Tonight at 20.30 the Concert for Milan of the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala, symbol of the link between the city and its cultural life, returns for the ninth time to the Duomo. The square returns to fill up for free, albeit with the limitations due to the period we are going through: green pass and online booking obligation (on www.filarmonica.it and www.ticketone.it), spaced seats, differentiated access, limited admissions to 2500, when in the past it had also reached 40 thousand spectators. But the important thing is to be there again this year, in a collective gesture of encouragement and hope.
The program chosen by the director Riccardo Chailly is a tribute to Italy and to the fascination that our country has always exercised on foreign musicians, almost a musical Grand Tour. It begins with Felix Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony n.4 in A major, performed in the 1834 version, continues with Ciaikovskji’s “Italian Capriccio” and ends with the ballet suite “Romeo and Juliet” by Prokofiev.
The concert, sponsored by the Municipality of Milan with main partner UniCredit, sponsor Allianz Italia and support of Esselunga, will be broadcast live by Rai Cultura on Rai 5 and RaiPlay starting at 8.15 pm: HD television footage with the use of ten cameras.