The project to rebuild the local Music Academy received the official green light with the signing of the construction agreement between the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the City Hall of Camerino.
Today, Tuesday, October 22, the mayor of the Marche town, Sandro Sborgia, met with the management of the Foundation that bears the name of the famous tenor and philanthropist.
By signing this agreement, which was announced in recent weeks, the Mayor and ABF have officially launched the project to give back a suitable “home” for music to this university town, as well as to the “Adesso Musica” Association and to the many cultural initiatives worthy of the noble educational and artistic tradition that has distinguished the cultural life of Camerino for centuries.
The desired schedule aims for ABF to take possession of the identified land in November, and then proceed with the laying of the foundation stone. At that point, the opening of the site will mark the beginning of the 150 days of work, which is the amount of time in which ABF aims to complete the project and hand the building over to the community – after its similar, successful projects in Sarnano and Muccia.
The new Music Academy will be built on two levels, which will be connected by an internal elevator. From an architecture stand point, it will be a safe construction classified as a strategic building (a Class IV Building) and will feature a stylized visual allusion to the unique “keys” of wind instruments in its series of openings to the exterior.
The Academy will span 350 m2 on each floor, amounting to a total surface area of 700 m2. An auditorium with over 200 seats will be located on the basement floor. On the upper floor, the building will have 10 classrooms for teaching (including one dedicated to musical workshops for children aged 0-6 years), as well as a foyer that will host the main entrance and provide access to the classrooms.
The fundraising efforts – which began with the “Con Te” SMS solidarity campaign last July and September, culminating in “Andrea Bocelli – Ali di Libertà”, which was broadcast on Italian TV – are ongoing. You can donate on the Foundation’s channels: andreabocellifoundation.org or by contacting our offices on +39 055/295475.