MITO SettembreMusica: International Music festival in Turin and Milan


Do you want a different vision of two of the most interesting Italian cities like Milan and Turin?

Just book a flight for September and join MITO SettembreMusica, the international music festival that in 4 years has hosted great annual showcases of musical events.

Milan and Turin are at heart of “new forms, functions and rules for a modern urban project” as we read in the festival programme.
The fifth edition of the MITO SettembreMusica lasts 3 weeks (3-22 September 2011).
According to  Francesco Micheli, president of MITO SettembreMusica, the celebration for the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Republic “have never run so deep” and “events like MITO SettembreMusica really bring Italy together in the spirit of unity.”
You will meet great Italian composers such as Salvatore Sciarrino, Fabio Vacchi, Fabio Nieder, Ivan Fedele, Francesco Antonioni and Matteo Franceschini.
From the world scene, this year’s festival edition also presents brand-new works by Harrison Birtwistle (UK), Pascal Dusapin (France), Michael Daugherty (USA), Toshio Hosokawa (Japan), Guo Wenjing (China), Louis Andriessen (Netherlands) and Arvo Pärt (Estonia).
Maestro Yuri Temirkanov and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra will be involved in  From Russia With Love series, that is four superb concerts of sublime compositions by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Stravinsky.
The celebration of Italy’s 150 years features the Italian folk music and dialects, but also Tahiti, the art of Beken and “a full afternoon and evening of world-class artists featuring Lokua Kanza (Congo), Boubacar Traoré (Mali) and the Orchestra National de Barbes, with musicians from Algeria, France and Morocco”.
You will find great names of symphonic music, fine line-up of young pianists performing a cycle of Franz Liszt compositions, for six concerts in both Milan and Turino, but also sacred and Baroque music and the incredible sounds of the contemporary music.
Great electronic music in the programme, with crossover and contaminations of various genres:  Christian Fennesz will bring his complex and refined music to Turino! And not only him!
But also a lot of jazz: in particular, in the Milan’s Breaks in Jazz you will apprecciate young piano master Alessandro Lanzoni, together with jazz legends such as Art Blakey, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Hank Mobley, Valery Ponomarev.
Furthermore, a tribute to Miles Davis with Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani, John Scofield and Dave Douglas in both  cities.
Please, check the programme and don’t miss it!!
For all info:
Milano: tel. 02.88464725
Torino: tel. 011.4424787


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