Farewell cocktail party and UniPD Big Band concert

Wednesday 17th / H.17.00
Free entrance for all conference delegates

To celebrate the closure of the conference, all delegates are warmly invited to join us for an evening of friendship and merriment in the beautiful setting of San Giovanni Evangelista. 

Local wines and tasty appetizers (cicchetti) will be served as our way to say thank you to those who attended the conference. Smooth jazz melodies, played by the University of Padova jazz band, will accompany the evening.

Cicchetti are small snacks or side dishes, similar in concept to Spanish tapas, which are typically eaten accompanied by a small glass of wine. 
Common cicchetti include tiny sandwiches, plates of olives or other vegetables, halved hard boiled eggs, small servings of a combination of one or more of seafood, meat and vegetable ingredients laid on top of a slice of bread or polenta, and very small servings of typical full-course plates.  Normally not a part of home cooking, the cicchetti’s importance lies not just in the food itself, but also in how, when and where they are eaten: with fingers and toothpicks, usually standing up, hanging around the counter where they are displayed in numerous bars that offer them virtually all day long.

The Unipd Big Band is part of the Concentus Musicus Patavinus: the musical studies and research center, at the University of Padova. It begun its activities in 2013 and all its members are part of the University of Padova, both current and former students, professors and technicians.

The Big Band’s repertoire is based on original arrangements and tunes, some penned by its members (Alessandro Fedrigo, Ludovico Rinco and Alessandro Arcuri), other kindly given by famed contemporary jazz musicians such as saxophonist Ettore Martin and Michele Polga, guitarist Daniele Santimone and Nicola Privato, and pianist and bandleader Marcello Tonolo. 
Alongside these original composition, the Big Band has in its repertoire, some classic arrangements by Count Basie and Duke Ellington. The conductor is the bassist and composer from Treviso, Alessandro Fedrigo.