Remembering Luciana Pestalozza, at Milano Musica Festival, La Scala

8 November 2012

A few days after the passing of Luciana Pestalozza, Milan does not want to forget a woman whose lifelong commitment to promoting and sustaining contemporary music has been almost unrivalled in Italy. The course of celebration is starting tonight, with the most awaited event of Milano Musica, the authoritative festival courageously founded by Luciana itself […]

Claudio Abbado returns at La Scala after 26 years

30 October 2012

After 26 years, Claudio Abbado is back to conduct at La Scala. For the first time since 1986, tonight the Maestro is going to take the podium to lead the Filarmonica, along with the Orchestra Mozart di Bologna. To accompany him in Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 there will be Daniel Barenboim as piano soloist. The program […]

Abbado’s Mozart Orchestra to inaugurate Piano’s Park Auditorium in L’Aquila

5 October 2012

On Sunday, 7 October 2012, Claudio Abbado’s Mozart Orchestra is set to perform at the inauguration of Renzo Piano’s Park Auditorium in the central Italian town of L’Aquila. Three years and a half after the Abruzzo region was hit by a devastating earthquake in April 2009, L’Aquila’s people will celebrate a new venue for concerts […]

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

11 September 2012

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. Declared unfit for use since late May, the eighteen-century Teatro Comunale is […]