Programme of the main cultural events
until September 8th 1997
Programme for the Duomo: The list of events has been taken from the"VII centenary of the Duomo by FI, Calendaro of Religious and CulturalEvents"
Sat. 7th: Issue of commemorative Stamp by the Italian Postal Service.
Sun. 8th: Inauguration of the centenary year.
7.30pm Free guided visits around the Cathedral and the Opera del Duomo, offered(until 9.30pm) by volonteers from the A.G.T.-FIRENZE Tourist Guide Association inItalian, English, French and Spanish. Volonteers from the Accoglienza Ars etFides/Santa Maria del Fiore will instead be offering a free tour with commentaryaround the interior of the Cathedral from 9.30pm to 11.30pm,.
9pm Floodlighting of the Cathedral and Baptistery, tour around the interior ofthe illuminated Duomo and "The visions of di Santa Maria del Fiore" exhibition ofpainting in the Square.
Concert of the Rossini Band.
Sun. 15th: Concert in the Cathedral: Stabat Mater by G. Rossini, Choir of SantaMaria del Fiore. Conductor: Mons. Luigi Sessa.
Fri. 20th: First performance of "La Cupola", a play by A. Novelli. Teatro dellaPergola (other performances: 21st,22nd,24th,25th,26th).
Thurs. 26th: at 5.45pm. Presentation of "Opera. Character and role of the citybuildings up until the beginning of the Modern era", a book by M. Haines and L.Riccetti. Chapter House of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza del Capitolo.
Sat. 12th: Day of Study for Tuscan pastoral operators, organized by the TuscanEpiscopal Conference with the Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore: "The testimony ofstone: cathedrals, sanctuaries, historic churches in the catechesis". SeminarioArcivescovile, Aula Magna, Lungarno Soderini 19, 9.15am-1pm/3-6pm.
Thurs. 14th: Opening of the convention on "Religious areas: sites and movements",organized by Stanford University (USA) with the Florentine Theological Studio andthe Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore. Baptistery at 5.45pm. Speeches by theauthorities and an introductive report by Prof. Don Timothy Verdon on "The areaof Santa Maria del Fiore: sites and movements".
Fri. 15th: Second day of the Convention. Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Sala delleStagioni, 9.15am-1pm/3-6.30pm
Sat. 16: Last day of the Convention, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, 9.15am-12.30pm.
Thurs. 5th: Opening of the Academic year in the Duomo.
Sat. 7th: Symposium on "The Flower and the Virgin: the figure and the worship ofthe Virgin Mary in Florentine traditions", organized by the Chapter of SantaMaria del Fiore with the Opera. Seminario Arcivescovile, Lungarno Soderini, 19,9am-1pm/3-6.30pm.
Tues. 28th: Round Table, Centre de culture italienne, Paris, Rue de Varennes,5pm.
Fri. 21st: Symposium of Studies on "The Cathedral: archeology, art and history",organized by the University of Florence. Aula Magna, Rectorate, Piazza San Marco.9am-1pm/3-6.30pm.
Sat. 22nd: Second day of the Symposium of Studies on the Cathedral.
Fri. 14th: Convention on the Architecture of Santa Maria del Fiore, organized byHarvard University Graduate School of Design, at the faculty in the UnitedStates.
Sat. 15th: Second day of the convention on architecture, as above.
Tues. 25th: Concert of religious music.
Sun. 30: Easter Mass, with the Explosion of the Fire Cart, at 10.30am.
Sat. 19th: Symposium on the recent restoration of the Cathedral, organized by theBoard of Cultural Assets and the Opificio of the Pietre Dure, together with theOpera of Santa Maria del Fiore. RondÚ di Bacco, Pitti Palace. 9am-1pm/3-6.30pm.
Thurs. 24th: "Santa Maria del Fiore in the Europe of Cathedrals", Sixth series on"Rediscovering Piazza del Duomo ". Baptistery of Florence at 5.45pm.
