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From Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May 2023 | Varese

Festival Echi Urbani

From Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May 2023 a fascinating three-day event will bring together the great classical composers and the holy monsters of pop-rock. The special protagonist will be the group OP3, discovered by Simona Ventura and Saturnino. The dancer Naida Oliva, the violinist Corinna Canzian and the AIGAE guide Donatella Reggiori will also take part.

Participants and spectators will be able to experience the world of contemporary music through the live performance of original works by a classical ensemble in a modern key.


Friday 26th Maggio 2023

  • ore 10.00 a.m. at the Salone Estense, Varese - Individual lessons conducted on violin by Aldo Cicchini, on viola by Marco Venturi and on cello by Giulio Cazzani. Reservation required.
  • ore 4:30 a.m. at Sala Montanari, Varese - Physical awaking with the dancer Naida Oliva. Reservation required.  
  • ore 6:30 p.m. at Sala Montanari, Varese - Autogenic Training - overcoming stage fright with the violinist Corinna Canzian and the group OP3. Reservation required. 

Saturday 27th May 2023

  • ore 10.00 a.m. at Masnago Castle, Varese - Workshop - From Classical Music to Pop - Rock with the group OP3 on arrangement and improvisation techniques. Reservation required.
  • ore 6.30 p.m. at Masnago Castle, Varese - Corporal Awaking with the dancer Naida Oliva. Reservation required.
  • ore 8.15 p.m. at Masnago Castle, Varese - A night at the Op3ra concert by the group OP3 who present a mix of famous pop-rock songs (Gun's Roses, Abba, Daft Punk, Queen, Metallica) with famous classical compositions (Puccini, Beethoven, Debussy, Bach, Vivaldi). Reservation required. In case of bad weather, the concert will take place in the auditorium of the Liceo Civico Musicale "Malipiero" of Varese.

Sunday 28th May 2023

  • ore 7.30 a.m. at Lake of Comabbio - Harmonic Trekking guided by Donatella Reggiori, AIGAE member, enriched by an exclusive unplugged performance by the group OP3. Reservation required. 
  • ore 10.00 a.m. at Sala Fontana, Comabbio - Workshop - From classical music to pop - rock with the group OP3. Reservation required. 
  • ore 4.30 p.m. at Lake of Comabbio - Concert with students of Festival. Entrance is free. 


In case of bad weather the harmonic trek and the students' concert will be held at the Sala Fontana in Comabbio.

For information and reservation:

    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Provincia di Varese
    Consorzio Qualità Miele Varesino