MUSIC/ Incontri in Terra di Siena
The 33rd edition of the chamber music festival opens at the Teatro Verdi in Florence with a concert featuring the Orchestra della Toscana, conductor Andrew Litton and a line-up of stellar soloists. Audiences will be treated to Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor with soloist Francesca Dego, with renowned trumpet player Sergei Nakariakov playing his father’s transcription of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations on the flugelhorn. Alessio Bax is the artistic director for the fifth time and plays Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Following the performance in Florence, events return to the place of the festival’s origins at La Foce in the mesmerizing Val d’Orcia setting.
Teatro Verdi, via Ghibellina 99, Florence
and La Foce, Val d’Orcia