo Ranieri in Riccardo III (Richard III.) by William Shakespeare. With original musics by Ennio Morricone, directed by Massimo Ranieri.
Info: www.massimoranieri.it


March 21 (21.00 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
Kataklo the athletic dance theatre. The dance company was founded at Milan in 1995 by Giulia Staccioli.  Recognised and appreciated beyond national borders for its shows displaying an incredible physical proficiency and sophisticated inventiveness.
Info: www.kataklo.com


March 27 (21.30 h)
Teatro Abc - via Pietro Mascagni 92, Catania
Catania Jazz Festival. Omar  Hakim Band in concert
Info: www.cataniajazz.com


March 30 and 31 (21.30 h)
Ma - via Vela 6 Catania
Catania Jazz Festival. Adam Ben-Ezra Trio in concert.
Info: www.cataniajazz.com


March 30 (21.30 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
Fiorella Mannoia in concert
Info: www.fiorellamannoia.it


more events 2015 shortly Last updated: January 1, 2015


EASTER EVENTS IN TAORMINA AND SICILY


April 3 (at dawn)
Centro storico - Taormina
Good Friday Procession in Taormina. A most impressive procession, that takes its way through Taorminas Corso Umberto I. Men and women in black carry the sculptures showing the passion of Christ. All shop's lighting and all street illuminatiion on the Corso Umberto will be switched off, as soon as the procession is arriving. Only the candles of the procession give some low light. When it is passed by, the shopkeepers on Corso Umberto continue with their business and switch on the lights again. 


April 3 to 6
Town center - Palermo
Easter celebrations in Palermo take place all over town and feature impressive street processions and re-enactments of the Last Supper. There are three splendid processions on Good Friday, dating back several centuries. The procession of the Cocchieri used to be seen by the local aristocrats as an opportunity to show off their power and wealth. Thirty-two participants take turns in carrying the statues of Christ and Madonna, escorted by people wearing original medieval armour. The procession departs from the Chiesa della Madonna dell'Itria at around 14.00 h, though it is advisable to check the time with the tourist office a few days in advance. The other processions dedicated to Maria Addolorata and Santa Maria Soledad are similar, finishing late at night. The times and places of departure can again be checked with the local tourist office. Easter Sunday celebrations feature the re-enactment of the Last Supper at major churches throughout the city.
Info: www.aapit.pa.it


April 3 (14.00 h)
Centro storico - Trapani
Processione dei Misteri Good Friday procession, one of the longest lasting and oldest in Italy. Beginning at about 14 h in the afternoon it lasts for nearly 24 hours. Reinactment of  the passion and the dead of Jesus Christ.
Info: www.comune.trapani.it


April 3 (15.00 h + 20.30 h)
Centro - Pietraperzia (EN)
Processione de Lu Signuri di li fasci. The preparing of the Good Friday Evening procession already beginns at 15 h with the crucifix to be carried from the Chiesa del Carmine to the cathedral and back. A very special rite: as a sign of their faith more than 400 believers tie themselves to a high pylon with ribbons, that will be carried along the streets of the city during the procession.
Info: www.comune.pietraperzia.en.it


April 4 and 5
Centro - Terrasini (PA)
Festa di li Schietti Folcloristic feast on Easter Saturday and Sunday. A feast that has nothing to do with the religious rites in these days. La Festa di li Schietti is a competition of bachelors, who still are hoping to get a wife by showing their maleness and strength. The competition asks to lift a bitter orange tree of about 50 kg as long as possible. The two days of competition are accompanied by tastings of local food, processions and musics.
Info: www.comune.terrasini.pa.it


April 5
Adrano (CT)
I Diavulazzi di Pasqua or La Diavolata. In the morning the statues of Christ, of the Madonna and of the Angel will be brought to the Piazza Umberto where the Diavolata, the struggle between the evil and the good takes place, ending up with the victory of peace. This tradition goes back to a text called La Resurrezione written by Don Anselmo Laudani in 1752.
Info: www.comune.adrano.ct-egov.it


April 5
Gangi (PA)
Easter celebrations in Gangi involve various rituals and processions throughout the Holy Week, though the most interesting event happens on Easter Sunday, when an unusual rivalry between saints takes place. Devotees of the Madonna compete against those who venerate Jesus. The peaceful competition consists of creating the best decorations in the streets in the centre of town, near the cathedral. They assume the shape of arches, bizarrely constructed of bread, vegetables and other foodstuff.
Info: www.aapit.pa.it 


April 6
Forza D'Agrò (ME)
Traditional "Festa dell'Alloro" and the Procession of the "Sacri Oli". The young people of the village create banners made from laurel leaves in honour of the SS. Trinità. After the awarding of the most beautiful example all banners will be carried in a procession alongside the Via SS. Annunziata to the Chiesa della Triade. On this "Monday of the Angels" the people of the village present to everyone the "collure", tipical sicilian easter sweets (in memory to Abraham in the desert and the three angels).
Info: www.comune.forzadagro.me.it



OPERA SEASON 2 0 1 5 TAORMINA
 



AUGUST 2015
 


August 1, 9 and 12 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
DON GIOVANNI opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Opera in two acts with Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer. Don Giovanni, a young, arrogant, and sexually promiscuous nobleman, abuses and outrages everyone else in the cast, until he encounters something he cannot kill, beat up, dodge, or outwit. Directed by Enrico Castiglione, costumes by Sonia Cammarata.


August 4, 7, 10 and 13 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
CARMEN opera by Georges Bizet. The opera tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. Directed by Enrico Castiglione, costumes by Sonia Cammarata.


August 8, 11 and 14 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
IL BARBIERE DI  SIVIGLIA (The Barber of Seville) by Gioachino Rossini. The libretto was based on  Pierre Beaumarchais’s comedy Le Barbier de Séville. Rossini's Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all "opere buffe". Directed by Enrico Castiglione, costumes by Sonia Cammarata.
Info: www.enricocastiglione.it and www.festivaleuromediterraneo.eu
Tickets: boxol.it and ticketone.it 


August 16 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
NABUCCO Opera by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Enrico Stinchelli. The Opera follows the plight of the Jews as they are assaulted, conquered, and subsequently exiled from their homeland by the Babylonian King Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar II.) The historical events are used as background for a romantic and political plot. The best-known number from the opera is the "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves,”Va pensiero, sull’ali dorate"/"Fly, thought, on golden wings," a chorus which is regularly given an encore in many opera houses when performed today.
Tickets: boxol.it 


Last Update: January 1, 2015 


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