Violinists & Mimes Star at Teatro della Pergola Concerts

  February 25 & 26, 2023: AMICI DELLA MUSICA chamber concerts.   Organized by the Amici della Musica, two out-of-the-ordinary concerts will be hosted in Florence this weekend on Saturday, February 25 at 4 pm and Sunday, February 26 at 9 pm in Teatro della Pergola. Saturday’s show will be led by Kolja Blacher, one of the most well-known violinists of modern music. Joined by five others — Christoph Streuli (violin), Cristoph Von Der [...]

The Amici della Musica’s Fabulous February Lineup

AMICI DELLA MUSICA February 2023 program. All concerts take place at the Theater or Saloncino della Pergola on via della Pergola. For the full schedule and tickets visit Enlivening the winter program of the Amici della Musica are eight new concerts scheduled as usual on Saturdays at 4 pm in the Teatro della Pergola and on Sundays at 9 pm in the Saloncino. Pianist Anna Vinnitskaya will perform a program dedicated to [...]

January’s Amici della Music Pergola Chamber Concerts

  January 7 – 29, 2023 AMICI DELLA MUSICA CHAMBER CONCERTS.  Teatro della Pergola, via della Pergola. All concerts will take place at the Theater or Saloncino della Pergola. It should be noted the Teatro della Pergola is undergoing renovations therefore advisable to constantly check here: as the concert venues may vary. For the full schedule and tickets visit & in  addition to Box Office Firenze. Amici della Musica will open 2023 [...]

Winter Chamber Concerts by the ‘Amici della Musica’

  December 3, 2022 – January 29, 2023.  AMICI DELLA MUSICA chamber concerts  (via della Pergola) It should be noted the Teatro della Pergola is undergoing renovations therefore advisable to constantly check here: as the concert venues may vary. For the full schedule and tickets visit  & The Amici della Musica will continue hosting chamber concerts at the Teatro della Pergola with a holiday program starting in December and continuing into January on [...]

The Florence Dance Festival’s Live Performances

The Florence Dance Festival (FDF), one of the few arts events worldwide that succeeded in having live performances last year, is back for 2022 with plans to expand many of last year’s initiatives. The festival will take place from June 22 to July 24 and will be staged at Santa Maria Novella’s Great Cloister (Chiostro Grande della Basilica di Santa Maria Novella). Featuring world-renowned choreographers and dancers as well as Florence’s local talent, [...]

Ryan McAdams & Pietro De Maria ORT Concert Headliners

The Orchestra della Toscana (ORT), together with conductor Ryan McAdams and soloist Pietro de Maria, will bring the compositions of Jessie Montgomery, Saint-Saëns and Mendelssohn to the stage on Tuesday, March 15, at Florence’s Teatro Verdi (via Ghibellina 99) at 9 pm. The orchestra and the musicians will give a repeat concert in Poggibonsi (March 16), Empoli (March 18) and Livorno (March 19). ORT will play a piece from Jessie Montgomery’s 2012 Strum [...]

‘Lo Sfregio,’ A Show Spotlighting Violence Against Women

  Until December 19:  LO SFREGIO (THE SCAR).  Second floor, Uffizi Gallery.  Open 8:15 am – 6:30 pm.  Admission included in the €12 ticket to the Uffizi.   Photographs by Ilaria Sagaria from 2018 accompanied by a marble bust of Costanza Piccolomini from 1638 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini are currently on show at the Galleria degli Uffizi in an exhibition titled “Lo Sfregio” (“The Scar”). It tells a story of violence against women in [...]

A Contemporary & Classical Music 2021 ORT Debut

The Orchestra della Toscana (ORT) will inaugurate a new season of music at Teatro Verdi (via Ghibellina 99) on October 8 at 9 pm, which includes the start of  the “Voices from Purgatory” (Voci dal Purgatorio) series, conceptualized by the contemporary musician Richard Danielpour.  The “Divine Comedy” inspired work is the first piece on the program, followed by compositions by Dvorak and Schumann. The concert is being headed by John Axelrod, who has [...]

Massimo Vitali & Alinari Photos at Belvedere

  Until October 10: ITALY: FROM ALINARI TO MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY and MASSIMO VITALI: FULL AND EMPTY.  Forte Belvedere.  Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4 pm – 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 9 pm; closed on Mondays.  Free admission. Journey through time with Museo Novecento of 20th and 21st Century Art’s newest photography project “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Italy’s self-portrait in the mirror” (“Ieri, Oggi, Domani: Italia autoritratto allo specchio”) [...]

Lorenzetti Crucifix Restored Thanks to Friends of Florence

The first phase of restoration of Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Crucifix of Carmine has been completed in Florence.   The artist, Ambrogio Lorenzetti created the crucifix for the church San Niccolò del Carmine in Siena in the 1330s. A pre-renaissance work of art, Lorenzetti’s work had been preserved until water damage in the 19th century severely ruined the color, flaking off large pieces of paint in the process. Despite the damage, the face of Christ was [...]