ARCHILLUM is a festival taking place from May 20th to 28th, oriented to a double-side enhancement: on one hand the heritage of historic houses within Lombardy’s territory and on the other hand the classic repertoire for string quartets played by the best new Italian ensembles.

The 6 string quartets participating to the 1st String Quartet National Competition “Sergio Dragoni” are part of Le Dimore del Quartetto network. This Competition is organized by Società del Quartetto di Milano in collaboration with Casa Verdi, Accademia Walter Stauffer and Le Dimore del Quartetto, and it will occur at Casa Verdi on May 29th, 30th and 31st.

During the competition period and in the previous days, participants are hosted for free in 6 Lombard historic houses, according to Le Dimore del Quartetto’s formula, giving in exchange 6 concerts (one per each residence) for free and open to the public.

A map with the description of all points of interest along the itinerary nearby the historic houses, selected by Gite in Lombardia, will be given to the public.

Monday, May 20th 2019, 8.30 pm| QUARTETTO DAIDALOS, Mare Culturale Urbano, Milano

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 7 pm | QUARTETTO MANFREDI, Villa Mapelli Mozzi, Casatenovo (LC)

Saturday, May 25th 2019, 6 pm | QUARTETTO EOS, Villa Belgiojoso Brivio Sforza, Merate (LC)

Sunday, May 26th 26, 2019, 6 pm | QUARTETTO ECHOS, Castello di Caidate, Sumirago (VA)

Sunday, May 26th, 8 pm | QUARTETTO ZART, Villa Clerici, Erba (CO)

Tuesday, May 28th 2019, 8 pm | QUARTETTO CESAR FRANCK, Villa Roncate, Como