84th Florence International
Crafts Fair

From 16th  to 20th December,
10 am – 10 pm

Opening
16th December, 3 pm – 10 pm

ExtraMIDA. Performances in Workshops

Curated by Firenze Fiera, the project ‘ExtraMIDA. Performances in Workshops’ features a series of musical events created to welcome the MIDA audience inside the most charming craft workshops in Florence and Tuscany and offer them previously unseen concerts and performances. The programme includes eight performances taking place inside eight artisan workshops and it will end with a live event in April 2022, during the next physical edition of the Fair at the Fortezza da Basso.

Eight Exclusive Concerts

ExtraMIDA. Performances in Workshops is an intimate path, a journey through unrepeatable performances, just like the works of artisans hosting them. Inaugurated during MIDA 2021 with a Bazzini Consort concert, which took place inside the historical workshop of Fedeli Restauri, these performances will allow you to discover the little secrets of the artisan art, accompanied by prominent figures of the Italian music scene.

An Eye to the Future

Thanks to the participation of national and international artists, the programme aims at creating an exclusive connection between two sectors which were severely affected by the health emergency – the world of crafts and the world of performing arts, intended in its musical meaning. An exciting interplay, born to enhance and give visibility to the uniqueness of handmade products and to build new scenarios for the future of the art world.

Programme

This project creates a connection and an exclusive interaction between the world of crafts and the world of performing arts – in this case, music – two sectors which were severely affected by the economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The programme includes national and international artists performing inside historical Tuscan artisan workshops to enhance and give visibility to the uniqueness of handmade products. This programme will end with a live event in April 2022.

APRIL 2021

Fedeli Restauri hosts Bazzini Consort in concert

MAY 2021

Cecilia Falciai, scagliola and mosaic hosts Maestro Pellegrini in concert

JUNE 2021

Luthier Giuliano Merlini hosts Duo Violiniste in concert

SEPTEMBER 2021

Female Artisans in Florence host Fake Duo in concert

OCTOBER 2021

Scarpelli Mosaici hosts a Tribute to Dante Alighieri

NOVEMBER 2021

Savio Firmino hosts Quartiere Tamburi in concert

DECEMBER 2021

Filistrucchi hosts Baroque and 18th-Century Arias in Europe

JANUARY 2022

Dedalica hosts Francesco Polidori in concert