Nuttata ’e sentimento

On June 15, 2019 at 19:30 the Martino ensemble invites in the large cast of Gianmarco Martino (vocals, guitar, chitarra battente), Evelyne Saad (violin), Caroline Metzger (cello, lira calabrese), Steffen Trekel (mandolin), Susanne Frohriep (accordion) and Stanislav Efaev (double bass) in the Behnhaus zu Lübeck as part of the Klangbilderkonzerte of the Theater Lübeck to a musical insight into the southern Italian night and love life. Learn about musical characteristics of different regions from Campania to Sicily through songs from these regions. The songs deal exclusively with nocturnal feelings and activities and refer to the picturesque, nocturnal landscape, to the machinations of the, Ndrangheta and the Mafia and of course especially of love.

Ferragosto a Gauting

Il 15 agosto 2018 alle ore 20:00 Gianmarco Martino e Caroline Metzger termineranno la serata di Ferragosto a Gauting a Schlosscafè (Am Schlosspark 16, 82131 Gauting) con un viaggio musicale attraverso il soleggiato sud Italia. Dopo il gruppo “Just in Time” e Erik Berthold con i suoi “Corner Kids”, Gianmarco e Caroline sounano selezionate in duo versioni di famose canzoni napoletani e siciliani, che trattano il pittoresco paesaggio, eventi culturali e storici, le faccende della mafia e, naturalmente, l’amore.

“Garden” in Hamburg

On 05.07.2018 at 18:30 invites the association “Freunde des Lüttge-Garten e.v.” all art and culture lovers to an event in the Lüttge garden in Hamburg, which is dedicated to the garden as a room. The actress Sandra Maria Schöner will present poems and the singer Gianmarco Martino southern Italian music to this important topic in the Mediterranean area.

In addition, there is an installation with pictures and photographs on the topic of Susanne Gressmann and Monika Paulick in an atmospheric gazebo.

Martino-Ensemble @ Schmelzer

On June 11, 2018, the “Festival of Hearing” of the company Schmelzer Hörsysteme begins. During the week from 11 to 16 June 2018, the Martino-Ensemble will be holding concerts in various branches, where invited test persons for the newly developed equipment but also other guests for southern Italian, acoustic and culinary delicacies are welcome.

La Cosa Nostra è/e la cosa vostra

Gianmarco Martino will perform the 2nd Klangbilderkonzert on 10.06.2018 at 6:00 pm with his great ensemble consisting of Evelyne Saad (violin), Caroline Metzger (cello), Steffen Trekel (mandolin), Susanne Frohriep (accordion) and Stanislav Efaev (contrabass) in the Museum Behnhaus Drägerhaus.
The concert takes a critical look at the criminal machinations in Sicily and highlights their impact on the lives of the population. There are songs that tell legends about the origins of southern Italy’s criminal organizations, prison songs, murder songs, rachel songs, songs that describe ways a gentleman must go to behave properly, and songs in honor of fighting the mafia of fallen protagonists. It also reflects the everyday lives of people exposed to organized crime.

’O paese d’ ’o sole in Kiel

The Martino-Ensemble invites you with the cast Gianmarco Martino (vocals, guitar), Susanne Frohriep (accordion), Steffen Trekel (mandolin) and Caroline Metzger (violoncello) on December 05, 2017 at 19:00 in the Kunsthalle zu Kiel musical journey through the sunny south of Italy. The south of Italy, to which the title of this song and concert is dedicated, is considered the center of well-being under the joyful sun. On this journey you will learn about the characteristics of different regions from Campania to Sicily through songs from these regions. The songs describe the picturesque landscape, tell of formative legends and historical events, dive into cultural peculiarities and of course treat the theme of love. The evening will be rounded off with two special Christmas songs.

’O paese d’ ’o sole in Gauting

On 17 November 2017 at 20:00 invites the Martino Ensemble in Gauting in the Ristorante Gennaro (Am Schlosspark 16, 82131 Gauting) to a musical journey through the sunny south of Italy. The south of Italy, to which the title of this song and concert is dedicated, is considered the center of well-being under the joyful sun. Embark on a musical journey through the sunny south of Italy, the “Mezzogiorno”, and get to know the peculiarities of different regions from Campania to Sicily through songs from these regions. The songs deal with the picturesque landscape, cultural and historical events, the machinations of the mafia and, of course, love.

Concert in the garden of the Burgkloster zu Lübeck

On August 18 of 2017 Gianmarco Martino and his Quartet (Mandoline – Roberto Colantonio, Violoncello – Caroline Metzger, Akkordeon – Susanne Frohriep) will give a concert in the garden of the “Burgkloster” at the “Hansemuseum” in Lübeck. They will perform the most beautiful songs of southern Italy.  Apart of wellknown songs from Naples like »I’ te vurria vasà« and the swinging »O’ surdato ‘nammurato« also less famous tunes like »Duje Paraviso« and »Tammuriata nera« and some sicilian songs will be played.

Le due Sicilie

Gianmarco Martino and cellist Caroline Metzger have been invited by Sebastiano Nanè (Friscalettu and flute), Nino Nobile (mandolin), Corrado Confalonieri (accordion) and Damiano D’Amico (contrabass) for a guest appearance in Avola. On 07.06.2017 at 20: 00h this cast plays in the theater of Avola a program, which deals musically with the topic emigration, connection to the homeland, their stories and legends as well as customs and traditions.

Photo: Salvo Gentile

O dolce Napoli

On June 15 of 2015 the Martino-Ensemble will give a concert at the Behnhaus in Lübeck. This concert is dedicated to the city and the gulf of Naples. The songs performed originate from the famous repertoire of neapolitan music and will enlighten all aspects of human thinking, feeling and actions. They focus on the landscape, panorama, love, the famous tarantella but also some critical song about the society a.s.o. Apart of wellknown songs from Naples like »Passione«, »I’ te vurria vasà« and the swinging »O’ surdato ‘nammurato« also less famous tunes like »Duje Paraviso« and »Tammuriata nera« will be played.