Music and dance return to the Renaissance piazza della Santissima Annunziata in Florence from July 15 to 26 for the 2021 edition of MusArt.
The curtain opens on Saturday July 17, 2021 with the Roberto Bolle and Friends dance gala: 'Étoile dei due mondi', with its amazing guests, returns to the Musart Festival.
Edoardo Bennato joins the Orchestra della Toscana conducted by Raffaele Lopez and performs on Monday July 19. The symphonic project revisits milestones such as "Un giorno credi", "L'isola che non c'è" and "Non farti cadere le braccia".
With "Piano Variations on Jesus Christ Superstar", Stefano Bollani reinterprets the famous musical with an instrumental version. Adding his character and extraordinary capacity for improvisation, he will perform alone and in total freedom on Wednesday July 21.
Also on the main stage of Musart Festival, the talented Luka Šulić will perform on Thursday July 22. The world renowned cellists and co-founder of 2Cellos, will give a special concert featuring pop, rock and classical music, accompanied by the piano prodigy Evgeny Genchev.
On Friday July 23, Fiorella Mannoia returns to the Florentine public, a few months after the release of her new album “Masters of nothing”, eight songs that the artist recorded during the lockdown.
The Musart Festival ends on Monday July 26 with two exceptional events: at 9.15 pm, Vinicio Capossela draws on the numerous Dante references in his artistic production and, given that it's the 700th anniversary of the death of the Supreme Poet, will present “La bestiale comedia”.
The playbill in the main hall of Piazza della Santissima Annunziata is flanked by other events. In the Cortile degli Uomini of the Istituto degli Innocenti on Thursday July 15, there will be preview evening of the festival together with Ginevra Di Marco and her "Canti, richiami d'amore". On Friday 16, Marco Parente presents his new album “Life”. On Sunday July 18, two female voices blend melody and rock, Serena Altavilla and Giulia Pratelli. On Tuesday July 20, Paolo Benvegnù performs the project "Delle inutili premonizioni" in which he revisits acoustically some of his most loved songs.
Wednesday 21, at 6.45 pm, the violinist Federico Mecozzi inaugurates the sunset concerts (6.45pm) at the Levante Cloister of the University of Florence. This will be followed by Pietro Cantarelli on Friday July 23, the long-time composer, producer and arranger as well as collaborator with Tosca, Ornella Vanoni and Samuele Bersani. On Saturday 24, Angelo Trabace will take to the stage, already present on the piano with Dimartino, Vasco Brondi and Francesco Bianconi, presenting research, new folk and pop by the artist. Also at the Chiostro di Levante, on Sunday July 25, Vincenzo Vasi will perform on the theramin, the oldest electronic instrument that has over a century of history.
The MusArt Festival is a well-established events series in Estate Fiorentina. The series takes place in July and lasts about a week. It's framed by the charming Piazza della Santissima Annunziata in Florence which on the occasion becomes the ideal location to gather together all forms of art, from music and visits to art sites, to the screening of docu-films and photographic exhibitions.
Francesco Da Gregori, Baustelle, Roberto Bolle, Chick Corea, Jethro Tull, Ermal Meta, the Orchestras of Tuscany and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino are just a few of the leading performers who have been hosted in previous editions of the Musart Festival.
Before each show, it's generally possible to visit the gardens, places of worship and monumental palaces adjacent to Piazza Santissima Annunziata with free admission. There are also photographic exhibitions dedicated to the great Florentine concerts that were staged in the 80s and 90s.
For the complete programme as well as information and updates, see the official website www.musartfestival.it and the Facebook page of the festival @MusArtFestival.