February 6, 2013 at 03:15 PM · August 17-26, 2013

Festival of the Gulf and Competition, ITALY

The "Festival of the Gulf" is an International Summer Music Program.The Festival is a ten day program of instruction and performance with faculty from the Milan Conservatory and other international professional artists. It is open to musicians of all ages and all levels of musical accomplishment.

The program takes place at the Fondazione Passarelli located in San Marco di Castellabate (SA), a small fishing town on the Mediterranean about two hours south of Naples, Italy. The Fondazione Pasarelli offers a beautiful setting for the program, with a beautifully tended garden campus complete with swimming pool and tennis courts, and it is only a ten minute walk to the local beaches. There are numerous practice rooms and outdoor areas for play. Entrance to the Fondazione is reserved exclusively to program participants and their families during the Festival. There will be a limited amount of time for tourism at the participants' discretion and expense. Among the accessible attractions are the Greek ruins of Paestum, the island of Capri, and Mount Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompei, as well as the nearby medieval fortress town of Castellabate and the resort town of Santa Maria de Castellabate.

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February 6, 2013 at 07:08 PM · I so so so so wish, I will be in Italy and all, alas at the 'wrong end', I'll be in Turin :'(

oh well, maybe we'll meet at some other place in future :)

February 7, 2013 at 07:53 PM · Thou temptest me sore.

However, I face a dearth of vacation days, happy cabbage, oil of palm, and moola. Looks like fun. When you plan one of these in Hutto, TX, look me up. I may be able to scrape up a spare room. :-)

February 7, 2013 at 10:48 PM · .. I've emailed ;) ...

February 8, 2013 at 07:39 AM · ELISE!!!! :D

February 8, 2013 at 11:44 AM · hi Jo... I'm guessing you are referring to my topic two years ago?

February 8, 2013 at 01:22 PM · @ John-

Soft, good Sir. Mayhap the fates will one day remove me to thy great State!

February 8, 2013 at 05:02 PM · Elise, I don't know what you were up to 2 years ago LOL

I was just showing 'excitement' at your reply in this thread, that you've 'emailed' meaning: WOW you lucky girl...having the money to go to this thing, I so much envy you!!! :) LOL

February 8, 2013 at 11:47 PM · Mayhap the fates will one day remove me to thy great State!

If so, get in touch me with me. Maybe we can neighbor.

February 9, 2013 at 12:16 AM · Jo: here it is (if I can get this code working...

February 9, 2013 at 01:45 AM · [I can't edit that last post - I just get a blank page :) ]

February 9, 2013 at 02:09 AM · If you look at the page source you can see the secret hidden text of Elise's second last message!

February 9, 2013 at 02:48 AM · Eric - wow, I've never done that before! shame I can't edit it in the viewer... I think there is one space missing

February 9, 2013 at 12:44 PM · But back to the theme here - anyone else interested in joining us? I'm serious and it would be wonderful to meet other v.commies :)

February 9, 2013 at 12:59 PM · I'm not allowed to leave the country as I've only recently escaped from Broadmoor ...

February 9, 2013 at 01:54 PM · Peter, that doesn't make sense. If you are on the lam there would hardly be 'rules'. Besides, I can pick you up in my jet...

February 9, 2013 at 02:20 PM · I'm allergic to jets ... (Whats a lam?)

February 9, 2013 at 03:35 PM · 'on the lam' means to be 'a fugitive from the law' More used in the US - but before you react to us 'slang' - Mencken traced it back to Shakespeareian times.

March 22, 2013 at 12:48 PM · Hi again. I recently received a couple of private inquiries, so I thought I'd bring this thread to attention again and say that it's still not too late...

May 18, 2013 at 03:29 AM · Hi folks! Thought I'd mention that the deadline to apply is rapidly approaching!

March 29, 2014 at 09:59 PM · Hello all! I've been invited to do this again. This year it will be from August 17-26. If interested, let me know, and we'll get into some details.

March 30, 2014 at 12:26 AM · Did they give any thought about adult participants this year?

March 30, 2014 at 03:06 AM · I hear you, Elise - but you'd have to talk to Kalin, the director about that. I hope so.

March 30, 2014 at 03:40 AM · So "all ages", I take it, means "below a certain age"? ;-)

March 30, 2014 at 10:35 AM · [Lydia - I went through this last year, kinda hoped that they would have established a policy by now...]

March 30, 2014 at 12:55 PM · It is best to contact the director, Kalin Ivanov -, for details, but mention that I had recommended you.

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