The Cini Foundation recently launched the "Squero" auditorium on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
The Cini Foundation recently launched the Squero, a charming auditorium on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and a new, must-visit destination for music in Venice. By Giulia Minero
Aviolin on the sea: surprisingly this is not the title of a film but a new must-visit destination for music lovers in Venice. Its name ‘Lo Squero' (the Venetian word for a boatyard) harks back to its origins. Formerly, the headquarters of a 19th-century workshop where boats were manufactured and repaired, the space, boasting a spectacular view of the lagoon, was recently converted into a modern, 200-seat auditorium thanks to the intervention of architectural firm Cattaruzza e Millosevich. Despite in-depth renovation work, Lo Squero has not lost any of its former appeal. Accented by references to the Arsenale and inspired by typical Venetian architecture, in addition to its original oak-beamed ceiling, its décor is enhanced by cream-coloured walls and glass partitions. A setting designed to please the eyes and the ears. In September, the program dedicated to classical music, the result of a collaborative agreement with the Asolo
Music Association, will be enriched by several prestigious concerts, the first of which will be staged on 9 September with a performance of traditional 17th and 18th symphony music by the Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, followed on 16 September with a concert by renowned Italian clarinetist Alessandro Carbonare and classical guitarist Oscar Ghiglia. The concert series will end on 24 September with an umissable performance by the Solisti della Fenice. >> Auditorium “Lo Squero”, Fondazione Cini Island of San Giorgio Maggiore Vaporetto line 2, San Giorgio stop www.cini.it
Performances start at 5pm.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.boxol.it/auditoriumlosquero