L’Associazione Scuolaorchestra

operates a non-profit for over 20 years in the territory of Anguillara Sabazia, an amateur approach, but rigorous, the teaching of music. The guiding idea on which the Association bases its activities is the belief that music “active” can be a powerful means of socialization within a community. For this reason, as well as individual vocal and instrumental education, the Association relies on the formation of various groups together. Currently, between vocal and instrumental music, were formed along with a dozen groups that welcome people of all ages from 3 to 80 years. In addition to internal, this year sees the active participation of over 250 members, the Association organizes concerts and events, even with outside groups, both Italian and foreign, the search for a collective dialogue through the musical language.

Bracciano Lake

is a lake of volcanic origin in the Italian region of Lazio, 32 km (20 mi) northwest of Rome. It is the second largest lake in the region (second only to Lake Bolsena) and one of the major lakes of Italy. It has a circular perimeter of approximately 32 km (20 mi). The lake owes its origin to intense volcanic activity from 600,000 to 40,000 years before present, which created many small volcanoes in the Sabatino territory. The main magma chamber was situated under the present lake of Bracciano. Its collapse created the caldera now occupied by the lake, which is a crater lake. Some small craters are still recognisable around the lake and in the immediate vicinity. Three towns border the lake, Bracciano, Anguillara Sabazia and Trevignano Romano. The lake is an important tourist attraction situated near Rome. As it serves as a drinking water reservoir for the city of Rome it has been under control since 1986 in order to avoid pollution of its waters.

The legend of the monster in the lake

On Lake Bracciano for centuries there is the widespread belief of the existence of a monster that lived tens of meters deep and tore the nets of fishermen. In fact, it was discovered that the lake, in its waters contained the mystery of the legendary city of “Sabate,” submerged after an earthquake upheaval. Hence the name given to Lake Sabate, Sabatia Stagna, Sabatinus, etc. Recently, in La Marmotta, about three hundred meters from the shore of the lake and forty feet deep, was found a prehistoric village belonging to the Neolithic, the stone structure of which has a conical shape with a diameter of about thirty feet. In the village was found ceramic material (bowls, vases, etc.) and a canoe, currently housed in Anguillara near the train station.
DAVID OSBON (United Kingdom – Europe)
David is an award-winning composer, conductor and academic whose music has been performed, broadcast and recorded around the world. David Osbon has conducted ensembles and orchestras ranging from the Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orchestra to the Jordanian Army Band and has toured across Europe, the USA and the Middle East with a variety of ensembles. With his recent appointment as a Principal Lecturer and Head of Collegiate Music at Kingston University, currently the majority of David’s work (some 60 concerts a year) is with student ensembles from the University’s School of Performance and Screen Studies. Since returning to the UK in 2000, David has, in addition to his musical work, held lecturing roles at the University of London, South Bank University and Rose Bruford College, whilst holding down a full-time role as Head of Arts and Culture at Greenwich Council where he was instrumental is devising the cultural chapter of the 2012 Olympic bid. Commissions from the Bergamo Ensemble, Docklands Sinfonietta, Blackheath String Orchestra and the Dartford Symphony Orchestra have yielded major works, plus a number of chamber music commissions have been premiered to critical acclaim in venues ranging from St John’s Smith Square and the Wigmore Hall through to Kingston Parish Church. David is also the conductor of the Orchestra of the Thames Gateway.

The Spirits of Sabate

by David OSBON (1963) – Spirits of Sabate – Procession – Celebration Ensemble Scuola Orchestra: Sarah AGOSTINELLI (Soprano), Alina PAWLOWSKA (Flute), Fabrizio PAOLETTI (Violin), Massimiliano TISANO (Piano), Fabrizio BIGIONI (Percussion)

da “Magma”  di Maria Lanciotti

Nel buio della luce L’essere sconfina Nella città sommersa Tempesta punitiva E solo l’innocenza Sfugge sulle alture.

Pacificati venti Acquietano respiri Onde vibranti Narrano leggende.

