Concerts in San Colombano

San Colombano

The tribute to women in music, the synergy with the cultural institutions of the city, from the other venues of the Genus Bononiae circuit to the collaborations with Bologna Festival, the Conservatory and the International Museum and Library of Music, special concerts for people with hearing disabilities and visuals, the contamination between music and the arts: these are the cornerstones of the new season of San Colombano, home to the precious Tagliavini Collection of ancient musical instruments, scheduled from October 2022 to June 2023. The choices of the conservative Catalina Vicens go in the direction to open San Colombano more and more to a wide fruition, introducing new elements compared to past seasons.

Check out the concert schedule from January to June here.

You can purchase your ticket here.

The next appointments are:

– Wednesday and Thursday 18-19 January
Masterclass of Italian keyboard music of the 16th and 17th centuries on ancient instruments from the Tagliavini Collection
In collaboration with the HipER association.
Open to advanced and professional level keyboard players, as well as auditors.
For the calendar and further information:

– Saturday and Sunday 21-22 January 2023
Music course
‘Medieval keyboard instruments – from paintings to sounds’
Course on medieval keyboard instruments, by Catalina Vicens
Free participation (limited places). Open to active participants of all levels and auditors.
For the calendar and further information:

– Sunday 22 January 2023, 3.00 pm
Music conference
‘The reconstruction of a musical instrument: The portative organ of the Ecstasy of Santa Cecilia’ – in collaboration with Concentus Lucensis
The conference conducted by the curator of the Museum of San Colombano Catalina Vicens will focus on the theme of the reconstruction process of keyboard instruments of the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, according to the iconographic sources. The starting point will be represented by the portable organ painted by Raphael in his famous painting “Ecstasy of Santa Cecilia”, now preserved in the Pinacoteca Nazionale of Bologna.
You will be able to listen to demonstrations on medieval portative organs, medieval harpsichords and positive organs of the early Renaissance.

Free admission, booking required here.

– Thursday 26 January 2023, 9.00 pm
Concert and presentation of the CD Dynamic
The Duets for Harp and Piano by Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari
Paola Perrucci, harp by Sébastien Érard (London, c. 1820)
Carlo Mazzoli, piano by Johann Schanz (Vienna, c. 1795)
Music by Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari
Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, born in 1763 in Rovereto, studied in Naples with Paisiello before moving to Paris in the late 1780s. Fleeing the French Revolution, he settled in London. His compositions are divided equally between vocal and chamber music but also include two piano concertos. His four Duets for harp and piano clearly reveal the main characteristics of his art.
Find out more about the recording project here.

Free admission, booking required here.

– Friday 27 January 2023, 6.00 pm
Musical afternoon
Historical piano class of the “Francesco Morlacchi” Conservatory of Perugia
Music by W.A. Mozart, J. Haydn and L. van Beethoven.
Students of the piano class of Maestro Costantino Mastroprimiano will play on historic pianos from the end of the eighteenth century from the Tagliavini and Scala collections. Introduction by Costantino Mastroprimiano and the musicologist Giovanni Paolo di Stefano.

Free admission, booking required here.


San Colombano

via Parigi 5, Bologna