The best events in Florence this month

Jungle Book at the Teatro della Pergola

Verdi Theater (via Ghibellina 99) is part of a spectacular show for children aged 4 to 12 by Orchestra della Toscana and MAGDACLAN Circus entitled Mozart in balance February 5. On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Frate Francesco Forza Venite Gente hits the stage on February 6, and world-renowned composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi delights fans on February 7. Composer and cellist Giovanni Sollima will follow from February 10-12, serenading the audience with strings. A divine comedy the February 18-20 musical keeps Dante front and center, even after leaving the year of his 700th birthday. Composer and violinist Lorenza Barrani performs Haydn and Moderna on February 23. Kodo performs Japanese drums on February 26 and Jack Savoretti brings his lyrics on stage on February 28. A.Gi.Mus. Florence hosts free classical concerts at the Ottone Rosai Auditorium (via dell’Arcovata 4/6): February 6 sees Trio Sheliak, saxophonist Chiara Maria Beatrice Cannavale performs with pianist Francesco Silvestri February 13, pianist Eriberto Scarlino plays on February 20 and cellist Maria Salvatori on February 27. music friends are part of the program Pergola Theater (via della Pergola 12/32) with classical concerts on February 5, 6, 12, 14, 19, 20 and 27. Other shows at the historic theater include The jungle Book from February 3-6, directed by Robert Wilson and featuring unique Cocorosie music in the performance based on Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved classic. Masquerade Opera Studio (Palazzo Corsini al Prato) continue their winter series with a harp concerto at 7 p.m. on February 3 with music by Britten, Debussy and Scarlatti performed by Stefania Scapin. 7 p.m. on February 17 sees a Evening in Paris with Fauré, Debussy and Duparc. Puccini Theater (via delle Cascine 41) brings The beauty and the Beast on stage at 4:45 p.m. on February 6, Cinemagic February 13, Puss in Boots February 20 and The flute player February 27. Tuscany room (lungarno Moro / www.tuscanyhall.it) shows The sword in the rock at 5 p.m. on February 27. Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (piazzale Vittorio Gui 1) continues a rich classical program with Francesconi and Mahler on February 12, Rachmaninoff on February 13, Beethoven, Berg and Bruckner on February 19 and Mahler with Mozart on February 26.

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