The 2014 edition of The Season included a Writers’ festival, concerts, writer’s readings of poetry and fiction, and actors performing in various sites in the gardens of Villa La Pietra and in downtown Florence.

The Season 2014

A look back at the past year's events.

Heroic Dogs and Hysterical Sopranos: A Portrait of Italy as a Would-Be Country

May 28 2014 / 19:00 / Villa La Pietra, Sala da Ballo

A talk by fiction writer Nicola Gardini... Learn More >

Commedia Tonight! – How Comedy Traditions Slip and Fall into the 21st Century

May 29 2014 / 17:30 / Villa La Pietra, Sala da Ballo

A talk with Laurence Maslon, an arts professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, as well as... Learn More >

Writers Reading – Poetry

Jun 04 2014 / 17:30 / Palazzo Strozzi, Sala Ferri

A reading by NYU Creative Writing faculty, Dorothea Lasky and Eileen Myles... Learn More >

The Writers’ Season I

Jun 05 2014 / 18:30 / Villa La Pietra, Pomario

Dialogues and readings with contemporary American and Italian writers, two concerts with performative poetry and Italian songwriting. Villa La Pietra... Learn More >

Writers Reading – Fiction

Jun 11 2014 / 19:00 / Palazzo Strozzi, Sala Ferri

A reading by NYU Creative Writing faculty, Jonathan Lethem and Chris Kraus... Learn More >

Writers Reading – Poetry II

Jun 18 2014 / 19:00 / Palazzo Strozzi, sala Ferri

A reading by guest writer Mark Wunderlich... Learn More >

The Iliad: Guerrillas at Troy

Jun 19 2014 / 21:00 / Villa La Pietra, The Pool

A theatrical event by The Continuum Company that views Homer’s immortal epic through the lens of several great poets of... Learn More >

The Maiden & The Tyrant

Jun 25 2014 / 18:00 / Palazzo Strozzi, Courtyard

The ancient biblical story of Judith Slaying Holofernes performed by the NYU Commedia dell’Arte Students. This biblical story is presented... Learn More >

Action Painting and Irascible Composers, New York and Europe during the Abstract Expressionism Time

Jun 26 2014 / 20:00 / Villa La Pietra, Limonaia

A concert by pianist Luisa Valeria Carpignano, and video artist Veronica Citi. A visual-concert that compares works of art with... Learn More >

Standing in a Safety Zone

Jul 01 2014 / 20:00 / Villa La Pietra, The Pool and the Limonaia

A sound based performance created for Villa La Pietra in collaboration with Jason Thompson that reflects upon occupation, faith and... Learn More >

Captain Gloriosus

Jul 03 2014 / 21:00 / Villa La Pietra, Teatrino

The NYU undergraduate Commedia Troupe presents the rollicking comedy of the original military braggart who swaggers his way through high... Learn More >

Winterreise, by Franz Schubert – Celebration of sir Harold Acton’s Birthday

Jul 06 2014 / 21:00 / Villa La Pietra, Limonaia

The great song cycles of Franz Schubert will be presented by two world-renowned musicians, Ian Bostridge, tenor, and Thomas Adès... Learn More >

Kirill Gerstein – Piano Recital

Jul 07 2014 / 21:00 / Villa La Pietra, Limonaia

An evening of classical piano music performed by world renowned pianist, Kirill Gerstein... Learn More >

The Tempest, by William Shakespeare

Aug 03 2014 / 21:00 / Villa La Pietra, Teatrino

A world première production of Shakespeare’s classic by the Aquila Theater company.  ... Learn More >

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