From Sunday 5 to Saturday 11 October 2008 from the Santa Croce in Gerusalemme’s Church in Rome there was a very special television event: the reading of the Bible, Old and New Testament, for seven days and six nights without interruption and comments broadcast on Rai Vatican, RAI Uno and RAI Educational TV.
E. Satie: Gimnopèdiè n. 1, Marco Lo Russo in accordion solo
Regardless of their religious beliefs, the Bible is one of the most widely read and translated texts in the world and where you can find part of our cultural roots and human. To read the biblical passages alternated over 1200 people of all ages, social class and religious affiliation. The readings were punctuated by musical interludes by various artists including Marco Lo Russo as a soloist and in a duo with the project Ichnos with violinist Guido Felizzi, Andrea Bocelli with the Ensemble of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Paolo Vergari and many more .
G. Frescobaldi: Toccata Seconda, Marco Lo Russo in accordion solo
PDF – Full list of participating artists and the pieces performed
The event was made possible thanks to the participation and alladesione of the Holy See, the Italian Episcopal Conference, the Vicariate of Rome, the Holy Orthodox Archdiocese of Italy and Exarchate for Southern Europe, the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy, the Bible Society in Italy, the City of Rome, the Lazio Region, the Province of Rome, the Ministry of Heritage and Culture and the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research.
Watch videos involving Marco Lo Russo as a soloist and in a duo!
A. Vivaldi: Cantabile, Duo Ichons (Marco Lo Russo accordion with Guido Felizzi Violin)
G. P. Telemann: Cantabile, Duo Ichnos (Marco Lo Russo accordion with Guido Felizzi Violin)