From February 27 to March 2, the magnificent White Hall of Pitti Palace returns to welcome the "From Florence to Europe" Festival, for four days of must-see concerts that will feature some of the best young Italian musicians, supported by the Musica con le Ali Association. Visitors to Pitti Palace can freely enjoy the concerts by presenting the museum entry ticket, immersing themselves in an unforgettable experience accompanied by the notes of the greatest composers of all time: Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Schumann, Schubert. Also Debussy, Rachmaninov, Liszt, Grunfled, Kreisler, Dvorak, Wieniawsky, Ravel, Fauré.
This project, which is now in its second edition, is part of the multiannual collaboration between Musica con le Ali and Uffizi Galleries. It was conceived with the dual objective of offering to broad public of Florentines and tourists the opportunity to have an unforgettable experience in one of the most important and famous art places in the world. At the same time, it offers important opportunities of visibility and professional growth for musicians supported by the Musica con le Ali Association, giving them the opportunity to perform in a truly unique context within a prestigious festival that celebrates the link between Florence, Italy and Europe as bulwarks of music and culture.
Musica con le Ali
Established in Milan in 2016 at the initiative of Carlo Hruby and his family, it is a non-profit cultural association aiming at protecting and giving value to classical music and promote talented young Italian musicians, so that they can grow professionally in music and find the success they deserve. The aim of the association is to contribute concretely to the personal and professional growth of a limited number of young musicians, carefully selected on the basis of their formation and their musical gift, helping them, supporting them and promoting them to favour their affirmation in the world of classical music. A fundamental part is also the concerts and festivals that the association organises as a moment of professional growth and above all as an occasion for visibility and opportunity to enhance artistic capabilities. The concerts are always organised in places of great merit and importance for their aesthetic, historic and cultural value; they are preceded by intense promotional work and supported with communication focused on the young protagonists and on their talent.
The first concert will feature the acclaimed cellist Silvia Chiesa and the pianist Lavinia Bertulli, who will perform music by Beethoven and Brahms on Wednesday, February 27 at 4pm.
Thursday, February 28 at 4pm, the pianist Ludovica De Bernardo will play songs by Bach, Schumann, Debussy and Rachmaninov.
Friday, March 1, will offer two rendezvous: at 11:30am with Emma Arizza, violin, and Antonino Fiumara, piano, who will delight the public with pieces by Liszt, Grunfled, Kreisler, Dvorak, Wieniawsky and Ravel in a concert organized in collaboration with the Società dei Concerti Foundation of Milan; at 4pm it will be the turn of the Werther Quartet, which will perform music by Brahms and Fauré.
Also on Saturday, March 2, there will be two events, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Starting at 11:30am, Giulia Attili, cello, and the Adorno Quartet will play music by Schubert and Beethoven; in the afternoon, at 4pm, the concert by violinist Paolo Tagliamento and the Orchestra Senzaspine of Bologna directed by Matteo Parmeggiani, will close this second part of the festival performing music by Mozart.
Admission included in the ticket for the museums of Pitti Palace, subject to availability.
See the spring programme in detail.