March 9, 2016     Jon Linker

Taking Your Ensemble to Italy: Unforgettable Performance Opportunities


If you’re looking to take your ensemble overseas, Italy offers a wealth of performance opportunities, not to mention amazing food, beautiful scenery, and some of the most famous art and historic sites in the world. From St Mark’s Square in Venice, to the Colosseum in Rome, an Italian adventure will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and your students.

Students taking a group selfie at the Colosseum

Where to Perform

Imagine playing in a piazza in the beautiful Tuscan hill town of Montepulciano, filled with locals and tourists enjoying a performance in the Italian sun. Click this link for a visual tour!

Or check out this amazing church in the walled town of Lucca, which has been converted into an auditorium and is waiting for your ensemble:

Lucca Auditorium

Indoor venues could include the fantastic Auditorium Santo Stefano al Ponte in the heart of Florence or the Palazzo Cittanova in Lombardy. There are also hundreds of piazzas that provide a great space and atmosphere for an outdoor performance.

Festivals and More

Italy has a great tradition of wind bands, with many small towns having their own ensembles. There are hundreds of ancient, historic villages within a 20 mile radius of Venice, Florence, and Rome that would love to host and perform with an American band. In addition, from mid-June to mid-September, there are around 1,800 “festivals” throughout the country featuring music. Over 90% of them are held in public squares and are free of charge. We would welcome your group.

There is so much to see and do in Italy. The canals of Venice, the Duomo in Florence, Michaelangelo’s Statue of David, St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Rome and so much more make this a country everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Check out our sample itineraries and contact us for a quote to make your Italian dreams come true.

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