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Sant'Alessandro 2017. La Speranza - Hope

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At the end of August every year, there’s a big party involving visitors and citizens to celebrate Bergamo’s patron saint, Saint Alessandro. The whole city is enlivened by music, celebrations, shows and conventions. Don't miss this entirely Bergamasco tradition!

From August 21 to 27 the City of Bergamo will be celebrating its Patron Saint, the theme of this year is a virtue: Hope.

The main event will take place on the evening of Friday 25th August (9 pm) in the Bergamo Cathedral (Duomo). Trumpeter Luca Aquino presents the Italian premiere, together with guitarist Rino de Patre and elements of the Jordanian National Orchestra, of the Al Amal project which in Arabic means Hope. A concert for the encounter between different musicalities – jazz, classical music and traditional Middle Eastern music – creating an ideal bridge between the West and the East, followed by a tasting in Piazza Vecchia of both Saint Alessandro’s Cake and Valcalepio DOC, the wine from our territory.

There are numerous events to put in the calendar for Saint Alessandro, including the Saint Alessandro fair (August 25-27) with market stalls along Senterione and, on Sunday 27th, the demonstration by iron and wood craftsmen. On August 25th and 26th don’t miss the concerts of the bells of the city of Bergamo, and, take advantage of these days to visit, with ad hoc guided tours, Bergamo’s most beautiful places. There are also numerous shows including musicals, poems and bands. Finally, on August 26th, everyone with their eyes to the sky to enjoy the fireworks display at 10.30pm along the beautiful walls of Bergamo.

 

A rich program of events, a big party!

 

PROGRAM OF THE MAIN EVENTS:

 

From Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August

 

From 9.00am | Sentierone

SAINT ALESSANDRO FAIR

 

From Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th August

 

From 7.00pm to 10.00pm | Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, piazza Duomo

SPECIAL OPENING OF THE SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE BASILICA AND THE INLAYS OF THE ICONOSTASIS BY LORENZO LOTTO

 

Friday 25th August

 

From 10.00am to 12.15pm

EIGHTH BELL CONCERT

All the bells of the City of Bergamo ring together.

  

9.00pm | Sant’Alessandro Cathedral, piazza Duomo

AL AMAL

Luca Aquino & The Jordanian National Orchestra

 

Saturday 26th August

 

From 9.30am | Cathedral Museum, piazza Duomo

ITINERARY IN THE PIAZZA DUOMO COMPLEX

Guided tours allow you to admire the Cathedral Museum and Treasury, Sant’Alessandro Cathedral, Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, the Colleoni Chapel, the baptistery, the Aula Picta of the Curia and the Santa Croce Temple. Reduced Ticket €3 per person

Tour times: 9.30am | 10.30am | 11.30am | 1.30pm | 2.30pm | 3.30pm | 4.30pm | 5.30pm

 

2.30pm to 5.30pm | Palazzo Frizzoni, piazza Matteotti

DOORS ARE OPEN AT PALAZZO FRIZZONI

Free guided tours at Palazzo Frizzoni

 

From 3.00pm to 8.00pm

ITINERANT BELL CONCERT

Concert times: 3.00pm piazza Mascheroni | 4.15pm Sant’Alessandro in Colonna

Basilica | 5.30pm piazza Matteotti | 7.00pm Prepositurale Sant’Alessandro della Croce

Church

 

4.00pm | Gaetano Donizetti’s Birthplace, via Borgo Canale 14

MADNESS, PASSION AND FREEDOM IN MELODRAMA

 

6.00pm |Astino Monastery, via Astino 13

MUSIC AND MUSICAL – JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR AND THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

 

From 8.00pm to 11.00pm | Gombito Tower, Via Gombito 13

SPECIAL OPENING OF THE GOMBITO TOWER AND THE UPPER TOWN’S TOURIST OFFICE

Tour times: every 30 minutes starting from 8.00pm. Reservation required

 

9.00pm | San Francesco Convent, Piazza Mercato del Fieno 6/a

THE SKYLARK AND THE FIRE – POEMS THAT IGNITE LIFE

 

10.30pm

FIREWORKS DISPLAY FROM SAN GIACOMO

 

Sunday 27th August

 

4.00pm | Piazza Vecchia

PERFORMANCE WITH UNITY SHOW PROJECT

 

For the complete program and more information: www.comune.bergamo.it


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At the end of August every year, there’s a big party involving visitors and citizens to celebrate Bergamo’s patron saint, Saint Alessandro. The whole city is enlivened by music, celebrations, shows and conventions. Don't miss this entirely Bergamasco tradition!

