Salon/Sanctuary Concerts in Florence, Italy

2018 Sacro/Profano Festival

Viaggi e Battaglie / Voyages and Battles


Click here to see the detailed 2018 Concert Schedule. Concerts, venues, dates, and times are below.


All concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified


Through five concerts, the fourth annual Salon/Sanctuary Florence festival honors the spirit of international exchange, conflict and peace from ancient Greece to the tumultuous seicento.

 

Viaggi e Battaglie is made possibile by the patrocinio of L’Associazione per Boboli, L’Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane, Il Garden Club Firenze, Villa La Finaly, The Chancellerie des Universités de Paris – La Sorbonne, and NYU Villa La Pietra, the generous support of the Florence Gould Foundation, and the invaluable collaboration of Palazzo Bardi and Palazzo Gondi.

 

Saturday May 26 9:00pm

L’Oratorio del Ceppo

Via Pandolfini 5

 

Davide Pozzi, organ

Tutti i colori dell’organo

Variazioni Toccate e Battaglie nel periodo barocco

Music of Cabanilles, Frescobaldi, Merula, Pasquini, & Storace


Sunday, May 27 5:30pm

Il Cortile di Palazzo Gondi

Via dè Gondi, 2

 

Ensemble l’Aura Soave

Jessica Gould, soprano

Diego Castelli & Dario Palmisano, violini

Diego Cantalupi, chitarrone

Davide Pozzi, clavicembalo


Il Duello tra Apollo e Marte

 

Works of Giulio Caccini, Giacomo Carissimi, Girolamo Kapsberger, Giovanni Battista Lulli, Virgilio Mazzocchi, Luigi Rossi, and Barbara Strozzi on the subject of war and peace. Presented in collaboration with the Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane, Garden Club Firenze, and the Associazione per Boboli in occasion of the Giornata ADSI.


Monday, May 28 7:00pm

Il Cortile di Palazzo Bardi

Via dei Benci, 5

                               

Riccardo Pisani, tenore

Ensemble Ricercare Antico

Paolo Perrone, violino 

Matteo Coticoni, violone 

Giovanni Bellini, tiorba e arcoliuto 

Francesco Tomasi, tiorba, chitarra barocca e direzione


Giulio Romano

A commemorative concert in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Giulio Caccini on the site of opera's origin, Palazzo Bardi. Music of Caccini, Frescobaldi, Landi, Kapsberger, and Nicoletti.


Thursday, May 31 9:00pm

NYU Villa La Pietra

Via Bolognese, 120


Friday, June 1 8:30pm

Villa Finaly, La Chancellerie des Universités de la Sorbonne

Via Bolognese, 134


Ensemble Eneide

Jessica Gould, soprano

Romeo Ciuffa, flutes

Valerio Losito & Amie Weiss

Michele Carreca, lute

Bettina Hoffman, viola da gamba

Giulia Nuti, harpsichord


Fatima Gozlan, ney

Janos Gerszon, oud


Carthage Conquer'd: Dreams of Tunis in the Baroque Imagination

The capital of Tunisia was once the legendary city of Carthage. Its Queen Dido, loved and abandoned by Aeneas on his mission to found Rome, inspired countless musical masterworks from the baroque era to Berlioz. This concert alternates cantatas dedicated to the Carthaginian Queen with the Arabic form of improvisation known as Taksim, as two historically informed ensembles – one western and the other Tunisian, share a stage, offering a new perspective on Dido the misused monarch and the site of Northern Africa as both exploited resource and object of fantasy in the Western European mythscape.

Traditional Takisim, works of Cavalli, Couperin, de Visée, Legrenzi, Montéclair, Purcell, and Strozzi


 


la versione italiana sarà pronta fra poco Click here to watch excerpts from the 2016 festival