Lunchtime Concerts: Utopian Fridays

Special event, Baile Park, 22 June to 24 August, 12:30pm

Inspired by our exhibition Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966–1976, we present a series of free outdoor classical concerts that explore music written in and around Florence.

“Cinquecento a Firenze”
Ariadne Lih
Friday, 22 June, 12:30pm
Soprano and early music specialist Ariadne Lih sings Renaissance music from sixteenth-century Florence and beyond.

“Secondo dopoguerra”
Laura Andriani, violin
Elinor Frey, cello
Friday, 3 August, 12:30pm
Violinist Laura Andriani and Cellist Elionor Frey perform strings works from mid-twentieth-century Italy, including a solo cello work by Luigi Dallapiccola, a professor at the Florence Conservatory of Music, and the violin “Sequenza” by Luciano Berio, among other works.

“Cavallo di Troia”
Estelle Lemire
Friday, 24 August, 12:30pm
Using the metaphor of the Trojan Horse as a symbol for constructing new things and moving forward, Estelle Lemire performs contemporary music with the rarely heard instrument, the ondes martenot.

Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966–1976 is organized by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Fondazione CR Firenze, and Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee, Florence.

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