The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, bears the name of the oldest lyric and symphonic festival in Italy, while in Europe it is preceded only by that of Salzburg and Bayreuth. It represents the main Florentine music institution with a calendar that finds its maximum expression in its modern theater. It is the height of art and architecture. In short, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is to Florence what the Teatro alla Scala is to Milan. Since 1986, the orchestra’s conductor has been the great Zubin Mehta, who now holds the title of principal conductor emeritus. Those who have attended in the past know there is no better way to celebrate the season of renewal than through music.