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Date(s) - 7 Sep, 2023 - 22 Sep, 2023
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Different locations in Milano



One of the most eagerly-awaited widespread events, the Festival MITO SettembreMusica returns to Milan and Turin on its 17th edition from 7 to 22 September. Featuring the evocative title of “Città” (the Italian for “city”), the festival sees the involvement of talents from all over the world, celebrating the openness to the global dimension of culture. The audience will be offered a new listening experience, investigating the relationship between music and land. MITO is a musical journey that opens up to the world through great music and outstanding performers, engaging audiences in an increasingly shared enjoyment with an even broader spirit of aggregation. This year’s festival moves on, ideally reaching out to many other cities around the world with a program created with imagination and a spirit of challenge.
There is no shortage of pieces offered in first Italian performances and unpublished transcriptions. We will thus go on a discovery of those “cities” that have inspired composers in their creations at different times in the history of music.

For more than two weeks, Milan and Turin host a rich calendar of 116 concerts and live performances, held in contemporary in the two cities of Northern Italy. One of the distinctive aspects of the Festival is to offer appointments at different times throughout the day: from evening events in prestigious venues to daytime events in decentralised locations.
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 important new features
The concerts are held in some of the most important concert halls, theatres and cultural hubs in Milan and Turin. These include the Teatro alla Scala and the Teatro dal Verme in Milan, the Auditorium Rai “Arturo Toscanini” and the Auditorium “Giovanni Agnelli” at Turin’s Lingotto, and the respective music Conservatorio of the two cities.
In addition, this year the Festival returns to the square – a meeting place par excellence in cities – and devotes great attention to families, favoring weekend programming to allow for greater sharing, always in the name of quality.
In the new playbill, MITO’s two star cities pay homage to each other: the Festival opens Thursday 7, at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, with the Teatro Regio Orchestra of Turin conducted by the overwhelming Wayne Marshall; Friday 8, it will be repeated, as per tradition, at Turin’s Auditorium Giovanni Agnelli – Lingotto. Instead, it closes on Friday 22, at the same Auditorium Giovanni Agnelli, with the Filarmonica della Scala led by Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the great cello virtuoso Mario Brunello.
After last year’s success, the “Festival in the Festival” returns, offering decentralized monographic concerts in the two cities, dedicated to great composers and collected under the label “The Piano of …,” featuring 14 Italian keyboard talents.

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