For Music lovers The most beautiful Music-Festivals this summer in Umbria

If you love music a holiday in Umbria for you can be an excellent combination of relaxing yourself and enjoying culture. You find almost everything from classical music to jazz and blues. And we dare say everything on an absolutely high level.

Today we present to you four festivals you definitely don´t want to miss.

TRASIMENO MUSIC FESTIVAL, Magione, June 26 to July 2, 2010

The  TRASIMENO MUSIC FESTIVAL was founded by the world famous Canadian piano player Angela Hewitt (recently honoured in Cannes as „best  instrumentalist of the year 2010“, one of the best Bach-interprets world wide).

The castle of the Maltese knights of  Magione, the abbey San Pietro in Perugia and the church San Domenico in Gubbio form the impressive setting for high calibre concerts of classical music with internationally renowned artists and emerging talents. Together with Angela Hewitt 2010 the violoncello player Pieter Wispelwey, the Quartetto di Cremona, the Orchestra di Camera di Mantova and the Soprano Ilona Domnich will give concerts.

UMBRIA JAZZ FESTIVAL, Perugia,  July 9 to July 18, 2010

UMBRIA JAZZ was founded 1973. Today it is one of Europes most important  jazz festivals. During the festival Perugia becomes the favourite place to go for thousands of jazz enthusiasts from all over the world.

Everywhere in the town you can visit small concerts, many of them for free. As every year also at the 2010 edition of UMBRIA JAZZ you will find at Perugia jazz-, rock-, pop-, und blues musicians of international fame.

TUSCAN SUN FESTIVAL, Cortona, July 31 to August 5, 2010

The TUSCAN SUN FESTIVAL takes place annualy in the pittoresque medieval town of Cortona. You can enjoy open air concerts on the Piazza Signorelli oder chamber concerts in the nearby Signorelli theater.

2010 at Cortona will be performing such illustrous artists as the soprano Renée Fleming (two time GRAMMY winner), the violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, ‘BBC Cardiff Singer of the World’, Ekaterina Scherbachenko and cello player Steven Isserlis (Gramophon award winner).

TRASIMENO BLUES FESTIVAL, Lago di Trasimeno, July 22 to August 1, 2010

The TRASIMENO BLUES FESTIVAL is probably the most important blues festival in Italy. In the little towns around Trasimeno Lake you can listen in relaxed atmosphere to legendary blues musicians as well as to spectacular emerging talents, enjoying a cool beer or a good glas of wine. Maybe you also like to dance, once the rhythm hits you. Most concerts are free and listening to the blues in a warm summer night on the lake shore makes you feel almost like being in the Mississippi Delta.

Villa La Rogaia is an ideal starting point for you to visit all these festivals. We will give you first hand information where to go and how to get tickets for concerts.

More information and photos here


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