On 16 December 1899, in a house in Via Manzoni 29 in Milan, Giuseppe Verdi instituted the Rest Home for Musicians - Giuseppe Verdi Foundation (Casa di Riposo per Musicisti - Fondazione Giuseppe Verdi), "in which people of either sex who worked for the Art of Music, who are Italian citizens and who find themselves in a state of poverty will be accommodated and maintained."
Unique in the world, the Casa di Riposo is considered the final masterpiece of the Master from Busseto, who dedicated the last two years of his life to this project, before his death in 1901 in his 88th year.(- Source - CASA VERDI Website)
Nuovo Auditorium San Fedele
Via Ulrico Hoepli, 3, 20121 Milan
Copyright FOTO aboveNuovo Auditorium San Fedele
Also this year we have a new location for the Gala Evening and Awards: Nuovo AUDITORIUM San Fedele. Due to the big success of the last year, we had to think of a larger space to accommodate all of our audiences. "The Nuovo Auditorium San Fedele was inaugurated Sunday, October 10, 2016, from Sharoun Ensemble (soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker) in a Milano Music Festival concert. After the intervention of upgrading acoustics, the hall is now well known for its sound qualities that make it appropriate for chamber music concerts, opera, and electronics". (- from Nuovo Auditorium San Fedele web site)
This wonderful place will welcome our generous members of the audience, who will help us give out the SPECIAL AUDIENCE AWARD. We hope to see you all there!