Saturday, September 24, 2022

The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago presents a CineConcert Oct9, or 13, details below.

Inferno 1911

The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago presents a CineConcert featuring the groundbreaking 1911 silent film "L’Inferno," accompanied live by Stefano Maccagno (piano) and Furio Di Castri (double bass) on the mesmerizing musical score composed by Maestro Maccagno.

Sunday, October 9 at 4:30pm CT
Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL
This event is presented in partnership with Chicago International Film Festival


Thursday, October 13 at 7:00pm CT
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
2419 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI

"L'Inferno" is a 1911 Italian silent film, loosely adapted from the first canticle of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. The movie took over three years to make, and was the first full-length Italian feature film ever produced. L'Inferno's depictions of Hell closely followed those in the engravings of Gustave DorĂ© for an edition of the Divine Comedy, which were familiar to an international audience. The movie production also employed several special effects, some of which were considered groundbreaking at the time, establishing the movie as a leader in innovation of cinematic techniques.

Red more about L'Inferno

Stefano Maccagno

Pianist, composer, conductor, professor of improvisation, orchestration, composition and orchestration of music for images. He is the official composer of the National Cinema Museum of Turin, for which he has composed and orchestrated the music for numerous silent cinema masterpieces including Cabiria, Royal Tiger, Maciste, The Whispering Chorus, Blood and Sand. Read more

Furio Di Castri

Born in Milano 1955, self-taught double bassist, he records his first album in 1973 (Dedalus – Trident rec.) at the age of 17. Since 2001 he is professor in double bass at the Jazz Department of Turin Music Conservatory. Furio Di Castri has recorded over 200 albums – 20 as band leader - and has performed internationally for many years.  Read more

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