Thurs. 8th: "Santa Maria del Fiore in the Europe of Cathedrals", secondconference in the series on "Rediscovering Piazza del Duomo". Baptistery at5.45pm.
Tues. 13th: Illustration of the frescoes in the cupola organized by the Order ofthe Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The talks will be held in the Cathedral, withphotos and slides, by representatives from the Board of Cultural Assets, theOpificio and the Cathedral clergy. The morning will be reserved for students fromthe High Schools of Florence, the evening for the general public.
Thurs. 15th: "Santa Maria del Fiore in the Europe of Cathedrals", thirdconference in the series on "Rediscovering Piazza del Duomo". Baptistery at5.45pm.
Thurs. 22nd: "Santa Maria del Fiore in the Europe of Cathedrals", fourthconference in the series on "Rediscovering Piazza del Duomo". Baptistery at5.45pm.
Fri. 23rd: Convention on "Music in Santa Maria del Fiore", organized by theItalian Society of Musicology with the Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore. CentroStudi, Fiesole. 9am-1pm/3-6.30pm.
Sat. 24th: Second day of the Convention on "Music in Santa Maria del Fiore", asabove.
Thurs. 29th: "Santa Maria del Fiore in the Europe of the Cathedrals". Fifthconference in the series on "Rediscovering Piazza del Duomo". Baptistery at5.45pm.
Fri. 30th: Symposium on "Science in Santa Maria del Fiore", organized by theMuseum of the History of Science with the Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore. (Placeto be defined).
Thurs. 5th: Convention on "Sculpture at Santa Maria del Fiore" organized by"Villa I Tatti" (Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies) with the NewYork University (Villa la Pietra), and with the collaboration of the Opera ofSanta Maria del Fiore. Villa I Tatti, Via di Vincigliata 26, Fiesole,9am-1pm/3-6pm.
Fri. 6th: Second day of the Convention on "Sculpture at Santa Maria del Fiore".Villa I Tatti, as above.
Fri. 13th: Opening of the exhibition on the ancient choir in the Cathedral,prepared by Harvard University Graduate School of Design, with a model built bythe Facolty of Architecture of Florence University. The exhibition is organizedby the Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore. Museum of the Opera at 6pm.
Mon. 16th: Opening of the Week of Interdisciplinary Studies on "The Cathedral andthe city: Santa Maria del Fiore in its context", organized by the Opera of SantaMaria del Fiore. Palazzo Vecchio, Hall of the Five Hundred, and (from theafternoon onwards), the Auditorium, Presidence of the Regional Council, ViaCavour 5. 9.30am-1pm/3-6.30pm.
Tues. 17th: Second day of the Week of Interdisciplinary Studies, Via Cavour 5, asabove.
Wed.18th: Third day of the Week of Interdisciplinary Studies, as above.
Concert in the Cathedral
Thurs. 19th: Fourth day of the Week of Interdisciplinary Studies, as above.
Fri. 20th: Fifth day of the Week of Interdisciplinary Studies, as above.
Sat. 21st: Closing morning of the Week of Interdisciplinary Studies, as above.
Demonstration of the Gnomon in the Duomo, at 12.00 solar time (summer equinox).
Date and place to be defined: Inauguration of "For a new choir in Santa Maria delFiore: Botta, Brenner, Gabetti and Isola, Graves, Hollein, Isosaki, Nouvel,Rossi", an exhibition of architecture organized by the Arch-diocese of Florence.
Tues. 24th: Feast of St. John the Baptist.
Concert in the Duomo at 9pm.
Firework display at 10pm.
Fri. 5th: Inauguration of the exhibition on "The illustrated choir books of SantaMaria del Fiore", Laurentian Library.
Mon. 8th: Official closure of the Seventh Centenary.
A birthday to conclude a millennium
The cupola, masterpiece of Brunelleschi
The machines used for the construction of the cupola
That strange clock by Paolo Uccello
A tour of the Duomo, reaction of the foreign tourists
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