Nicola Piovani, the great Italian pianist, composer and conductor, famous above all for his soundtracks, will be the guest of the Teatro Salieri in Legnago for an evening-event in which he will also receive an award promoted by the Verona Green Movie Land cinema and sustainability project. The second edition of the Legnago Film Festival (25 – 28 October) will then welcome one of Italy’s leading film music composers on Thursday 26 November, in the concert-event La musica è pericolosa – Concertato (Music is dangerous). He will be joined by the quintet that is accompanying him in this project: Marina Cesari sax and clarinet, Sergio Colicchio keyboards and accordion, Pasquale Filastò cello guitar and mandoloncello, Vittorino Naso drums and percussion and Marco Loddo double bass. Nicola Piovani has penned more than 160 compositions for the most famous film directors in Italy and elsewhere, such as Mario Monicelli, John Irvin, Sergej Bodrov, Federico Fellini, Giuseppe Tornatore, Nanni Moretti and many others. In 1999 he won the Oscar for the best film soundtrack directed by Roberto Benigni La vita è Bella.

The concert, scheduled at 9 p.m., will be preceded at 6 p.m. by a meeting: a voyage of discovery of Nicola Piovani’s music for the cinema conducted by Marco Testoni and Massimo Privitera from the Soundtrack City programme.

With this homage, which follows the one to Ennio Morricone in 2022, the Legnago Film Festival continues its thematic journey dedicated to music and sound in Cinema, in the city that gave birth to Antonio Salieri. Ticket presales open: