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Greta Scacchi - Jeremy Irons - Sinéad Cusack Martha Argerich - Michael Guttman - Maxim Beloserkovsky Irina Dvorovenko - pinchas Zukerman - Danielle de Niese Nina kotova - Leif Ove Andsnes - orchestra della toscana Amanda Forsyth - zukerman Chamber players - Andrea griminelli Miloš Karadaglic ´- Carlo Montanaro - I virtuosi del teatro alla scala
30 july - 7 august c o r t o n a
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Welcome to the Tuscan Sun Festival,
The Festival is delighted to present
the region’s premiere arts and life-
three visual art exhibitions.
style event. Set within the intimate setting of the medieval town of Cortona in the province of Arezzo, Tuscany, the Festival is proud to present
Fabrizio Ferri is one of Italy’s most distinctive photographers. Renowned worldwide for his simple yet sophisticated style, Fabrizio is presenting a selection of photographs entitled Hid-
its 9th annual programme featuring an
den Music. Architect and painter Al-
exciting daily schedule of events that
berto Alfonso collaborates with poet
explore fine arts, culinary & wine,
and scholar Edward Mayes to exhibit
wellness, and local culture & history. Each evening, concerts featuring some of the world’s most dis-
From Things about To Disappear, I Turn Away in Time, focusing on the interplay of their responses to concepts of time. J Henry Fair photographic ex-
tinguished artists are performed in
hibition The Music I See will be open
the intimate setting of the Romantic-
daily at Teatro Signorelli. The exhibi-
period theatre, Teatro Signorelli.
tions run throughout the Festival.
The Festival would like to thank its partners:
saturday 30 19.00 Masters of Wine Il Falconiere Relais & Chateaux € 200 James Suckling hosts an exclusive wine tasting and dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant Relais Il Falconiere.
sunday 31 13.00 - 15.00 Festival Lunch Osteria del Teatro € 60 Hosted by Under the Tuscan Sun author Frances Mayes, lunch in typical Tuscan style at one of Cortona’s finest restaurants. 15.30 - 16.30 Conversation with an artist Palazzo Casali Free Fabrizio Ferri discusses his photographic exhibition, Hidden Music 17.00 - 19.30 Vineyard Excursion Fabrizio Dionisio € 20 Meeting place: MAEC Piazza Signorelli A tour and wine tasting at the Fabrizio Dionisio winery, proud of its vinicultural heritage and production of some of Tuscany’s best Syrah wines.
18.00 - 19.00 Dance Lesson Tango/Salsa/Foxtrot Palestra di Cortona € 15 Have some fun learning Latin and Ballroom dances with Anne-Marie Morison before finishing up with a refreshing aperitif! 21.00 Opening Gala Dinner Il Borro Wine Estate The Tuscan Sun Festival officially opens with a gala dinner hosted by the Ferragamo family at the Il Borro winery. For tickets please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 1 Nestor Marconi
Main Event 21.00 Teatro Signorelli
Events Programme € 65; € 45; € 35
Martha Argerich, Piano Luis Bacalov, Conductor/Piano Michael Guttman, Violin Nestor Marconi, Bandoneon Eduardo Hubert, Conductor La Camerata di Parigi TANGOS with Martha Argerich & Friends In an evening dedicated to Argentina and its most seductive dance, legendary pianist Martha Argerich leads an exceptional night of Tango variations by composers such as Piazzolla and Bacalov. Joined by friends such as Oscar-winning composer for Il Postino, Luis Bacalov, Michael Guttman, Nestor Marconi and Eduardo Hubert, it is a rare opportunity to hear the acclaimed Martha Argerich as she and the ensemble bring Tango to life in the very heart of Cortona. Orchestra della Toscana
09.00 - 10:00 Tai Chi Sant’Agostino Free Start the day with Lucia Dalbon’s popular Tai Chi class in the grassy courtyard of Sant Agostino. 10.30 - 11.30 Chinese Medicine Sant’Agostino Free Dr. Song gives an annual lecture series explaining the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine alongside interactive demonstrations of his techniques. 12.00 - 13.00 Lecture by James Bradburne Sant’Agostino Free A discussion led by James Bradburne, Director of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. 17.30 Manzano Estate The Tuscan Sun Festival is delighted to announce the collaboration with Tenimenti d’Alessandro and Galleria Continua on the launch of internationally acclaimed artist Daniel Buren’s new installation at the Manzano Estate. 18.00 - 19.00 Historic Walk and Aperitif Meeting place: Piazza del Mercato € 12 In this guided walk, discover Cortona and some of its incredible treasures, before relaxing with a refreshing aperitif at dusk.
