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“Enchanted Villas and Gardens 2024”: the concerts of the ORT – Orchestra of Tuscany are back in the Medici Villas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Between June and July there are 14 concerts scheduled in seven of the Medici Villas belonging to the serial site "Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany", a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2013
Reduced Unicoop members €10 Concerts in the Villas of Quarrata and Seravezza: free entry upon reservation
It's back again this year."Enchanted villas and gardens", the evocative musical festival launched in 2017 which at the beginning of summer brings theOrchestra of Tuscany to play in the incomparable scenarios of Villas and of the Gardens Medici.

Made thanks to the collaboration between ORT Foundation and the Regional Directorate of Museums of Tuscany of Mic, the cycle, renamed by the public "The Concerts in the Villas", reaches itseighth edition, scheduled from 5 June to 20 July 2024.

Seven locations were chosen this year from the fourteen belonging to the serial site Medici villas and gardens in Tuscany, included in the list since 2013 Unesco World Heritage: in Florence and surrounding areas, 'La Petraia', the Villa of Cerreto Guidi, the Pratolino Park and the Garden of the Villa di Castello, and again the Villas of Poggio a Caiano (Lawn), 'The Magic' of Quarrata (Pistoia) and the Seravezza Palace (Lucca).

The Villas of the Medici family, which elegantly mark the Tuscan landscape, have for centuries been places of choice for the artistic, cultural, spiritual and scientific life of their time, and every summer they confirm that role, renewing the dialogue with the big music.

I am 14 concerts on the bill for Enchanted Villas and Gardens 2024: the great classics are reconfirmed - from Mozart to Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Prokofiev - which will engage the entire Orchestra, and the appointment with chamber music, proposed by the Brass and Percussion of the ORT with a new show dedicated to Casanova, and by the ORT Ensemble for Schubert's Octet. Among the conductors and soloists known faces of the ORT: the main conductor Diego Waxing, who is responsible for the inauguration of the event, and the first parts of the orchestra: the flutist Giulia Baracani, the first horn Andrew Left-handed is Flavio Giuliani first oboe. He will become a soloist on the violin and a concertmaster Giacomo whites, involved in Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons. There's no shortage of guests, like Kyrian Friedenberg, a talented twenty-four year old director born and raised in New York but settled in Europe, and the director from Puglia Daniela Fats, born in 1993.

A rich musical offering that opens the doors to summer by combining the charm of notes with the beauty of villas and gardens, a festival that marries the magic of sounds with the emotions of art to fully enjoy these splendid and exclusive places.

(Below Villa La Petraia, photo credit Marco Borrelli | Ort Foundation)

Other information of interest

• THE PROGRAM  •

5 June – Villa Medici in Poggio a Caiano 
6 June – Villa Medici in Cerreto Guidi
7 June – Villa Medicea La Petraia, Florence

Diego Ceretta director
Orchestra of Tuscany

Schubert Overture in Italian style D 591
Prokofiev Symphony n.1 op.25 Classical
Mendelssohn Symphony n.4 op.90 Italian
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8 June – Medici Park of Pratolino, Vaglia 6pm

Diego Ceretta director
Orchestra of Tuscany

Schubert Overture in Italian style D 591
Mendelssohn Symphony n.4 op.90 Italian
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12 June – Villa Medici in Poggio a Caiano
13 June – Villa Medici in Cerreto Guidi
14 June – Villa Medicea La Petraia, Florence

Kyrian Friedenberg director
Giulia Baracani flute
Orchestra of Tuscany

Ibert Hommage to Mozart
Mozart Concerto for flute and orchestra K.314
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27 June – Villa Medici in Poggio a Caiano
28 June – Villa Medicea La Petraia, Florence
29 June – Villa Medici in Cerreto Guidi

Danila Grassi director
Andrea Mancini horn
Orchestra of Tuscany

Mozart Don Giovanni, overture
Rosetti Concerto for horn and orchestra
Beethoven Symphony No.8 op.93

3 July – Medici Villa “La Magia” in Quarrata 8 July – Medici Palace in Seravezza

The Mysteries of Casanova
Lights and shadows of a restless genius

The Brass and Percussion of the ORT
Eleonora Cappelletti narrator

music by Gian Piero Reverberi from “Rondo Veneziano”
arrangements by Demetrio Bonvecchio
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13 July – Garden of the Medici Villa of Castello 6.30pm

Lights and Shadows
Walking through Vienna

ORT Ensemble

Schubert Octet in F major D 803
Mozart Symphony n.39 K.504 Prague
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20 July – Villa Medicea La Petraia, Florence

Giacomo Bianchi violin and concertmaster
Flavio Giuliani oboe
Orchestra of Tuscany

JS Bach Concerto for violin, oboe and orchestra BWV 1060R
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
“Enchanted Villas and Gardens 2024”: the concerts of the ORT – Orchestra of Tuscany are back in the Medici Villas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Guided tours of the Villas

Visits are available for the Medici Villa La Petraia, Poggio a Caiano, the Medici Palace of Seravezza and the Medici Park of Pratolino.

PETRAIA: free visit from 7.30pm to 9.00pm
edited by the staff of the Regional Museums of Tuscany Directorate of the Mic.
The visits will take place for individual groups with departures staggered every 30 minutes.

POGGIO A CAIANO: free visit at 8.00 pm upon reservation
edited by the staff of the Regional Museums of Tuscany Directorate of the Mic.
Reservation is required on tel. 055 877012 (Tue to Sun 8.30am-4.30pm)

SERAVEZZA: paid visit at 7.00 pm
Duration approximately 60 minutes / Price: €10.00
Reservation is required via cell number. 349 1803349 (Stefania Neri)

PRATOLINO: free visit at 4pm upon reservation
organized by the Metropolitan City of Florence in collaboration with the Pro Loco of Vaglia.
Reservations by Whatsapp cell message. 393 8685826 or by email – proloco.vaglia.mugello@gmail.com

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