Why “Maggio” (May)? Its roots can be found in the ancient Florentine tradition of celebrating the arrival of spring each year with festivals, music and singing. These public celebrations, which took place in early May, were called the Cantar Maggio, and are aptly reproduced and commemorated with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the oldest opera and symphonic festival in Europe together with those in Bayreuth and Salzburg, and the oldest in Italy. 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.
Program - Symphonic Season | 5/02 8.00pm Ingo Metzmacher, Ferruccio Busoni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Anton Bruckner | 19/02 8.00pm Philippe Jordan, Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg, Anton Bruckner | 26 febbraio 2022 8.00pm James Conlon, Ludwig van Beethoven | 11/3 8.00pm Daniele Gatti/Héléne Grimaud, Robert Schumann, Sergej Prokof'ev | 20/3 8.00pm Marc Minkowski, Kurt Weill, Franz Joseph Haydn | 6/4 & 10/4 8.00pm Franz Welser-Möst Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann.