Throughout the conference registrants
saw Milano and met with other delegates informally.
" David Quartet " San Marco, church
Piazza San Marco
WEDNESDAY, Sept 5 (8 pm - 9 pm)
The David Quartet (Mauro Loguercio, Gabriele Baffero, Antonio
Leofreddi, and Marco Decimo) was created in 1994. Its members have been
associated with Filarmonica of Berlin, Queen Elizabeth Hall of London,
Accademia of Santa Cecilia in Rome, and they have played with Nikita
Magaloff, Antonio Meneses, Bruno Canino, Tamas Vasary, Siegrfied Palm,
Salvatore Accardo, Rocco Filippini, Franco Petracchi.
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) -"Crisantemi"
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) - Quartet in Mi minor
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) -Quartet in Re minor D 810 "Der
Tod und das Madchen"
Open Museums at the "Castle
THURSDAY, Sept 6 (8pm - 10pm)
Along Via Dante, now a pedestrian precinct, is
the spectacular Piazza Cairoli, with the impressive Castello Sforzesco
opposite. Built in 1450 for the Duke Francesco Sforza, it was designed
on a rectangular plan with massive corner towers and the fantastic battlements.
The main entrance was enhanced by a tower built between 1901 and 1904
to replace the original. The original, attributed to the fifteenth-century
architect Filarete, collapsed in 1521. The inner area is divided into
three courtyards: the first and largest, used as the Piazza d'Armi,
leads on the left to the Renaissance-style Cortile della Rocchetta,
and on the right to the Corte Ducale. Conceived as a military stronghold,
the Castle later became one of the most prestigious courts of Europe.
Renovated in the early years of the twentieth century, it now houses
a Pinacoteca, an important Sculpture Museum where Michelangelo's Pietà
Rondanini is preserved, the Egyptian Museum, and the Trivulziana Library.
Reception at La Triennale
Friday, Sept 7 (8pm - 10pm)
"La Triennale" is a world renowned museum for Modern Art and Design.
A cocktail receptionwas held for ichim01 attendees,
who were also able to attend the current exhibitions.
Special guided tours to Museums in Milan
were available (free of charge) to ichim01 attendees.
Reserved visits to the "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci, were
arranged for a moderate charge.