EDOARDO BENNATO - VIVA LA MAMMA
For this summer, a concentrated concert program on the Kronplatz is ready for the South Tyrolean public and its vacation guests: "Kronplatz Music Summer" is a new concert series that takes place on top of Kronplatz and includes four top concerts from mid-June to the end of August. The series, featuring international artists, at 2,275 meters above sea level, is a very special concert experience. Immersing yourself in music while being surrounded by a breathtaking mountain panorama with 360° views is a truly unique experience.
Kronplatz Music Summer is in this sense more than just a concert, it is a overall experience.
The symbiosis of the know-how of the Merano concert agency Showtime Agency and the Bruneck event agency metaevents, as well as the exclusive location on the Kronplatz has produced a great event that is already calling for a continuation. "The experience of recent years has shown us that a wide range of cultural and musical events at the summit of Kronplatz is a great added value for our locals and guests and is gladly accepted. With the Kronplatz Music Summer project we can create an extremely attractive offer here and have two reliable partners at our side," says the president of Skirama Kronplatz, Zeno Kastlunger.
Edoardo Bennato will open the concert series on June 19th. The "cantastorie" from Naples, who for over 40 years captures the world in songs. He tells about good and bad people, mocks the powerful, sings hymns to humanity and - how could it be otherwise - to love. His concerts with a high rock & blues factor are a musical as well as emotional experience: so many of his songs have entered the collective imagination and are now the soundtrack of at least two generations. These include, of course, "Viva la Mamma" the soccer anthem and "Un'estate Italiana".
Goran Bregovic is originally from the Balkans. His compositions intertwine the sonority of a gypsy fanfare with traditional Bulgarian polyphony, an electric guitar, drums and a good shot of rock. The result is music that makes us feel like we've always known it and that our bodies find hard to escape. At 17, he played in the rock band Bijelo dugme (White Button), with which he sold millions of records in what was then Yugoslavia and achieved cult status. His international breakthrough, however, came with film music, initially for director Emir Kusturica. Since then he has been an internationally sought-after film composer. With his "Wedding and Funeral Orchestra" he has been touring the world since 1998, giving concerts and performing at festivals.
Milky Chance landed a global hit with "Stolen Dance" in 2014. Several hundred million clicks on YouTube, golden records, prizes and awards have catapulted the two students from Kassel to the top with their very own folktronica sound. After the third album and the standstill caused by Corona, they have now risen to new top form. They have used the time to hone new sounds and let completely new soundscapes emerge like their newest hit Colorado.
The Herbert Pixner Project will be the grand finale of the concert series. "Euphoria, energy, excitement, improvisation - a firework of alpine music, flamenco, gypsy jazz, blues, rock and world music": this or similar is how the critics shower praise on the quartet around the South Tyrolean multi-instrumentalist Herbert Pixner. And it is indeed the case: anyone who has experienced a concert by the Herbert Pixner Project knows - or rather feels - what is meant by this.