Date(s) - 8 Sep, 2021 - 26 Sep, 2021
Different locations in Milano
About MITO SettembreMusica 2021
One of the most eagerly-awaited widespread events – the Festival MITO SettembreMusica – returns to Milan and Turin on its 15th edition from 8 to 26 September 2021. Featuring the evocative title of “Futuri” (the Italian for “futures”), the festival sees the involvement of talents from all over Europe, celebrating the openness to the global dimension of culture.
For more than two weeks, Milan and Turin host a rich calendar of 126 concerts and live performances, held in contemporary in the two cities of Northern Italy.
Held under the creative direction of Nicola Campogrande, the festival boasts different proposals for different listeners, featuring both famous names and spontaneous realities, established masterpieces and new proposals, suitable for adults and youngsters alike.
The venues and the participating artists
The concerts are held in some of the most important concert halls, theatres and cultural hubs in Milan and Turin. These include Teatro dal Verme in Milan, the Auditorium Rai “Arturo Toscanini” and the Auditorium “Giovanni Agnelli” at Turin’s Lingotto.
Besides great conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Riccardo Chailly and Pablo Heras-Casado, MITO SettembreMusica involves famous performers from all ove the world, including Ian Bostridge together with jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, as well as pianist Ivo Pogorelich, accordionist Ksenija Sidorova, cellists Camille Thomas, Miriam Prandi, Alexander Romanovsky, pianist Gabriela Montero. Among the participating groups, guests can enjoy performances by Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.
The 15th edition of MITO SettembreMusica opens at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan on 8 September at 9pm, and at the Auditorium Rai “Arturo Toscanini” in Turin on 9 September, under the conduction of Fabio Luisi with a live performance by the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, featuring the participation of Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi as soloist.
Conversely, the closing concert held on 26 September in the Lingotto Auditorium, features a performance by the Filarmonica della Scala, led by conductor Riccardo Chailly, and performing Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D minor. Other highlights include a concert on 24 September at the Teatro Dal Verme, featuring the Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado. The programme includes the first Italian performance of Icarus by Lera Auerbach and the First Symphony by Brahms.
This year’s Festival offers seven premieres, including one commissioned by the Festival itself, twelve Italian premieres and more than sixty works by living composers. Of particular note is MITO’s commission to David Del Puerto, who has created a new orchestration of the last numbers of Mozart’s unfinished Requiem.
Tickets and Information
Tickets for night concerts range from 10 to 35 euros.
Afternoon tickets and concerts for youngsters range from 3 to 5 euro.
For additional information and to discover the full programme, please check www.mitosettembremusica.it