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«Corfu remembers...» 1716, The Ottomans' siege


Thursday, August 11

Traditional day of celebration for the lifting of the siege

At 9.00
The yearly procession of Saint Spyridon, with a Te Deum in front of the field Marshal’s statue. The procession was officially decreed in 1718 by the Serenissima Republic of Venice.

At 19.00
Museum of Asian Art, Palace of St Michael and St George.
Special temporary display of Field Marshal von der Schulenburg’s portrait by the famous painter Doxaras, and of the Field Marshal’s personal diary from the time of the siege.
A brief introduction to the famous portrait by the Curator of the Museum, Ms Despina Zernioti.

At 20.00
In the gardens of the Municipal Gallery of Corfu.
An introductory concert of 18th century music by the Philharmonic Society of Corfu (the oldest philharmonic in the island, 1830) arranged and directed by Mr S.Prosoparis.

- Welcome address by Dr Spiros Giourgas, president of: The Friends of the “Albert Cohen”, Foundation, Corfu.
- Short speech by Ms Deborah Onisto, member and representative of the Municipality of Venice.
- Short speech by Mr Andrea Grigoletto, director of the “Istituto Italiano dei Castelli”.
- Short speech by Dr Giannni Burigana, Lieutenant of the “Fratelli della Costa” Venetian board.
- Welcome address by prof. Dr Johann Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg on behalf of the family.
- Key note speech by Mr Paul Werner von der Schulenburg.

A cocktail is offered by the von der Schulenburg family after the event.

Friday, August 12

At 19.30
The Philharmonic Society of Corfu will play 18th century marches at the Field Marshal’s statue, in front of the Old Fortress.
Wreath laying at the statue by representatives of the von der Schulenburg family, the Municipality of Venice and the Friends of the “Albert Cohen” Foundation, Corfu.
Short speech by Count Werner von der Schuleburg, former Ambassador of Germany in Greece and the eldest member of the family.

At 20.30
The von der Schulenburg Family members and other guests will transfer to the nearby Savorgnan Bastion of the Old Fortress.
Short speech by Ms Sybil von der Schuleburg and brief presentation of her book “Per Cristo e Venezia”.
Projection of the 30 min. video “1716-Corfu, the bastion of Europe”, produced by the Friends of the “Albert Cohen”Foundation, Corfu and the Ionian University. The event is hosted by the Director of the Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Corfu, Ms.Tenia Rigakou.