Musical Landscapes in Tuscany - San Quirico d'Orcia - 18 - 28 august 2016

Musical Landscapes in Tuscany is a classical music festival which features performances by great artists of international fame taking place in various venues of the Val d’Orcia, an area known as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. In this part of Tuscany, the landscapes represent the fusion of nature’s incomparable beauty and man’s most inspirational artistic achievements, creating a harmony comparable to a great master’s musical score.

Musical Landscapes in Tuscany - San Quirico d'Orcia - 18 - 28 august 2016

San Quirico d’Orcia is an exceptionally beautiful town, located along the Via Francigena, the route historically used by Christian pilgrims traveling to Rome from the north. San Quirico’s historical center is evidence of a rich artistic and cultural history dating back over a thousand years. The Church of the Collegiata, the Pieve di S. Maria, the Palazzo Chigi, the Horti Leonini gardens and the medieval thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni comprise the splendid venues for our concerts. San Quirico and its surrounding areas are known for monuments and landscapes of great beauty which have become symbols of Tuscany that are appreciated throughout the world. It is in these places, surrounded by Val d’Orcia’s extraordinary vistas, that we will hold our concerts and accompanying gastronomical events, giving participants the opportunity to taste the excellent local wines and to sample dishes representing the greatest Tuscan culinary traditions. San Quirico is in the heart of an area that produces natural cured meats and cheeses, olive oil of the highest quality in the world and wine renowned internationally such as Brunello di Montalcino, il Nobile di Montepulciano, and l’Orcia D.O.C.

San Quirico is the headquarters of the Parco Artistico Naturale e Culturale della Val d’Orcia (Val d’Orcia Natural Park) which has been named a World Heritage Center by UNESCO. There is nothing more inspirational than listening to great music in some of the most beautiful settings in the world. Musical Landscapes in Tuscany offers an opportunity to do just that. From the chamber music literature, you will listen to the music of Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Schubert, Richard Strauss, Debussy, Sollima and other creative giants.

The festival will open on August 18 at the Collegiata of San Quirico d’Orcia with an all Bach program and will continue with a series of performances that promises to be of extraordinary artistic value and variety. This edition of the festival will again feature the traditional evening in the hilltop village of Vignoni with a concert by the Trio Furibondo, preceded by a sunset dinner. A very unique event will be that of August 19 with the performance of the Misa Criollo by Ariel Ramirez against the dramatic backdrop of the Parco dei Mulini.

There will be concerts given by musicians who have graced the world’s most illustrious concert halls .

The festival will feature musicians coming from Italy, the USA, Canada, France, Argentina, Taiwan, Israel, Japan and Australia.

Musical Landscapes in Tuscany is an event organized by the municipality of San Quirico d’Orcia, in collaboration with the cultural association «Musica Insieme».

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