Quake-hit theatre in Ferrara to reopen with concert by Lucerne Festival Orchestra

11 September 2012

Ferrara's Teatro Comunale

Three months after a series of earthquakes hit several cities and town in northern Italy, killing 27 and injuring hundreds, the people of Ferrara, one of the main cultural centers in the Emilia-Romagna region, are finally celebrating the return to normal, through music.

Claudio Abbado with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Declared unfit for use since late May, the eighteen-century Teatro Comunale is set to reopen after repairs on the afternoon of the 23 September, with a benefit concert by Claudio Abbado’s Lucerne Festival Orchestra, which will see the exceptional participation of pianist Maurizio Pollini as soloist.

Maurizio Pollini

The program for the opening concert of the 2012/2013 season will include Anton Bruckner’s First Symphony and the Piano Concerto in G major (K. 453) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

More details are available here

Picture © Teatro Comunale Ferrara, Priska Ketterer – Lucerne Festival, Philippe Gontier

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