The Sounds of the Dolomites
Grant Lee Philips
GRANT LEE PHILIPS
With his unmistakable voice, at times abrasive, at other times dreamily melodic, Grant-Lee Phillips belongs to that category of sophisticated singer-songwriters who give an original slant to traditional American songs, which he reimagines and takes to new horizons. With Grant Lee Buffalo he captivated an entire generation, and when that phase ended he continued to enthral with an extraordinary solo career: with nine albums to his name, the most recent is Widdershins.
Location: Val di Fiemme, Viezzena-Bocche mountain group, Malga Canvere. Between Castelìr and Passo Lusia, woods and pastures look over the peaks of Lagorai mountain chain and Travignolo valley, at the wester border with the Natural Park Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino. You'll be walking on an easy-to-walk forestry road in the wood, surrounded by the most ancient stones of Trentino formed 270 millions of years ago, like those of the near Lagorai. Malga Canvere is a balcony overlooking Pale di San Martino, with its pasture at a short distance from the other malgas. A bit higher, at the foot of Lastè di Lusia, a confused series of small lakes, like pearls of a broken necklace.
How to get there: from Predazzo by car to Bellamonte - Castelìr (car park), where you take the Castelìr - Fassane - Morea cable car, then continue on footpath no. 623, 20 minutes walk, vertical ascent 50 metres, difficulty E.
From Moena by car to the lower station of the Alpe Lusia cable car (car park), then take the cable car to Le Cune and from there continue on footpath no. 623, 1.45 hours, vertical ascent 150 metres, difficulty E
Guided walk to the concert venue with Trentino Mountain Guides
Route: from Castelìr the walk follows an easy mule track to Malga Canvere through the Boschi dei Ciocchi and passing WWI trenches and bunkers
3 hours, vertical ascent 450 metres, difficulty E
To take part:
there is a charge and bookings must be made in advance with the Dolomites Experience Mountain Guides on +39 348 8271988
free - places are limited and must be booked in advance at the Val di Fiemme tourist office on +39 0462 241111 - for holders of:
Trentino Guest Card, online bookings also at visittrentino.info/card
Guided E-mountainbike ride to the concert venue with MTB Leaders
Route: from Paneveggio up the Val dei Buoi to Malga Bocche
13 km, vertical ascent 460 m, medium difficulty
To take part:
there is a charge and bookings must be made by 12 pm the day before at Val di Fiemme Tourism Board on +39 0462 241111
The ride will take place with a minimum of 2 participants.
THE CONCERT WILL START AT 11.00
Alternative venue in case of bad weather: 5.30 pm Palafiemme di Cavalese. A limited number of tickets will be available from 3.30 pm
For further information: www.isuonidelledolomiti.it