After last year’s experience, 21 June 2019 Rome returns to celebrate music by adhering to the principles of the Budapest Charter. Artists, students, musical groups, choirs, soloists – professionals and above all amateurs – will be able to celebrate the arrival of summer playing and singing in the entire city.
In its 34th European edition, the Capital continues the experience of a completely new Music Festival. Public and private bodies and institutions will participate, and all citizens will have the opportunity to make music in the city by following the guide.
With the Music Festival of Rome, the Capital maintains and strengthens the spirit of the first Festival launched in France in 1982 , by the then Minister of Culture Jack Lang: to allow music to invade all the streets of the city, from the periphery to the center, for greet the summer solstice. Since 1985, the European year of music, music is being celebrated throughout Europe on June 21st. The aim of the festival, which Rome intends to collect and renew, is to create an opportunity for participation, collaboration for those who live in the city, wherever they are.
The principles of the Music Festival
The Music Festival is based on the „Charter of Principles of Budapest“ Budapest, 1 November 1997. Here are the principles:
The Music Festival takes place, every year, on June 21st, the day of the summer solstice.
The Music Festival is a celebration of live music destined to highlight the multiplicity and diversity of musical practices, for all genres of music.
The Music Festival is an appeal to spontaneous participation and the gratuitous expression of all musicians, professionals and amateurs, soloists and of groups, and of all musical institutions.
All concerts are free for the public.
The Music Festival is an exceptional day for all music and all audiences. The co-organizers are committed to promoting, in this framework, the musical practice and live music without end and a lucrative spirit.
The Music Festival is above all an outdoor event that takes place in the streets, in squares, in public gardens, in courtyards … Some indoor places can be equally used but only if they practice the rule of free access to the public. The Music Festival is also an opportunity to invest or to open exceptionally to the public some places that are not, traditionally, concert venues: museums, hospitals, public buildings and so on.
The co-organizers undertake to respect the spirit and founding principles of the Music Festival as announced in this paper.
Location: Auditorium Parco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin, Rome
Date: May 26 – August 2
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, ItalyPrice