In occasion of the 500th anniversary of his birth, the city of Arezzo decided to celebrate one of his most important citizen Giorgio Vasari with a musical event and free guided tours to the churches hosting the concerts which will be held half an hour before the concerts by the art historian Barbara Rossi. For the 2011 edition of the “I Grandi Appuntamenti della Musica” Festival all the venues of the concerts and events will be located in one of Vasari's buildings or churches. The concerts of the Teatro dei Ricomposti in Anghiari This year the theatre will host the inaugural concert “Le piace Brahms?”, some works by Brahms for two pianos entrusted to the duo Matteo Fossi and Marco Gaggini. Followed by one of new Neapolitan music’s most enthralling groups: Flamenco Tango Neapolis the 11th December 6pm. The concerts in the Serra Eventi of the Ca’ de Frati Residence The “Events Greenhouse” will be a glory of national and international sounds and artists starting with the Festa della Toscana, or rather the concert of the Auser Musici at Serra Eventi Residenza Ca’ de Frati, 30th November 6pm. The Greenhouse will also host the best Christmas Concert of recent years, that of the Celtic Harp Orchestra & Choir, in Tuscany for the first time the 23rd December 6pm. The concerts in churches: Church of SS. Annunziata The first will be the concert of the De Labyrintho ensemble with the soloist trombone player Mauro Morini will take place at the Church of SS. Annunziata, 19th November 6pm. The second concert will be of some quartets of one of Tuscany’s best musicians, Luigi Cherubini also taking place at the Church of SS. Annunziata, 2nd December 9pm. Finally, the young Swiss Terpsycordes quartet will debut in Tuscany at the Abbey of St. Flora and St. Lucilla, 24th November 9pm. Abbey of St. Flora The events in the Salone delle Feste of the Artistic Club One of Italy’s most important and renowned intellectuals, the archaeologist and art historian Salvatore Settis will present his book “Paesaggio Costituzione Cemento”, introduced and interviewed by Riccardo Chiaberge. (Circolo Artistico, 6th December 9pm). And the event would not be complete without an Homage to the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy with the “Solo Musiche Italiane” programme entrusted to the glorious Italian Guitar Trio with music by Vivaldi and Gragnani at Circolo Artistico, 16th December 9pm. The concerts of the “Giorgio Vasari” Aula Magna of the ITE “Buonarroti” The music project for schools, which until today distinguished the programming of the Festival di Arezzo this year has three partners, for three different concerts all to take place in the Aula Magna of the ITE “Buonarroti”. (Istituto Tecnico Economico “Buonarroti”, mornings of 19th 25th and 30th November. TICKETS Of the twelve events only five are at a charge: the two concerts in the Teatro di Anghiari (euro 7.00), the two concerts in the Serra Eventi of the Residenza Ca’ de Frati (euro 5.00) and the Italian Guitar Trio Concert in the Circolo Artistico (euro 5.00). All children under the age of 18 enter free.
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