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Greve in Chianti‘s new season is filled with great music: from classical to opera, from jazz to tango and rock.

This is thanks to the project “Musical Spring” – carried out by the School of Music in collaboration with the Municipality – which will travel from village to village taking music wherever it goes.

This is the second edition of the event that, until July 31st, will be retracing the history of music, presenting famous masterpieces by great composers from the 18th to the 20th century and different musical heritage from the world, from Italian opera to the Argentine tango.

Ten events will enrich the Chianti’s spring and summer evenings, in some of the most prestigious Tuscan settings.

It started on Saturday April 14th with a concert that paid tribute to the centenary of WWII 1918-2018.

Chamber music gives way to opera, with a concert held in the Margherita Hack hall on Tuesday 17th April in occasion of the celebrations of Verrazzano Day. Protagonists: Sofia Folli (soprano) and Niccolò Cantara (piano), music by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, and Massenet.

On Sunday, April 29th at 6pm, in the hall of Palazzo della Torre in Greve in Chianti, the piano duo composed by Edda Rover and Valentina Di Costanzo. On the program are pieces by Schumann, Brahms, Bizet, Grieg.

On Saturday 2nd June, on the occasion of the Festa della Repubblica and the Profumi di Lamole, the square in San Donato in Lamole will host a jazz concert from 5pm – The “Tuscany sax and Drums” concert will be performed by four saxophonists (Riccardo Guazzini, Piero Bronzi, Francesco Vichi, Riccardo Zini) and a drummer (Gianni Cerone).

Tuscany sax and Drums

In June, there will be two more events you absolutely cannot miss. Sunday 3rd from 5pm Lamole’s scenic landscape will be the setting for the concert of the string quintet of the School of Music of Greve in Chianti. “Classici a confronto” (“Comparing classics”) is the theme chosen for this concert, which will be interpreted by Luca Rinaldi and Maurizio Matteuzzi (violin), Camilla Insom and Giulia Guerrini (viola), and Laura Gorkoff (cello). Music by Mozart and Beethoven.

On Friday June 22nd at 9pm the agriturismo Villa Il Leccio in Strada in Chianti will host Morricone’s Mood concert, with the Trio Mila. The soprano Delia Palmieri will be accompanied by flautist Federica Baronti and harpist Diana Colosi.

“Musical Spring” does not fear the heat and welcomes the colours, scents and sounds of summer. “Jazz in terrazza” opens the four events scheduled for July.

Trio Mila

On Sunday 8th at 9.15pm the Arcadia Trio – with Leonardo Radicchi (sax), Ferdinando Romano (double bass) and Giovanni Paolo Liguori (drums) – will be staged in the external space of the museum of San Francesco in Greve in Chianti. The music is by Leonardo Radicchi.

The “Classici a Confronto” (“Comparing Classics”) concert with the string quintet of Greve’s School of Music will be repeated on Thursday, July 12th at 9pm in the historic centre of Lucolena. In case of rain the event will be held in the church of Santo Stefano.

The passionate rhythms of the Latin American tradition will flood the Agriturismo Villa Il Leccio in Strada in Chianti on Wednesday, July 25th at 9pm with the Tango Cafè concert. CafEnsemble on stage, with Camilla Insom on the viola, Emiliano Benassai on the accordion and Ferdinando Romano on the double bass.

“Musical Spring”’s grand finale will be in Panzano in Chianti, Ricasoli square, on Tuesday, July 31st at 9pm. With the harp of Elena Maria Gaia Castini, the flute of Simona Miniati and the viola of Camilla Insom the Trio Phoenix will present music by Debussy, Grieg , Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Weber and Fuffner.

Free admission.