A tradition since 1983, Florence residents have enjoyed hearing young musicians from the Fiesole Music School on New Year’s Day at the theater of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. This year, during which the pandemic has changed our habits by imposing indispensable physical distancing, the musical greetings will reach us online from Fiesole at 11:30 am on the YouTube channel of the school free of charge. The Galilei Orchestra, conducted by Edoardo Rosadini, will interpret the Elegy from the Serenade for strings in C major op. 48 by Tchaikovsky with the wish for good news in the new year.
As an alternative, access the Facebook page of nearby Prato’s Palazzo Pretorio museum at 11 am to see and listen to a chamber ensemble, a harpsichorist and a soprano soloist interpret 17th and 18th century compositions by Rubino, Netti, Porsile and Scarlatti in a context of artworks from that period.
The Puccini Festival Orchestra conducted by maestro Alberto Veronesi will perform a free concert from the Viareggio fish market beginning at 12 noon, broadcast through the city of Viareggio’s Facebook page. The program comprises pieces by Puccini as well as Viennese waltz music.
On a final note, the Camerata Strumentale “Città di Prato” and the Orchestra Arché conducted by Filippo Maria Bressan will offer a classical concert from Pisa’s Teatro Verdi starting at 6 pm on the city’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. (anne lokken)