Environment And Culture
GSO - Green Symphony Orchestra was founded with the aim of promoting a new vision of the world through music, characterized by a civil-eco-friendly commitment and an approach that is more conscious of the problems that threaten the environment.
In fact, GSO proposes itself as a container of values, which with its artistic, resonant energy and representative strength aim to defend:
- the value of human life in all its forms, both for man and for the animal world;
- cohesion and social harmony for abetter environment and world, more livable and sustainable
- world peace aimed at constructing a more advanced civilization from a cultural, civil and economic point of view;
- a conscious society, able to use the natural resources without impoverishing the environment;
- health and well-being preservation according to the principles of Green Medicine, holistic medicine and non-conventional medicines;
- the value of love and friendship, including interreligious and interracial, for a world dominated by peace and serenity.
For these reasons, Green Symphony Orchestra intends to promote and spread the orchestral, vocal and symphonic music that draws inspiration from nature, from the environment and from ecology, written by the most renowned composers from the past but also by a number of contemporaneous authors.
The traditional repertoire for orchestra based on the classical compositive forms – Symphony, Symphonic Poem, Concert, Opera and Liederisticadi by Mahler, Wagner, Strauss, Schönberg, Schubert, Franz- Pergolesi, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Mascagni, Bellini, Puccini, Dallapiccola and Berio- Rachmaninoff - Yanada, Hirai, Yamada, Sughiyama, Konoye and Hocano, is combined with an alternative repertoire represented by vocal and instrumental compositions from the new age to electronic music, which reproduces the sounds of nature.
Instead of the performances given in traditional locations (theatres, auditoriums, churches, abbeys, crypts), GSO prefers performances in places that are traditionally not intended for the holding of live shows such as parks, amphitheatres, sea pontoons, platforms on lakes, cavities in grottos, in the mountains and, more generally, in all those spaces that are in strict contact with the environment and nature.
GSO already boasts an intense and lengthy concert activity, performer in the most famous cities of Italy, as well as in Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Germany, France and Spain. Since 2000 GSO has been the official orchestra of the “Propezzano Opera Festival” in Morro d’Oro (Te), now in its fifteenth edition.
The Founder Partner - Dr. Mr Alessandro De Santis, musician / pharmacist, who fights for ecology and for a concept of health connected with holistic medicine, that considers man as a whole, denying the mechanistic and compartmental vision of the dominant medicine, and the Conductor of the Green Symphony Orchestra - Mr Cav. Manfredo Di Crescenzo, in the creation of the artistic project, unique and particular in its genre, draws inspiration from the values and principles, that form the cultural thinking of the famous Canadian musicologist Murray Schafer*, considered the world father of sound ecology. He has paid great attention and sensitivity to “environmental concern” and “sound ecology”.
As such, the Green Symphony Orchestra, with its artistic activity, not only aims to enhance and spread musical culture by offering a traditional and classical orchestral repertoire but sets out to encourage people to listen to highly interesting and little-known music.
The intent is to take orchestral music outside the canonical places which have traditionally hosted it.
For the musicians of GSO, music must meet the public. The Green Symphony Orchestra has had, and continues to have, the capacity to stage not only a musical genre but also a number of delicate aspects of the contemporary society.
Each performance will be preceded by listening guides, philological dissertations and brief notes on civil commitments.
The artistic activity expects the participation of 40 Green Symphony Orchestra musicians and the best soloists from the National and International music panorama.
Conductorship is entrusted to Mr Manfredo Di Crescenzo,
International conductor and concert artist – see Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum.
Chairman and Legal representative
Green Symphony Orchestra
Prof.ssa Tiziana Perna
Manfredo Dorindo Di Crescenzo conductor
Curriculum vitae et studiorum
Manfredo Dorindo Di Crescenzo successfully performed “Piano” lessons at the Conservatory “S. Cecilia” in Rome, “Composition”, “Choral Music and Choir Direction” and “Conductorship” at the Conservatory “G. Rossini” in Pesaro, “Instrumentation Studies for Band” at the Conservatory “N. Piccinni” in Bari. He attended the Course of High Piano Perfecting at the Music Academy of Pescara with Maestro Bruno Mezzena.
In October 1996 he attended the a seminar of Sacred Polyphony and Gregorian Chant with Maestri Piergiorgio Righele and Bonifacio Baroffio. For eight years he attended the International Courses of Conductorship given by Maestri Piero Bellugi in Florence, Filippo Maria Caramazza in Macerata and Nicola Samale in Foggia. He gave numerous concerts both as a pianist and conductor in Italy and abroad: in Switzerland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, in Austria, Germany, England, Poland, Spain, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, France, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela.
He was invited to take part in National and International musical shows: "Castellarte '91-'92", "Rapallo Musica '92", "Landshut Musikfestpiel '90", "Stadterding Musik", "Festival Mozarteum", "Autumn in Music Bisceglie '98", "Music under the stars Pescara '98", "Maiella in Musica '98", "Pescara Musicarte ’97-’99-’02, "Basilea Musikfestpiel '98". He played and recorded for the official Uruguayan television "Channel 5 Sodre" and for German television "T.R.L.".
Furthermore, he was invited to conduct the following orchestras: the Anello Musicale Orchestra in Roma; the Symphony Orchestra of the Marches; the Chamber Music Orchestra of the Marches; I Fiati Italiani Orchestra; the Chamber Music Orchestra Costantinus di Nis (Serbia); the Chamber Music Orchestra Eleazar de Carvalho di Fortaleza (Brazil); the Filharmonia Kameralna “W. Lutoslawskiego” in Lomza (Poland).
He has already conducted the following operas: “La Serva Padrona” and “Livietta and Tracollo” of G. B. Pergolesi; “La Canterina” of F. J. Haydn; “La Dirindina” of D. Scarlatti; “Il Campanello” of G. Donizetti; “La Cambiale di Matrimonio” and “La Cenerentola” of G. Rossini; “Don Pasquale” of G. Donizetti; “Le Nozze di Figaro”, “Don Giovanni” and “Lo Sposo deluso” of W. A. Mozart; “Madame Butterfly” of G. Puccini; “La Traviata” and “Rigoletto” of G. Verdi. He composed the four-handed Piano Duo "Idus" with Tiziana Perna.
He has composed piano pieces alone and violin and piano: “Indisso” “satonal”, “Serinteg”, “Emme”, “Forsimme” and “Staton”, furthermore he composed the music for the play "Escuriale" of M. De Gelderode. As a teacher, he is the author of two Methods used in the Academies of Music: "15 Tests for the Theory Licence, Solfeggio and Musical Dictation " and "210 Melodic" published by the Casa Editrice Primo Tema in Pescara.
He took part as a lecturer in Composition and Music Theory for the European project “Scala”, created by the Association “Sound Society” in Giulianova. In 1997 he was the creator, the coordinator, as well as the conductor of “Corelli Chamber Orchestra” in Roseto degli Abruzzi.
He is the Chairman of the Musical Association “G. Rossini” in Roseto degli Abruzzi and the Musical Association “Symphonia 2000” in Pescara. In 1999 he recorded a music CD recording the Romances for the chant and piano of F. P. Tosti with the Uruguayan soprano Beatriz Lozano. In 2005, with the Corelli Chamber Orchestra he published with the record label Wide Classique in Nepezzano (TE) a double music CD containing compositions of Michele Mascitti and Fedele Fenaroli, some of which are World Premieres. He has held and taken seminaries and concert lectures at various High Schools and Faculties of Abruzzo Region and Lazio Region.