With a total of over 115,000 passionate spectators in attendance at the 8th edition of MITO SettembreMusica, the festival concluded on a high note of success Sunday, September 21: in Milano a stunning performance of music by Johannes Brahms, courtesy of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Liebreich and featuring Krystian Zimerman, and the big MITO del Rock Closing Dance Party; in Torino famed vocalist Noa performed with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, marking the 66th edition of Prix Italia.
September 4-21: host cities Milano and Torino were invaded by music as theaters, piazzas, churches, industrial plants, prisons and more provided the backdrop for 305 events at 186 venues. Performances featured over 2,700 artists from 27 countries. Pass sales were up 10% this year; venues filled to capacity, with a saturation index of 98%; online sales showed a 33% increase; 702,000 accesses at the festival’s website, with 110,000 active users (35% new users); a spike in the social network department, with 249,000 Facebook friends. It’s stats like these and the attendance figures for 18 days and nights of MITO SettembreMusica that are testimony to our enormous passion for music, especially at this juncture of history.
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