The Fondazione Arena‘s new chamber concert season will be a conversation between music and art. The Museo in Musica will begin on January 28 with eight chamber concerts in the setting of the Palazzo Maffei Casa Museo, with tickets also allowing people to explore the Luigi Carlon collection in the galleries facing Piazza Erbe. Musicians from the Arena Foundation will perform music ranging from the Renaissance to Romanticism and from classicism to the present day. The appointment is at 11 a.m. on Sundays until May 5, 2024. 

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The Museo in Musica program

It kicks off on January 28 with Mozart and Brahms’ Quintets for Clarinet and Strings and continues on February 4 with three separate 20th-century rarities: Hindemith’s Septet and four pieces by the French Ibert and Milhaud. This will be followed by Schubert’s Octet on February 18 and on March 3 by Prokof’ev and Urie’s Quintets and Sonata for two violins.

Mozart’s complete Quartets for Flute and Strings will be presented on March 17, and newly released transcriptions of opera pages for an ensemble of eight cellos will be performed on April 7. The concert, which will take place on Sunday, April 21, will comprise sonatas and variations for winds and continuo by Händel, C. P. E. Bach, Lotti, Zelenka, and Beethoven. 

The Arena Foundation Trombone Quartet will perform dedicated works and transcriptions ranging from the Renaissance to current American music on Sunday, May 5. The final concert will take place in the Sala Maffeiana. 

Tickets and subscriptions

The ticket price is 15 euros, 10 euros for people under 30, and includes entry to the concert as well as a free visit to Palazzo Maffei Casa Museo on the same day before the performance, at 10:00 a.m. Subscriptions, on the other hand, are 90 euros and include all eight concerts on the schedule as well as a nighttime event reserved only for subscribers that includes a guided tour of Palazzo Mafffei (those under 30 pay 60 euros). 

Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased online at, at the Arena box office, and in person at Palazzo Maffei (on performance Sundays).