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August 5, 2020

Musica in Giro

On Saturday August 1, the initiative Musica in Giro began with two specially designed vans touring the city, streaming live music from Teatro Verdi.   The Orchestra della Toscana operated behind closed doors at the theatre, with Beatrice Venezi conducting orchestral highlights from the works of Puccini. The music was brought to Florence via televisions […]
July 15, 2020

Summer music festivals in Tuscany

It wouldn’t be summer without a marvellous music festival or two. Let spectacular sights and sounds surround you at one of these tuneful events set in the most stunning locations in the Tuscan landscape.      Incontri in Terra di Siena July 21-30       Incontri in Terra di Siena, a not-for-profit cultural association […]
December 4, 2019

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino announces festival programme

On November 18, Alexander Pereira, director of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, announced the opera house’s 83rd festival, which in three months between April 23 and July 23, 2020 will put on 43 operatic, symphonic and experimental performances.         Ten operas will make up the backbone of the festival, with repertory […]
November 12, 2019

Weaving words and music

Award-winning author Julian Barnes and internationally renowned pianist Angela Hewitt are joining forces for an inspiring evening of prose, poetry and classical music at The British Institute of Florence this December.   Barnes, whose novel The Sense of an Ending garnered him the Man Booker Prize in 2011, will read literary selections by himself and […]
September 19, 2019

Florentine composer Stefano Burbi takes on the musical

On September 14 at Florence’s Accademia del Disegno e delle Arti, the Fiorentini nel Mondo Association awarded its annual coveted prize for sonorous arts to Maestro Stefano Burbi for his past, present and future achievements.             A symphony himself, Stefano Burbi is impetuous and passionate, tender and soothing like the […]
October 11, 2018

Tune-up: autumn music events in Florence

After months of open-air clubbing, al fresco concerts and aperitivi overlooking the Arno banks, we’re here to demystify the local music scene as our city takes its nightlife indoors. From underground to mainstream, October’s musical calendar is rife with opening parties, season launches, one-shot events and special guests. As temperatures drop and precipitations turn from […]
July 11, 2018

Theatre, music and entertainment at Petra

For many of us it’s just a given that in summertime, everything is more enjoyable, and it’s even more so when you have green vineyards of the Tuscan coast as your backdrop, with a dream-worthy winery and top quality food and wines. Francesca Moretti knew all of this when she joined with her team to […]
July 2, 2018

Live music around Florence in summer 2018

After the fever surrounding Firenze Rocks, the sprawling arena-rock festival that lured crowds of locals and tourists to the Cascine, it could be easy for concert organizers of Florence to pat themselves on the back and call it a day. But as the summer goes on, the live music scene will only pick up more […]
May 4, 2018

Music for unmade movies

On a warm Sunday afternoon, as the first sun of the season cut through a week of desponding rainfall, I had a sit-down with musician Andrea Pirro, frontman and driving force behind City Final. The now Florence-based band, having shed many skins and dwellings over its decade-long existence, recently dropped its latest LP “Anecdotes” on […]
March 13, 2018

Musical spring pickings

As the belle saison approaches, our ears request pleasure first. Put spring in your step with record releases in 2018 from Tuscany’s ever-flourishing indie scene. Since they surfaced in 2015, millennial quintet La Notte has been sending critics and fans aflutter with their alchemical use of indie-rock guitars and heartthrob lyrics—perfect if you want to […]