Centro d'Arte: Music of Today
“Centro d’Arte degli Studenti dell’Università di Padova” was founded in 1945.
The name translates as “University of Padua Students' Center for the Arts”, and originally it was a student association supported by the University of Padua, the second-oldest in Italy (founded in 1222) and the world's fifth-oldest university.
Since 1946, Centro d’Arte has been organizing a concert series, first focused on Chamber Music, and then almost exclusively dedicated to Jazz and New Music. In the '50s and '60s Centro d’Arte organized concerts featuring jazz masters like Lennie Tristano, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Chet Baker, Thelonious Monk as well as important contemporary music composers and performers like David Tudor and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
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