It’s time, once again,
for MITO SettembreMusica!
MITO SettembreMusica 2019 promises a stunning array of classical music that spans the centuries, featuring world-class orchestras and performers playing music in celebration of this year’s theme, Geography. A far-flung musical journey across time and space. This year marks the two-city Italian extravaganza’s thirteenth edition (and my fourth year as president, with Artistic Director Nicola Campogrande at the helm), featuring 20 premieres and 128 concerts in all. Once again, Milano and Torino are alive with music.
A slew of living composers will be leaving their mark, as their works harmonize with Geography, in sync with today’s flux of peoples and ideas all around the world. Music, of course, knows no borders – it unites us all, bringing us together as it blends and produces all-new forms and substance. And to honor that magnificent design, the cities of Milano and Torino have pledged an extended three-year contract to support the MITO SettembreMusica International Music Festival, a one-of-a kind showcase for musical tradition that runs deep and wide in venues throughout two jewel cities in northern Italy.
Great local orchestras combine forces with top-notch players from the world over, in a festival that boasts an international flavor par excellence, with concerts held at prime center-city venues as well as in outlying locations, providing access to audiences of all levels and strata. A come-on-in to all, for a program that’s of awe-inspiring appeal, and exquisitely calibrated, with ticket prices that can’t be beat.
128 concerts and more than 20 premieres. Once again, Milano and Torino are alive with music.
Heads up, too, when it comes to original shows for children. Don’t miss our family-oriented weekend performances, including Choir Day, when the audience gets a chance to sing along.
As always, there’s the MITO SettembreMusica logo: this year our little musical-symbol birdie flies, and carries us all – children, parents, grandparents, music lovers and neophytes – afar, on a winged romp across rhythms, styles, and musical traditions that make this festival so very special indeed.
It’s time, once again, for MITO SettembreMusica!
You’re all invited!
President of MITO SettembreMusica
The word festival conjures up images of periodical celebrations that ideally bring together a community around an array of events that engage and entertain one and all in their free time. So, what better theme for a festival than music – an art form we can all relate to, one that breaks down all linguistic, cultural and geographical barriers. As summer fades, and we return to our daily routines, it’s comforting to know that MITO SettembreMusica is there, year after year, bringing the great tradition of classical music and the best in contemporary composers to enthusiastic audiences in Torino and Milano.
Once again, we look forward to a cavalcade of performances by some of the world’s greatest orchestras and stellar soloists, beginning with the festival opener, featuring the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta and Martha Argerich. Then there’s the return of Yuri Temirkanov and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Rai National Symphony Orchestra – world-class testimony to the theme of this year’s edition of MITO SettembreMusica: Geography. As always, this year’s program is rife with premiere performances – more than twenty – plus music by some one hundred living composers and arrangers, for a total of 128 concerts in and around Milano and Torino. Performances that highlight the roots of classical music from Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and North America, with Mediterranean and Oriental influences not lacking, in a musical kaleidoscope of world geography.
This music festival is so big that it takes two cities, Milano and Torino, to contain. The music overflows from concert halls into the most unconventional of venues, as Choir Day is proof of
For all the details, check out the program for a complete list of this year’s international A-list soloists and star performers of ancient, classical and contemporary repertoires, and Italian heavyweights like I Pomeriggi Musicali, the Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra, the Teatro Regio Orchestra and the Torino Philharmonic, bound for the downtown and suburban stages of MITO SettembreMusica. This music festival is so big that it takes two cities, Milano and Torino, to contain. The music overflows from concert halls into the most unconventional of venues, as Choir Day is proof of. Music beckons, with affordably priced for-pay concerts and a cascade of free-admission shows. A tribute to loyal audiences and all-new fans who’ll be with us for years to come.
Welcome back, MITO SettembreMusica! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
Mayor of Torino
Honorary Presidents of MITO SettembreMusica
Mayor of Milano
Honorary Presidents of MITO SettembreMusica