Live Collection | A lecture-concert on the theme The Affections

06.06.2024 from 17:30 to 19:30

Live Collection
A lecture-concert on the theme The Affections

Thursday 6 June 2024, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.*
Orchid Room, Villa Cerruti

With the new title Live Collection, the monthly in-depth events at the Cerruti Collection resume. Once again this year, art historians and scholars from other disciplines will present an artwork or a cycle of artworks from the Cerruti Collection to the public. From this year the lectures will alternate with appointments dedicated to live music, in the form of lecture-concerts, curated by Mario Calisi.

The second appointment of Live Collection is a lecture-concert on the theme of The Affections. Mario Calisi on piano and Lorenzo Fazzini on flute will perform pieces by Franz Benda, Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Raffaele Galli. This will be followed by a special tour that will lead the public to discover artworks and stories related to the chosen theme.

*It is necessary to book and purchase the ticket at
Tickets cost € 10.00 and may only be purchased online.
The shuttle bus to the Cerruti Collection leaves at 5.55 p.m. from the square in front of the Castello di Rivoli.


Mario Calisi
Pianist, composer, conductor. He is a musician, scholar and teacher recognised by international critics. Since 2009, he has been teaching at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica ‘Giuseppe Verdi’ in Milan. He has taught ‘Studio della strumentazione applicata alla partitura’ in the Master of Musicology Degree Course at the University of Milan. Among his many honours, he was awarded the title ‘Grand Officier de l’Ordre Mondiale de la Science Musicale’ in Geneva in 1994. He has performed in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Poland, Lichtenstein, Bulgaria, Brazil and Croatia, where he has released concert recordings for radio and television. W. Stettler, musicologist and music critic, described him as an “eclectic, profound, coherent musician… Mario Calisi, a diamond-sounding pianist, fascinates and enraptures even the most demanding audience… His sense of metrics and adherence to tempi recalls Glen Gould in his charm.”


Lorenzo Fazzini
Born in Pavia in 1995, he graduated with top marks and honours from the Conservatorio ‘Antonio Vivaldi’ in Alessandria, in the class of Stefano Parrino. He continued his studies with Roberto Issoglio, graduating with top marks in chamber music. He won First Prize in the Soloist category at the 3rd International Competition City of Scandicci (FI), Second Prize at the 1st International Competition City of Villorba (TV) and Second Prize at the 2nd International Music Competition Malopolska (PL). He began his concert activity as a soloist, soloist with orchestra, in duo, trio and in various chamber music ensembles. He has performed with, among others, Peter-Lukas Graf, Bruno Canino, Daria Masiero, Roberto Sérvile, Jean-Claude Guidarini, Luigi Maio and Joohee Shin. He has collaborated with numerous conductors, including M. Alibrando, F.I. Ciampa, G. de Lorenzo, G. Emilsson, A.R. Casas and S. Pasini. He has given concerts in Italy, France, Switzerland and China, collaborating with the European Philharmonic Orchestra, Castel Monastero, ‘Le Altre Note’ – Valtellina Festival, Collegiata in Bellinzona, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Toulouse and Bouc-Bel-Air Cathedral, Teatro Fraschini and RAI television studios in Rome. He holds the position of first flute in the Orchestra Filarmonica Campana.


Live Collection: upcoming events

25 July 2024, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Claudio Zambianchi, La Falaise et la Porte d’Aval, 1885, di Claude Monet. Un dipinto del Museum Barberini di Potsdam

12 September 2024, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Lecture-concert The Void
Amat Saxophone Quartet
Music by J. Francaix, P. Iturralde, M. Calisi, I. Xenakis

24 October 2024, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Luisa Mensi, La conservazione della Collezione. Un caleidoscopio di tecniche dell’arte
Public presentation of the new laboratory of restoration

14 November 2024, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Lecture-concert The Swan Song
Mario Calisi (piano) e Chenjie Lì (baritone)
Music by F. Schubert, V. Bellini, E. Grieg, I. Stravinsky


[Image: Evaristo Baschenis, Still life with violin, books and fruit on a table, c. 1650, ph. Alessandro Fiamingo]





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