One of the region’s shining stars of summer is the town of Fiesole, host to various evening musical performances throughout June and July, held inside the town’s sizable archaeological site.
The 62nd edition of the summer program, known as the Estate Fiesolana, opens this year on 19 June with a concert in homage to Felix Mendelssohn, held in the Cathedral of San Romolo and directed by Piero Bellugi.
On Thursday 25 June, the chamber orchestra I Nostri Tempi, directed by Edoardo Rosadini, a pupil of Piero Bellugi, will conduct the second part of the program dedicated to Mendelssohn. The concert will be held in Fiesole’s abbey, a twelfth-century masterpiece that will act as one of the Estate Fiesolana’s primary concert locations this year. On the program for the season are more classical music events scheduled to occur between late June and 13 July.
The summer schedule, however, offers much more than classical works. In addition to the prestigious Premio Fiesole Maestri del Cinema award series, this year honouring French director Bertrand Tavernier (who will be present to receive the award), the program’s July portion promises a hefty offering of jazz music, featuring celebrated names like David Byrne, Esperanza Spalding and Stefano Bollani.
The locales for the events of the Estate Fiesolana will be the ever-striking Roman amphitheatre, found inside of the town’s archeological site, the Cathedral of San Romolo, the Basilica of Sant’Alessandro (on Fiesole’s “acropolis”) and the Park of Montececeri, where a “passeggiata musicale,” or “musical stroll”, entitled “Le pietre risonanti” will be held 28 June, free of charge.
The 62nd edition of the Estate Fiesolana has been organized in collaboration with the Associazione Music Pool, the Associazione Nuovi Eventi Musicali, the Fondazione Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, the Mediateca Regionale Toscana and the Sindacato Nazionale Critici Cinematografici Italiani.
The calendar of events can be consulted on-line at www.estatefiesolana.it/index.php?id=62
Tickets are available at the Teatro Romano on Via Portigiani, 1
Ticket office hours: 10:00 – 19:00, closed Tuesdays; ticket prices are event-specific, ranging from € 5,00 to 25,00.
It is also possible to purchase a series membership.
- Agenzia per il Turismo di Firenze (Florence Tourist Office)