Orvieto Musica 2022 and COVID-19
UPDATE (March 4, 2022)
While the world’s population continues to navigate the pandemic, we are heartened to see the consistent, substantial drop in the number of new Omicron cases in much of the world.
Just this week, on March 1, Italy announced new protocols for Americans who plan to travel to Italy this year: https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/travel-to-italy-no-covid-test-required The article is short and clear and announces that fully vaccinated Americans need only show proof and that unvaccinated American citizens need only to show a negative test within 48/72 hours.
We will continue to monitor the situation, however, and post regular updates here. Nyela Basney (AD/ED) will be traveling to Italy in the late Spring to plan for OM 2022 to be “on the ground” in Orvieto this summer.
PLANNING FOR ORVIETO MUSICA 2022
We celebrate the fact that we were able to hold Orvieto Musica 2021 “on the ground” in Orvieto, Italy this past summer! It seemed almost like a miracle that we could be there and present live performances — a miracle of planning, science and fortunate timing. Our first concert, on June 26th, was the first public event in Orvieto since March of 2020. We were moved to have had this opportunity to share our music with our audience of friends and European tourists alike, and moved by their warm and emotional welcome. This is truly what Orvieto Musica aspires to and what motivates us — being able to present chamber music in intimate settings in a town that is our home for three weeks, and for audiences who are friends and new acquaintances that value and enjoy classical music.
At the moment we are confident in and planning for our optimum festival in 2022 that will comprise Art of Song (8 singers), Intensive Strings (8 string players), 2 Collaborative Pianists and TrumpetFest (15-20 trumpeters) plus faculty, guest faculty and staff. Applications for participation are now being considered.
We look forward to hearing from you!
THE WAR IN UKRAINE
We hear news of the developing war in Ukraine with deep pain and sadness. We are also witnessing how, internationally, music is being seen as a vehicle to support and to heal. (Indeed, we experienced first hand, with Orvieto Musica 2021, how live music can bring people together in a healing way.) However, we also understand that, should the war envelop more of Europe, planning for Orvieto Musica 2022 could be impacted as well. As always, we will continue to rely on the U.S. State Department for information and directives regarding international travel this summer and will provide any updates here.