Luigi Verdi, a professor of music from Italy who is in residency with the Frostburg State University Division of Performing Arts, will give a lecture on the musicians, the museum and the international importance of the Philharmonic Academy of Bologna, Italy. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in room 218 of the Performing Arts Center.
Bologna, located in the central part of northern Italy between Venice and Florence, has been an important center of power through the centuries. The powerful and influential ruling families attracted painters, poets and musicians. The oldest university in the world was founded there in 1050 and by the 13th century had more than 10,000 students.
For more than 300 years, the Philharmonic Academy of Bologna has been an international center for music training and performance. It has always valued the spiritual and aesthetic aspects of music that enriches the human expression.
The lecture by Luigi Verdi will describe the association with Mozart, Rossini, Paganini, Meyerbeer, Field, Giuseppe Verdi, Liszt, Wagner and Brahms as well as the library and instruments in the museum.
For more information on the lecture or Verdi's residency, contact the FSU Department of Music at (301) 687-4109. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.