Beginning the year at the MArRC with a concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Gerace

The Christmas program continues at the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria in this first week of 2018.

“We will also be open on the day of the Befana,” remarks museum Director, Malacrino, “and we would like the families from Reggio and Calabria to bring their children to the Museum to discover the wonders of our history. It is important to learn about the history of our region, which  during ancient times, played a central role in the Mediterranean territory and today lays testament to an extraordinary tradition. A story told through the thousands of relics within the permanent exhibition in this period, enriched by the presence of two large temporary exhibits on level E: ‘Zankle and Rhegion, two cities that control the Strait’ and ‘Dionysus The Thrill of Being a God.’ These exhibitions, which bring to our Museum other exceptional finds and can be visited without any additional ticket purchase.”

On Sunday, January 7th, in Piazza Orsi, the MArRC will celebrate the arrival of the new year with a concert by the Royal Philharmonic Academy of Gerace, conducted by Maestro Liliya Byelyera.

The ensemble, gold medalists of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George, will perform at 5.30 pm with famous pieces of nineteenth-century musical literature. Chopin, Verdi, Khachaturian, Bizet, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovitch, Strauss, the authors chosen by Master Byelyera for the performance on Sunday.

It is not the first time that the orchestra will have performed in Piazza Orsi, having already been the protagonist of the opening of the international study conference “Antiquity of the Kingdom: Archeology, Protection and Restoration in the Preunitary South” organized by the Museum in April of 2017 .

The concert, realized in synergy with the Parco Aspromonte, the theater company “Scena Nuda” and the ITE Piria of Reggio Calabria, will be accompanied by a presentation by the historian, Pasquale Amato.

Furthermore, on January 7th, it will also coincide with #domenicalmuseo, the MiBact initiative with free admission to all museums and state archaeological areas: one more opportunity to take in music and art, and spend a festive day of cultural immersion.