New Year 2019
In the square or indoors, the guide to events not to be missed on the longest night of the year
The main event is him once again: the concertone at Piazzale Michelangelo. The first to go on stage, at 21, will be Lorenzo Baglioni, followed at 22 by Baby K, while at 23 will be the turn of Francesco Renga, who will accompany the audience at the midnight countdown. A big party live on Radio Bruno.
But there will also be music in the other squares of the city. Classical under the Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria with the Florentine Chamber Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra of Lugansk (Ukraine), directed by Maestro Giuseppe Lanzetta. In the program waltzes and polkas of the Viennese tradition and arias of famous works. Gospel and jazz in Piazza del Carmine with the choir The Pilgrims, the great choir by Eric Waddell & The abundant life singers and the Large Street band. Electronics in the Tobacco Factory (Piazza Puccini area) with an all-female DJ set and Obihall with the Insoud Festival Nye, while in the Anconella Park there will be a contemporary circus show, with Cirk Fantastik.
At the Florence Opera double date at the end of the year with Esa-Pekka Salonen, on the podium on 30 and 31 December for Le Sacre du printemps by Stravinsky, Daphnis et Chloé by Ravel and his own song Pollux. While at the Teatro Verdi on January 1st will be held the New Year's Gala, with the most beautiful music and opera arias of Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti and Puccini.