The 2024 ‘Firenze dei Bambini’ Children’s Festival

Hundreds of activities for the ‘Firenze dei Bambini’ (children’s festival) will take place in the city. This year, the festival is called “Sprouts,” focusing on themes of earth, nature, and relations between living beings. There will also be a special focus on Giacomo Puccini, a famous composer, for the 100th anniversary of his passing. The goal of this year’s festival is to raise awareness among citizens, old and young, about environmental issues. The [...]

Weekend Trio Chamber Concerts at Teatro della Pergola & Teatro Niccolini

  This weekend’s concerts organized by the Amici della Musica will feature music composed specifically for trios at Teatro delle Pergola on Saturday, April 13 at 4 pm and at the Teatro Niccolini on Sunday, April 14 at 9 pm. Marco Rizzo (violin), Alessio Allegrini (French horn) and Benedetto Lupo (piano) take the stage on Saturday.  They will perform pieces by Ligeti and Bartók in addition to the Horn Trio op. 40 by [...]

Umberto Clerici Conducts the ORT in an Evening of Mendelssohn and Beethoven

The Orchestra della Toscana (ORT) returns on stage at Teatro Verdi (via Ghibellina 99) Wednesday, April 10 at 9 pm with a program dedicated to Mendelssohn and Beethoven. The evening’s guest conductor will be Umberto Clerici, currently the principal conductor of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Australia.  The last time he shared the stage with the musicians of ORT, he was a cello soloist, for which he received international recognition, including the Tchaikovsky [...]

Talk in English by Maree Clark on Aboriginal Art, Showcased in an Upcoming Exhibition

Australian artist Maree Clarke will give a talk in English at the Anthropological Museum (via del Proconsolo 12) on April 3 (5:30 pm), focusing on her Indigenous heritage and her upcoming exhibition at Le Murate. Descended from the Wamba Wamba, Latji Latji, and Wadi Wadi peoples of Victoria, Clarke has garnered acclaim for her multifaceted artistic practice spanning over three decades. At the core of Clarke’s work is a profound commitment to revitalizing [...]

The Bardini Garden’s Easter Monday Treasure Hunt

  Monday, April 1: EASTER TREASURE HUNT.  Free admission with mandatory reservation. Grandi Gardini Italiani is hosting its annual treasure hunt at Villa Bardini Garden (Via de’ Bardi, 1). Designed for families with children aged 6 – 10, the treasure hunt encourages guests to explore the garden and make new observations and discoveries. When the hunt is completed, each visitor will receive a prize and become a ‘certified’ botanist. The treasure hunt will [...]

Voices’ European Festival of Journalism & Media Literacy 2024

In view of how the digital age continues to reshape the landscape of journalism, the three day event Voices: European Festival of Journalism and Media Literacy will be held in English from Thursday, March 14 through Saturday, March 16 at Stazione Leopolda.  Organized in conjunction with the EUI (European University Institute), the festival aims to bring journalists, media professionals, and anyone interested in the world of reporting together. The festival events aim to [...]

Piano Maestros Sokolov & Lonquich in Florence

This Monday, March 11 , Amici della Musica presents Grigory Sokolov on stage at Teatro del Maggio to perform his solo piano recital, interpreting the works of Bach, Chopin, and Schumann (piazzale Vittorio Gui 1, 8 pm). In the realm of classical music, few pianists command the same reverence as Grigory Sokolov. Celebrated for his extraordinary talent, Sokolov has left his mark on the musical landscape since his career began at the tender [...]

The Orchestra della Toscana’s Tribute & Contemporary Take on Mozart

ORT CONCERT.  Teatro Verdi, Via Ghibellina 99.  9 pm. Admission: €22 for a full price ticket, €18 for a reduced-price ticket, €10 for those under 30 and €5  for students. Diego Ceretta, the principal conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana will be conducting a musical homage to Mozart at the Teatro Verdi. The program consists of two of Mozart’s most iconic late concertos opened by one modern piece by artist and composer Lera [...]

An Evening of Russian Classical Music by ORT & Pianist Dmitry Masleev

Feb. 29: ORT concert conducted by Andrea Battistoni with soloist Dmitry Masleev (piano). Teatro Verdi, Via Giuseppe Verdi 11, Florence.  9 pm. Admission €22, reduced €18, under 30 €10, students €5. Teatro Verdi is hosting a performance by the Orchestra della Toscana conducted by globally-recognized Andrea Battistoni and accompanied by pianist Dmitry Masleev this Thursday evening. The program highlights Russian styles in music with Italian and Serbian influences, offering an evening of cross-cultural [...]

Dance Shows, Workshops & Auditions at the 2024 ‘Danza in Fiera’ Festival

  Fri. 23 – Sun. 24: DANZA IN FIERA dance fair.  Fortezza da Basso.  Open 9 am – 8 pm. Admission to the general public: €20, €10 for dancers who participate in a lesson or an audition, €15 for buyers. PITTI IMMAGINE invites Florence to their celebration of dance, DANZA IN FIERA. Offering admission for both the general public and members of the dance community, DANZA IN FIERA has something for everyone. Whether [...]