A Evening of Free Classical Romantic Music by Orchestra della Toscana
An international language—music—is represented by a free Orchestra della Toscana concert on December 4 at 9 pm. The evening will be streamed lived from Florence’s Teatro Verdi with only the musicians on stage who will be playing without an audience.
Valentina Peleggi will lead the orchestra and soloist Anna Tifu (violin) in a program featuring nineteenth century music. A graduate of the Fiesole Music School, Peleggi was the first Italian woman to be admitted to the orchestra conducting program of the Royal Academy of Music. Currently, she is a conductor in London as well as fulfilling the role of music director at the Theatro São Pedro in Brazil and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in the U.S.
Recognized for her extraordinary talent at an early age, Anna Tifu studied under Salvatore Accardo for 10 years, from age eight to 18, in addition to working together with the late Ezio Bosso.
Under the guidance of Peleggi, the program interpreted by the Orchestra della Toscana and violinist Tifu features Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, an outstanding piece of Romantic music and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, which reflects the composer’s love of the outdoors.