WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK                       23 - 26 September 2010

There will be many activities, experiments and presentations to be seen in the gazebos set up in Piazza Unità. There will also be tours and some of them require advance booking for participation. Information and details on the website. Street science, coordinated by S. Scandolo, will take place in 2 locations from 17:00 -23:00: One outside the local Chamber of Commerce next to Piazza della Borsa, and one in Piazza Unità. Scientists belonging to several scientific institutions will hold Round Table talks in the Chamber of Commerce. ICTP's round table is at 18:00 on "Energy and climate changes" by F. Giorgi, R. Gebauer, and R.Rosei. In Piazza Unita' each participating institution will have a stand.  In addition, there is a common stand where there are changing presentations and interventions. In this stand, Prof. Andrey Varlamov, invited by ICTP, will talk about "Physics and golf” at 5 pm and "Physics in the kitchen" at 7 pm. Concerts: Mainly through J. Niemela, who has also organized the concerts in Piazza Unità from 18:00 to 23:00. The 5 bands are: Trio TAV Contizanetti-Centonze-Vladilo; UnderScore; Gino d'Eliso and the Fabulous Rocker Boys; Stefano Franco and the Fluid Horns; Franco Valussi, Joe Niemela and the Swingers.

Brahms (Schiksaalslied) and Beethoven, directed by Pinchas Steinberg, with pianist Lars Vogt on Fri 24 and Sat 25 Sept.
There is a 50% reduction on tickets purchased "last minute" (one hour before the show) for all performances directly at the Verdi's ticket office. You may also send an SMS to: 340 4350395 and join the Verdi's mailing list info for last minute seats availability. Only for the Sat afternoon performances young people under 26 can purchase tickets for euro 5. For more info on program and tickets, check: http://www.teatroverdi-trieste.com


Trieste Piano Festival (IX edition) at the Sala del Ridotto del Verdi (Verdi Theatre) on Thurs 23 Sept at 20:30: Argentinean pianist nelson Goerner plays music by Mozart, Schumann and Chopin. For tickets and info check: http://www.teatroverdi-trieste.it

International Choir Festival of Europe 2010
in Muggia in the Dome (Piazza Marconi, Muggia's main square) on Fri 24 Sept at 20:45 with the Baita Choir from Letonia and the Italian Choir "Claudio Monteverdi". Check: http://coromonteverdi.it. Bus 20 from Central Train Station.

Chamber Music at the Auditorium of the United World College: A concert by the Orchestra Giovanile (Juvenile Orchestra) with musicians aged 6 - 16, directed by Domenico Mason on Sun 26 Sept at 11:00
organized by the Scuola Superiore Internazionale di Musica da Camera Trio di Trieste. Free entrance. Following the concert, an aperitif will be offered to everyone. Bus 51 to Duino.

Two concerts at the Miramare Castle:  on Sat 25 at 20:30
with the Tartini Flute Choir directed by Giorgio Blasco with music by Haendel, Therpnin, Mozart and Dopplet. Two brilliant musicians from the Glasbena Matica Orchestra will play on Sun 26 Sept at 20:30: Tanja Cibiz, solo guitar (music by Ponce, Giuliani, Villa-Lobos) followed by a Harp concert with Tadeja Kralj. Music by Ibert, Dussek, Hasselmans. The concerts are free and held in the Throne Room, but you must pay the entrance ticket to the Castle for the evening: euro 4/head. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Organ Music at the San Giusto Cathedral
every Monday in September at 20:30. Check programme http://www.retecivica.trieste.it. Free entrance. Bus 28


Inauguration of the International Youth Exhibition "Artefatto 2010 - Candy World" ongoing until 3 October. The exhibition involves 140 Italian and International artists aged 17 - 35 and will take place in different locations in Trieste. For more info and locations, check: http://www.artefatto.info  

Mirò, "Il Poeta del Colore"
(the poet of colours) ongoing until 7 November at the Scuderie di Miramare (ex-horse stables of the Miramare Castle close to the main entrance gate). The exhibition is a collection of Mirò's art prints, lithographs, watercolours combined with poetic verses by the artist himself. Open from Tues - Sun 10:00 - 18:30. Entrance ticket euro 5.  http://www.miromiramare.com


International Film and Art Festival at the Miela Theatre, "Mille Occhi" until Sat 25 Sept. Daily projections starting at 14:30. "Day" ticket costs 4 euro. Check programme at http://www.miela.it or http://www.milleocchi.com. Films are in their original soundtracks.

Piazza Europa, International European Fair in Trieste from Fri 24 to Sun 26 Sept
with kiosks and stands offering all sorts of goods, food specialties. There will be live performances with street artists and musicians. The locations are mainly in Piazza Ponterosso, Piazza della Borsa and Corso Italia, daily from 11:00 - 23:00 (all walking distance from Train Station and/or Piazza Unità).

"Festa dell Acqua" (Water Festival) in Bagnoli della Rosandra
on Sat 25 and Sun 26 Sept close to the Cultural Centre of Bagnoli and the Preseren Theatre. There will be a series of conferences, poetry reading and live music with local bands. Two excursions of the Rosandra Valley on Sunday. http://www.bioest.org/


Carsiana Botanical Gardens on Sun 26 Sept at 16:00 and 17:00 in Italian on the importance of wild plants in the Carso and the necessity of safeguarding Man's natural environment.  The Carsiana Botanic Garden is situated in Sgonico in the Carso. Opening times during the week: Tues - Friday only in the mornings 10:00 - 13:00 and on Sat and Sun + holidays open 10:00 - 13:00 / 15:00 - 19:00. Entrance ticket euro 3. Check http://www.carsiana.eu. Bus 46 from Piazza Oberdan.

Val Rosandra:
There will be two guided tours on Sun 26 Sept at 10:00 and at 14:00 on the occasion of the "Festa dell'Acqua" (Water Festival) held in Bagnoli della Rosandra on 25 and 26 Sept. The Natural Reserve Park of the Val Rosandra organizes the guided tours. Take Bus 40 from Central Train Station. Check: http://www.bioest.org/

: Gorizia: "Gusti di Frontiera", 23 - 26 Sept is an international food and wine festival with many side events, music and art. Take train or APT Bus. See: http://www3.comune.gorizia.it/it/gusti-di-frontiera-2010.

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