The feminine side of The Great American Songbook

On Saturday 21st of July at 9 p.m. at Sala Fermi Hall of Villa Monastero, Hanna Fridriks Trio will have a concert embracing beloved works from the Great American Songbook by Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jimmy McHugh and others, with a special tribute to the refined lyrics of Dorothy Fields who was the only woman to achieve wide acclaim as a songwriter during the “golden age” of popular song in the first half of the 20th century and was the first woman to be elected into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Her best-known pieces include “The Way You Look Tonight”, “On The Sunny Side Of The Street”, “I’m in the Mood for Love” and “Pick Yourself Up”. The ensemble is composed of Hanna Fridriksdottir, voice, Alfredo Ferrario, clarinet, and Maurizio Aliffi, guitar.

United by the passion for Swing, the trio will take you on a “voyage”  through the “Belle Époque” of American songs of the 1930s and 1940s.

During the concert an additional homage is made to the eternal elegance of Lake Como through images and brief anectodes, whose beauty, history and magical atmpospheres continue to enhance, inspire and ennoble the soul.

Entrance to concert including one flûte of sparkling wine: 8 euro 

The botanical garden of the villa will be open from 8 p.m. free of charge for concert guests and the bar service available before the concert. 


Foto texts:

Top photo: Photo property of Lecco Province

Down left: Photo: Nicola Vicini

Down right: Photo: Albertin Walter


Tra lago e monti 2017 (Between lake and mountains 2017): two concerts in Villa Monastero

On Friday 25th August and Saturday 9th September the last two concerts of the 30th music festival “Tra lago e monti 2017” (Between lake and mountains 2017) will take place at Villa Monastero in Varenna.


Free admission/entrance on a first come first served basis.

A romantic concert and an homage to Woody Allen at Villa Monastero

On Tuesday 25th July at 9.00 pm Hanna Fridriksdottir will present her new album “It Must Be Spring” in Fermi Hall in Villa Monastero.

Free entrance on a first come first served basis.

The Botanical Garden of Villa Monastero will be open from 8.00 pm at free entrance and the bar service will be available until the beginning of the show.

Retrato Brasileiro: the 28th Music Festival “Tra lago e monti” at Villa Monastero


On Tuesday 25th August at 9 pm, the 28th Music Festival “Tra lago e monti”, this year in the Special Edition Expo 2015 “A journey through music: food for the spirit”, will stop at Villa Monastero for a concert that will lead the public to meet rhythms and harmonies from Latin America.


Roberto Porroni, the Festival’s artistic director, will perform on this occasion as a member of the ensamble Cuartet (Roberto Porroni, guitar; Adalberto Ferrari, clarinet and sax; Marija Drincic, cello; Marco Ricci, double bass) proposing an original excursion into Brazilian music in order to value its most cultured and elevated aspects.


The programme will include pieces by Jobim, Pixinguinha, Gismonti, Menescal, Bonfa, Powell e Barroso.


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