The unique event is the result of a collaboration between Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and FENDI
FENDI streamed a larger-than-life performance titled FENDI Renaissance – Anima Mundi on June 20 in collaboration with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. This special event is a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Estate” from “The Four Seasons” executed by the orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and star violinist Anna Tifu, who was dressed in three different FENDI Couture looks.
The event was truly a unique tribute to FENDI’s Roman roots, Italian excellence and a profound sense of togetherness inspired by the philosophical concept of the “soul of the universe”. The musicians performed with FENDI’s picturesque headquarters in Rome as their stage.
The idea of the performance comes from the desire to share with the community – after the pandemic – a positive message of rebirth through art, fashion and music. The symphonic music, whose peculiarity lies in the highest quality of sound, finds for the first time its iconographic expression through FENDI’s Couture dresses which visually personify the narrative of “Estate”. The performance was celebrated on the day of the summer solstice, symbolizing the common desire to restart, reunite and rejoin. Of all the concerts of the Vivaldi cycle, “Estate” is the one that leads the listener to a climax of exciting and engaging emotions, rendered by the musical writing with almost “visible” effects.
Anima Mundi represents the unifying principle from which each organism takes shape, articulating and differentiating itself through its individual specifications, to then unify under a Universal Soul. The performance is executed following this concept, with the musicians first playing separately and then united by a special element: The Orchestra. It will be an “itinerant” performance in space and time – one of violinist Anna Tifu and of the orchestral professors. From the first movement, at dawn, on the steps of Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana and then under the arches, maintaining the social distance imposed by the events of recent weeks, the musicians finally rejoin at sunset on the rooftop of the “Square Colosseum” to tune up for the last movement of “Estate,” playing music together again after months of forced separation and celebrating together the warmth of music and summer.