Circle of Friends Tour 2023
THURSDAY October 27, 2023
RECEPTION AND LIGHT BUFFET AT HOTEL VILLA MICHELANGELO WITH A MUSICAL SURPRISE.
The hotel is housed in an 18th-century Palladian-style villa surrounded by a 5-acres park with centenary trees and splendid olive trees. The wonderful musicians of the Budapest Festival Orchestra provide for a musical surprise.
FRIDAY October 27, 2023
9.00 AM – 10.30 AM
Exclusive visit of Villa la Rotonda by Palladio.
THE TOWN OF VICENZA.
Guided tour among Vicenza’s most significant monuments or individual program.
1.00 PM – 3.30 PM
FESTIVE LUNCH AT THE VILLA VALMARANA AI NANI WITH A CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT.
Lunch with Maestro Iván Fischer and a private chamber music concert with the musicians of the BFO at the Villa Valmarana ai Nani with Countess Carolina Valmarana, under the frescoes of Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo.
OPERA AT THE TEATRO OLIMPICO.
Opera performance “Pelléas et Mélisande” by Claude Debussy directed and conducted by Iván Fischer with the Budapest Festival Orchestra at the unique Teatro Olimpico, Andrea Palladio’s last masterpiece.
DRINKS AND SNACKS.
Celebration of Maestro Iván Fischer and the opera singers.
SATURDAY October 28, 2023
10 AM – 11.30 AM
PALA BY GIORGIONE IN CASTELFRANCO AND PALLADIO’S VILLA EMO.
Exploring the Cathedral of Castelfranco and viewing the magnificent Pala di Castelfranco, one of the few paintings which can be firmly attributed to Giorgione, followed by a visit to the Villa Emo, which has been conserved as part of the World Heritage Site “City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto”.
1 PM – 3.30 PM
Private lunch in one of the most beautiful and well-maintained examples of Palladian-style villas hosted by the owner, Count Jacopo Marcello, and a walk through the harmonious park which stretches over 9 hectares.
CONCERT AT THE TEATRO OLIMPICO.
Musica degenerata: Eisler, Hindemith, Schulhoff, Weill conducted by Iván Fischer with the Budapest Festival Orchestra.
RECEPTION IN HONOUR OF MAESTRO IVÁN FISCHER HOSTED BY COUNTESS CAROLINE MARZOTTO
at Palazzo Loschi Zileri Dal Verme in the heart of the historic centre of Vicenza.
SUNDAY October 29, 2023
10 AM – 11 AM
THE SANCTUARY OF MONTE BERICO.
Exploring the cloister and viewing Veronese’s restored masterpiece, “Cena di San Gregorio Magno”.