Even this summer the Ravello breathtaking sceneries are the setting for the Ravello Festival, cultural event at European level.

The”Belvedere of Villa Rufolo”, the gardens sung by Wagner and the “Niemeyer Auditorium” will host concerts, shows, exhibitions and prestigious art events, all inspired by the same theme : The South.

The Ravello Festival 2014 (scheduled from June 21 to September 20 in Ravello, on the Amalfi Coast) has been managed to put together a series of extraordinary stars of the jazz world : Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke Duet (July 10 ) , Burt Bacharach ( July 16 ) , the violin virtuoso Regina Carter (17 July ), Michel Camilo ( July 19 ), Jean Luc Ponty & his band (17 August) , Kill Hannah Quintet (August 2) and directed by Fabrizio Bosso Peppe Vessicchio (August 23, ) and many others. The July 31 will arrive at the Ravello Festival for the only Italian date ALEXANDRE DESPLAT , the great French composer of soundtracks , six-time Oscar-nominated films such as The Queen – The Queen , The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The King’s Speech, Argo and Philomena and winner of a Golden Globe for best original score for the film the Painted Veil . Desplat will perform his most famous music accompanied by the Traffic Quintet and Alain Planes floor . August 21 is the eagerly awaited concert by the KRONOS QUARTET, a veritable institution , the largest quartet in the world of modern music, which this year celebrates 40 years of concert activity , always on the border between classical, jazz and contemporary . The KRONOS QUARTET will bring on stage at the Belvedere of Villa Rufolo, a show designed exclusively for Ravello and dedicated to the South ( Argentina and South Africa ), passing for Wagner, already the tutelary deity of the Festival. Tickets for individual events proposed by the Ravello Festival will be available in advance from Saturday, May 17 (info: www.ravellofestival.com and Infoline : 089 858 422 ). The event opens the 21 June with Danilo Rea and Isa Daniel’s showi dedicated to Eduardo De Filippo, in the thirtieth anniversary of the death , and born of  of the Ravello Festival commission. More than fifty events will alternate on the Belvedere of Villa Rufolo a dense array of great Italian and international voices : the great return to Italy of the queen of Portuguese fado Dulce Pontes ( for the only time of the season in Italy ) , the magic unplugged blues made in Italy by Pino Daniele ( for his first time in Ravello ), the only summer date in Italy of young American singer Chrysta Bell, muse of David Lynch, the exotic charm of the morna (music and dance typical of Cape Verde ) , reinterpreted the young Mayra Andrade , jazz refined and intense Mediterranean flavors of Kill Hannah ( in Ravello quintet for the only Italian date of the season ) , the verve of Teresa De Sio who returns with its historic repertoire , accompanied Roy Paci on trumpet, the unmistakable stamp of the Israeli singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan ( who will return to enthrall our country , to date the only artist in the South of Italy) . Among the Italian artists stand out Maria Pia De Vito , the pianist and singer-songwriters Giulia Mazzoni Ylenia Lucisano and Parisse .

Culture and Art come together in one of the most beautiful and evocative place in the world …