With the Popular Orchestra of La Notte della Taranta, on the stage of Melpignano on August 28 there will also be the Orchestra Notturna clandestina, a symphonic orchestra founded by Enrico Melozzi, in 2016. The music of the traditional Salento will meet the melodies of classical music. Enrico Melozzi, concert master, together with Madame, of the 24th edition of the Melpignano concert, in fact promised: "it will be a taranta rock. Salento's popular music has a sacredness like classical music". Hence the meeting and the mixture of musicians was a natural path to follow to enrich the long night of Melpignano that will be broadcasted for the first time by Rai 1 on September 4 at 23.15.
Not only the Orchestra conducted by Melozzi in Melpignano in the most awaited night of the Apulian summer together with the musicians of the resident Orchestra. In fact, there will be important additions to enrich the cast of artists and make the Melozzi-Madame taranta even more rock. Guests of the Popular Orchestra La Notte della Taranta will be:
Giovanni Boscariol, Alberto Barsi, Alessandro Lunedì and Carmelo Maria Colajanni.
Giovanni Boscariol keyboardist, composer, arranger, producer, is a musician of great importance of the Italian music scene; keyboard, fisa and programming in several editions of the Sanremo Festival, he has joined Ramazzotti, Patty Pravo, Cremonini in their tours. Alberto Barsi and Alessandro Lunedì, respectively first and second electric guitar at the Concertone, will be the artists who with their instruments will contribute to give a rock imprint to La Notte della Taranta 2021. Among the guests there will also be Carmelo Maria Colajanni, a member of the Orchestra Notturna Clandestina (clarinet), who on this occasion will play ethnic winds. A remodulation wanted to contribute to the contamination and the meeting between different sounds and melodies with a strong reference to the Mediterranean tradition.
The Orchestra Notturna Clandestina is an independent symphony orchestra, founded by Enrico Melozzi in 2016, which will perform in Melpignano with a staff of 38 elements, with the aim of transmitting the universal values of classical music to as many people as possible, taking into particular consideration young people and less affluent audiences. Formed by musicians convinced that the objectives of classical music are absolutely popular and not elitist.
The Orchestra Notturna Clandestina, whose name is inspired by the Clandestine Theatre of Kantor (Polish playwright who decided to found this kind of theater during Nazism, which prohibited free cultural manifestations), has recorded for major labels such as DECCA (alongside Giovanni Sollima, godfather and co-founder of the orchestra), and has been invited to participate in prestigious festivals such as Riccardo Muti's Ravenna Festival, the D'Annunziano Festival, the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, the "Musica a Palazzo Venezia" Festival in Rome, the Concerts of the Quirinale at the Cappella Paolina broadcast live on Radio3, the Macerata Opera Festival at the Sferisterio, and many others, thus becoming one of the reference points of national classical music. In the summer of 2020 it was the protagonist on RAI5 of a documentary produced by RAI CULTURA, entitled "Sinfonie di Rinascita" in which it appears alongside famous orchestras and historical institutions on the national and international scene (Orchestra Filarmonica di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Cherubini, Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera), in a focus on music after the lockdown and the importance of culture in such a difficult period as the one we are living today.
The Orchestra includes in its staff also very young musicians under 20 and under 30, flanked by the major professionals of the capital and boasts an important multi-ethnic vein, as there are young musicians from various parts of the world (Brazil, Argentina, Iran, Russia, Spain, Poland, Puerto Rico, Colombia). This multi-ethnicity is fundamental in the work of research of a totally new sound that is in fact immediately usable by a varied audience: the highest and refined music of the classical repertoire reaches the most heterogeneous spectators, creating in fact a sort of cultural community composed by musicians and listeners, in constant development and exponential growth. In May 2021, the orchestra expands with the foundation of a second Orchestra Notturna Clandestina based in Milan, composed of musicians who gravitate to the Milanese hinterland, who share the same founding principles of the Roman group, becoming in fact the first widespread orchestra in Italy.