Discover through music what combination of strengths makes each of us unique

What does it take to be a good musician? Talent is fundamental, but it also takes creativity, perseverance, courage, the ability to work with others, and the sensitivity to appreciate beauty.

These strengths - and many others - are what the students of the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Music in Venice are ready to bring to the table with 'Values in Music', the first live music event proposed by The Home of The Human Safety Net in Venice, kicking off on 29 October.

The musical revue inaugurates the collaboration between The Human Safety Net and the Conservatory of Venice. A partnership that starts from a common principle - the right that everyone has to express their full potential and cultivate their talents - will represent for students a significant opportunity for personal and professional growth in a context different from the one in which they study.

Thirty young musicians will take turns on stage in five concerts, in different ensembles and with diverse repertoires, giving the audience a real journey through time and space. They will start on 29 October from Paris fin de siècle - creative, innovative, projected towards the future - with a collection of pieces for voices and piano by Reynaldo Hahn, and with the Quintet for piano and strings by César Franck, one of the pillars of late Romanesque chamber music.

On 5 November, with the concert dedicated to "Romanticism", it will be possible to hear Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's masterpiece, the "First Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello op.49" and the Sonata for Cello and Piano op.36 by the founder of the Norwegian National School, Edvard Grieg. On 10 December, the Ancient Music Department will be the protagonist with a concert with the evocative title 'Sì dolce il tormento', a collection of 17th-century arias performed by baroque voices, a soprano and a bass, supported by an instrumental ensemble. On 14 January 2024, the Venice Cello Ensemble will propose a captivating and heterogeneous programme that will take us to hear pieces from the 17th century to the present. The review will end on 11 February 2024 with the carnival concert proposed by the Conservatory's School of Jazz entitled "Route 66 - A Jazz journey from East to West Coast", which offers a repertoire ranging from Jazz to Soul, with pieces taken from the American Song Book.

The concerts are free admission. Spectators will have free access to the interactive exhibition 'A World of Potential' and the opportunity, before or after the show, to discover what combination of strengths makes each of us unique and enriches our relationship with people around us.