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Orchestra della Toscana – Easter Concert 2024 – Otto Tausk

About the Event

Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Brahms, Martines and Schubert at Florence's remarkable Teatro Verdi.

An enigmatic masterpiece, a forgotten composer, a budding composer. These are the three components (all set in Vienna) of the Easter concert entrusted to a baton at his debut on the podium of the ORT, the Dutch conductor Otto Tausk, musical director of the Vancouver Symphony orchestra and artistic consultant, in the Canadian town, of the VSO School of Music, something similar to our school in Fiesole. With Tausk are two longtime friends of our orchestra, Francesca Dego and Mario Brunello. She, a violinist present in the major symphonic and chamber seasons of Europe, the United States and Asia. He, destined for a career that could have run along the usual tracks of international concertism (First Prize “Tchaikovsky” in Moscow in 1986), does not like the beaten track. He takes his cello to play on the Dolomites, the Apuan Alps or in the desert in an abandoned factory in his town Castelfranco Veneto, he created an artistic workshop to experiment with new forms of entertainment and cultural sharing. And it is because of this insatiable curiosity that he crosses into other musical genres and finds himself collaborating on stage with Vinicio Capossela, Uri Caine, Gianmaria Testa, with the actor Marco Paolini, the writer Alessandro Baricco, the physicist Carlo Rovelli. All three protagonists are called upon to confront with an enigmatic masterpiece, the Double Concerto by Brahms.

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..

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