Lucca’s Easter and Pentecost Festival is now in its 18th edition, under the artistic direction of Andrea Colombini, establishing itself as one of the longest and most successful classical, chamber and cross-over music events of the city.
This year too, the event has widespread support: with the patronage and sponsorship of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio of Lucca, the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra, the Puccini music web TV Channel and the collaboration of the Fondazione Banca del Monte. The Easter and Pentecost Festival is dedicated to the memory of the great conductor Herbert Von Karajan, with six concerts devoted to symphonic, chamber and operatic music.
FROM VIENNA TO SPIELBERG
On Friday, May 12, at the Chiesa dei Servi (at 9.15 pm), there’s an “Orchestral Lollypops – From Vienna to Spielberg” concert with Andrea Colombini and the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra with Francesca Maionchi, Nicola Mugnaini and Michael Alfonsi. It will be an opportunity to immerse oneself in a repertoire ranging from Puccini to Bizet, and including J. Strauss, J. Williams, Sousa, Wagner and Verdi.
Thursday, May 18 (Chiesa di San Giovanni at 9.30 pm) Lyric Gala “Puccini’s Women” with Silvia Pacini (soprano), Simone Frediani (tenor) and Franco Cerri (baritone) accompanied by Diego Fiorini, the amazing pianist.
FABRIZIO DATTERI PLAYS DEBUSSY
On Friday, May 19 (Chiesa di San Giovanni at 9.15 pm) Fabrizio Datteri’s piano will captivate with Claude Debussy’s music.
CONCERT FOR ITALIAN REPUBLIC DAY
On Friday, June 2, there’s a concert for Italian Republic day (Chiesa dei Servi, 9:15 pm), with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lucca conducted by Andrea Colombini. The soloists are Fiammetta Tarli and Ivo Varbanov (pianos) for an evening that includes Mozart, Handel, Vaughan Williams and Ravel.
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