Dance Of The Drums

Cherry Notes

Jun 12, 2022

Cherry Notes
Music under the cherry trees.

In collaboration with Unione Musicale. Artistic direction: Antonio Valentino

Among all art forms, music has the closest relationship with nature. Music is impalpable matter made of frequencies and timbres, of sound waves that disseminate in the air. Nature, on the other hand, has always been a source of inspiration for artists and composers.
It is an irresistible call, therefore, to listen to classical music performed live on a lawn beneath the shade of cherry trees, surrounded by a breathtaking landscape.
Eight concerts, unique listening experiences with great variety, in the splendid setting of Orsolina28.


Francesco Parodi marimba e percussioni
Michel Chenuil vibrafono e percussioni


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Variazioni Goldberg

David Friedman (1943) & David Samuels (1948-2019)

Casey Cangelosi (1982)
Meditation 1

Gene Koshinski (1980)
Dance of the drums

Christos Hatzis (1953)
Fertility Rites

Ivan Trevino (1983)
Catching shadows

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Alborada del gracioso (da Miroirs)

Born in 1999, Michel Chenuil approaches percussion at the age of ten. He attended band music courses and then enrolled at the Liceo Musicale in Aosta. During these years he developed a deep interest in the solo and chamber music repertoire and decided to enroll at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Turin, where he graduated with honors under the guidance of Riccardo Balbinutti. He is currently attending the two-year academic course in Turin and the free course of percussion instruments at the Conservatory of Milan with Andrea Dulbecco.

In 2021 he obtained a scholarship from De Sono, in collaboration with the Conservatory of Turin and with the support of Compagnia San Paolo. He specializes with illustrious percussionists such as Marta Klimasara, Alexej Gerassimez, Simone Rubino, Marianna Bednarska.

He has been part of the Continuum Percussion Duo, with which he has deepened the classical repertoire for percussion, and of the Racines ethnic music project, playing with the Bolomakoté percussionists. He also took part in the project Maria de Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla, thanks to which he approached Latin music and tango.

Francesco Parodi, born in 1999, approaches music at a very young age and starts studying drums at the age of seven under the guidance of Nicola Stranieri, then specializing with Stefano Bagnoli. He soon started studying jazz, which led him to perform in several festivals, also collaborating with great interpreters of the Italian scene, such as Emilio Soana, Marco Micheli, Alberto Marsico, Claudio Allifranchini, Sandro Gibellini.

Thanks to important scholarships, he participates in the Nuoro Jazz summer seminars and has the opportunity to perform for the Time in Jazz festival, directed by Paolo Fresu.
In addition to the drums, he studied classical percussion, attending the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Turin, under the guidance of Riccardo Balbinutti, where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in percussion with honors and mention. During his studies he deepened his knowledge of the orchestral and solo repertoire and had the opportunity to collaborate with several orchestras, to take part in two productions of the Teatro Regio in Turin and to perform various programs with chamber ensembles.
He is currently continuing his studies by attending the two-year academic course as well as an orchestral specialization course under the guidance of Edoardo Giachino.