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FloReMus 2019

from 1 to 13 september 2019

The third edition of FloReMus Festival will focus on three important celebrations: 500th anniversary of the death of  Leonardo da Vinci, of the birth of Cosimo I, first Grand Duke of Tuscany, and of Caterina de’ Medici, who became Queen of France by marrying Henri II.
The schedule of events includes:

  • evening concerts: performed by internationally renowned ensembles and held in venues of great historical significance.
  • concerts à boire: performed by young ensembles/performers; these concerts will take place at aperitif time in informal and friendly venues.
  • conversations: held by experts of the field who will talk about music and its environs to a broader audience.
  • workshops: a series of workshops aimed at an audience who knows nothing or very little about the Renaissance in Florence.
  •  the third edition of the FloReMus International Renaissance Music Workshop. More info here.

Evening concerts

Monday September 2, 9,15 pm, Biblioteca di Michelozzo, Museo di San Marco (Piazza San Marco, Firenze)
Sollazzo Ensemble conducted by Anna Danilevskaia (Basel, Switzerland)
Firenze circa 1350
Music at the cradle of humanism
Music by Paolo, Donato, Giovanni e Lorenzo da Firenze and Francesco Landini performed by an already internationally acclaimed young ensemble.

Tuesday September 3, 9,15 pm, Biblioteca di Michelozzo, Museo di San Marco
European Lute Quartet (S. Richter, J.M. Poirier, T. Meunier, G.L. Lastraioli):
Il giardino dei liuti
Music for four lutes
Music by N. Vallet – R. Ballard – G. Pacoloni  and anonymous of the XVI century
The splendour and flair of the lute repertoire, the most popular instrument of the Renaissance, performed by four European virtuosi.

Wednesday September 4, 9,15 pm, Basilica of San Miniato al Monte (via delle Porte Sante 4, Firenze)
L’Homme Armé conducted by Fabio Lombardo
Una Passione per il popolo
The Passio secundum Mattheum by Corteccia
Music by Francesco Corteccia
During the first half of the XVI cent. the young Medici musician composed two Passions. In this concert the Passion according to Matthew will be performed as world première. This work presents a particular example of Florentine style that was being developed during those years alongside the invention of the madrigal. Corteccia became the favourite musician of Cosimo I and is considered to be one of the most accomplished musicians of the Florentine Renaissance.

Friday September 6, 9,15 pm, Auditorium Sant’Apollonia (Via San Gallo, 25)
Ensemble Doulce Mémoire conducted by Denis Raisin Dadre (France)
Musique d’un règne
Music for the Chambre du Roi
The concert recreates the everyday life at the court of Francois I of France during the XVI cent. where the king was surrounded by the best singers and musicians of France. No one better than the ensemble Doulce Mémoire (founded in 1989 by Denis Raisin Dadre) could give life to this marvellous repertoire.

Tickets: at the venue of the concert one hour before the start of the concert (full price ticket €18, reduced ticket €12).
The concert of september 4 at the Basilica of S. Miniato is with free entrance.

Information and reservations: ph. 055 695000/3396757446 or email informazioni@hommearme.it


Sunday September 1, 5 pm, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Via Cavour 3, Firenze (Sala Luca Giordano)
The “cosmic dance” of Caterina de’ Medici, with Gloria Giordano
in collaboration with Comitato Cosimo e Caterina

Friday September 6, 6,30 pm, Istituto Francese, Firenze
Music at the court of Francesco I, King of France
with Denis Raisin Dadre, founder of the Ensemble Doulce Mémoire

Saturday September 7, 6,30 pm, Biblioteca delle Oblate, Firenze
Leonardo da Vinci and the portrait of Josquin Desprez
with Walter Testolin

Tuesday september 10 6,30 pm, Biblioteca delle Oblate, Firenze
Simonetta and the other women: women in the Florentine Festa of the Quattrocento
with Paola Ventrone

All conversations are with free entrance.

Concerts à boire

Tuesday August 27, 7,30 pm, PAC, Le Murate, Firenze
Concert à boire
Stranarmoniae Ensemble, conducted by Rossana Bertini
Music by C. Monteverdi

Friday August 30, place to be announced, 7,30 pm
Marco Saccardin, voice and lute
Music by Josquin, Cara, Tromboncino

Sunday September 1, 6,30 pm
Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Firenze
First concert of the III Internation Renaissance Music Workshop
Students and teachers of L’Homme Armé
in collaboration with Comitato Cosimo e Caterina

Sunday September 8, 6,30 pm
Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Firenze
Second Concert of the III Internation Renaissance Music Workshop
Students and teachers of L’Homme Armé
in collaboration with Comitato Cosimo e Caterina

Tuesday September 10, 19.30 pm, Altana of the Oblate Library, Florence
Concert à boire
Lunaensemble, conducted by Luciano Bonci
music by C. Monteverdi

Friday September 11, 19.30 pm, PAC, Le Murate, Firenze
Concert à boire
Viol consort of the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole conducted by Bettina Hoffmann
music by J. Dowland, J. Jenkins, G. Coperario, T. Lupo, T. Morley

All Concerts à boire are with free entrance

A workshop on Music in the Renaissance :Quant’è bella giovinezza, music and stories of the Florentine Renaissance 
This workshop is aimed at an audience who know very little or nothing of the art, the culture and the music of this period. It will include both a theoric part  and a practical part with musical and poetic activities. The workshop will take place in suburban meeting places such as municipal libraries and Case del Popolo.

August 28, 9 pm,  Circolo ARCI Il Progresso
Septembre 9, 5 pm,  Biblioteca Buonarroti
September 11, 5 pm,  Biblioteca Mario Luzi
September 12, 5 pm, BiblioteCaNova Isolotto

With the support of:
Estate Fiorentina del Comune di Firenze
Regione Toscana
Fondazione CRF

A collaboration with:
Museo di San Marco
Institut Français de Florence
Fondazione Scuola di Musica di Fiesole onlus
Città Metropolitana di Firenze
Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Biblioteche Fiorentine
Cinquecentenario di Cosimo e Caterina De’ Medici
Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea
Circolo Arci Il Progresso
Associazione Culturale La Chute


FloReMus 2018

The 2nd edition (September 1-9, 2018) of FloReMus Festival will focus on the repertoire that was composed during the time of the transition from the Third Republic of Florence to the birth and development of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The Festival will present the most representative compositions of that period, as “Tua est potentia”, a program dedicated to the Medici Codex, the music book that Pope Leo X (Giovanni de’Medici) commissioned for the wedding of his nephew, Lorenzo Duke of Urbino, with Madeleine de la Tour d’Auvergne, and the “Musics for the wedding of Cosimo de’Medici and Eleanor of Toledo”.

L’Homme Armé will perform side by side with some of the most esteemed European ensembles: Ensemble Janequin, who will celebrate in Florence the 40th anniversary of its activity, Ensemble Cinquecento, an ensemble of young European singers who will perform music connected to the Court of Habsburg, La Pifarescha, an ensemble that brings together some of the most talented players of wind instruments of the Renaissance period.

The Concerts will be enriched by lectures that aim to inform and educate the audience of music enthusiasts. Parallel to the Festival, an international course dedicated to the music of the same period will be held.

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