Concert Series Abound Near Siena This Summer

If you love music, Tuscany is the place to be this summer . In addition to the three annual music festivals already in place in the city of Siena, this year there are three new concert series slated for nearby towns.

The first three-concert series will be held June 28 to 30 at a private estate about 45 minutes south of Siena near San Giovanni D’Asso. Performers hail from the Stockholm Royal Opera, many of which have performed at La Scala and the Met. For those of you who are more interested in the culiary delights of Tuscany, Siena chef Michele Sorrentino will prepare a four-course dinner perfectly paired with wines, which will be served during intermission. Tickets start at 80 euros.

If you are planning on being in the Val d’Orcia anytime between July 20 and 29, you may want to reserve a ticket for the Incontri in Terra di Siena, which starts at 30 euros and will take place at the world famous La Foce estate, where we happen to be holding our Tuscany Visioning Retreat this October. The day after this festival ends, another concert series begins (July 29 to August 3) in which chamber groups and soloists will perform the music of Bach, Mendelssohn, and Shumann. Tickets start at 25 euros.

Additionally, there is the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Chamber Soloists (July 4 to 10) at the fortress in Montalcino, a harpsichord concert in Montisi (July 18 to 21), and Siena’s long-running Accademia Musicale Chigiana’s 64th Settimana Musicale Senese will take place July 7 to 14. — Laura Cimperman