Dietrich Paredes conducts the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana in two performances this week. On 10th May, they appear at the Opera di Firenze as part of the prestigious Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. This concert of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G is also of particular importance as it is held in memory of Maestro Carlo Maria Giulini, who died 10 years ago. Giulini was a frequent visitor to the Festival and conducted the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana on a number of occasions. This concert is preceded by a performance at the Auditorium RAI Turin on 9th May.