Ensemble Scuola Orchestra

SARAH AGOSTINELLI She obtained a degree in lyric singing at Conservatory of Music Santa Cecilia in Rome, the city of her birth. She improved her studies with the masters M. Baker, G.Raimondi, L. Magiera, G. Dalle Molle and W. Cataldi Tassoni. She begin performing in concerts, at the Jubilee 2000, sponsored by the Culture Councilor of Province of Rome. Later the soprano has collaborated with several music institutions  and festivals (As.Li.Co, Rosetum, Euro- Mediterranean Festival of Villa Adriana,  the International Building Site of Art of Montepulciano, etc.) singing  the main roles of Il Trovatore, Simon Boccanegra, Aida, Un ballo in maschera, La Bohème, as well as the Messa of Requiem by Mozart under the direction of conductors of international fame, such as E. Mazzola, J. De Main, F. La Vecchia, B. Brott, W. Cataldi Tassoni, L. Baragiola, S. La Stella etc. While performing lyric concert in Italy and abroad she teaches vocal technique in  School of Music of Anguillara Sabazia (Rome).
ALINA PAWLOWSKA Born in Poland, Alina Pawlowska graduated in flute and piano performance  at the School of Music “Grzegorz Fitelberg” in Chorzow and in romance philology at the Warsaw University. She performed with the Orchestra of Technical University of Warsaw in Poland and abroad. After having moved to Italy, she dedicated herself to teaching activity. She is currently the professor of flute and piano at the municipal school of music in Anguillara Sabazia.
FABRIZIO PAOLETTI He was awarded his Violin Diploma in 1990 at the Conservatory of ‘Santa Cecilia’ in Rome, under the guidance of Maestro G. Antonioni. At the same time he attended the Chamber Music Class of Maestro L. Cerroni. Following the Diploma, he took master classes of professor Shalom Budeer. Between 1990 and 1994 he collaborated with the RAI Symphony Orchestra in Rome and the Orchestra of the Conservatory of ‘Santa Cecilia’ in Rome. He has played with the Orchestra of the Dioceses of Rome (AMODIR) and the Guido d’Arezzo Ensemble, which specializes in a Baroque repertoire. He has performed in numerous recordings, in both orchestral and chamber groups. Since 2001 he has been a member of the Consonus String Quartet. He teaches violin at the ‘Ass. Scuola Orchestra’ of Anguillara Sabazia and at St. George’s British International School in Rome. He has researched the history of music at the Faculty of Modern Literature of the University of Rome, ‘La Sapienza’.
MASSIMILIANO TISANO He studied piano, composition and orchestral conducting.. He was the permanent conductor of the “Leonardo Vinci Orchestra” in Catanzaro and later of the “Teatro Comunale di Roccella Jonica”. He is regularly invited to conduct various ensemble: “Chamber Orchestra of the Gonfalone” in Rome, Province of Catanzaro Orchestra, “La Grecìa Orchestra” and the “Roma 3 University Orchestra”. In 2004 took part to the Boulez Conducting Master Class in Lucerne. He conducted the musical “Sister’s” (2010) and “Mamma Mia!” (2011) with the “Mondo Musica Company” of Gubbio. As pianist he plays contemporary music with the “G.E.R.M.I. Ensemble”.
FABRIZIO BIGIONI He was born in Rome and he  teaches drums and ethnic percussions in the School of Music of Anguillara. He collaborates and plays with several artists and bands ranging from rock to jazz to funk music finding his own personal  way  towards to ethnic style and world music. In 2009 he produced his first cd ETNO and he’s got a live band playing his music. He started to study drums in 1981 in the School of Music Donna Olimpia and improved whit Armando Bertozzi. He studied african percussion with Kassy de Guessabo from Ivory Coast, arabic percussion with Abdullah from Egypt, afrocuban ones with Humberto La Pellicula from Cuba. He attended several stages of drums and percussions in Rome, London, Perugia (Umbria Jazz), L’Habana. In August 2009 he followed a Master Class of Drums held in Cleveland (Ohio) getting education and inspiration  from the world’s greatest drummers  like Peter Erskine ,Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, Tommy Igoe and Dafnis Prieto.