As a Swiss I can't but spread the voice about the current Italy tour of Zurich's Young Symphony Orchestra. The musicians from Switzerland are travelling south together with a classical music choir called Konzertchor MKZ (made up by a bunch of classic music loving singing youngsters from Zurich). 

Autumn in Tuscany
Autumn in Tuscany: what better setting for some classical music?

The Italy autumn tour of the two ensembles is really a Tuscany tour. Only one concert takes place in Umbria's Orvieto. All other gigs (excuse my language) are in some of Tuscany's best concert locations in Florence, Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano and Arezzo. 

The symphony orchestra will play works by Béla Bartòk and Beethoven. The choir will not just present tunes by Mozart, Schubert and Fauré, but also a small selection of Swiss folk songs (I'm already drying my first tear). 

The concert series has been organised by the Montepulciano based Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte, which is its 37th edition. The Cantiere organizes various cultural events, the most well known being a yearly classical music festival, which takes place very summer in Montepulciano, one of Tuscany's most beautiful wine towns. 

The two ensembles will tour Tuscany and Umbria from the 10th to the 19th of October 2012. Check the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte Website for concert dates and exact locations. 

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