July 27, 2019

Incontri in Terra di Siena

Monteverdi is a proud sponsor and host of the Incontri in Terra di Siena music festival. On Saturday, July 27th, we welcome to the 14th-Century Church of Sant’Andrea classical musicians Alessio Bax (piano), Lucille Chung (piano), Benjamin Beilman (violin), Radovan Vlatković (horn), and the Calidore String Quartet.

Before the concert, we will gather for a presentation by American journalist Sue Finlay, whose father was an escaped prisoner of war during World War II. Finlay will speak about her father’s journey to La Foce where he was given aid by Iris Origo.

Tickets for this concert can be purchased on the Incontri in Terra di Siena website. The concert is free of charge for all Monteverdi Tuscany guests.


6:00 p.m. – Presentation by Sue Finlay

8:00 p.m. – Concert

Alessio Bax, Lucille Chung – piano

Benjamin Beilman – violin

Radovan Vlatković  – horn

Calidore String Quartet

  • Sigurd Berge ‘Horn-Lokk’ (Horn Call) for solo French horn
  • Robert Schumann Adagio and Allegro for piano and horn, op. 70
  • Ferruccio Busoni Violin Sonata n. 2 in E minor, op. 36a
  • Gyögy Ligeti ‘String Quartet n. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
  • Igor Stravinsky ‘Petrouchka’ for piano, four hands

More about Incontri in Terra di Siena Festival:
Incontri in Terra di Siena is a not-for-profit cultural association, based at Villa La Foce in Tuscany, Italy.  It was founded in 1988 by cellist Antonio Lysy  and his mother Benedetta Origo in memory of Antonio Origo and his wife Iris, the well-known Anglo-American writer. After moving to the area in 1924, the Origos dedicated their lives to the development and progress of the Val d’Orcia and its people.

From the outset, the aim of the festival was to spread the appreciation of music and art through concerts, meetings, exhibitions  and cultural events to be held in the many beautiful neighbouring towns of the Val d’Orcia such as Pienza, Montefollonico, Città della Pieve, Sarteano and Castiglioncello sul Trinoro.

About This Event:

Date:   July 27, 2019

Time:   6:00 p.m.

Price:   Free to Monteverdi guests

Location:   Sant'Andrea Church