Author: Sheela Raman

Sheela Raman is a freelance writer and jazz singer who moved to Florence in early 2011.
December 15, 2011

Hitting the high notes in 2012

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino's 2012 program reflects an exploratory spirit that is at the same time steeped in national pride. The upcoming season promises to satisfy stalwart fans of Italian repertoire as well as those eager for surprises.   A good part of the program celebrates the Italian masters. The

Christmas Concerts in Florence 2011

Tis the season to rejoice with holiday music! The following is a list of Christmas concerts in Florence, as well as some particularly interesting classical concerts that will take place during December 2011.   Huber and Gerhaher play Mahler December 17, 5pm, Teatro della Pergola, via della Pergola 12/32,
November 25, 2011

Pergola theatre saved!

  Florence is not the only major city in Europe that has struggled to keep its theatres houses open. Funding cuts and globalization have together threatened theatres across the continent, from the United Kingdom to Spain. While a number of Italy’s historic theatres have closed (or worse, been demolished) over the last few years, the […]
October 13, 2011

Notes in the autumn wind

As much a part of a Florentine autumn as fresh olive oil and darkening light upon the Arno is the fall music season. Henry James wrote that the commencement of fall concerts in Florence is a reminder ‘in fine of the cosmopolite and watering-place character to which the