AUGUST 10 is Italy's Notte di San Lorenzo - a night dedicated to watching shooting stars whilst tasting Tuscan wines. This year in Siena it's also a night of music. 

Medici Fortress - 9.45pm
Pianist Danilo Rea and singer songwriter Gino Paoli (see video above) are two of Italy's greatest names in Jazz. Both of them have been able to have regular stints in Italian pop music without ever leaving quality behind. 

The open-air concert is part of the yearly celebration of Siena's democratic party located in the fortress. Political debate and many more free concerts will entertain the people who spend August in the city of the Palio: Festa PD at the Medici Fortress

Chigi Saracini Palace - 9.15pm
The final concert of the masters summer course for violinists with Boris Belkin will take place at the Accademia Chigiana's HQ with students from Japan, France, Mexico, Russia and Italy. 

On Saturday August 11 the final concert of the cello master course will take place at Palazzo Chigi Saracini at 5.30pm. The course was hold by Antonio Meneses. the students will be accompanied by the pianist Dianella Bisello. 

Also on August 11, at 9.15pm the students of the master course with classical singer Raina Kabaivanska will give a performance at the Chigi Saracini Palace. The students will be accompanied by pianist Ulla Casalini.  
All concerts are for free. 

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