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XIV San Gimignano Baroque Festival


Masterpieces by known and lesser-known authors between the 17th and 18th centuries

Now in its fourteenth year, the San Gimignano Baroque Festival, an event whose main purpose is to acquaint the general public with little-known if not unknown works, to showcase young talents, also making use of important and experienced musicologists and scholars, and to rigorously perform the repertoire, according to the style and practice of the time, and using copies of period instruments such as harpsichords, lutes and theorbo, viole da gamba.

The three scheduled concerts will be held inside the Civic Museums, specifically in the prestigious Dante Hall, with access from the staircase inside the Courtyard of the Municipal Palace.

The program:

  • Saturday, September 9
    5 p.m.
    The oboes of the Grand Duchy
    Ensemble led by noted oboist and early music expert Paolo Pollastri, with oboists Mario Dani and Simone Bensi, bassoonist Françoise de Rudder and harpsichordist Rossella Giannetti. A program of reed music by Haendel, Vivaldi, Petz and Roman.
  • Saturday, September 16
    5 p.m.
    Ensemble Bisentium
    With Daniele Iannaccone, violin; Viola Mattioni, cello; and Andrea Benucci, theorbo. On the program, in addition to pieces by Uccellini and Lonati, the special "Representative Sonata" by Austrian composer H. I. F. Biber, where the violin launches into nice imitations of various animals, a unique work for its time.
  • Saturday, September 23
    5 p.m.
    Ensemble of Leggieri
    Composed of Costanza Redini, alto; Mario Dani, baroque oboe; Francesca Chiocci, viola da gamba; and Rossella Giannetti, harpsichord. The program features music by Vivaldi, Lotti and Telemann.

For information and ticket reservations:
Pro-Loco Office tel. 0577940008