From 1st July to 26th August, the Versilia Chamber Music Festival is held in the church of San Pantaleone di Pieve a Elici. It’s now in its 51st season and is organized by the Lucchese Music Association (AML) and the Municipality of Massarosa with the support of the Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca Foundation, Fondazione Banca del Monte of Lucca and the Banca della Versilia, Lunigiana and Garfagnana.
On Sunday 5th August there’s a recital by Danilo Rossi, viola, and Stefano Bezziccheri, piano, who celebrate the thirtieth year of artistic collaboration. The program consists of Schumann’s Märchenbilder, op. 113, four pieces for viola and piano, Brahm’s Sonata for viola and piano in E-flat major op. 120 n. 2, Sibelius’ Valse Triste, Kreisler’s Liebeslied and Ravel’s ‘Pavane pour une enfante defunte’ ending with Astor Piazzolla’s ‘Gran tango’.
The cost of the full ticket is 12 euros, reduced 10 euros (AML members 7 euros). The ticket office opens an hour before the concert.