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Took place 4 days ago
Thu 16 Nov 20:40 - 23:00

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Dear friends,

this time I propose you a concert of classic music which combines theatre and images from Van Gogh’s paintings.
In the perfomance will be investigated the relationship between the two brothers Theo and Vincent Van Gogh and their dramatic letters.
Lights and colors of the brilliant Dutch painter will do from background to the theatrical readings of the actor Blas Boca Rey in cooperation with the pieces of music selected and played by the flautist Luciano Tristaino from Satie,Donjon, Debussy, Glass, Telemann, Hoffmeister, Scelsi, Fedele, Beethoven, Bizet, Ravel, Piazzolla, Muczynski, Bach.
A fantastic world, as well frantic as sensitive emerges from the numerous letters which Vincent wrote to the beloved brother Theo, his personal art dealer who took care of him all life long.
The letters disclose an artist with a powerful and untamable energy, sadly aware to be different from the others almost in everything: way of living, relationship’s abilities and artistic talent.
The performers say: “the theatrical readings won’t tell us about events but will evoke the contest in which Van Gogh developed his career; the music won’t be a mere accompaniment to the narration but it will enlighten the personality of the artist that we are going to discover through the listening.
The site of this beautiful performance is Vanni’s Hall whose name comes from Giovan Battista Vanni, the painter of the fresco “ Christ’s Supper in the Pharisee’s house” which adorns the place.
The Vannni’s hall is inside the XVI century’s Convent of Santa Maria del Carmine, which has become a place of excellence for the music in Florence over the years.
We meet at 20:40 at Protected content
I have obtained a reduction on the entrance fee so if we are a group of 10 people or plus we pay 8 euro instead of 12 euro each.
I will wait for you till 20:50, later I will give the list of participants in the ticket's desk, in order that also the late comers may get the reduction by advicing that they’re in the list.
I look forward to meeting you on Thursday 16th