Associazione Cosarara


Cosarara Cultural Musical Association

was founded in Cremona in 2001 by Giuseppe Camerlingo, Giacinta Manfredi, Susanna Boschi, Giuseppe Ferrari and Massimo Armenzoni.

The skills and experience of the five founders (Music, Architecture, Publishing) are merged into a cultural project which locates in music and musical practice a powerful medium for the meeting and the development of different knowledge and different cultures.

The prevalent fields of activity are:

• search of musical compositions unpublished or little known, their publication and recording

• enhancement of european irradiation of the Italian music

• search of musical performance on period instruments

• interconnection of music with other disciplines

• organizing events that bring together musicians from different countries

• dissemination and training


In 2000, Giuseppe Camerlingo meets in Cremona at Palazzo Cattaneo Ala Ponzone a group of musicians to perform and record a score found in the library of the Naples Conservatory. This is the Giovanni Paisiello's transcription of famous Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi .

The CD produced by the record company Agora get positive recognition from the public and critics. It was therefore decided to give the name "Cosarara" to the orchestra composed for the occasion.

In 2001, at the same Cattaneo Palace in Cremona, a leading cultural center, inspired by the figure of the patron Paolo Roberto Imperial, the Associazione Culturale Musicale Cosarara is founded. The first project completed in November, is titled "Le Imprese della Musica" (The Enterprises of Music) a short course of lectures and musical performances around the Musical Offering by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The full year 2002 and the beginning of 2003 are dedicated to the project "Tasso and the Music". Conferences, concerts, recordings, and music production, dissemination and educational programs around the Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso and its music intonation by Francesco Geminiani and Tommaso Traetta.

In the second half of 2003, Cosarara explores the irradiation of Italian music in Europe with two concert programs, of which the first is dedicated to the Italian composers Luigi Boccherini, Tommaso Traetta, Niccolò Jommelli, and the second is entirely dedicated to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concerts are performed at the Teatro Regio di Parma as part of the interdisciplinary event "Parma in every sense".

2004 and 2005 are engaged in the design and execution of an important project of training an international orchestra of Mediterranean. The concerts are organized in collaboration with "Galassia Gutenberg" and " Fondazione Mediterraneo " .The entire project is supported by the Campania Region and the Province of Salerno.

Another important objective of Cosarara is to relate the music of different periods showing the modernity of the "ancient " and the link with the tradition of the "modern". The program performed for "Micat in vertice" at the “Accademia Chigiana di Siena” in 2006 addresses this issue .

The celebration of the sesquicentennial of the birth of Giacomo Puccini in 2008, stimulates Cosarara to organize and carry out a concert of music by Puccini in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid at the Teatro San Fernando. The concert was broadcast live by Radio Clasica throughout Spain and Latin America.

In 2012 Cosarara takes up the theme of the Mediterranean heroines with a series of lectures by Manuela Racci and musical performances on the figures of Ariadne, Dido, Medea and Penelope. The title of the cycle is " Incanti d’Abbandono"

The search continues ...