CONCERT FOR PEACE dedicated to Aurelia Josz

5 Dec 2022 - Culture, Music

CONCERT FOR PEACE dedicated to Aurelia Josz

The concert for Peace dedicated to Aurelia Josz took place on Saturday 22 October in the Salone delle Feste of the Reggia di Monza with a large participation of authorities representing the territory of Monza, Brianza and the neighboring province of Como.

Exceptional hosts Antonetta Carrabs, president of the Casa della Poesia of Monza, of the Regina Margherita Literary Park and of the Valle Lambro Park, with Marco Ciceri, President of the Valle del Lambro Regional Park, introduced the event moderated by Anna Rüdeberg, President of the Committee Scientific ARS PACE .

Numerous mayors of Brianza were present, the mayor of Monza Paolo Pilotto, representing the Villa Reale Consortium and Monza Park with the architect Corrado Beretta and the Honorable Fabrizo Sala.

The event agreed upon by ARS PACE and the Regina Margherita Literary Park in collaboration with the Casa della Poesia of Monza, the Valle Lambro Regional Park, Reggia di Monza under the patronage of the Municipality of Monza, the Literary Parks, the Friends of the Museums Association of Monza and Brianza and Fidapa Modoetia Corona Ferrea, transported the large audience into an engaging parable that began with the female figure of Aurelia Josz, founder of the Agricultural School of Monza who in the current historical moment embodies a strong symbolic inspiration to celebrate Peace . It then continued in the path of the Literary Parks citing the next one in the territory of the author of the Bucolics and the Georgics, Virgil, also a guide of Dante, to merge into the music of the Canticle of the Creatures of San Francesco d’Assisi.


The story of Aurelia Josz constant and courageous educator, writer and peacemaker has promoted the professional and economic autonomy of women since the beginning of the 20th century. You have never forgotten to highlight the strong link, celebrated in the Old Testament, in the binomial “human mind and work of the earth”, the origin of humanity’s food well-being.

Her biography was presented by the historian Amy Rosenthal and finally remembered by the great-granddaughter of Aurelia Josz, Simonetta Heger, alongside the short film made by the students of the Modigliani Art School in Giussano. From Florence, where she was born, to Auschwitz where she perished due to racial laws, Aurelia Josz has never stopped and continues to live in her collective memory.

Stanislao de Marsanich, President of the Literary Parks, described the fundamental role of literature, rooted in the Italian territory and abroad, citing, among others, the importance of the Literary Park dedicated to Virgil, in Borgo Virgilio (Mantova) always in Lombardy, that of Aliano (Mt) in Basilicata dedicated to Carlo Levi in the place of his confinement and that in Calabria established in the Concentration Camp of Ferramonti di Tarsia (Cs), where stateless Jews were interned and where, without loss of life, they were ( and are still) built new bridges of peace thanks to characters like Ernst Bernhard.

  Finally Maestro Andrea Ceccomori, after the video-transmitted greeting of H.E. Silvio Mignano Ambassador of Italy in Switzerland and that of the honorable Monica Baldi vice-president of ARS PACE presented the fundamental values of ARS PACE which from Assisi, where it has its headquarters, intends to promote harmony in the various languages of music , of culture, science and economy and respecting the different identities, the environment and the territory. It also supports the work of peacekeepers on the socio-political level in crisis regions, in favor of integration and hospitality.

In this sense, the Indian researcher at the UN of the 8th Muse of Cinema, Aslam Ansari, was welcomed who recited 2 paradigmatic and significant poems on the search for Peace. Reaffirmed by the young councilor for Culture Arianna Bettin.

The Concert concluded the evening in the most appropriate way: the Canticle of the Creatures set to music by Maestro Andrea Ceccomori transported the audience on the wave of celestial notes that translated both the contents of the event and the text of St. Francis.

A standing ovation gave the artists, speakers and the public an unrepeatable moment of sharing.



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