New Year's Eve 2020 in the squares of Florence

Data Articolo: 24/12/2019


Below we report the official program of the New Year 2019 in the square in Florence as published on the website of the Municipality of Florence :


This year the New Year's special night will be curated by "F-Light", the Florence Light Festival , which until 6 January will redesign the night face of the city with artistic installations, projections, light effects and events inspired by the moon landing, of which the fiftieth anniversary occurs. 20 performances in 20 places in the Florentine territory, waiting for 2020. A New Year's Eve for everyone, young and old, groups of friends and families with children. Art and culture will be the protagonists of this last day of the year, with open museums, concerts, shows, activities and proposals for all tastes. The event is promoted by the Municipality of Florence and organized by MUS.E.

A rich program will see the city come alive from the morning of December 31, proceeding non-stop until past midnight and moving forward on the first of the year.

“For 2020 we have thought of 20 events, from the Lodges to the Squares, from the museums to the tramway, for what will be a New Year spread throughout the city that will multiply places and opportunities for fun - underlined the mayor Dario Nardella -; among the peculiarities I want to remember that it will be a night full of environment, given that Alia will place bins dedicated to plastic in the places with the greatest influx of people, and we ask everyone to give us a hand to keep the city clean, and the role of the tramway, with events along the tracks. From a safety point of view, glass will be banned, as every year, and I renew my invitation to limit or eliminate barrels entirely, especially in the most popular places ".

“It will be a New Year's Eve with shows of all kinds for all audiences, from the youngest to young people who want to stay up late - added the councilor for culture Tommaso Sacchi - with the lighting of more places in the city so that the citizen can frequent multiple spaces on the last night of the year. I want to highlight in particular the opening of some museums, such as Palazzo Vecchio and the Novecento museum, and the many events in the Lodges and on the churchyards, including that of the Duomo, so that culture can act as a garrison for decoration ”.

The Museo Novecento opens from 10 am onwards until 10 pm it will offer guided tours of the museum itinerary with free admission by the MUS.E Association, inviting participants to elect the wish of the year in a real voting booth. The last days of the year are usually the best to look to the future with momentum and a good dose of confidence and the Museo Novecento will propose a list of 10 wishes for 2020 . The desire for wishes will be announced in early January and the outcome will become the subject of a special museum project.

In the afternoon Le Murate will also be activated (from 17.00 until 01.00) with guided tours to the complex and to the hard prison with two illustrious guides (h17.00 with Councilor Andrea Vannucci and 17.45 with Councilor Alessandro Martini, visits by reservation tel. 0552476873) while in the evening there will be a live concert by Baba Sissoko, one of the greatest exponents of jazz and ethnic music, and to follow a DJ set by the Literary Café.

The inevitable protagonist of the Florentine New Year is the Salone dei Cinquecento , with a performance by the Contempoartensemble string orchestra which, conducted by Vittorio Ceccanti, will perform, from 19.00 to 20.30, in a virtuoso program from Vivaldi's Baroque to Mozart and Handel, giving himself raids also among the Bach brothers (event by reservation tel. 0552768224 and ).

Numerous squares involved , with proposals ranging from music to light-show, to children's entertainment. In Piazza della Signoria, from 22.00 to 01.00, the Cirk Fantastik in collaboration with Cirko Vertigo will realize, with the contribution of the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, an acrobatic and aerial dance show, Vertigini Circensi, a performance with a strong visual impact with the projection of a video mapping on the facade of Palazzo Vecchio and the accompaniment of music inspired by the moon. Soul, jazz, r & b in the churchyard of Piazza San Lorenzo , from 10 pm to 1 am, directed by the Music Pool Association, with great Italian and international protagonists, including Eric B. Turner, a great vocalist in the style of gospel, blues, r & b , funk and jazz, which will open the evening. Following James Senese, saxophonist historian and vocalist to get to the countdown by Alessandra Cafiero, creator and host of projects such as "Writers in Jazz" and "Jazz Lounge".

Great gospel evening in the churchyard of Piazza Duomo , from 22.00 to 01.00, with He made the moon and stars, a show curated by the Musart Cultural Association, which will harmoniously combine religiosity, passion and beauty. The performances of two musical groups will alternate with two lunar readings by Fabrizio Checcacci while the presentation and the expected countdown will be entrusted to Eva Edili, journalist and radio speaker. In Piazza Poggi, from 22.00 to 02.00, dance music performances, Dancing in the moonlight, with three very different artists such as Matthew Herbert, Interstellar Funk and Dukwa, accompanied by installations of digital arts and light design on the facade of Porta San Niccolò, in edited by the Feeling Cultural Association. New Year's Eve in Piazza SS. Annunziata , curated by the Magnoprog Cultural Association, will be a New Year's Eve for all tastes, from 0 to 99 years: on stage, from 22.00 to 01.00, a kermesse of artists, in an alternation of music and comedy, with the very Tuscan Cristiano Militello, Prof Lorenzo Baglioni, the musical parodies of iMasa and a super grand finale with dance music, played live by Eurotunz.

