Chicago (Illinois), USA – On Thursday, November 3 at 7 pm, the
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs presents the Chicago debut of Italian
Gianmaria Testa. The concert takes place in the Preston
Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street.
Admission is free.Gianmaria’s warm, dusky voice tells stories of wind and memories, earth and fog,
objects that soar from one horizon to another and ladies in train stations
(“Donne nelle stazioni”) who head off on someone else’s arm without looking
back. His music is personal and richly melodic, flecked with accents of tango,
bossa nova, habanera and jazz, but as spare and essential as a pencil sketch,
imparting great beauty with simplicity and directness. Gianmaria, who has
performed in some of Italy’s most prestigious theaters, has produced five unique
albums. To date, his fourth album,
Il valzer di un giorno, has reached platinum status, and his latest
is garnering positive attention in New York.
This performance is part of Chicago Cultural Center Presents, an ongoing
showcase series that highlights critically acclaimed national and international
musicians who are rarely seen by Chicago audiences in mainstream venues.