Festival Città di Cernobbio - Cernobbio Music FestivalThe third edition of the Festival Città di Cernobbio (Cernobbio Music Festival) is back again this year and runs from the 16 to 29 July 2011.

With Cernobbio’s lakeside as its backdrop, music is the star of this festival which offers visitors free performances by top musicians.

On Saturday, July 16, the festival has been open at 10pm with a show called An Oscar Concert during which the Alexandria Classical Orchestra has performed some of the most famous film soundtracks.

As with last year’s festival, performances will be held in a transparent theatre-tent especially made for the occasion. There will be a focus on young musical talent, and the young musicians concerned will both perform and participate in training sessions.

Benefitting from the festival will be its charity partner Il Sorriso (The Smile) a socio-educational centre for the physically and mentally disabled which is based in Cernobbio. And helping run the 2011  festival’s events will be a number of prisoners who are taking part in a project, designed to help offenders reintegrate into society.

To see the entire programme of events, visit this section of Festival Cernobbio Festival website.