In Piazza del Carmine New Year's Eve on the Moon: Radio Bruno will bring the high-ranking rap of Mr. Rain and the X-Factor star Martina Attili, and then the Florentine singer-songwriter D'Iuorno, the DJ-V set, Karaoke Contest and many more other. Bruno Enzo Ferrari, the historical voice of Radio Bruno, does the house honors. From 18.00, between a live and a dj-set, animation, games and great involvement of the audience will pull straight until one.

The Forme Association, from 18.00, will give life to Logge in Festa involving with a lunar walk, for young and old, the Loggia del Grano, the Loggia del Pesce and the Loggia del Porcellino. In the first loggia, illuminated by the installations of the Skunk Control collective within F-Light, until 10 pm, we will be able to listen to Italian music offered by Lady Radio while juggling shows entertain families. In the second, until 01.00, there will be pop music by the DJs of RDF who will alternate during the evening with the spectacular performances of the Dhakkan collective. At Porcellino , Enrico Tagliaferri, the unmistakable timbre of Radio Mitology '70 -'80, will make everyone dance, from 22.00 until 01.00, with a wide selection of disco music, new wave, rock and catchphrases from the early 70s to 1989, all enriched by a lunar-themed video art installation.

The range of activities offered by the Santa Maria Novella complex is extremely varied . In the Sala del Turismo (Piazza Stazione 4a) in the afternoon, from 2.30 pm until 9.00 pm, curated by OFF CINEMA, a selection of films related to the theme that inspires Moon F-Light will be screened starting from Georges Méliès' classic Journey to the Moon for get to the latest productions dedicated to the lunar satellite. In the Great Cloister of Santa Maria Novella , by MUS.E, from 17.00 to 22.00 (entrance from Piazza Stazione 6), in the night magic of the cloister, around a large moon, a junior New Year with readings, workshops and shows dedicated to families and especially to children and teenagers of all ages. It starts at 17.00 with the show of Venti Lucenti The season of flowers. Love in a moonlight, with the support of the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze Foundation. Following a huge moon will stand out in the center of the cloister, the radiant fulcrum of a very rich program suitable for all ages: the acrobat Valentina Franchino will present the show On the moon. Ethereal escapes from reality and comedy in flight, while the magician Raffaello Corti will enchant young and old with an ironic and surprising show; bright dancers from space (Evolution Dance Theater) will suddenly appear in the loggia, while a futuristic laser harp will offer music, but also the experience of playing with light (128bpm Studio). Even Galileo Galilei will make an appearance for the evening, who has carefully observed and investigated the sky (Riccardo Pratesi - Museo Galileo); while the artists Michele Neri and Alba Sarompas will offer the thrill of traveling on the moon thanks to the imagination of the great writers and thanks to the power of fluorescent colors.

In the churchyard of Santa Maria Novella you can attend, from 22.30 to 01.00, a classical music concert by the Artes Association under the artistic direction of the maestro Giuseppe Lanzetta with a repertoire dedicated to the most famous waltzes and polkas of the Viennese tradition, and a special tribute to the work of Gioacchino Rossini and Ennio Morricone.

The Oltrarno , from 18.00 to 01.00, will be crossed by two New Orleans-style marching bands, the Zastava Orchestra with Balkan and popular sounds and the Pulsars, a young band with a strong impact also thanks to very original drums made with recycled materials, by the Music Pool Association.

Also at the Fortezza da Basso , the longest artificial ice skating rink in Europe, from 19.00 to 02.00, will see music, animation and street food and, from 23.30, "The square that dances!" With DJ set Circo Nero with lots of artistic performances, theater, dance and circus arts.

Music also on the tramway , on the T1 and T2 lines, from 19.00 to 23.00, passengers will be cheered by instrumental ensembles made up of young musicians from the Toscana Classic Youth Orchestra, in collaboration with GEST.

In Scandicci, from 22.00 to 01.00, the Bandabardò will conclude its tour in Piazza della Resistenza, now a traditional Scandicci New Year's square. The evening will be presented by Benedetto Ferrara and will be opened by Kids, the winner of the emerging par band contest "Young Rock Scandicci".

The day that opens the doors to the new year at 11.30 , as always, the traditional New Year's concert will be held in the New Opera Theater , dedicated to Piero Farulli, created thanks to the Music School of Fiesole, curated by the Orchestra V Galilei, the Orchestra dei Ragazzi, with Alberto Bocini double bass, Conductor Edoardo Rosadini. The music of Beethoven, Rota, Verdi and Strauss are the protagonists. The invitations, subject to availability, will be distributed from Thursday 12 December: Alberti, Box Office, Ceccherini, Checcacci, Data Records, La Fenice.

In the Sala d'Arme of Palazzo Vecchio on December 31 you will find an info point serving the public starting from noon and open all evening. In each of the squares involved there will be a mobile information point.

The special night of the 2020 New Year was created thanks to the contribution of the Municipality of Florence and the Metropolitan City, with the support of Toscana Energia, Publiacqua, Conad, Mukki.


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Concerts and events in the squares of Florence

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