L'Homme Armé presents
The Concerts at the Last Supper 2021
Ancient music in the Florentine metropolitan area
From 18 October to 8 December 2021
The 2021 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 18 October to 8 December not only in the evocative room of the Last Supper by Andrea del Sarto in the San Salvi Museum (Friday 22 October) , a precious exhibition space within the Florentine museum circuit with the magnificent fresco of the Last Supper dating back to around 1511-1527, the historical site of the event, but also in other significant places of art in the city, such as the Auditorium of Sant'Apollonia , formerly the church of the convent of Benedictine nuns in whose upper room there is a large fresco by Andrea del Castagno, or the Church of Ognissanti , where the event ends on Wednesday 8 December with a free admission concert in memory of Johanna Knauf, conductor and choir who died prematurely in 2020, for some years collaborator of L'Homme Armé as a soprano; as has been tradition for some years now, the review brings its events free of charge also to churches and abbeys of great historical and artistic value in the metropolitan city: Saturday 23 October and Friday 19 November at 9.15 pm in the medieval Pieve di San Lorenzo (via Cocchi 4, Borgo Saint Lawrence); Sunday 24 October at 6 pm in the ancient Pieve di San Leolino in Panzano in Chianti (district of Greve in Chianti - Florence); Saturday 20 November at 9.15 pm in the majestic Abbey of Santi Salvatore e Lorenzo in Settimo (better known as Badia a Settimo ).
The concerts are all free , except that of Vittorio Ghielmi at the Auditorium of Sant'Apollonia and that of L'Homme Armé directed by Gian Luca Lastraioli at the Museum of San Salvi , which cost 10 euros . All in compliance with the anti-covid rules. Tickets can be purchased on site one hour before the show, but due to seat restrictions due to safety regulations, reservations are highly recommended even for free events; it can only be booked directly from the website www.hommearme.it (each event has its own button and each reservation is valid only for the chosen event; for information only : firstname.lastname@example.org ). Green Pass required.
The review is essentially dedicated to the fifth centenary of Josquin's death and the seventh centenary of Dante's death, with the only exception of the extraordinary invitation to Vittorio Ghielmi , great virtuoso of the viola da gamba, among the protagonists of the international panorama of early music. (he shared the stage in duo with Gustav Leonhardt, among the illustrious collaborations) for the first concert.
Monday 18 October, 9.15 pm, Sant'Apollonia Auditorium (via San Gallo 25, Florence): Vittorio Ghielmi , viola da gamba in Les voix humaines, les voix des Anges . Admission € 10.
Friday 22 October, 9.15 pm, San Salvi Museum , Andrea del Sarto's Last Supper (via di S. Salvi 16, Florence): L'Homme Armé directed by Gianluca Lastraioli presents The novelty of sound and the great light: the musical landscape in Dante and around Dante . Admission € 10.
Saturday 23 October, 9.15 pm, Pieve di San Lorenzo (via Cocchi 4, Borgo San Lorenzo, FI): L'Homme Armé directed by Gianluca Lastraioli presents The novelty of sound and the great light: the musical landscape in Dante and around Dante . Free admission.
Sunday 24 October, 6 pm , Pieve di San Leolino , Panzano in Chianti: L'Homme Armé directed by Gianluca Lastraioli presents The novelty of sound and the great light: the musical landscape in Dante and around Dante . Free admission.
Friday 19 November, 9.15 pm, Pieve di San Lorenzo , Borgo San Lorenzo: L'Homme Armé directed by Fabio Lombardo in Ave… Virgo serena. Musical architectures in Josquin Desprez's sacred production . Free admission.
Saturday 20 November, 9.15 pm, Badia a Settimo (via San Lorenzo a Settimo, Scandicci, FI): L'Homme Armé directed by Fabio Lombardo in Ave… Virgo serena. Musical architectures in Josquin Desprez's sacred production . Free admission.
Wednesday 8 December, 6 pm, Ognissanti Church (Piazza Ognissanti, Florence): L'Homme Armé in Concert for Johanna (in memory of Johanna Knauf). Free admission.
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