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For 433 years, Santa Cecilia has brought music to your ears

February 22, 2018

Established in 1585 in Rome, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia is one of the oldest musical institutions in the world. Over the centuries, it has evolved from an organization of largely local musicians to a modern symphonic orchestra. The American Friends of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Rome granted $38,000 for its international tours, with performances in the world’s most prestigious concert halls.