Friday October 2nd, 9:00 pm
Music and the Regime. Music forbidden by despotic regimes
A project conceived in collaboration with Regione Toscana, awarded by the Medaglia di Partecipazione of President of the Republic.
Stefano Zanobini, Viola
Andrea Landi, Cello
Friday October 9th, 9:00 pm
Barefoot. Tribute to Rosa Balistreri
Sicilian and Florentine Folk Music
Alessia Arena, Singer
Federica Bianchi, Harpsichord
Friday October 23rd, 9:00 pm
The Cello in Eastern Europe
Music by Prokofiev and Shostakovich
Luca Provenzani, Cello
Fabiana Barbini, Piano
Friday October 30th, 9:00 pm
“A Look at the Twentieth Century”. Florence and the Avanguardes
Monica Benvenuti, Soprano
Marco Ortolani, Clarinet
Sara Danti, Piano
Four concerts dedicated to Italian and international music of the Twentieth Century organized in collaboration with A.Gi.Mus Firenze, Associazione Giovanile Musicale.
The opening, on October 2nd, is entrusted to Music and Regime, a program that includes music by authors as Zickmund Schul (1916-1944), Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994) and Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) which were neglected by the nazi regime. The musicians will be Stefano Zanobini, viola (first viola at ORT – Orchestra della Toscana) and Andrea Landi, cello (member of Orchestra Mozart founded by Claudio Abbado and formerly player for Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecila, Mahler Chamber Orchestra). On October 9th the second concert is focused on the singer and actress Alessia Arena and the harpsichordist Federica Bianchi, involved in a tribute to Rosa Balistreri, the Sicilian musician protagonist of the Twentieth century women’s emancipation movement. The night of October 23rd is dedicated to eastern Europe with the concert The Cello in Eastern Europe. Luca Provenzani, cello (first cello at ORT – Orchestra della Toscana) and Fabiana Barbini, piano, will perform pieces as Sonata in D minor op. 40 by Shostakovich and Sonata in C major op. 119 by Prokofiev. The schedule underlines how thanks to these composers the Russian and Czech folk tradition blended into the western melodic classicism and tradition.
The last act, on October 30th, is committed to A Look at the Twentieth Century. Florence and the Avanguardes, with the participation of the soprano Monica Benvenuti, Marco Ortolani, clarinet (first clarinet at ORT) and Sara Danti, piano. The night schedule refers to the great Florentine avanguarde tradition of the 50s.
A.Gi.Mus. Associazione Giovanile Musicale is a national association founded in 1949 in Rome. The Florence branch is led by Luca Provenzani and Fabiana Barbini artistic direction. Thanks to a national widthpilot project, A.Gi.Mus. Firenze was one of the first Italian associations to give life to a concert season taking place in hospitals, thought for the patients, for their families and for generic audience. Beyond this project, A.Gi.Mus. also organizes a season of concerts for kids at the Meyer Children’s Hospital, an international music competion (Premio Crescendo), the InCrescendo Festival, the Orchestra AgimusArte concerts.
The concerts are included in the Estate Fiorentina 2015 schedule.
Free entry while seats last, the concerts do not include the access to the Museum collection.