Sala Vanni’s New Season of Contemporary Music

The Barcelona Gypsy BalKan Orchestra (BGKO)

Sala Vanni is one of the hippest and most important musical venues in Florence. Situated at Piazza del Carmine in Oltrano, Sala Vanni has starting hosting the new season of Network Sonoro—a diverse series of Tuscan concerts put on by the organizations Musicus Concentus and Music Pool.

The concerts will be held all throughout Tuscany and the goal of the project is to showcase diverse and unique talent. From February to May over 100 performances will be held, Florence’s being at Sala Vanni. Many of the artists have international sounds that aren’t usually showcased in Tuscany. These concerts will represent many cultures and many different genres. From jazz to electronic, art rock to grand orchestra, the music will showcase individual and collective talent with a focus on the community music.

Some of the upcoming events at Sala Vanni include Fire!, a Swedish super group who uses the electric guitar and synthesizer to put new twists on traditional songs on February 16, and The Barcelona Gypsy BalKan Orchestra (BGKO), an international ensemble based in Spain that brings new life into Balkan, Middle-Eastern, and Mediterranean songs that will be on stage on February 25. (molly hamilton)

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