28 - 31 August 2013
Torino, Italy

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Cocktail

The Esa 11th Conference Opening Ceremony will take place at Teatro Regio (Royal Theatre, see also Wikipedia) on August 28th at 5.30 p.m.

It will be followed by the Conference Welcome Cocktail where all delegates are cordially invited to participate. 

“The Regio” is in Piazza Castello 215 – map (bus stop no. 471 and 472 “Castello”, lines 13, 15, 55, 56).


The new Teatro Regio was inaugurated on April 10th 1973, after almost forty years of works since the violent fire which destroyed the original 18th century building. The project was entrusted to the architect Carlo Mollino. The rebuilt theatre, with its striking contemporary interior design hidden behind the original façade is elliptical in shape with a large orchestra level and 37 boxes around its perimeter. An acoustic shell was added to improve its sound. The house presents a wide range of operas during its seasons, including contemporary works.



At the Opening Ceremony you will be welcomed with a short concert given by 40 to 50 children from Pequeñas Huellas at the Teatro Regio. Pequeñas Huellas (Little FootPrint) is a cultural development project intended for children all over the world, in particular children suffering from disease, famine, war, abuse, and discrimination. It is a project started in 2003 by the violinist, and teacher at the Conservatory of Music in Torino, Sabina Colonna-Preti. ESA2013 will contribute to this Project by donating violins for musing training of small children of one class in a kindergarden of a disadvantaged neighborhood in the city.

The Project aims at building a solidarity chain among children and at promoting children’s rights. The cornerstone consists of organizing training courses and laboratories for young musicians to increase respect among different cultures, solidarity and cooperation among children, and interest in local music and traditions.

If you are interested in the Project please visit their website

Thank you very much to all participants for making esa torino an outstanding conference.