From August 21 to 27 the City of Bergamo will be celebrating its Patron Saint, the theme of this year is a virtue: Hope.

The main event will take place on the evening of Friday 25th August (9 pm) in the Bergamo Cathedral (Duomo). Trumpeter Luca Aquino presents the Italian premiere, together with guitarist Rino de Patre and elements of the Jordanian National Orchestra, of the Al Amal project which in Arabic means Hope. A concert for the encounter between different musicalities – jazz, classical music and traditional Middle Eastern music – creating an ideal bridge between the West and the East, followed by a tasting in Piazza Vecchia of both Saint Alessandro’s Cake and Valcalepio DOC, the wine from our territory.

There are numerous events to put in the calendar for Saint Alessandro, including the Saint Alessandro fair (August 25-27) with market stalls along Senterione and, on Sunday 27th, the demonstration by iron and wood craftsmen. On August 25th and 26th don’t miss the concerts of the bells of the city of Bergamo, and, take advantage of these days to visit, with ad hoc guided tours, Bergamo’s most beautiful places. There are also numerous shows including musicals, poems and bands. Finally, on August 26th, everyone with their eyes to the sky to enjoy the fireworks display at 10.30pm along the beautiful walls of Bergamo.

 

A rich program of events, a big party!

 

PROGRAM OF THE MAIN EVENTS:

 

From Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August

 

From 9.00am | Sentierone

SAINT ALESSANDRO FAIR

 

From Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th August

 

From 7.00pm to 10.00pm | Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, piazza Duomo

SPECIAL OPENING OF THE SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE BASILICA AND THE INLAYS OF THE ICONOSTASIS BY LORENZO LOTTO

 

Friday 25th August

 

From 10.00am to 12.15pm

EIGHTH BELL CONCERT

All the bells of the City of Bergamo ring together.

  

9.00pm | Sant’Alessandro Cathedral, piazza Duomo

AL AMAL

Luca Aquino & The Jordanian National Orchestra

 

Saturday 26th August

 

From 9.30am | Cathedral Museum, piazza Duomo

ITINERARY IN THE PIAZZA DUOMO COMPLEX

Guided tours allow you to admire the Cathedral Museum and Treasury, Sant’Alessandro Cathedral, Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, the Colleoni Chapel, the baptistery, the Aula Picta of the Curia and the Santa Croce Temple. Reduced Ticket €3 per person

Tour times: 9.30am | 10.30am | 11.30am | 1.30pm | 2.30pm | 3.30pm | 4.30pm | 5.30pm

 

2.30pm to 5.30pm | Palazzo Frizzoni, piazza Matteotti

DOORS ARE OPEN AT PALAZZO FRIZZONI

Free guided tours at Palazzo Frizzoni

 

From 3.00pm to 8.00pm

ITINERANT BELL CONCERT

Concert times: 3.00pm piazza Mascheroni | 4.15pm Sant’Alessandro in Colonna

Basilica | 5.30pm piazza Matteotti | 7.00pm Prepositurale Sant’Alessandro della Croce

Church

 

4.00pm | Gaetano Donizetti’s Birthplace, via Borgo Canale 14

MADNESS, PASSION AND FREEDOM IN MELODRAMA

 

6.00pm |Astino Monastery, via Astino 13

MUSIC AND MUSICAL – JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR AND THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

 

From 8.00pm to 11.00pm | Gombito Tower, Via Gombito 13

SPECIAL OPENING OF THE GOMBITO TOWER AND THE UPPER TOWN’S TOURIST OFFICE

Tour times: every 30 minutes starting from 8.00pm. Reservation required

 

9.00pm | San Francesco Convent, Piazza Mercato del Fieno 6/a

THE SKYLARK AND THE FIRE – POEMS THAT IGNITE LIFE

 

10.30pm

FIREWORKS DISPLAY FROM SAN GIACOMO

 

Sunday 27th August

 

4.00pm | Piazza Vecchia

PERFORMANCE WITH UNITY SHOW PROJECT

 

For the complete program and more information: www.comune.bergamo.it


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