From May 3 to 6, 2018 Lucca will be hosting the 4th edition of the LUCCA CLASSICA MUSIC FESTIVAL, event promoted by the Associazione Musicale Lucchese in collaboration with the Teatro del Giglio and the Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca Foundation.

An edition offering even more surprises, with over 80 events – for the most part free – and a first look inside the festival from April 29 to May 2.
The most beautiful places in the city – the historic palaces, squares, churches, auditoriums and museums – will come to life with music and words, transforming into an evocative “vast stage” where great names of international music and young talents will come together with scientists, actors and cultural personalities.

Guests of this year’s festival include Uto Ughi, Pietro De Maria, Marco Rizzi, “I Solisti Veneti” chamber orchestra and Claudio Scimone with Gabriele Ragghianti and Alberto Bocini, Enrico Bronzi and his cello class from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Quartetto Adorno, Andrea Bacchetti, Gabriele Mirabassi, the Quartetto Guadagnini, Beatrice Venezi and Giovanni Bietti, Oreste Bossini, Nicola Campogrande, Danilo Rossi, Andrea Lucchesini, Alessandro Marangoni, Angelo Foletto and Sandro Cappelletto.
Unpublished works by Giacomo Puccini and Gioachino Rossini will be premiered during the festival.
Classical music lovers will also have the unique opportunity to listen to Bach’s Six Cello Suites performed as part of an evocative concert in the dark, in a unique and engaging concert for audience and orchestra.
Many events for children and families will also be on hand.
In addition to the concerts other appointments include a special workshop to explore gravitational waves with astrophysicist Margherita Cappelletto, choreographer Evelin Facchini and featuring the music of Bach, the presentation of the Lucca Classica 2018 Award to the entrepreneur and culture patron Brunello Cucinelli and an unmissable dance gala with the danseuse ├ętoile Eleonora Abbagnato and the corps de ballet of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.