December is about to end with its hot dates (check them here), but even in January, whether it’s discovering the events celebrating music or visiting an exhibition, Where® brings you this month’s unmissable dates.
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1. Riccardo Chailly Conducts at La Scala

On 30 January, Maestro Riccardo Chailly will be on the podium at La Scala to conduct one of the ten annual concerts performed by the Filarmonica della Scala orchestra. He will present Dmitrij Sostakovich’s Symphony no. 12 in D minor op. 112, a new phase of the programmatic work dedicated to the symphonic production of the Russian giant. The concert will open with the Suite for Jazz Orchestra no 1, followed by the world premiere of Carlo Boccadoro’s Concerto for piano and orchestra starring the young but well-established pianist Beatrice Rana. (see main picture)
[Photo credits for main picture: copyright Hanninen]

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2. Fuerza Bruta Live Show

The show that has brought a breath of fresh air to the theatre scene. Fuerza Bruta is the new live Argentinian show that has wowed audiences across the globe for the past ten years: five million spectators and 5,800 performances featuring an electrifying mixture of acrobatics, theatre, dance, song, visual arts and live music.

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3. Homi, Lifestyle Trade Fair

Technology, ethnicity and the fusion of different cultures: this is the leitmotiv of the new bi-annual edition of HOMI. The Lifestyle Trade Fair which showcases the latest trends in home décor and personal accessories. An innovative opportunity for the lifestyle sector whose aim is to continually foster and increase business opportunities.

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4. Narrative Frames at Modern Art Gallery

A brand-new exhibition hosted in the beautiful background of Gam Milano – Milan’s Modern art Gallery exploring the theme of private collecting, which unfolds among the neo-classical spaces of Villa Belgiojoso featuring works on loan from two prestigious Italian contemporary art collections.
[Photo credits: Richard Long, Valle Pellice Stone Circle, 1989. Panza Collection, Mendrisio.]

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5. Made in Italy Jewelry on Display

Featuring more than 150 creations, this exhibition traces the art of jewelry-making in 20th century Italy through chronologically ordered sections dedicated to new historicism, Liberty and Art Déco. It also explores the art of jewelry-making from the Thirties to the Nineties, offering visitors a chance to gain deeper insight into the birth and evolution of Made in Italy creations.

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6. Winter at the Mysterious Baths

The Bagni Misteriosi in via Carlo Botta (Porta Romana district) have now opened for the winter season. The swimming pool has been transformed into skating rink where visitors can while away the hours by literally skating on water. Winter entertainment at the space includes shows, art workshops, theatre, music and magic that even kids will enjoy.

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7. Roberto Bolle and Friends, ballet at Teatro degli Arcimboldi

The best dancers from the world’s most renowned theatres explore the history of one and-a-half centuries of ballet, with a selection of the most famous and evocative pieces of 18th and 19th century repertoires performed by Roberto Bolle and other famous dancers from all over the world.

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8. Venetian Art by Broletto and Canaletto on Display

On 8 January, don’t miss a free-of-charge admission to the “Bellotto e Canaletto” exhibition. An impressive exhibition lasting until 5 March dedicated to the artistic genius of Antonio Canal, known as “Il Canaletto”, and his nephew Bernardo Bellotto, featuring paintings, sketches and etchings on loan from leading European museums and private collections. Venetian landscape painting seen through the work of two artists who transformed genre painting into the avant-garde movement that characterized the 18th century.

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