Concert at the Ancient Ships of Pisa

Concerto alle Navi Antiche di Pisa
Concerto alle Navi Antiche di Pisa
Museo delle Navi Antiche
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On the occasion of the National Day of People with Down Syndrome, AIPD Pisa aps-ets (Italian Association of People with Down Syndrome Pisa), in collaboration with the Municipality of Pisa, the Museum of Ancient Ships of Pisa, and the Rotary Club of Pisa, is organising an event dedicated to music, sociality and charity. The piano duo formed by maestros Maurizio Barboro and Claudio Proietti, two internationally renowned virtuoso pianists, will join forces for a concert of classical music, with the aim of raising funds for social, scholastic, and work inclusion activities and projects for children, young people, and adults with Down syndrome.

The event will take place on Thursday, 5 October from 7.30 p.m. at the Museo delle Antiche Navi in Pisa

The evening's programme includes pieces by Rachmaninov and will culminate with an unprecedented transcription for two pianos of the First Act of Giacomo Puccini's opera 'Turandot'. This performance of 'Turandot' represents a first for Pisa and will be a 'prelude' to the celebrations, planned worldwide for 2024, that will commemorate the first centenary of the death of the famous Italian composer.

Around 200 chairs will be set up in Room 5 and the central corridor of the Museo delle Antiche Navi di Pisa, and in the centre of the room two grand pianos, which together with the ancient ship Alkedo will create the magical atmosphere that all participants will enjoy. Thanks to the cooperation with the Archaeology Cooperative, in addition to attending the concert, from 7.30 p.m. an extraordinary opening of the Museum will allow all people who have reserved their seats to enter and visit the rooms before the concert begins.

Participation in the event, visit and concert, is free with a free offer. For further information on the event and for seat reservations, please visit and search for the 'Concert for Two Pianos' event at


Founded in Pisa in 1988, the AIPD Pisa aps-ets cares for people with Down syndrome from birth to adulthood, promoting practices aimed at developing personal autonomy and everyday life. We work so that every child, young person and adult with Down syndrome can express their full potential, can make their own choices in a perspective of independent and fulfilling adult life on an affective, social, working and living level.

The National Day of People with Down Syndrome is celebrated on 8 October. This year's campaign features six different subjects told through passions and work, and aims to pay homage, in a revised and updated language, to the campaigngan created in 1987 to mark the first National Day of People with Down Syndrome. The aim is to reaffirm, through these images, the centrality of the person and his or her specificities.