ARCHIVE 2012-2015 FESTIVALS

© John Hoenig 2012-18

2° Festa della Cultura - San Giovanni Battista
Firenze 2013

venerdì 21 - martedì 25 giugno

The second year of the San Giovanni Battista Festa della Cultura was again dedicated to the people of Florence in celebrating the feast day of the city’s patron saint on 24th June. Last year’s programme offered five days of events, including a sacred art exhibition, a conference and symposium, two concerts of contrasting ancient and modern music plus a guided visit to mosaics and sculptures of John the Baptist in the historic centre.


As before, the event was presented by the founders of the festival i Buontalenti - a group of colleagues established to initiate creative opportunities for Florentine artists, musicians and writers. We continued to benefit the venues in which our works were presented.



We were most grateful for the continued patronage of the Comune di Firenze, the Provincia di Firenze, the British Institute of Florence, Rete Toscana Classica, the Florentine and this year:  il Consolato Generale degli Stati Uniti d’America, Firenze, Italia and Terreno, Chianti Classico.

Mostre - Convegno - Musica

 

giovedì 21 - sabato 30 giugno


Festival TeamProgramme - Media Coverage

1° Festa della Cultura - San Giovanni Battista - Firenze 2012

The San Giovanni Battista Festa della Cultura is a new event dedicated to the people of Florence to celebrate the feast day of the city’s patron saint on 24th June. The festival is intended to grow each year and become an integral part of the Florentine calendar for its citizens and visitors alike. In fact, it is designed to bring Italian and Anglo-Florentine artists and audiences closer together.


This will be presented by i Buontalenti - a venture recently founded by five colleagues to initiate creative opportunities and work for Florentine artists, musicians and writers. The festival will be in partnership with Associazione Via Maggio, the British Institute of Florence and St. Mark’s English Church. We are most grateful for the patronage of the Comune di Firenze, the Provincia di Firenze, the Società San Giovanni Battista and the sponsorship of Knight Frank Italy.

3° Festa della Cultura - San Giovanni Battista
Firenze, Italia
sabato 14 - giovedì 26 giugno 2014

The festival is dedicated to the people of Florence in celebrating the feast day of the city’s patron saint on 24th June. The last two years’ programmes have offered a wide variety of events, including contemporary sacred art exhibitions, interdisciplinary conferences and a symposium, several concerts of early Florentine music plus guided visits to locations venerating John the Baptist in the historic centre. This year’s festival will in addition bring new events to involve and engage the community.


The Festival is a voluntary non-profit initiative designed to provide a forum for Florentine artists, musicians and academics - and to benefit in real terms the venues in which the events take place. The primary mission is to bring together Florentines and visitors in celebrating the inspiration of the city's Patron Saint through communal cultural appreciation.


The festival is presented by the evolving collective i Buontalenti and is grateful for the patrocinio and support of the Comune di Firenze, the British Institute of Florence, Studio Art Centers International, The Florentine and Rete Toscana Classica.

John Hoenig FRSA
Founder & Artistic Director
Firenze, Italia

con il patrocinio del

Fondatore e Direttore Artistico -  John Hoenig


Team del Festival

Natascha Majek & Jonathan Ferrucci - Music Liaison
Alfredo Vedro -  Executive Producer

Sandy Swanton - Communications Manager

“ il futuro è presente ”


Questo Festival è dedicato alla gente di Firenze e nasce per celebrare il patrono della città, San Giovanni Battista, nella sua ricorrenza del 24 giugno.


Partendo dall’esperienza delle tre passate edizioni e grazie al ripetuto Patrocinio del Comune di Firenze  e della rivista  The Florentine, anche quest’anno il Festival propone eventi originali in luoghi unici, esposizioni, concerti, momenti di raccoglimento spirituale ed incontri accademici.


In particolare in quest’edizione il Festival esplora un nuovo tema, la “formazione”, coinvolgendo ragazzi e mettendo in luce studenti, artisti e giovani musicisti ispirati dai Grandi Fiorentini del passato e del presente, nell’intento di creare un vivace dialogo capace di aprire la via ad una nuova generazione e ad un brillante futuro.


Il festival è un’iniziativa su base volontaria e non a scopo di lucro, ideata per offrire un’occasione di incontro per artisti, musicisti e studiosi fiorentini – e per apportare beneficio alle sedi degli eventi.


La missione primaria è unire fiorentini e visitatori nella celebrazione del Santo Patrono in uno spirito di condivisione e di partecipazione attraverso un comune apprezzamento culturale.

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