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Musical Meditation at San Benedetto

FREE CONCERT without reservation

Abbazia di San Benedetto in Val Perlana

Tuesday July 11th, 2023 at 11:30 AM

A solo-cello recital cannot help focusing on Bach’s suites, that perennial cornerstone of the instrument’s repertoire. In this case, however, Bach’s Suite No. 3 and Suite No. 4 frame a not-so-popular work, the Cello Sonata that György Ligeti wrote in Hungary. He was no hard-core avant-gardist yet, but just a young man, who had recently completed his music studies and loved Bartók’s and Kodály’s music.


Luca Giovannini, cello


Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009

Sonata for solo cello

Cello Suite No. 4 in C major, BWV 1010

Useful Info:

The concert is held inside the church.

Ticket Rates:
Concert with free admission, no reservations and subject to availability. LacMus Festival reserves the right to assign some seats.

Approximate duration of the event:
60 min, without intermission

How to reach San Benedetto Monastery:
The Abbey of San Benedetto in Val Perlana is located 800 m a.s.l. and can only be reached on foot via a beautiful forest walk, with a choice of two routes.

Itinerary 1 (1:15 h): start from Abbazia dell’Acquafredda at Lenno (see map), where there is car parking available. Proceed on Via San Benedetto, a cobblestone road that enters the woods, uphill, for about 1h, after which it becomes a semi-flat path for the last 15 minutes. Comfortable mountain walking shoes are recommended, preferably hiking boots.

Itinerary 1 (1:30 h): start from Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII, loc. Ossuccio (see map), at the foot of the Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, where it is also possible to park the car. Proceed along the road that leads to the Sanctuary of the Beata Vergine del Soccorso (a 25-minute uphill cobbled road) and continue further on a forest road to the small village of Cremia. This second stretch of road has the steepest slope (approximately 15 minutes). At a junction, continue to the right along the path that enters the woods and then, in about 50 minutes, reach the Abbey of San Benedetto. The path, which runs alongside Val Perlana, is sometimes flat and sometimes uphill. Comfortable hiking shoes are recommended, preferably hiking boots.

In case of bad weather:
In case of bad weather, the concert will be held at the Church of St. Eufemia in Ossuccio, Tremezzina (see map).

Find out more about the Abbey of San Benedetto in Val Perlana at myLakeComo.co

The audience is advised that photos and audio/video footage may be taken during the event by LacMus Festival staff for promotion and marketing purposes for the exclusive use of the festival.