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The Festival of Youth Orchestras is already 20 years old and offers young musicians from all over the world the opportunity to perform in the unique scenary of Piazza Signoria.

Loggia dei Lanzi

The Festival of Youth Orchestras was born to confirm the importance of music as a tool for aggregation and comparison. with the aim of allowing young musicians (orchestras and choirs) to perform in a series of exceptional Italian locations, first of all Florence. In the Tuscan capital, the traditional stage is that of the Loggia de' Lanzi, in Piazza Signoria, which this year also hosts a rich calendar of events.

The festival, which includes 11 concerts, was inaugurated on June 25th and will end on August 8th 2018. The 14 youth groups from various countries (Norway, USA, Czech Republic, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, South Korea) will perform in a particularly vast repertoire, which includes Bach, Schumann, Bernstein, Verdi, Grieg, Dvorak, Sibelius and many others. In some cases the  Ensembles are formed by 100 elements.

The Festival is a traditional event of the Florentine Summer, enlivening the evenings of many tourists, as well as residents.

Besides the main location of Florence, the Youth Orchestras of the Festival perform in other cities of Tuscany (Lucca, San Gimignano, Montecatini Terme, Prato, Perugia and Assisi). Traditionally, the event is held in July for a total of about 60 concerts. To date, over 300 orchestras from all over the world have participated in this festival.

The concerts start at 8.30 pm and are all free admission.

To find out more in detail the dates and programs, evening by night, you may check  the site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published: 26/6/2018

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