BASSI  BRUGNATELLI  SYMPOSIUM, LLC

–An International  Young Artist Program

Reaching the World–

23 June - 2 July 2020

Robbiate, Italy

John Ratledge, Founder and Artistic Director

Welcome to our site! 

STATUS OF BBS SUMMER 2020:

The Board of Directors of BBS has substantial concerns as to the status of the coronavirus throughout the world, but most specifically, in Italy.  In just two short weeks, the reported cases have jumped to over 15,230 cases of the virus, and over 1016 deaths (400 in a 24-hour period).  The entire country of Italy is now on lock down, and the entirety of northern Italy has been classified a RED ZONE.  (Do not travel, no travel in or out of the country.)  The CDC reports that avoiding travel to countries classified as RED is critical to stopping the spread of the disease.  Both Robbiate and my home in Conegliano are within the RED classification, and no matter how disappointed we are, it is unsafe for anyone to travel to Italy now and in the near future. Airfare to and from Europe has been cancelled for the next 30 days.

 

The Board of Directors and I have decided that we cannot have  BBS 2020 this year based on the reported CDC science and projections of further infections globally.   Many universities throughout the United States have already cancelled summer programs throughout the world, most especially in Italy that is considered the epicenter of the virus in Europe.   University of Alabama cancelled summer programs to Italy three weeks ago, as well as all travel outside the continental United States, and other major college/universities have done same.  Personally, I have made the decision not to travel to Italy at all this year,  although a year’s work of planning and recruiting was invested in BBS.  BBS cannot and will not put anyone at risk.    

BBS will be back in 2021 stronger than ever.  Keep me posted about what you are doing.  

And, stay safe.

The website will be updated as to our plans in 2021 as soon as possible.

Bassi Brugnatelli Symposium does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin. 

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MARIAN RATLEDGE YOUNG ARTIST DEADLINE:

15 March 2020

CHARLES JONES VOICE SCHOLARSHIP:DEADLINE:

15 March 2020

Meaningful collaboration between

singers, conductors, and orchestra

 

23 June - 2 July 2020

 

 

in Robbiate, Italy

Our host and owner of the Villa:

MARCELLO BASSI BRUGNATELLI

Pianos supplied by San Michele Pianoforti

2020 Season

23 June - 2 July 2020

Palazzo Bassi Brugnatelli

Robbiate, Italy

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