Pilot Program: July 2019
From July 22 - 28, 2019 Nuova Musica will host a week long pilot program for students, artists, and patrons of the arts in Gesualdo. This short-form gathering will bring together artists with the community, laying the groundwork for future summers. Plan to arrive and check in by 7p on Mon., July 22 and check out and depart on Mon., July 29. The program includes 7 nights housing accommodation (July 22 - 28) and 20 meals, as well as some local excursions.
The program of study for students will be shaped to individual goals, but may focus on either performance (song coaching and monologue study) or writing (music, lyric and bookwriting) and exploring the connections between William Shakespeare and Carlo Gesualdo's worlds, as the two were contemporaries.
Professional artists may propose to pursue independent creative projects, with opportunities to develop and share work, and receive feedback.
Patrons will join with students and artists to enjoy excursions to experience local sights, cuisine and cultural activities. Other private tourist activities may be coordinated for an additional fee.
Festival Launch: July 2020
During July 2020, Nuova Musica will present its first full summer festival, with professional artists in residence in Gesualdo over a three week period. Exact program dates are still to be determined, and will be announced in September 2019. Summer programming will include a workshop production of a new musical, inspired by Giambattista Basile's Tale of Tales, presented in the historic Castello di Gesualdo. Additional programming will include other concert presentations of new work, as well as student performances. Please sign up for our email list to express interest, and we will follow up in early Fall to let you know about application opportunities for students, artists in residence, as well as opportunities for patron attendance.