If You Were Here Now

If you were at Borgo di Vagli in your Tuscan residence in the coming month, below are a few attractions to consider visiting.

Effetto Serre Concerts
Torrigiani Gardens
Via dei Serragli 144 - Florenze
15th November | 29th November | 13 December 2014

The Torrigiani Gardens is hosting four concerts. The program began on 18 October at 7pm. The second event, which will take place on November 15th at 7pm is an exhibition-concert that sees ideographic works by Daniele Lombardi to implementing an anthology of works by various flutes, from piccolo to bass flute, performed in front of large reproductions of the scores, creating a link with visual forms that guide in the path of listening. The third concert which will be held on November 29th at 7pm, is dedicated to the relationship between Paris and New York in the twenties of the last century, interacting in the figures of Ravel and Gershwin, master musicians who worked on the contaminations amongst different form of music: from jazz to popular music, all presented in the guise of a four hands piano with transcripts highly effective. The last concert, 13 December 19:00, is proposing compositions of Sofia Gubaidulina. The Tatar composer, in her vast repertoir, has written many works for percussions, up to seven performers and 70 instruments on stage, creating an unusual sound world, absolutely new.

November 15, 2014 19:00
The Greenhouse of Flutes
Music by Daniele Lombardi
Roberto Fabbriciani flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo and voice

November 29, 2014 19:00
Paris-New York
for twenty fingers
Music by Maurice Ravel and George Gershwin
Duo Miroirs
Antonello D'Onofrio Piano
Claudio Soviero Piano

December 13, 2014 19:00
Of the Percussion
Sofia Gubaidulina
Jonathan Faralli percussion and direction
Gabriele Micheli harpsichord
Rythmos percussionists Mascagni Musical Institute

“It is called - The greenhouse effect - the atmospheric phenomenon-climate effect for which the planet's atmosphere retains a part of the energy coming from the sun and contributes to the mechanisms of thermal equilibrium, with the presence in the atmosphere of gases which are called "greenhouse gases". Playing on words, but hoping for a similar effect, Serre Torrigiani hosts "Greenhouse Effect", a series of concerts bringing music into a size customarily intended for the world of plants, creating a peculiar interplay between this fascinating world of plants and sounds, almost to retain their momentary vibration”. Dianele Lombardi

All of the above concerts are by invitation only and as Fulvio’s music foundation ATOPOS is sponsoring the event, please let us know which of the concert(s) you would like to attend and we’ll be happy to arrange complimentary tickets for you.
To view the complete program please click here.

Meeting Masterpieces - Bellini, Caravaggio, Tiepolo
Museo di Palazzo Pretorio
Piazza del Comune
5th October 2014 – 6th January 2015

A wonderful exhibition that brings together the most important artworks from the collection of the Banca Popolare di Vicenza, many of which were preserved in the bank headquarter, in Prato. The exhibit will offer a wide overview on the sacred and profane themes of Tuscan and Venetian art between the fifteenth and the eighteenth century. The exhibition, featuring 86 panels and canvases, is a journey towards the image. It is divided into four sections, "Imago Magistra", "The Ideal Image", "The face of the idea: the portrait" and "The 'beautiful' Nature”.

Each work of art depicts a story, which is narrated through a network of comparisons: from the representation of the Madonna and Child, to the one of evangelical texts, from the mythological depiction of personalities of the past to the scenes of Dionysian bacchanalia.

For further details click here

Frantoi Aperti
30th October - 30th November 2014

Umbria’s the place to be! 5 weekends featuring extra virgin olive oil and food products in the region’s medieval villages. Olive mills open their doors for tasting, traditional events and entertainment. Frantoi Aperti (Olive Mills are Open) is back again this year in Umbria, green heart of Italy, the event that promotes Umbria’s DOP extra virgin olive oil and rural tourism, created and presented by the Oil Road.

More details can be found clicking here

Burri meets Piero della Francesca
31st October 2014 – 12th March 2015

Works of art by aruguably two of the greatest representatives of their era, Piero della Francesca (Sansepolcro 1416 - 1492) and Alberto Burri (Città di Castello 1915 - Nice 1995) are being exhibited at the Civic Museum in Sansepolcro. Celebrating the death of Burri "Revisiting: Burri meets Piero della Francesca ". The exhibition, which opened on 31st October and runs until 12th March 2015 offers visitors a unique opportunity to discover the unusual relationship between the two revolutionary and mysterious artists. The relationship between the painting of Burri and that of Piero della Francesca - explains Bruno Corà, who is the curator of the exhibition along with the scientific staff of the Burri Foundation – “is to better understand the balance of form and space, geometric tension, breathing classic and a strong love for the birthplace”.


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