About the Event
In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Beethoven and Prokofiev at Florence's treasured and world‐renowned Teatro Verdi.
Teatro Verdi is a theatre established in Florence in 1854, in the street 'Via Giuseppe Verdi'. Originally known as Teatro Pagliano, the theatre became one of the most popular theatres in Tuscany, welcoming all kinds of shows, as well as classical performances with the arrival of the Orchestra della Toscana. The largest Italian‐style theatre in the region, the building was inaugurated with a performance of Verdi´s masterpiece, 'Rigoletto', and was renamed in 1901 to honour the composer. Home to the Orchestra della Toscana, the theatre now combines a vivid classical program with theatre seasons, as well as rock and pop performances..
- Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyevich – Symphony No. 1 in D Major, op. 25, "Classical"
- Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyevich – Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 63
- Beethoven, Ludwig van – Symphony No. 1, Op. 21
|Orchestra:|| Orchestra della Toscana |
Founded in 1980, ORT was established under the tutelage of the Tuscan Regional Government, the Municipal Government of Florence, and the Provincial Administrations of Florence. While under the artistic direction of Luciano Berio, ORT was given national recognition for excellence by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs.