On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Assunta altarpiece – painted by Titian in just 2 years and placed in the presbytery of the Baslica dei Frari on 19 May 1518 – the community of Franciscan friars and the parish community want to celebrate this event with cultural, musical and spiritual initiatives . Here are the most significant events in the program:

04.05 Opening concert
9.00 pm Choir Cantori Veneziani
“Visioni Sonore”
Director: Diana D’Alessio

16.05 Opening event
8:30 pm Paola Marini, director of the Gallerie dell’Accademia, tells the story of the Assumption of Titian

19.05 Birthday of the Assumption by Titian
All day: open day with free guided tours
– Poste Italiane philatelic service with special cancellation
6.30 pm Solemn Eucharistic Mass presided over by Mons. Francesco Moraglia, Patriarch of Venice

04.07 Choral concert
9.00 pm Choir of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice
Director: Claudio Marino Moretti

15.08 Concert on the Feast of the Assumption
4.00 pm Soloists of the Cappella Marciana
Vespers of the Assumption by Claudio Monteverdi
Director: Marco Gemmani