Auditorium Marianum G. Frescobaldi

The former parish church of Santa Maria di Colle was renovated in the 1700s by Alessio Lorenzini, the same architect who designed the Teatro Comunale “Francesco Morlacchi” in Perugia. The church has then been used as a concert hall since 1961, when it was equipped with a 1375-pipe Mascioni organ, with 3 manuals and pedal board. With excellent acoustics for chamber music, and two grand pianos, the Auditorium Marianum is the main venue for all the activities of the Istituto Musicale “Girolamo Frescobaldi”.
Renowned musicians such as organists Fernando Germani and James Goettsche, and harpsichordist Kenneth Gilbert, performed here. Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt held her Third International Piano Masterclass at the Auditorium in 2016.
The Auditorium houses paintings by 17th and 18th-Century artists Benedetto Bandiera, Giacomo Boccanera, Cristoforo Gasperi, and Vincenzo Monotti.