Edition 2020


The 58th Magadino International Organ Music Festival

The sound of the pipes of the Magadino parish church prestigious Mascioni organ will not be heard in summer 2020.
After 57 events without interruption, this year the Magadino Organ Festival will not take place for obvious reasons.

This happened on the centenary of the birth of Don Aldo Lanini (08/01/1920), who in 1963, together with other enthusiasts, founded this internationally renowned organ music event.

To avoid disappointing the many fans of the Magadino Organ Festival and keep the event alive, it will be possible to listen to distinctive archive recordings on 7,10,14,17 and 21 July, at 8.15 pm on RSI - RETE 2, thanks to Maestro Giuseppe Clericetti’s cooperation.

Sunday 25 October 2020 (time to be set later),
“Les Vêpres de la Vièrge” opus 18, by Marcel Dupré will take place in the Magadino parish church. Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) was a famous organist who inaugurated the Festival on 22 June1963.

The concert will see the Ensemble Dupré with Stefano Molardi at the organ and Giovanni Conti conducting.

We hope you will enjoy the music, and that we will meet in summer, next year for the 59th Event.


The festival


A small country, Magadino, a small organ, but constantly and diligently being improved and extended by the initial good stock of Italian organ tradition; a great festival, which thanks to its international nature and to the frequent images and broadcasts by RSI [Swiss television] is well known almost worldwide.




The organ


The parish church of Magadino has had an organ, built in 1902 by Natale Balbiani, since the beginning of the century.


The sound of this first organ was incorporated into the new organ in two manuals built by the artisan family Mascioni of Cuvio in 1951.




Patriziato di Magadino
Comune di Gambarogno
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RSI Rete 2
Repubblica e Cantone Ticino
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