Anghiari Festival - Southbank Sinfonia


Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 July 2014

This summer, join Southbank Sinfonia for an unforgettable experience in the exquisite Tuscan hill-town of Anghiari. For many friends and supporters, our annual residency at the Anghiari Festival is the highlight of the year where orchestral, choral and chamber music abounds from every piazza, church and cloister.

Highlights from the Festival programme will include Schubert’s lyrical fifth symphony, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and the ever-popular Coro Maratona where singers from Britain and Italy come together with the orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s Song of Praise.

We are joined by friends old and new, as Vox Musica return for a baroque concert this year taking place in Anghiari’s central Propositura church, the Parliament Choir joins forces with the Coro Maratona and special guests the Allegri Quartet perform side-by-side with Southbank Sinfonia players for Mendelssohn’s impassioned Octet. Alongside all our evening concerts are a whole host of lunchtime and early evening chamber concerts where you can enjoy works by Gershwin, Piazzolla and Mussorgsky among others. Anghiari Festival - Southbank Sinfonia

In a new addition to our Festival programme, Simon Over will be joined at the piano by friends including the Allegri Quartet and acclaimed viola soloist Philip Dukes for a special evening concert of chamber music in Piazza del Popolo.

For regular Festival goers please note that the traditional sung mass will now take place on the first Sunday (20 July) and we close the Festival with a Gala Concert on Saturday 26 July.

Further details including travel and accommodation options can be found in the Anghiari leaflet below. If you would like to join our dedicated Anghiari mailing list and receive updates and breaking news, please contact Charlotte Castle at charlotte@southbanksinfonia.co.uk or call 020 7921 0370 for more information.

Anghiari 2014 Leaflet - Download PDF

‘The orchestra’s residency in Anghiari, which is the backbone of the town’s music festival, has been a highlight of my summer for the last few years.’ James Naughtie, BBC Radio 4