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29 March 2022 20:30 Export to Calendar

Auditorium Pollini

Via Carlo Cassan, 17
Padova, PD 35121

Website: //www.conservatoriopollini.it

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29 March 2022 @ 20:30 - 23:00


Centro d’Arte
Website: //www.centrodarte.it/

In 2022, the University of Padua and the Centro d’Arte came together to share in a spectacular season of musical performances.  As the University celebrates its 800th Anniversary with a rich program of activities, the Centro d’Arte organizes the musical initiatives through research, contemplation, and its expertise in the field of music.

Therefore, Centrodarte22 becomes an Opera Libera, by interpreting and developing the ancient motto of the University of Padua- Universa Universis Patavina Libertas. Freedom, like that of the University’s unwavering freedom in research, is the theme its season of musical performances, upholding the character of autonomous expression that defines Centro d’Arte.

On March 29, Opera Libera brings for the first time to Padua the music of Julius Eastman, a seminal Afro-American composer only recently rediscovered, in an original production of the piece Femenine (1974): the grandiose 1974 work is presented for the first time by an ensemble which includes some of the best Italian instrumental talents, coordinated by the pianist and composer Giovanni Mancuso.

The Opera Libera concert series is part of the University of Padua’s 800th Anniversary Celebrations.

he theme of freedom behind the Opera Libera concert series is an echo of the need to highlight more women in musical creativity.  Freedom, as a reflection of the post-colonial cultural identity that places a value upon African-American music, forever influencing contemporary society, language, poetry, and art. The musical initiatives proposed by Centro d’Arte demonstrate how various artistic practices bring meaning to music that is truly in tune with the times from composition to improvisation, and the technology developed to create new sounds. The Centro d’Arte is dedicated to supporting the University of Padua in celebrating freedom in scientific and technological research in relation to the development of artistic languages.

Regularly priced ticket 12 € (per event)

Reduced priced ticket 5 € (per event)

Tickets for Unipd students € 1 (per event)