To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, the European University Institute, with the support of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze and in cooperation with the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, organises a concert series, Sounds of Europe 2017, together with cultural partners in Florence. The aim is to familiarize European citizens with music from across the continent. Sounds of Europe 2017, under the artistic direction of Matelda Cappelletti, is part of a wider programme of celebrations coordinated by the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, to which the EUI has the honour to contribute. More than 150 young musicians aged between 14 and 25 will perform in a rich programme of events, joined by famous musicians such as Alain Meunier, Anne Le Bozec, Stuart Patterson, Nina Uhari, Antonino Siringo and Edoardo Rosadini. Sounds of Europe 2017 will give the public the chance to get to know these talents while introducing the young musicians to European themes and contexts.

Wednesday 1 March 2017
Auditorium Cosimo Ridolfi
(Via Carlo Magno 7, 50127
Florence), 21:00 – 22:30
Concert by the Orchestra dei Ragazzi della Scuola di Musica di Fiesole directed by Edoardo Rosadini

Friday 17 March 2017
Deutsches Institut Florenz
(Borgo Ognissanti, 9, 50123
Florence), 20:00 – 21:30
Concert by Emanuele Brilli (violin) & Irene Novi (piano)

Thursday 30 March 2017
Institut français Firenze
(Piazza Ognissanti, 2, 50123
Florence), 20:00 – 21:30
Concert by Maestro Alain Meunier (cello) & Anne Le Bozec (piano)

Friday 7 April 2017
Library and Cultural Centre of the British Institute of Florence
(Lungarno Guicciardini, 9, 50125 Florence), 18:00 – 19.30
Concert by Stuart Patterson (tenor) & Nina Uhari (piano)

Saturday 6 May 2017
Villa Salviati (Via Bolognese, 156, 50139 Florence), hour to be defined
Concert by Youth Orchestra Cupiditas directed by Pietro Mazzetti
Pianoforte: Antonino Siringo

Thursday 18 May 2017
Le Murate Caffè Letterario
(Piazza delle Murate, 50122
Florence), 20:00 – 21.30
Film music brought by Datura Brass band

Friday 26 May 2017
Centro de Lengua Española
(Borgo Ognissanti, 9, 50123
Florence), 20:00 – 21:30
Spanish guitar music performed by Gabriele Putzulu

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