More than 40 editions, hundreds of artists every year and dozens and dozens of shows: Montepulciano is the ideal home for the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte, with squares, theatres and some unusual venues becoming the stages for musical and dance performances of all kinds.
The Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte was conceived in 1976 by M° Hans Werner Henze, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. The Cantiere is a workshop, an ensemble in which artists of all nationalities take part, in which successful professionals and young talents swap experiences and express their art, interacting without becoming too embalmed in their respective roles, and teachers work in close contact with students, transferring their experience directly and constantly. And the results are a series of concerts and performances, held during the second half of July – often for the very first time in Italy – in Montepulciano and other towns in the Valdichiana Senese district. An added value is given by the places, spaces and wealth of architecture of the old towns, and by the beauty of the landscape.