September is about to end with its hot dates (check them here), but even in October, 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. Giselle at La Scala Opera House

La Scala’s Corps de Ballet once again brings Giselle, the most romantic ballet of all times, to Teatro alla Scala. A haunting story of innocence and betrayal and the redemptive power of love, the performance moves from the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to a moonlit world of mystery and menace. Featuring the unforgettable choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, the performance is directed by Patrick Fournillier, a specialist of French repertory. Starred duo Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle will hold the audience enthralled.
[Photo credits: Copyright Marco Brescia]

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2. Aperitivo in Concerto, concert by SF Jazz Collective

The annual ‘Aperitivo in Concerto’ music fest kicks off with a performance by SF Jazz Collective. In Italy for the first time, the group, which is renowned for reinterpreting jazz’s modern master composers and Afro-American sounds, performs the best compositions by Miles Davis. An all-star award-winning jazz ensemble comprising eight of the finest performers/composers at work in jazz today.

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3. Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Fondazione Luciana Matalon, the exhibition space located just steps from Castello Sforzesco is now home to the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” exhibition. Showcasing the world’s best nature photography, the event displays the winning images selected by the jury at the prestigious nature photography competition promoted by the Natural History Museum of London.
[Photo credits: Copyright Ondřej Pelánek]

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4. Giovanni Gastel’s Pictures on Display

“Giovanni Gastel. The 40 Years Exhibition”, an anthology of works by the famous photographer, from his debut in the 1970s to the present time. The exhibition offers an overview of Gastel’s professional, private and family life and documents his working methods.

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5. The Art of the Brick, sculptures in LEGO® bricks

More than 100 works of art created by American artist Nathan Sawaya using Lego® bricks, constructed with over one million pieces and recreating important art masterpieces.

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6. ‘Slovenska’ Slovakian Art on Display

‘Slovenská. New Generation–Mal’ba 2006-2015’, the exhibition dedicated to Slovakian artists under the age of 35 at Gallerie d’Italia. The works exhibited chronicle the activities, trends and generational changes that have taken place in Slovakian art in the last decade. The exhibition serves as further proof of the Gallerie d’Italia’s commitment to supporting and promoting emerging artists and their work.

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7. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Graffiti at MUDEC museum

Like every artist maudit, Jean-Michel Basquiat, prior to his untimely death in 1988 (aged just 27), succeeded in weaving a legend around himself and his art in just a few years. Basquiat was a significant figure in American contemporary history, owing to his unique ability as an artist to combine the all-consuming energy of New York with his African origins, which were scarred by slavery and the diaspora. This exhibition highlights Basquiat’s central role among his artistic peers, and the role his art played in bridging or connecting different cultures.

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8. Pietro Paolo Rubens’ Works on Exhibit

“Pietro Paolo Rubens e la nascita del Barocco”, the new Fall exhibition hosted in the rooms of Palazzo Reale focuses on Ruben’s relationship with ancient art, classic sculpture and the works of renowned Renaissance masters including Tintoretto and Correggio. However, the message of this exhibition is to enlighten the public about the great Flemish master’s influence on younger Italian Baroque masters.

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9. Milano Loves You Run

‘Milano Loves You Run’, the event combining sport and entertainment to discover a never-before-seen side of Milan is back again this year. But that’s not all! By participating in the race, runners will have a chance to support Lilt Milano’s Home Accommodation project, targeted at young cancer patients and their families. This year’s highlights will include new routes and a new meeting point, the Darsena (6am). The event is organized by Where®Milan, in collaboration with the ‘Podisti da Marte’ and Digital Events. Main sponsor: TEVA. (see main picture)

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10. Beyond Bollywood. An Indian Story on stage at Teatro degli Arcimboldi

Written, choreographed and directed by Rajeev Goswami, blockbuster musical ‘Beyond Bollywood’ is now showing in Milan. The colour, energy and sheer exuberance of ‘Beyond Bollywood’ treats audiences to a truly authentic cultural tour of India.

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