Maestro Federico Maria Sardelli, flauti dritti
Claudia Conese, soprano
Bettina Hoffmann, viola da gamba
Giovanni Bellini, liuto e tiorba

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The second year of the San Giovanni Battista Festa della Cultura was again dedicated to the people of Florence in celebrating the feast day of the city’s patron saint on 24th June. Last year’s programme offered five days of events, including a sacred art exhibition, a conference and symposium, two concerts of contrasting ancient and modern music plus a guided visit to mosaics and sculptures of John the Baptist in the historic centre.


As before, the event was presented by the founders of the festival i Buontalenti - a group of colleagues established to initiate creative opportunities for Florentine artists, musicians and writers. We continued to benefit the venues in which our works were presented.


For further information about the first year’s events, promotion, patronage and media coverage please visit the  2012 Festival website .


We were most grateful for the continued patronage of the Comune di Firenze, the Provincia di Firenze, the British Institute of Florence, Rete Toscana Classica, the Florentine and this year:  il Consolato Generale degli Stati Uniti d’America, Firenze, Italia and Terreno, Chianti Classico.

The contemporary Florentine artists were: painters Antonio Ciccone, Alessandro Vannini, Caroline Jervis, Massimo Pivetti, Helen Bayley & Luca Rafanelli; sculptors Jason Arkles & Alan Pascuzzi; photographer Neri Fadigati and visual artist Alessandro Secci.

EXHIBITIONvenerdì 21 giugno

il passato è presente II

a cura di Caroline Jervis & John Hoenig


The British Institute of Florence

© John Hoenig 2013

CONCERTO - martedì 25 giugno
Badia Fiorentina

Neri Fadigati -  Alvino, Isola del Giglio, fotografia, 50x70 cm, 2012

Helen Bayley - Eye of San Giovanni, detail from Prigionero, olio su tela, 2013

Jason Arkles - Wild Honey,
patinated plaster, 82x30x28 cm, 2012

Antonio Ciccone: Thinking of John the Baptist, carboncino, 78x58, 2012

Robin Walker
www.theorganist.co.uk

Alessandro Vannini - l'Acqua

olio su tela, 120x150cm, 2012

venerdì 21 - martedì 25 giugno 2013

Caroline Jervis -  Salome, olio su tela,
80x60 cm, 2011

CONFERENCE


Preparing the Way II

the representation of the image of John the Baptist


venerdì 21 giugno
The British Institute of Florence

Sala Ferragamo
Harold Acton Library
Lungarno Guicciardini 9


to benefit the Cultural Programme

Guest Speakers :

Federico Maria Sardelli

Direttore, musicologo, compositore, flautista

pittore, incisore ed autore satirico

www.modoantiquo.com

Kate Bolton M.Phil

Music and Cultural Historian

New York University,
Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici

Samantha Stout M.Sc.

on behalf of Prof. Maurizio Seracini

Editech

CONCERTO - venerdì 21 giugno
British Institute of Florence


Sala Ferragamo

to benefit the Cultural Programme

"A Voice in the Wilderness"
Concerto d’Organo

Maestro Robin Walker


suona l’organo di O. Zefferini 1558

Badia Fiorentina

Via del Proconsolo


GUIDED VISIT

San Giovanni in Florence

sabato 22 giugno


Battistero & Orsanmichele

Alexandra Lawrence


Editor-at-Large, The Florentine

Licensed Guide, Florence and Province

SYMPOSIUM

"Come andare avanti?
the way forward"


venerdì 21 giugno

The British Institute of Florence

An open platform for both arts practitioners and the public to exchange ideas for developing the festival.

All Florentines invited to to participate in this

exciting Forum - in Italian and English.


Co-chaired by Antonio Artese and John Hoenig.

Luca Rafanelli ,
Fontana Santo Spirito,

olio su tela, 2013

Baroque music by Florentine composers
and others influenced by the music of the city.

To benefit the restoration of the Zefferini organ

"Caro John, permettimi di congratularmi con te per la indimenticabile serata. Mi sembrava di essere nella Firenze del primo seicento quando abbiamo ascoltato in religioso silenzio la bellissima cantante, dalla voce di flauto, i musicisti, che hanno saputo conciliare la energia con la discrezione. Questo si chiama classe. E' stato un riflesso di un passato che, ne abbiamo avuto la prova, non è morto. Ancora un grazie e i miei più fervidi auguri per altre, spero prossime, simili iniziative."

Alessandro Vannini, artista - scritto dopo il concerto di Modo Antiquo,
Firenze, 21 giugno 2013

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