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Walks in time through psychiatry, literature and art. An emotional tour inside the former Psychiatric Hospital of Lucca accompanied by artistic animations, Tobino readings, scenic actions, musical performances related to the theme of madness and artistic experiences of psychosocial rehabilitation, held in Maggiano in the 1960s.

A visit that allows participants to discover the figure of Mario Tobino, his life, his literary works and his personal vision of mental illness, described in many pages of his books.

 

Lucca becomes the capital of the bikes with Lucca Bike Evolution, 1st edition of the event representing a meeting point and national reference for cycling culture.

A three-day event with a rich program for young and old, to discover or rediscover with passion the world of bicycles as the essence of good living.

 

V edition of Puccini Chamber Opera, the only festival in the world dedicated to contemporary operas, with talented musicians and opera projects by young artists selected during the Puccini International Opera Composition Course.

The opera of the present event is renewed with opera performances at the San Girolamo Theater and two special meetings with world premieres at the Symphony School. An intense journey to discover the "state of the art" of musical creativity applied to the most Italian and international of musical genres: opera.

Submitted by Ant on 21. April 2022

 

A diffuse landscape of art and culture. In the historic centre of Lucca, churches and palaces, streets and squares, the mighty City Walls themselves tell about a noble and glorious past.

The hills of Lucca and Monte Pisano, gathering the plain of Lucca, are dotted with small villages and towns where this tale goes on and on, finding itself in the architecture and in every smallest detail of the landscape.

 

 

1st edition of the Organ festival - Organi in città e in periferia, dedicated to the rich artistic-musical and organ heritage of Lucca and its churches, with young musicians and established soloists.

Scheduled on Sunday 24 April

9.00 pm - Cathedral of San Martino | Opening concert by Juan Paradell-Solé, emeritus organist of the liturgical celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff and of the Sistine Pontifical Music Chapel in the Vatican.

 

12th edition of Questione di ... Stili, a festival with different music genres and styles by the musicologist and music critic Renzo Cresti, with concerts and meetings in the Casermetta Santa Croce on the city walls of Lucca. In April, three events entitled Waiting for the International Jazz Day, in which local artists, known and appreciated also abroad, will participate.

Scheduled on Friday 22 april

9:00 pm - Piano Jazz Solo, piano concert by Piero Gaddi.

 

 

12th edition of Questione di ... Stili, a festival with different music genres and styles by the musicologist and music critic Renzo Cresti, with concerts and meetings in the Casermetta Santa Croce on the city walls of Lucca. In April, three events entitled Waiting for the International Jazz Day, in which local artists, known and appreciated also abroad, will participate.

Scheduled on tuesday 26 april

9:00 pm - Concert by the Jazz Duo Lorenzo Simone & Danilo Tarso.

 

 

12th edition of Questione di ... Stili, a festival with different music genres and styles by the musicologist and music critic Renzo Cresti, with concerts and meetings in the Casermetta Santa Croce on the city walls of Lucca. In April, three events entitled Waiting for the International Jazz Day, in which local artists, known and appreciated also abroad, will participate.

Scheduled on Sunday 24 April

 

On Saturday 23 April for the opening concert of the recently restored historic organ of the Santa Caterina church in Lucca.

One of the most significant examples of a typically Lucca baroque building, built in 1575 and transformed in 1738 by Francesco Pini, a disciple of Filippo Juvarra. Known as the church of the cigar makers due to the presence of the workers of the nearby Tobacco Factory, where the famous cigars were made by hand.

5.15 pm - Concert by the musician Giulia Biagetti.

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