The MArRC, music and literature for the Night of Museums, entrance 1 euro from 8pm to 11pm

yescalabria_marrcThe National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria adheres to the initiative by MiBACT, Night of Museums on Saturday, May 21st, now in its twelfth edition.  An event placed under the patronage of the Council of Europe, UNESCO and the International Council of Museums, with the aim of promoting the museums and Italian cultural heritage.

For the occasion, the MArRC has provided extended hours up to 23.00, with last admission at 22:30.  From 20.00, in addition, the nominal cost of the ticket will be 1 euro.

Also, following the national program that provides for the integration of the museum with the arts, the MArRC has organized two musical and literary events in synergy with the association Officine Miramare, Mediterranean Music and the State High School “Giuseppe Rechichi” of Polistena.

Starting at 18.00 in Piazza Paolo Orsi, with a concert by the “Plaisir Musique Jazz Trio:” Fortunato Trefiletti – guitar, Salvatore Marra – bass, Dominic Pizzimenti – drums, will perform songs in the international musical tradition, jazz arrangement.

At 20:30, however, the reading “Ithaca,  il nostos” by the students and teachers of the High School “Rechichi” on the theme of travel.

A selection of lyrical songs by modern authors, from Mallarme to Hesse, and selected passages from the Odyssey with musical accompaniment, directed by Enrico Tromba and the artistic direction by Francesco Maesano.

And finally, thanks to the contribution of the volunteers of the Touring Club of Reggio Calabria will also open the area of the Hellenistic necropolis, discovered in 1932 during the construction of the museum. Continuing the success and the attention for the MArRC, after the inauguration last April 30, with cultural offerings of national scope.

“There is still an extraordinary opportunity to see the new exhibits of MArRC” – says Director Carmelo Malacrino. “We could not miss taking part in the international event represented by the European Night of Museums. With cultural and musical events that arises from synergies with local institutions and the province. A goal that we have set since the reopening, and that – I am sure, concludes Malacrino – will continue in the lucrative manner for future opportunities.”