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​​Video-concert to celebrate Pordenone-Okawa twinning

Un videoconcerto per celebrare il gemellaggio Pordenone-Okawa
Un videoconcerto per celebrare il gemellaggio Pordenone-Okawa

The Italian Cultural Institute in Osaka has published a concert featuring pianist Remo Anzovino and accordionist Gianni Fassetta on its online events platform. The concert was held to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the twinning between Pordenone and Okawa.

The two towns and their districts are linked by the presence of a strong tradition of furniture and furnishings production. Remo Anzovino, the foremost heir to the great Italian film music tradition, and virtuoso accordionist Gianni Fassetta have common geographical roots (Anzovino was born in Pordenone, Fassetta in its province). In this concert they also share a sensitive and engaging understanding of a selection taken from Anzovino’s 20-year repertoire.

The concert is inspired by the legacy of Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone, based on a marriage of music and film. The video of the concert ends with remarks by the mayors of the two towns. The Mayor of Pordenone, Alessandro Ciriani, expressed his town’s pleasure in being able to greet the citizens of Okawa through Anzovino and Fassetta’s concert. An event, he noted, that augurs a resumption of contacts after the difficult experience of the pandemic. The Mayor of Okawa, Ryoichi Kurashige, recalled the Okawa delegation’s visit to Pordenone four years ago. Since that visit, he told viewers, primary and middle-school canteens in Okawa have featured an Italian menu each September.

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