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30 September 2021 16:00 Export to Calendar

Palazzo Bo e teatro Verdi

Padova, Pd Italia

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Università di Padova
Website: unipd.it

Celebrations for the University of Padua 800th anniversary begin with welcoming the rectors of some of Europe’s oldest universities and an evening of verse and music inspired by freedom.

Celebrating culture, knowledge, and freedom begins on Thursday, September 30, and continues until March of 2023. A rich program of events in celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the University of Padua with exhibitions, shows, meetings, editorial publications and the inaugurations of new museums.

Representatives from the Sorbonne, the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, the University of Bologna, and the University of Naples come together at Palazzo Bo along with remote messages from the Universidad de Salamanca and the University of Cambridge. Entitled “New Ideas for the Future”, the meeting focuses on the future role of universities, between Europe, pandemic and rebirth.

Followed by an evening of verse and music at Padua’s Teatro Verdi at 9 pm. The evening is entitled “Libertas. A common destiny keeps us here. Either all of us or none of us, inspired by our motto Universa Universis Patavina Libertas and includes a reading of her poem Nove Marzo duemilaventi by special guest, Mariangela Gualtieri. With a performance by the Orchestra of Padua and Veneto under the direction of conductor Marco Angius and music by composer Silvia Colasanti as well as a reading by actor Elio De Capitani

The event is streamed on the digital channels of the University and preceded by greetings from the composer, the outgoing rector Rosario Rizzuto and the incoming rector Daniela Mapelli.