New York University Florence announces the 14th edition of The Season at Villa La Pietra, a summer celebration of creative collaborations conducted throughout the grounds of the 15th century villa and its extraordinary and scenographic gardens from May 17 through July 3, 2018. World-renowned actors, writers, musicians and artists will gather to work collaboratively across disciplines and to present a range of professional performances including classical compositions and concerts, theatre performances, the reading of new works and a visual arts exhibition.

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Inside Out: Camera Obscura Views of Villas and Their Environs – The Photography of Abelardo Morell

May 17 2018 / 19:00 / LIMONAIA

Inside Out Camera Obscura Views of Villas and Their Environs ... Learn More >

A Conversation with Richard Sennett

May 28 2018 / 18:30 / VILLA LA PIETRA

A book presentation by Richard Sennett, Senior Fellow of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University, with Tommaso... Learn More >

Itinerant Gardens

May 30 2018 / 21:00 / LIMONAIA

A poetic encounter between strings and voice, from the epics of the Mandingo Kingdom to the music of the Persian... Learn More >

Carthage Conquer’d: Dreams of Tunis in the Baroque Imagination

May 31 2018 / 21:00 / LIMONAIA

Concert of Traditional Taksim, works of Cavalli, Legrenzi, Montéclair, Purcell, and Strozzi. Jessica Gould, soprano Valerio Losito and Amie Weiss, violins Romeo Ciuffa... Learn More >

Poetry Readings by Nicole Sealey and John Murillo

Jun 04 2018 / 18:30 / LIMONAIA

Poetry readings by Nicole Sealey and John Murillo.... Learn More >

Modernity, Transformation, and the Italo-Ethiopian War

Jun 04 2018 / 19:30 / VILLA LA PIETRA

In his artist talk, filmmaker & educator Yemane I. Demissie will profile the experiences of three Ethiopians during the Italian... Learn More >

A Special Evening of Classical Music with Tenor Toby Spence

Jun 05 2018 / 21:00 / LIMONAIA

The Sir Harold Acton Anniversary Concert An evening of classical music performed by tenor Toby Spence... Learn More >

Le Sonate per Pianoforte

Jun 11 2018 / 21:00 / LIMONAIA

A concert of four piano Sonatas by composer Roberto Scarcella Perino, including the world première of the Piano Sonata Nr. 4, performed by... Learn More >

The Writers’ Season – La Stagione degli Scrittori 2018 – I

Jun 12 2018 / 20:30 / BIBLIOTECA DELLE OBLATE

Dialogues and readings curated by writer and NYU Florence lecturer Elisa Biagini. In collaboration with the XVI edition of the... Learn More >

The Writers’ Season – La Stagione degli Scrittori 2018 – II

Jun 13 2018 / 20:30 / BIBLIOTECA DELLE OBLATE

Dialogues and readings curated by writer and NYU Florence lecturer Elisa Biagini. In collaboration with the XVI edition of the... Learn More >

The Writers’ Season – La Stagione degli Scrittori 2018 – III

Jun 14 2018 / 18:30 / PERGOLA DELLE ROSE

Dialogues and readings curated by writer and NYU Florence lecturer Elisa Biagini. In collaboration with the XVI edition of the... Learn More >

Word(s), Image(s), Instinct

Jun 15 2018 / 21:00 / LIMONAIA

Presentation and discussion of Whistle Down the Wind, a Visual Album of Joan Baez. With Rick Litvin, Producer and Deborah... Learn More >

The Writers Season – La Stagione degli Scrittori 2018 – IV – Kimiko Hahn

Jun 18 2018 / 18:30 / VILLA LA PIETRA

Dialogues and readings curated by writer and NYU Florence lecturer Elisa Biagini. In collaboration with the XVI edition of the... Learn More >

Masterpieces

Jun 19 2018 / 18:00 / VILLA LA PIETRA

Dianne Dwyer Modestini, restorer of the much publicized Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, Salvator Mundi, provides a fascinating window on to the world of... Learn More >

Romeo and Juliet

Jun 22 2018 / 20:00 / LIMONAIA

In its twelfth year of participation in The Season, The Continuum Company, made of Tisch Graduate Acting Alumni, presents Romeo... Learn More >

Saint Mary and the Spider

Jun 26 2018 / 20:30 / LIMONAIA

A solo-cello concert and art installation by Kate Moore. Saint Mary and the Spider is a performance installation that features Cassini... Learn More >

A Trojan Woman’s Tale

Jun 28 2018 / 21:00 / THE CONTINUUM THEATER

What happens to a girl defiled? Does she close up like an iris in the sun? Or rage like... Learn More >

Message to the Messengers: Gil Scott-Heron

Jul 02 2018 / 19:00 / LIMONAIA

Gil Scott-Heron is one of the most influential cultural pioneers that the United States has produced. His prolific mixture of... Learn More >

Scapino

Jul 03 2018 / 21:00 / TEATRINO

The 2018 Commedia Company tells the classic tale of  Scapino, the crafty servant who undertakes the job of helping two unlikely... Learn More >

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