Incontri in Terra di Siena

For this delightful chamber music festival, artistic director Antonio Lysy has drawn up the usual wide-ranging music programme featuring a host of world-class names. In the wake of last year’s success, he also offers a series of side-events relating to the visual arts, music, history, literature, food and wine, most of which are free to those holding concert tickets. The festival, based at Villa La Foce and in the mediaeval Castelluccio di Pienza in the heart of Tuscany’s beautiful Val d’Orcia, spreads the love of music and the arts with concerts, meetings, and artistic events in beautiful venues throughout the area. Some big names to look out for are those of pianist Andrew Von Oeyen, the Orchestra della Toscana with soprano Cinzia Forte, the Quartetto di Cremona and the virtuoso Igudesman & Joo duo. Tel. 057863316, www.itslafoce.org.

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