The Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio (2006)

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Alternative titles

  • L' ORCHESTRA DI PIAZZA VITTORIO Original
  • L' ORCHESTRA Alternative

Synopsis

Documentary telling the story of the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, an ensemble of around twenty musicians from countries all over the world who live in a working class district in Rome where Italians are in the minority. The orchestra was created by Agostino Ferrente (president and founder of the Apollo 11 group) and Mario Tronca (from Piccola Orchestra Avion Travel),in Rome in 2001. Ferrente, together with a dozen people, founded the Apollo 11 group which saved the historic Apollo cinema-theatre from becoming a bingo hall and instead resulted in it being an important cultural centre in Rome, programming films, music and plays.

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