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Live Music Tribute in Rome: Holy Deer Unplugged

Live Performances: a Musical Tribute to Rome, to Italy, and to All the World.

In this difficult and delicate period, the San Lorenzo Lodges, brand of Italian excellence in the field of high end hospitality, feel particularly close to artists and musicians. The lodges are demonstrating special affection and respect by offering singers and instrumentalists a stage of particular historical and artistic importance: from the balcony of the Holy Deer San Lorenzo City Lodge famous artists are invited to perform. These concerts convey an important message of hope and confidence. Music has largely been shut down due to the ongoing pandemic, but it has never ceased to evoke the strongest of emotions. Holy Deer Unplugged is a tribute to all those operating in a sector that is suffering terribly; it is a tribute to the Eternal City, to Italy and to music lovers everywhere. On the facade of the Sant’Agnese in Agone Church in Piazza Navona – a square known throughout the world for Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s spectacular Four Rivers fountain – there is a small balcony, through which can be spied stunning frescoed ceilings. That balcony and those ceilings were part of Pope Innocent X’s official residence in the sixteenth century; today, they belong to the “Holy Deer San Lorenzo City Lodge”. This exclusive property – known for its extraordinary style and artistic luxury – tastefully intertwines history and art to create unique and unforgettable experiences. The Holy Deer San Lorenzo City Lodge is, indeed, the ideal setting for high-level artistic performances.

Holy Deer Unplugged Concert Trailer

The Live Performances from the balcony of the Holy Deer City Lodge will take anyone wandering through Piazza Navona by surprise and will also entertain those who follow the live streams on the social media channels. Anyone lucky enough to experience these concerts will be participating in a unique and exciting moment. Thanks to these free performances by some of the world’s most acclaimed artists, it is possible to celebrate the beauty and power of music. The Holy Deer Unplugged project is made possible not only by all the Holy Deer staff but thanks to the undisputed expertise and commitment of professionals such as Luca Scota of Strani Rumori (his clients include Andrea Bocelli, Universal, Warner Music, the BBC, Sky TV, etc.), Italian Boulevard (for graphics and art direction), and Communication Plus (for communications and press relations). The inaugural performance was given on November 23 by renowned American soprano Courtney Mills. She has appeared at opera festivals throughout Europe, including the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Salzburg Festival in Austria and the Grachenfestival in the Netherlands, and has given numerous concerts in the United States and Africa.

Interview with Soprano Courtney Mills

Accompanied by Maestro Alessandro Panatteri – founder of Alexander’s Ragtime Band and composer best known for some of the score from “La leggenda del pianista sull’Oceano” (The Legend of 1900) – Mills sang from the Holy Deer balcony, charming spectators below and reaching a virtual audience around the world. Her spectacular version of “O sole mio” from that day is available here, on our YouTube channel:

The second Live Performance took place on December 16, 2020 at 4pm (CET), again from the balcony of the Holy Deer San Lorenzo City Lodge in Piazza Navona. Once again featuring Courtney Mills, Holy Deer Unplugged and offered a selection of beloved Christmas-themed songs. Song selections included holiday favorites such as White Christmas, O Holy Night, Adeste Fideles, and Silent Night.

Interview with Stefano Barbini

In the video above, Stefano Barbini (Owner, San Lorenzo City Lodges) explains the importance of the event and rationale to Journalist EKaterina Shevliakova. In the months to come, various world-renowned artists will offer live performances from the lodges’ balcony, sharing their talents and giving music lovers the world over moments of happiness and hope.

It will be possible to follow all the performances either live, from Piazza Navona, or via the official San Lorenzo Lodges YouTube channel, Instagram and Facebook profiles. All performances will also be filmed and streamed live on Instagram. For more information, follow San Lorenzo Lodges using the links below.

Official Social Media San Lorenzo Lodges:

Photo credit: Giovanni De Sandre


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