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Best of 2022 playlist

Listen to the best up-and-coming Florentine music of 2022 on our Spotify playlist.

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Louis Emory and The Reckless Few release their first album “Love Italy”

Louis Emory talks about his group The Reckless Few’s first album, Love Italy, and his upbringing in an Italian-American family.

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Concert season at Mascarade Opera Foundation

This concert season at the Mascarade Opera Foundation offers something for everyone with opera, chamber music and theatre.

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Andrea Bocelli experiences available in a charity auction

The Andrea Bocelli Foundation has joined forces with online bidding auctioneer for special objects Catawiki to raise funds.

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Bringing the beats: Firenze Jazz Festival

Jazz sounds lend a smooth start to September as Firenze Jazz Festival sends music lovers swaying from September 6 to 10 and 14 to 18.

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Recreating Paris in Florence

Hershey Felder recreates Paris in Florence for his upcoming musical film "Chopin and Liszt in Paris".

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Time-travelling in Sant’Angelo in Colle with the Argiano Baroque Music Festival

From July 21 to August 26, four concerts take audiences back to the Baroque.

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Musical encounters: Incontri in Terra di Siena festival

This year's Incontri in Terra di Siena chamber music festival starts with a concert in Florence at Teatro Verdi on July 21.

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Peter Broderick performs in the Chiostro del Carmine on June 7

The American (Irish by adoption) multi-instrumentalist and neo-folk singer plays as part of Secret Florence, organized by Musicus Concentus.

NEWS

Dua Lipa visits the Uffizi

British popstar Dua Lipa made a stop in Florence yesterday for a guided tour of the Uffizi Galleries led by director Eike Schmidt. The singer was in Italy last week ...

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Jazz performer Phelan Burgoyne at The British Institute

The Suffolk-born jazz performer has been touring with his new trio, with their final show taking place at The British Institute at 7.30pm on Thursday May 26.

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Giuseppe Verdi’s Florence

Composer Giuseppe Verdi spent a good deal of time in Florence, premiering one of his operas, Macbeth, at Teatro della Pergola, in 1847.

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The Verdi Traviata: the latest musical film from Hershey Felder

Hershey Felder's latest musical film, The Verdi Traviata, has been filmed in Venice, Florence and at Villa Verdi.

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Kavinya Monthe Ndumbu: on debut single “Unlucky”

Crushingly beautiful and oozing with musical references such as Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys and Snoh Aalegra, Unlucky is a love song by Kavinya.

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Mozart and Figaro in Vienna: a sumptuous new musical play by Hershey Felder

Imagine two hours of operatic entertainment interspersed with humour in the comfort of your own home: that’s what Canadian creative genius Hershey Felder has achieved in his latest (and perhaps ...

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Best events in Florence this January, 2022

FASHION/ Pitti Immagine       The fashion-filled fest at Fortezza da Basso spreads style all over the city with Pitti Immagine Uomo 101 (menswear) and Pitti Immagine Bimbo 94 ...

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Alexander Pereira talks about the new Sala Zubin Mehta

Alexander Pereira became the head of Florence’s leading musical foundation, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in December 2019. In this exclusive interview for DF Magazine, the Superintendent tells us about the inauguration ...

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The player in the photo: Jacob Ventura

On November 7, 2020, The Florentine published Francesco Spighi’s iconic photograph of a lone violinist performing in front of the Uffizi, 20 minutes before curfew descended for yet another night.  ...

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Dante and Beatrice: an eternal love story

In a small corridor in the grand Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of Florentine government since its first stone was laid in 1299, a carved mask stands before a background of ...

COMMUNITY

Patience and clarity: meet James Short

James Short is the multi-talented director of music and deputy churchwarden at St. Mark’s English Church. He speaks with Caroline Savage about his music, life and the roles he plays ...

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Mascarade Opera Studio: notes in the air

The late 16th-century façades of via il Prato are significantly conservative by Florentine standards. One imagines that the structures, with their imposing entrances and hard-edged rectangular lines, might have been ...

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For Fiesole: performing Gershwin at the Roman amphitheatre

A Florentine friend, Filippo Ciabatti, now residing in the United States as conductor of the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, sent me a photo of myself in the role of American composer ...

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Best events in Florence this September, 2021

As we unpack our beach bags and ease ourselves into routine, these top events keep the holiday feeling going.   SHOW/ Hershey Felder’s George Gershwin Solo  September 14, 9pm   ...

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Argiano Baroque Music Festival: a melodic mix in the Montalcino countryside

Glasses chink as the concert bell chimes and the centuries-old gates peel back into the terracotta-tiled courtyard. It’s a magical introduction to the evening of music that awaits at the ...

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