Social Activities

The programme of social activities includes presentations, concerts, guided tours and the farewell dinner. We’re still integrating and updating it. Please note that attendance to some of the concerts could require the payment of a discounted ticket and/or advance booking. Further information and details will be soon available on this page.

Sunday, 3 July 19.00 Santa Cecilia Hall. Opening Ceremony and Reception
Museum of Musical Instruments. Opening of the Special exhibition ‘A glimpse into the Archivio Storico Ricordi’. The exhibition will be open for the entire duration of the Congress. See details below.
Tuesday, 5 July 20.30 Concert at Santa Maria dell’Anima. Ensemble SeicentoNovecento, Flavio Colusso (conductor), Early and Contemporary music
Wednesday, 6 July from 14.00 on Excursions and Guided Tours: See details below in this page. Advanced booking required through the pdf form you received at the end of the registration process.
Thursday, 7 July 18.00 Presentation of the project and the video documentary on Santini
Friday, 8 July 16.00 – 18.00 Concert: Open rehearsal at the Santa Cecilia Hall. Sir Antonio Pappano will conduct the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia 20.30 Farewell dinner at the Roof Garden Restaurant of the Forum Hotel

Wednesday Afternoon Tours

One of the tours is included in the full conference participation fee or in the Wednesday’s single day fee. There is a minimum number of participants required in order to confirm each tour and a maximum number of places available. Please indicate your preferences and we will try to meet your wishes. You can choose three of the tours in the menu, ordered according to your preferences, in the PDF form we will send you at the end of the Registration process. Explore the map at the end of the page to find out where all indicated places are located.

1 – Medieval Rome Walking Tour 1. SS. Giovanni e Paolo al Celio, Santo Stefano Rotondo, San Giovanni in Laterano,  the Holy Stairs
2 – Medieval Rome Walking Tour 2. Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Prassede, Santa Pudenziana and Piazza Vittorio
3 – Baroque Rome Walking Tour. Piazza di Spagna, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza Montecitorio, Piazza di Pietra, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Sant’Agnese in Agone, Piazza Farnese
4 – Walking Tour of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Premises.  Santa Maria Maddalena, Pantheon, SS. Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari and Santa Cecilia in Trastevere with its famous Cavallini’s frescoes
5 – Libraries and Archives. Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Biblioteca Casanatense, Biblioteca Alessandrina and the State Archives, the Filippini’s Music Archives
6 – Opera Theatres. Opera Theatre of Rome and the National Sound Archives
7 – Organs in Roman Churches. The pipes organs of the Oratorio del SS. Crocifisso – with Florian Bassani playing – and San Luigi dei Francesi (with a view at Caravaggio’s paintings) – with Daniel Matrone playing
8 – The National Musical Instruments Museum and Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
9 – Tosca Places. Sant’Andrea della Valle, Palazzo Farnese, Castel Sant’Angelo
10 – Villa Torlonia. The theatre and other buildings, the museum and the park
11 – Movies Archives in Rome. Cinecittà and the Historical Archive of the Centro di Cinematografia
12 – Villa Medici, Palazzo Zuccari and the Bibliotheca Hertziana


Exhibition at the Museum of Musical Instruments
Opening hours
Sunday 3 July: from 13:00 / Monday 4 July – Friday 8 July: 8:30–18:30
Except on Wednesday 6 July: 8:30–14:00

Ricordi is synonymous with great music: the artists that the publisher Ricordi has promoted over more than two centuries of activity left a profound mark on the world of opera, classical instrumental and pop. Today you can retrace this fascinating story through the treasures of the Archivio Storico Ricordi, the most important private music collection in the world: the great artists who have left an indelible mark in the musical culture, the immortal works of geniuses such as Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini, the daring explorations of contemporary composers.
Founded in 1808, it represents the historic legacy of the Ricordi publishing house, which was acquired in 1994 by the
German media group Bertelsmann which, henceforth, ensures its conservation and cultural development. The extraordinary importance of the Archivio lays in the variety of its documents, which offer a broad comprehensive reflection of Italian culture, industry and society. The Archive, housed within the Palazzo di Brera in Milan, collects manuscript scores, letters by composers, librettists and singers, costume and set designs, librettos, historical photographs and Art Nouveau posters. The exhibited documents offer important information not only related strictly to musical activity, but also to the pictorial, scenographic and decorative arts, to the publishing company and to the theatre world.