A great music festival in the Renaissance's house
Our project consists in the organization and realization of a great music festival in the historic Renaissance town of Pienza (Siena).
"Pienza International Music Festival" take place in the magical Tuscan town of Pienza that overlooking the Val d'Orcia. Pienza is called "The Ideal City" by Pope Enea Piccolomini and historically is the first model of the Renaissance city in Italy and in the world. Pienza was built in only three years with a project inspired by Enea Silvio Piccolomini when he became Pope in 1458. It represents one of the best Renaissance towns and for this reason is called "Ideal City". In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included in the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.
"Pienza International Music Festival" began in 2015 with the intention of bringing some great musicians from different musical worlds (classical music, jazz and progressive rock), to perform in some of the most beautiful and enchanting places of Pienza: the cathedral, the Piccolomini Palace, the church of San Francesco, the Pieve of Corsignano, etc ... This musical event would like valorize the union with the renaissance architecture of Pienza in combination with the great music for to immerse the audience in a unique atmosphere of beauty, magic, perfumes , charm and architectural perfection.
The event takes place during summer period, in June, with concerts and master classes every Saturday and Sunday.
The long-term goal is to search additional funds for to make this event even more beautiful and important; bring in Pienza more public and tourism and make it for the Tuscany a basin of even greater cultural and artistic interest.
We will try to collect at least 3500 EURO that will go to increase the amount that the townhall of Pienza will provide for the organization of the Festival. All donations will be spent for the cachet of the musicians and for the publicity material (posters, brochures and program notes)
Marco Lo Muscio (Artistic Director)
How funds will be used
The funds will be used exclusively for to pay the fee of the artists and the advertising material.
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Who's behind the project?
The festival is the brainchild of Maestro Marco Lo Muscio with support of the culture councilor and vice mayor, dr. Giampietro Colombini.
The core idea was to create a great fixed musical event in Pienza that year after year can grow and become a center of musical excellence a bit like the "Festival of Two Worlds" in Spoleto.
The Places of Concerts:
The Crypt of the Cathedral - Church of San Francesco - Pieve di Corsignano
Saturday 11 and Sunday, June 12: Crypt of the Cathedral (7.00 p.m.)
Saturday 18 and Sunday, June 19: Church of San Francesco (7.00 p.m.)
Sunday, June 26: Pieve di Corsignano (7.00 p.m.)
Master Classes with Maestro Andrea Padova: Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26, starting at 10:00 in the Pieve di Corsignano - Informations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project created by
Marco Lo Muscio
Hello everyone, I'm Marco Lo Muscio, a pianist, organist and composer that works a lot abroad (Europe, Russia and USA), playing concerts in renowned places and collaborating with international names such as the Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett.
I would like to do more to Italy, and I like the idea of creating music events in historic Renaissance towns with a combination of the various arts.
Thanks a lot for your precious help... Hugs!