LINK WITH THE TERRITORY AND THE CULTURE OF VENICE
- The support to ’67 columns for the Arena di Verona’: a fundraising project that aims at the participation of companies and organizations in support of the Arena di Verona Foundation, to promote the post-pandemic restart of a great symbol of Italian culture in the world.
- Participation in the excavations and major restoration of prehistoric settlements in the area of San Giorgio di Valpolicella
ARENA DI VERONA
MASI FOR THE VERONA ARENA
Masi is a supporter of the “67 colonne per l’Arena” (67 columns for the Arena) project, a fundraising initiative that sees both large and small businesses in Verona come together to support the Arena Foundation, which has been running the Opera Festival now for one hundred years, thereby facilitating the spread of culture and musical education for the community.
The name ’67 Columns for the Verona Arena’ comes from the outer circle of arches that once protected the amphitheatre that forms the Arena, destroyed during an earthquake in 1117. The aim of the united group of companies is to “rebuild” the circle, to protect the rich artistic heritage of the opera festival, which has become an emblem of the Italian spirit throughout the world.
MUSIC FROM THE VENETO
Music is one of the most characteristic expressions of Venetian culture and over the centuries our lands have produced an abundance of outstanding musicians and composers, from Albinoni to Dall’Abaco, from Vivaldi to Marcello and other great composers of the golden age of the Baroque period.
Masi Foundation is committed to the enhancement of talent of the best players of music of the Veneto or those who have taken their inspiration from the Veneto and its people. It organizes concerts in the area, is a historic supporter of the festival “Ottobre Musicale” in Verona and, locally, the “Settembre Musicale” of Marano di Valpolicella. Through the special “Fondazione Masi” Music Award to Civiltà Veneta and the recording contracts signed with the respective winners, he created the twenty-year collection of original cds Espressioni delle Venezie. Masi Collection Foundation.
CONFERENCES AND DEBATES
The Masi Foundation organizes conferences, debates and roundtables on themes to do with wine and Venetian culture, also in collaboration with other organizations. The protagonists are often the winners of the Masi Prize or illustrious people who are close to the Foundation and its work. The themes are wide-ranging, and go from poetry to storytelling, from the theatre to the cinema.
The Masi award
The awards began in 1981 with the Masi Civiltà Veneta Prize, given to personalities who had their origins in the Venetian territories or with venetian family or venetian by adoption, and who had distinguished themselves in the fields of literature, art, journalism, science, the performing arts and business.
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