AN UNUSUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Would you like to try an amazing and unusual experience? Would you like to discover the wonders of Dolomiti’s mountains and the magic of music?
Every summer in the Dolomiti’s mountains, Italy, there is a music festival called “The sounds of the Dolomiti”.
The festival consists of concerts outdoors in locations all around the Dolomiti, in remote valleys, high peaks or in open-air art galleries. The only way to reach the locations (except for disabled people who can benefit from the perfect organisation) is hiking, by yourself or accompanied by professional local alpine guides. The aim is not only to bring tourists, but also to let them know another way to get in touch with the territory, through the senses.
They also emphasize the importance of respecting the place and the most important thing to do is, don’t leave traces of your passage.
Most of the concerts are free of charge and of any kind of music, pop italian artists, international artists, instrumental players (violin, piano, cello, trumpet…).
One summer, I went to a concert of a pianist and composer (the great Ezio Bosso) with four cellos at 6.00 a.m. in the morning at an altitude of 1900m, all the people there shared a unique experience, we saw the sunset colouring the mountains in a delicate pink , we felt the freezing cold of the snow nearby and then the warming heat of the sun. It was incredible, the music and the view together were mesmerizing.
Everything became magical and we felt part of the place, all in silence, waiting for the music and the sun to rise together.