Social events

December 13, 2017
18:30 – 21:30 Welcome cocktail and musical entertainment
Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini – Piazza delle Belle Arti 2, Firenze
The Luigi Cherubini Conservatory is a high school of musical studies founded in Firenze in 1849 but dating back to Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo in 1784. It is located in part of the ancient Benedictine female monastery of San Niccolò di Cafaggio.
The Conservatory hosts a valuable library with manuscripts by Gioacchino Rossini and Claudio Monteverdi and a museum of eighteenth-century musical instruments purchased by Grand Duke Ferdinando III of Tuscany, some of which made by Stradivari, exposed in rooms of the adjacent Museo dell’Accademia.
After the welcome cocktail some students will perform a classical repertoire in the Sala del Buonumore of the Conservatory.

Cherubini
December 14, 2017
18:30- 23:30 Visit at Accademia Fortepiano Bartolomeo Crisofori and Gala Dinner
Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori – Via di Camaldoli 7/r*, Firenze
Founded in Firenze in 1989 the Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori is a unique center in Italy entirely devoted to the fortepiano, conceived and built right in Florence around 1700 by Bartolomeo Cristofori, a craftsman from Padua serving Prince Ferdinando dei Medici. The Accademia houses a highly specialized workshop for recovery and maintenance of fortepianos and a collection of instruments of particular historical interest.
For those who wish: during the visit at the Accademia it will be possible to play the pianos.
The Gala dinner will be offered inside the Accademia.

Cristofori

* In Firenze the red civic numbers (indicated by a “r” after the number) have an independent numbering from the black ones!