From May 3 to 6, with previews beginning April 29. Stars include Uto Ughi, the Solisti Veneti, Pietro De Maria, Silvia Chiesa and Eleonora Abbagnato
When: From 29 Apr 2018 to 06 May 2018
Where: Piazza del Giglio, 13
The first notes of the Lucca Classica Music Festival 2018 will be played by the cellist Silvia Chiesa, in a symbolic “passing of the baton” for the third edition, which concluded with 100 cellists led by Giovanni Sollima and Enrico Melozzi; the final notes, instead, will be marked by the dance movements of the star Eleonora Abbagnato.
Amid all of this, there will be four days of great beauty and strong impressions. In just four years, the festival has managed to carve out an important place for itself on the Italian panorama, even being inserted in the “Europa” volume of Treccani encylopedias.
The event, promoted by the Associazione Musicale Lucchese, Teatro del Giglio and Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, will take place in Lucca from May 3 to 6, and will feature around 80 appointments (mostly offering free entry), with special previews from April 29 to May 2.
City palaces, squares, churches, auditoriums and museums will all be lit up with music and words, creating a sort of “city-wide stage” in varied locations. Major names on the international music scene and young talents will take their respective turns in the limelight, alternating with scientists, musicologists, actors and cultural figures.
Among the key figures in the lineup are the cellists from the Mozarteum of Salzburg, led by Enrico Bronzi; conductor of the orchestra Beatrice Venezi; the celebrated violinist Uto Ugh; the Solisti Veneti; the pianist Pietro De Maria, the etoile Eleonora Abbagnato and the dance troupe from the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
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