Starting today is the Cortona Mix Festival. A combination of various cultures, this festival aims to bring together all arts in a unique contamination. All its editions have seen protagonists of both the Italian and international music, literary, cinema and cultural world take turns on its various stages scattered around this beautiful town of the Valdichiana.
Visitors will thus not only be seeing concerts but also book presentations, exhibitions, film showings (even movies of the past) and performances of all kinds. One of Italy’s most important summer events, the Cortona Mix Festival returns this year from July 30 to August 7 with a fifth edition that confirms both its typical curiosity and desire to interweave various horizons and disciplines.
Even classic music is on the menu. This evening in Piazza Signorelli the Orchestra della Toscana, conducted by Peter Guth with soprano Elizabeth Jahrmann, will relive Viennese magnificence performing Strauss, Suppé, Arditi, Lehár and Kálmán.
In complete contrast the last evening will see in the same square Ian Anderson & Jethro Tull. The British rock group is certainly an excellent way to finish off the Cortona Mix Festival with a huge party in the sound of rock, folk and blues.
For the complete programme have a look here where an English version is available for download.