Although we are a student based magazine operating in London and representing a London University, I would like to draw your attention to ‘The New Generation Festival’ which will be taking over The Gardens of the Palazzo Corsini in Florence, Italy. Returning for its second year, the festival offers an international platform to showcase the finest music, theatre and opera talent of today’s younger generations. Taking place from the 29thof August until the 1stof September, this festival will gift its audiences with open-air musical and dramatic performances such as Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 5, to name a few. There is also a highly anticipated and yet-to-be announced programme of non-classical performances being featured too, as well as all-new acoustics to ensure the New Generation Festival of 2018 will be more spectacular than the previous year.
The festival itself, aside from shining a light on a firmament of rising stars, is inspired by the first ever Corsini festival of 1680 and seeks to keep this Renaissance festival alive and kicking more than 300 years later. The festival gives young music talents from every corner of the world the chance to perform amid a beautiful setting. Thus this is why I wanted to write about this festival, for there is every chance young British talent will be on show and flying the beacon for our country- think Eurovision but with far less politics involved! Also for those CUB readers who like me cannot afford a ticket to watch the festival in person, the programme of opera, theatre and music will be played live but also streamed for audiences worldwide. However, I am delighted to add that there are discounted tickets available for under 35s and that you can also keep in the loop with The New Generation Festival via their various social media accounts:
The New Generation Festival’s website claims it is ‘an annual event that breaks down barriers between generations and brings together all genres of music in once place; from opera to jazz and pop.’ I am particularly interested in the ‘breaks down barriers’ part because I think it is so important to nurture and discover new talent that will become the future of the music industry, as well as honouring and paying homage to previous generations of musical greats. So who do you think will be the next young star to make it big? Only time and this festival will tell…
For more information, please visit: https://newgenerationfestival.org/home