tuesday 2 Main Event 21.00 Teatro Signorelli
Events Programme € 65; € 45; € 35
Pinchas Zukerman, Violin Andrea Griminelli, Flute Amanda Forsyth, Cello Carlo Montanaro, Conductor Orchestra della Toscana Mozart Symphony No.29 in A major, K.201 Mozart Flute Concerto in G major, K.313 Tchaikovsky Mélodie Tchaikovsky Sérénade Mélancolique Saint-Saëns The Muse and the Poet
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Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 in A major, Op.90 (Italian)
09.00-10:00 Tai Chi Sant’Agostino Free Start the day with Lucia Dalbon’s popular Tai Chi class in the grassy courtyard of Sant Agostino. 10.00-13.00 Cheese-making Workshop Ristorante la Bucaccia € 30 Experienced cheese-maker Romano Magi leads an interactive class making Classic Pecorino, Ricotta and Raviggiolo as well as other fresh cheeses presented exclusively for the Festival. 17.00-19.30 Vineyard Excursion Meeting place: Piazza del Mercato € 20 Visit the Stefania Mezzetti winery and experience a tour and wine tasting highlighting Cortona’s deeply rooted tradition of wine production. 18.00-19.00 Author talk and reading Sant’Agostino Free Local author Valentina Olivastri discusses her recent novel.
wednesday 3 Main Event 21.00 Teatro Signorelli
€ 65; € 45; € 35
Zukerman Chamber Players Pinchas Zukerman, Violin Jessica Linnebach, Violin Jethro Marks, Viola Amanda Forsyth, Cello Angela Cheng, Piano Mozart Duo for Violin & Viola No. 2 in B flat major, K. 424 Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60 Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
Pinchas Zukerman - Jessica Linnebach
Events Programme 09.00-10.00 Tai Chi Sant’Agostino Free Start the day with Lucia Dalbon’s popular Tai Chi class in the grassy courtyard.
© J.Henry Fair
10.30-11.30 Chinese Medicine Sant’Agostino Free Dr. Song gives an annual lecture series explaining the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine alongside interactive demonstrations of his techniques. 12.00-14.00 Cooking with silvia Sant’Agostino € 30 Learn how to create exquisite Tuscan food with Silvia Baracchi, chef at Michelin-award winning Il Falconiere Relais & Chateaux before dining on the lunch that has just been prepared, accompanied by excellent local wines.
Amanda Forsyth - Jethro Marks
17.00-18.00 Conversation with an artist Sant’Agostino Free One of classical music’s rising stars, guitarist Miloš Karadaglić talks about his career ahead of his performance at the Festival.
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© Gene Schiavone
Main Event 20.00 Teatro Signorelli
€ 100; € 75; € 50
Seduction, Smoke and Music The love story of Chopin and George Sand Sinéad Cusack as George Sand Jeremy Irons as Frédéric Chopin Nina Kotova, Cello Irina Dvorovenko, Dancer Maxim Beloserkovsky, Dancer Simon Trpčeski, piano TBC Script by James Melo Hollywood superstars Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack narrate a theatrical evening with music called Seduction, Smoke and Music. Chronicling the love story of renowned composer Frédéric Chopin and infamous French writer and feminist Amandine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, known as George Sand, the performance explores the development of their unusual relationship over a decade; from the first meetings that were repulsive to him yet intriguing to her, a wild affair in Majorca, to Sand finally assuming an unlikely motherly role of Chopin that was ultimately doomed. Sinéad Cusack, as the unconventional and controversial cigar smoking George Sand, and Jeremy Irons, as the celebrated pianist and composer, read letters exchanged between the lovers in an evening accompanied and illustrated by the music of Chopin and his contemporaries. Performed in English, with written translation. Approximately 80 min-
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utes with interval. Written and conceived by Ensemble for the Romantic Century (Eve Wolf & Max Barros, Artistic Directors) and Barrett Wissman. Executive Producer: Barrett Wissman and IMG Artists. Events Programme 09.00-10.00 Tai Chi Sant’Agostino Free Start the day with Lucia Dalbon’s popular Tai Chi class in the grassy courtyard of Sant’ Agostino. 10.00-13.00 Cheese-making Workshop Ristorante la Bucaccia € 30 Experienced cheese-maker Romano Magi leads an interactive class making Classic Pecorino, Ricotta and Raviggiolo as well as other fresh cheeses presented exclusively for the Festival. 18.00-19.00 Historic Walk and Aperitif Meeting place: Piazza del Mercato € 12 In this guided walk, discover Cortona and some of its incredible treasures, before relaxing with a refreshing aperitif at dusk. 22.00 charity Gala Dinner Tenimenti Luigi d’Alessandro wine estate € 400 Following the evening’s performance with Jeremy Irons, an exclusive charity dinner in support of the Del Sole Foundation for the Arts and Humanities.
