Cello Suites (II)

Cello Suites (II)


Asier Polo, cello


When & where

Thursday 6 September, 8.30 pm
Leggiuno, Hermitage S. Caterina del Sasso

*Boat departure at 8.00 pm from Stresa Pier. Return fare included in the price.                 

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Suite no. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
Suite no. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Suite no. 6 in D major, BWV 1012


Bach’s Suites for cello invent a whole universe of expression.   The dance suite never abandons the standard series, of allemande, corrente, sarabande, gigue, with a preludio to start with and a couple of Galanterien (minuets or bourrées or gavottes) slotted in between the third and fourth dances.
Spread over two evenings, the six Suites are a regular feature of the Festival concerts, performed in the beautiful church in the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso.  For 20 years now the program has been repeated, with different soloists each time.   This year the cellist is a Spaniard, Asier Polo, an outstanding performer of his generation on the international scene, who has played with many prestigious musicians.


€ 50 / seats not numbered

Under 26:
Music P@ss € 10
Company P@ss € 5 (4 friends or more)


Boat departure at 8.00 pm from Stresa Pier. Return fare included in the price.



This concert is part of the subscription Bach, nostro contemporaneo (4 concerts): € 100




Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso - Leggiuno

The Hermitage Santa Caterina del Sasso is located in Leggiuno and is a property of the Varese province. Situated on a rock rising straight from the deep waters of Lake Maggiore, the Hermitage is a spectacular monastery built starting from 13th century.

It is reached for the concert thanks to a boat organized on the occasion by the Festival, leaving Stresa main pier.

From the Santa Caterina pier you can only reach the Hermitage by climbing an 80-steps staircase.

You can otherwise reach Leggiuno by car and the Hermitage with a comfortable lift carved into the rock.


Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso

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