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Orchestra della Toscana – Diego Ceretta & Lera Auerbach

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About the Event

Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Mozart at Florence's remarkable Teatro Verdi.

The protagonist of this concert is Mozart: Mozart himself and Mozart revisited by Lera Auerbach, today’s composer who is also a pianist, writer, and visual artist. For the global vision that she has of art, critics have defined her as a woman of the Renaissance. She was born fifty years ago in Chelyabinsk, Siberia as a teenager she moved to New York without knowing a word of English. The title Eterniday. Hommage à W. A. Mozart plays with a word invented by the composer (the union of “eternity” and “day”, understood as something in a balance between fragility and permanence) which, however, sounds to an Italian ear like an exclamation from an opera libretto (“Eternal Gods!”). The Mozart inside it is that of the childish pages for the keyboard, which Auerbach knows well as she recorded them. Around this Mozart‐inspired piece, the principal conductor of the ORT Diego Ceretta places two masterpieces by Mozart. The K.466, the most noir of the Salzburg piano concertos, and then there is “Jupiter”, a monumental symphony, as superb as Jupiter whose name it bears.

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..


  • Lera Auerbach – Eterniday (Hommage to Mozart)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, KV 466
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, Jupiter
Program is subject to change


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.
Inside the historic Teatro Verdi in the heart of Florence, the Orchestra is composed of 45 musicians, divided into accomplished chamber groups: I Solisti dell’ORT, OrtEnsemble, Harmoniemusik — I Fiati dell’ORT. ORT's performances are broadcast nationally by RAI‐Radiotre Suite and in Tuscany by Rete Toscana Classica.

Piano: Lera Auerbach
Conductor: Diego Ceretta


Teatro Verdi, Via Ghibellina, 99/R, Florence, Italy — Google Maps

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