The Concerts at the Last Supper 2020

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Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020


L'Homme Armé presents

The Concerts at the Last Supper 2020

Ancient music in the Florentine metropolitan area

From 15 to 24 October 2020

The 2020 edition of " The Concerts at the Last Supper" , which the L'Homme Armé Association has been running since 1994 and is the longest-running annual festival of early music in Tuscany, will take place from 15 to 24 October not only in the evocative hall of Last Supper by Andrea del Sarto in the Museum of San Salvi (Sunday 18) , a precious exhibition space within the Florentine museum circuit with the magnificent fresco of the Last Supper dating from around 1511-1527, the historical site of the event, but also in other significant places of Florence (such as the former church, now Auditorium di Sant'Apollonia in via San Gallo 25) and the metropolitan city: the Pieve dei Santi Pietro e Paolo in Cascia (Piazza S. Pietro 2, Reggello; October 16 ), the Certosa di Firenze (Via della Certosa 1, October 17), the Pieve di San Lorenzo in Borgo San Lorenzo ( October 24 ) and the Abbey of Santi Salvatore e Lorenzo a Settimo (better known as Badia a Settimo ; 23 October ); the concerts are all free , except that of Marco Mencoboni at the San Salvi Museum , which costs 8 euros . All in compliance with anti-covid rules. Tickets for the concert at the San Salvi Museum on October 18th can be purchased on site one hour before the show, but due to seat restrictions due to safety regulations, reservations are highly recommended ; even more so for free events; given the limits imposed, in order not to risk collecting more requests than necessary, telephone and email bookings have been deactivated and you can only book directly from the website (each event has its own button and each booking is valid only for the chosen event; for information only, you can call 339 6757446 or write to

The inaugural concert, initially scheduled at the Cenacolo di San Salvi, has been moved to the larger Auditorium of Sant'Apollonia. Here on Thursday 15 October at 9 pm (on the occasion of the Festa della Toscana 2019) the Ensemble L'Homme Armé directed by Fabio Lombardo (Rossana Bertini, soprano; Mya Fracassini, mezzo-soprano; Andrés Montilla Acurero, tenor; Riccardo Pisani, tenor; Gabriele Lombardi , baritone) presents «Quel dolce foco. The madrigal in 16th century Florence », with music by Philippe Verdelot, Jacques Arcadelt, Costanzo Festa, Francesco Corteccia. It will be repeated on Friday 16th in Reggello and Saturday 17th at the Certosa di Firenze, again at 9pm.

At the Last Supper in the Museum of San Salvi, on Sunday 18 October at 5.30 pm Marco Mencoboni , internationally renowned harpsichordist, presents the concert «Le Vertigo. French harpsichord music », during which music by L. Couperin, JH d'Anglebert, A. Forqueray, JF Dandrieu, CB Balbastre, J. Royer will be listened to (single fee, 8 euros).

The final concerts, Friday 23 October at 9.15 pm in the magnificent Badia a Settimo (via S. Lorenzo a Settimo, Scandicci) and Saturday 24 October at 9.15 pm in the medieval Pieve di San Lorenzo (via Cocchi 4, Borgo San Lorenzo) are free admission , but far from poor: the Ensemble L'Homme Armé directed by Fabio Lombardo (Mya Fracassini, mezzo-soprano; Marta Fumagalli, mezzo-soprano; Andres Montilla Acurero, tenor; Paolo Fanciullacci, tenor; Riccardo Pisani, tenor; Gabriele Lombardi, baritone; Andrea Perugi, organ) performs «Plorat to love. Sacred and spiritual music by Claudio Monteverdi ». All the concert venues outside the city, whether known or not, bear witness to the long and complex history of the area. Inside there are often notable works of art which, thanks also to these events, can be recognized and better appreciated. Without forgetting that around these places there are living communities to which these concerts (with free admission) are aimed, so that we can better understand the intertwining of artistic expressions that is the basis of our history.



Auditorium of Sant'Apollonia (via San Gallo 25)

(on the occasion of the Tuscan Festival 2019)


Parish church of Saints Peter and Paul in Cascia, Piazza S. Pietro 2, Reggello (FI)

(on the occasion of the Tuscan Festival 2019)


Florence Charterhouse, Via della Certosa 1, Florence

(on the occasion of the Tuscan Festival 2019)

That sweet fire

The madrigal in sixteenth-century Florence

L'Homme Armé

Rossana Bertini , soprano

Mya Fracassini , mezzo-soprano

Andrés Montilla Acurero , tenor

Riccardo Pisani , tenor

Gabriele Lombardi , baritone

Fabio Lombardo , direction

Music by Philippe Verdelot, Jacques Arcadelt, Costanzo Festa, Francesco Corteccia

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S. Salvi Museum

via di S. Salvi 16, Florence

The Vertigo

French harpsichord music

Marco Mencoboni, harpsichord

Music by L.Couperin, JHd'Anglebert, A.Forqueray, JFDandrieu, CBBalbastre, J.Royer

Single seat euro 8

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Badia a Settimo

via S. Lorenzo a Settimo, Scandicci



Parish church of San Lorenzo

via Cocchi 4, Borgo San Lorenzo (FI)


Plorat to love

Sacred and spiritual music by Claudio Monteverdi

L'Homme Armé

Mya Fracassini , mezzo-soprano

Marta Fumagalli , mezzo-soprano

Andres Montilla Acurero , tenor

Paolo Fanciullacci, tenor

Riccardo Pisani , tenor

Gabriele Lombardi, baritone

Andrea Perugi, organ

Fabio Lombardo , director

Music by Claudio Monteverdi

The live shows are associated with some in- depth online conversations of the concert program , with the conductor and the performers, via Zoom on the Facebook page of the L'Homme Armé Association ( ). This is the calendar:

Wednesday 7 October, 6.30 pm: Presentation of the Concerts at the Last Supper 2020

Tuesday 13 October, 6.30 pm: “That sweet fire. Love and politics at the origin of the madrigal between Florence and Rome ”, with Fabio Lombardo and Rossana Bertini, Mya Fracassini, Andrés Montilla-Acurero, Riccardo Pisani, Gabriele Lombardi.

Saturday 17 October, 6.30 pm : “Le Vertigo. The universe of French music for harpsichord ”, with Marco Mencoboni and Fabio Lombardo

Monday 19 October, 6.30 pm : "Monteverdi and a new idea of religious music", with Fabio Lombardo and Andrea Perugi


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