The music will include movements from: Tchaikovsky’s celebrated string sextet, ‘Souvenir de Florence;’ Mozart’s viola quintet in g minor; the Ravel String Quartet, Caldara’s “Sebben Crudele” for soprano and string trio, Dvorak’s Terzetto, and Paganini’s ‘Cantabile’ for guitar and cello. 

"For the fourth year in a row, the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Study Abroad Program, “Music and Performing Arts: Renaissance in the XXI Century,” has collaborated with the Florentia Consort Organization, a non-profit cultural Association based in Florence, to give students from CU-Boulder’s College of Music the opportunity to study and perform in Florence and neighboring cities for six weeks.

Bring your family and friends to hear great chamber music repertoire from these talented Colorado students and students from other universities in the U.S. at the Auditorium al Duomo, a traditional yet innovative venue in the shadow of Brunelleschi’s dome.

Historically, the auditorium has been a venue with deep roots in the cultural context of the city for the promotion of intercultural dialogue.  Saturday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.  A donation is requested."

CONCERTO 3   -      sabato 20 giugno


“Music and Performing Arts:

Renaissance in the XXI Century”

Auditorium al Duomo

via de’Cerretani 54r

University of Colorado Boulder’s students with the Florentia
Consort association’s Study Abroad Program in Florence

offerta libera





The Music and Performing Arts program Renaissance in the XXI Century is an intensive six week summer Study Abroad program in Florence, Italy. All students are welcome to apply.


The program aims at conveying the spirit and the energy of the Renaissance. Students will enhance their artistic skills through a pre-professional experience both in class and by performing in historical venues in Florence and around Italy. Our study abroad program aims at enabling young artists to hone their artistic skills and creative energy by living and performing both in Florence – universally acknowledged as the cradle of modernity – and other Italian venues.


Italian Renaissance artists were at the core of a major cultural and ideological shift. Through art, music, literature, architecture, and philosophy they reshaped thought, social norms, and systems of government. Their powerful example as agents of change remains a model of the role liberal arts can play to foster social and economic development.


Over the last five centuries, generations of students, scholars, and artists have been inspired by the Italian Renaissance. Examining artistic entrepreneurialism from both historical and current perspectives will at once empower and inspire students, thus preparing them to take on a transformative, challenging role as artists in the 21st Century.

The students are from the University of Colorado Boulder, Vanderbilt, Boston University, and Drew University. During their time in Florence, students play three concerts. The first was held on Wednesday, May 27, Villa Bardini, Costa San Georgio. (photos above)