The Badia Concerts Are Back in Passignano


Badia a Passignano

The summer festival,”the Badia Concerts,” returns with classical music events at the Abbey of St. Michael the Archangel (San Michele Arcangelo) at Passignano, a venue that has been hosting the Orchestra of Tuscany (ORT) for many years.

The monastic complex, also known as Badia a Passignano, is the center of a well-protected area surrounded by cypresses and an ancient village. The natural beauty of the Chianti hills amplifies the the historical and architectural importance of the Abbey, which was founded before the year 1000. Immersed in this magnificent landscape, the Abbey courtyard will provide the outdoor setting for three classical music performances scheduled for July 8, 20 and August 5. Each performance starts at 9 pm.

Admission costs € 15 full price and € 5 reduced, which can be purchased on-site or booked via a call to 320 6008278 or e-mail

For more info, call 335 387 281/ 328 378 8702, mail or check

The concerts are listed below.


On the podium, Diego Ceretta as the soloist/conductor, and Augusto Gasbarri as the first cello of the ORT will interpret the grace of Haydn’s Concerto n.1 for cello, which will provide a light-hearted and gentle contrast to Beethoven’s Second Symphony.

Diego Ceretta, conductor

Augusto Gasbarri, cello

Orchestra of Tuscany

Franz Joseph Haydn / Cello Concert No.1

Ludwig van Beethoven / Symphony No.2, op. 36

Wednesday, July 20: THE VERDI YEARS

A show revolving around the renowned composer Giuseppe Verdi mixes music, history, and comedy for the audience.

Alessandro Riccio, soloist

String and wind ensemble of the ORT

Friday, August 5:

The concert is conducted by Daniele Giorgi, a well-known for his musical interpretations from multiple perspectives.

Daniele Giorgi, conductor, and lead violinist

Orchestra of Tuscany

Johannes Brahms / Serenades n.2 op. 16

Felix Mendelssohn/ Symphony n.4 “Italian,” op. 90