It will open on December 5 in Erice, in one of the most beautiful medieval villages of Italy, the exhibition dedicated to the cribs made in churches, courtyards and shops.
For Christians, the Nativity scene is the symbol of Christmas that every family was and is still made in the forms and in different ways depending on the imagination of those who create it.
The crib was the symbol poor and devout Christians towards Christmas, but today is the artistic expression of the most impressive with figures of shepherds and angels, placed in different locations.
The medieval village of Erice offers the chance to see real works of art, one of all, the crib displayed at the Civic Museum A. Cordici mold century, which was built with marine materials and characters made with precious alabaster.
Within the festival there are the compositions in wax inside the glass bells, which can be admired in the church of San Giuliano, reminiscent of the art and technique of the old nuns who once lived in the monasteries of Erice.
But to remain to this day there are plenty of contemporary cribs, set up in the private yards of some houses and shops and are so special, because the characters, who perform the ancient crafts, are operated mechanically.
However, both traditional and contemporary cribs, which show the general public that every year crowds at Christmas Erice, mingle in a blaze of light and color, but also flavors, because there are different initiatives scheduled throughout the period of the event with concerts and musical events, shows and moments of animation, as well as initiatives of charity, because especially at Christmas, we should not forget the poor.
From 5 to 8 December Erice hosts the International Exhibition of Music and Popular Instruments, which will animate the medieval part of a broader event "EricèNatale, cribs in the streets of the village."
One of the most typical folk instruments, which can be heard during the Christmas season is definitely the bagpipe, the unmistakable sound, which immediately brings to mind the warm and friendly atmosphere typical of the Christmas period.
To recreate the sounds of the most beautiful time of the year are the groups not only from Italy, but also from some European countries like Slovakia, Spain, Ireland and Serbia.
The show will start at 15.00 hours of Saturday, Dec. 5 with the Performances are touring the streets of Erice, then continue at 16.30 in the council of the town of Erice with the official presentation of the event and groups .
All weekend and until 8 December uninterrupted performances along the streets of the town and in Piazza Loggia from 10 to 16, while the final concert with the closing party of the festival is scheduled on December 8 at 11.30 in Piazza della Loggia.
Also this year is rich calendar of events Christmas in Erice that, thanks to the patronage of the town of Erice and the Tourism Council of the Region of Sicily, will delight all those who want to visit Erice during all the holidays. Here is the schedule of events:
5 to 8 December at 15.00 International Festival of Popular Music and Instruments;
Saturday, December 12 18:00 Teatro Gebel Hamed CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND VOICE Spina Emanuela piano, soprano Natalia Demina. By Inner Wheel Trapani
Sunday, December 13 at 17:30 Teatro Gebel Hamed "MEN OF THE CITY ´I DO NOT KNOW. LIFE AND THEATRE OF FRANCO heated "(film screening presented the 72nd Venice Film Festival in Venice and meeting with the director / author Franco Maresco in collaboration with the Cultural Association Lumpen)
Saturday, December 19 at 18.00 Church of St. Martin CONCERT "CHRISTMAS HARMONY" the Cytheres Vallis Chorus (choir director and accompanist Paul Caterina Messina Messina) By Inner Wheel Trapani
Sunday, December 20 at 17:00 Spanish Quarter "Erice LAND OF THE SEA ..." opening of the exhibition and multimedia presentation of the book "The Lord of the Tonnare" Ninni Ravazza. Afterwards, tasting tuna products Sunday, December 20 at 20.00 Teatro Gebel Hamed "InSicilia REWIND. SUITE IN TWELVE TRACKS "show curated and directed by Giacomo Pilati with assistance scenic Joan Dove and music by Silvio Barbara and Salvo Alestra.
Sunday, December 27 at 18.00 Church of San Martino "pasterns" play by etnotesti of and with Laura Mollica (musical director Giuseppe Greek, Laura Mollica voice acting, singing, drum, Joseph Greek guitar, mandola, Daniel Schimmenti frame drums and percussion, Paul Zarcone singing and guitar, Joseph Cusumano violin, soprano sax, flute.
Wednesday, December 30 18:00 Church of St. Martin "AVE MARIA AVE ..." Sacred Music Concert with the Chamber Orchestra conducted by Maestro Gaetano Coppola.
Thursday, December 31 23.00 Piazza della Loggia NEW YEAR ON THE SQUARE WITH "OPERA 80" fireworks, toast and live music
Saturday, January 2 18.00 Church of St. Martin HAPPY NEW YEAR IN MUSIC with the Orchestra of the Conservatory of Music "A. Receipt "of Trapani
January 3 to 4 hours 18,00 Teatro Gebel Hamed The ASTROLOGO comedy Antonio Cordici from a manuscript of 1628 preserved in the Library of Erice spectacle and drama workshop organized by "The Bajuolo Erice" But among the events not to be missed for this edition of the competition dedicated to EricèNatale - More nice Santa Claus - scheduled on December 23 from 16.30 to 19.30 and, - The ugliest Befana - scheduled for January 6, 2016, from 16.30 to 19.30.
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