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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

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