New Year's Day Concert
It was on January 1st in the year 2000 when the first New Year’s Day Concert was presented at Il Ciocco, in a crowded and intriguing
Auditorium Theatre, with the performance of the Liberty Ensemble,
directed by Maestro Marco Balderi.
From the Symphonic Orchestra of Sofia to that of the Teatro del Giglio,
from the Greek soprano Dimitra Theodossiou performing for the 150th anniversary of Giacomo Puccini to the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
honoring the 100th anniversary of Giovanni Pascoli’s death: during these
15 years, there have been numerous proposals for this exclusive evening, which has become a rich tradition on the calendar of events of the Serchio Valley.
This special evening is focused on the value of solidarity.
Every year the concert’s donations go to the Muhura Mission in Rwanda, run by Dr. Lido Stefani, a retired medical doctor who for over 15 years has dedicated his professionalism to the African community.
The New Year’s Day Concert is organized by the Misericordia di Castelvecchio Pascoli, with the contribution of Kedrion Biopharma and Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa and with the patronage of the Misericordie of Italy, the Province of Lucca, and the Barga and Fosciandora Municipalities.