Milan, the Christmas concert as a gift for the most needy: the “suspended ticket” arrives

Milan, the Christmas concert as a gift for the most needy: the “suspended ticket” arrives
Milan, the Christmas concert as a gift for the most needy: the “suspended ticket” arrives

Here comes the suspended ticket: the Salad of the Milan Conservatory opens its doors to the traditional Christmas concert, which this year will be held Tuesday 14 December at 8.30 pm. As with the Neapolitan custom of paying for an extra coffee (in addition to what you drink), for those who cannot afford it, company of the Milan Quartet proposes to offer a stranger the opportunity to attend an exceptional evening with the Children’s choir of the Academy Teatro alla Scala directed by the master Bruno Casoni. The suspended ticket costs 20 euros and can be purchased online on the website or in the Quartetto Milano offices in via Durini 24, from monday to Friday from 10 to 17.30.

“The music is not a privilege for a few but good for all “. He said it composer Hungarian and pioneer of ethnomusicology Zoltán Kodály and it can be read in a note announcing the initiative. Thus, with Opera Cardinal Ferrari, Caritas Ambrosiana, Opera San Francesco for the Poor and Jannacci house, the Quartet activates “a virtuous circle of involvement and enjoyment of culture intended for those who love music but do not have the opportunity to habitually access concert halls”, reads the press release. “We welcome this invitation with enthusiasm,” he explains Michele Petrelli, Director of Social Policies of the municipality of Milan “Because we believe that social inclusion can take various forms and pass through different channels, especially that of culture”. That Milano both a city of culture but above all of solidarity underlines this Ilaria Borletti Buitoni, president of the Quartet club, who adds “it is an opportunity that pays off protagonists are those people who too often are invisible in our city, at the margins of the social relations market “. In the end Luciano Gualzetti, director of Caritas Ambrosiana recalls “access to culture and beauty is a fundamental right that must be recognized by all, as well as others rights e needs primary. By dealing with people with different frailties, this initiative will certainly be a good opportunity for this to happen ”.

Together with the White Voices Chorus they will play this year Marco De Gaspari at the piano, Diletta Sereno to the harp and Michele Nani as a narrator. The very young singers of the Teatro alla Scala Academy will perform a repertoire that ranges from the great composers of the twentieth century, such as Benjamin Britten (A Cerimony of Carols op. 28) e Jean Absil (The flying circus), to the songs of the contemporary English and American tradition of John Rutter (Christmas Lullaby, For the Beauty of the Earth), Peter Wilhousky (Carol of the Bells) e Jim Papoulis (Give Us Hope).

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