Fendi partnered with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia to produce a stellar orchestral perfomance in Rome on 20 June. The luxury Italian fashion house joined forces with one of the world’s most prestigious musical institutions to honor its heritage and pay homage to the cultural history of Italian music.
Titled ‘Anima Mundi’, the live-streamed event was a tribute to celebrate unity and oneness during the unprecedented times the world is facing in the wake of COVID-19.
14 select musicians from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, along with acclaimed Italian violinist Anna Tifu, presented the romantic composition of Antonio Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons in the backdrop of Fendi’s headquarters, the charming Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana.
Soloist Tifu was dressed in three gorgeous Fendi couture creations, each more marvelous than the last throughout the three movements of Vivaldi’s world-renowned concerto. Vivaldi is considered one of the greatest Italian Baroque composers of all time with his Four Seasons concerto among his most famous. Even today, nearly 300 years later after it was reportedly composed in 1723, this timeless classic remains loved the world over.
The ensemble began their performance at dawn whilst following social distancing rules and later united at sunset on the rooftop of the Square Colosseum for the final movement in the piece. The event was a celebration of the summer solstice and creativity that goes beyond boundaries, while honoring the Academia’s first concert since the pandemic began.
Apart from the beautiful musical performance and Fendi couture, the virtual show also grasped the beauty of Fendi’s Roman home and its stunning architecture. Watch the full performance here.