21.00 Teatro Signorelli
€ 90; € 65; € 45
Greta Scacchi presents: Schubertiade: The life of Schubert told and illustrated A collaboration with ‘Pietrasanta in Concerto’ Greta Scacchi, Narrator Michael Guttman, Violin Frank Braley, Piano Werner Van Mechelen, Baritone Enrico Fagone, Double bass The Guttman Quartet A tribute to Franz Schubert, this special concert performance features the composer’s music set in the comfortable salon atmosphere of Schubert’s era. Repertoire will include well-loved pieces such as Death and the Maiden, Impromptu and The Trout as well as poetry from Schubert’s contemporaries, introduced and read by internationally renowned film, theatre and Emmy award-winning actress Greta Scacchi. Performed in English and Italian, with written translation.
09.00-10.00 Tai Chi Sant’Agostino Free Start the day with Lucia Dalbon’s popular Tai Chi class. 10.30-11.30 Chinese Medicine Sant’Agostino Free Dr. Song gives an annual lecture series explaining the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine alongside interactive demonstrations of his techniques. 12.00 - 14.00 COOKING WITH DONATELLA Sant’Agostino €30 Donatella Balducci returns to the Festival. Dine on the four-course lunch that has just been prepared, accompanied by excellent local wines. 15.30 - 16.30 AUTHOR TALK AND GARDEN VISIT WITH VALERIE THORNHILL The illustrated talk by writer and art historian Valerie Thornhill will be followed by a private visit to her garden inspired by Emperor Hadrian’s Garden of Memory. Lecture in English. 18.00-19.00 Dance Lesson Tango/Cha-cha/Rumba Palestra di Cortona € 15 Have some fun learning Latin and Ballroom dances with Anne-Marie Morison before finishing up with a refreshing aperitif!
saturday 6 Main Event 21.00 Teatro Signorelli
€ 65; € 45; € 35
Orchestra della Toscana Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro Overture, K.492 Mozart Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491 Schubert Symphony No.5 in B-flat major, D.485 Rodrigo Concerto de Aranjuez
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Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano Miloš Karadaglić, Guitar Carlo Montanaro, Conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes
Events Programme 09.00-15.00 Etruscan Tour and Lunch Meeting place: MAEC Piazza Signorelli € 50 A tour of the local archaeological site providing insight into Etruscan and Roman life in the vicinity of Cortona, followed by an authentic Etruscan lunch at Borgo Il Melone. 11.30-13.00 Yoga and Pilates Palestra di Cortona € 15 Trudie Styler and James D’Silva return to the Festival to present a dynamic, empowering yoga and pilates workout. 17.00-18.00 Conversation with an artist Sant’Agostino Free A discussion with this evening’s critically acclaimed pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.
18.00-19.00 Historic Walk and Aperitif Meeting place: MAEC Piazza Signorelli € 12 In this guided walk, discover Cortona and some of its incredible treasures, before relaxing with a refreshing aperitif at dusk. 12.00-14.00 Cooking with donatella Sant’Agostino € 30 Donatella Balducci returns to the Festival, demonstrating how to create exquisite Tuscan food. Dine on the four-course lunch that has just been prepared, accompanied by excellent local wines.
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Danielle de Niese
I Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala
Main Event 21.00 Teatro Signorelli
Events Programme € 65; € 45; € 35
Danielle de Niese, Soprano Nina Kotova, Cello Julian Kovatchev, Conductor I Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala Soloists: Fabrizio Meloni, Clarinet Gabriele Screpis, Bassoon Marco Pierobon, Trumpet Handel Let the Bright Seraphim Handel Overture from Tolomeo Bach Schafe können sicher weiden Bach Sich üben im Lieben Boccherini Overture Boccherini Cello Concerto Interval Mozart Quel nocchier from Betulia Liberata Rossini Sonata a Quattro No. 1 Rossini La Promessa Donizetti Fantasia on “Lucia di Lammermoor” Donizetti “Quel guardo il cavaliere.. So anch’io la virtù magica” from Don Pasquale
10.30-11.30 Chinese Medicine Dr. Song gives an annual lecture series explaining the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine alongside interactive demonstrations of his techniques. 10.30-12.00 Cooking with Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos. Sant’Agostino Courtyard Extra Virgin TV Show Season Finale. The cooking duet formed by acclaimed actress Debi Mazar and her Italian husband Gabriele Corcos will take you through a sumptuous culinary experience Under the Tuscan Sun. 11.30-13.00 Yoga and Pilates Palestra di Cortona € 15 Trudie Styler and James D’Silva return to the Festival to present a dynamic, empowering yoga and pilates workout. 17.00-19.30 Vineyard Excursion Villa Loggio € 20 A tour and wine tasting at Villa Loggio, producer of the finest of Italian Wines.
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Monday 1 August
Martha Argerich & Friends
Tuesday 2 August
Zukerman, Griminelli, Forsyth
Wednesday 3 August Zukerman Chamber Players
Greta Scacchi presents: Schubertiade
Saturday 6 August
Leif Ove Andsnes, Miloš Karadaglić
Sunday 7 August
Danielle de Niese, Nina Kotova
Thursday 4 August
Seduction, Smoke & Music
Friday 5 August
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