Image 0 - Motown metal - The brass and percussion of the ofsi in concert

Motown metal - The brass and percussion of the ofsi in concert

Saturday 17th October 2020, 8:30 p.m. in Mendrisio, Centro Manifestazioni Mercato Coperto 
Sunday 18th October 2020, 5:00 p.m. in Bellinzona, Church of San Biagio

The wind orchestra of Italian Switzerland is playing again.

The brass and percussion instruments of the ofsi will perform an extraordinary concert entitled Motown metal

Daniele Giovannini, a young and promising conductor from Ticino, has selected a repertoire that reflects the principles of the orchestra, these are in fact original pieces written by contemporary composers. 
The concert is named after Michael Daugherty's first Motown metal piece. In fact, it reflects the formation composed of metal instruments. It is a tribute to Detroit, the metropolis of the American automobile industry, also known as Motor City. 

We will hear sound effects reminiscent of engines, supported by music inspired by the Motown style (a name composed of motor and town style that refers to the Motown Records record company). The staff will vary with each track and will include trumpets, horns, trombones, tubas, timpani and several other percussion instruments and even include a white voice in the prelude to Kerry Turner's Ghost Riders. The soloist will be prepared by Locarno choir master Calicantus Mario Fontana. Also on the programme are pieces by Samuel Barber, Jan Koetsier and Jim Parker, for a programme that promises fireworks.

Admission CHF 20.-
Members Music in the Mendrisiotto CHF 15.-
Up to 16 years of age free 
Reservation recommended: www.ofsi.ch


  • OPENING Sat: 20:30 Mendrisio
    Sun: 17:00 Bellinzona