The “light” is back
with the return of MITO SettembreMusica

After two years of restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 2020 saw an all-Italian edition, and there was still limited seating in 2021. At last, in 2022, the classical (and beyond) music that unites the cities of Milano and Torino is back in full swing. Back are orchestras, ensembles and artists from all over the world. Musical curiosity abounds once more, in venues large and small, today without limitations to capacity.

Light is the theme of this year’s MITO program. It’s also something more. It’s the light in being together. It’s the light in the exchange and circulation of ideas that great music inspires. All in a rediscovered social dimension we’ve been forced to give up for so long.
The worldwide extension of culture today still depends on the circulation of emotions and opinions. More than ever, a music festival like MITO focuses on cultivating and encouraging that credo.

We like to remember that the SettembreMusica festival was founded in Torino 45 years ago by Giorgio Balmas, then Commissioner of Culture.


Stefano Lo Russo

Stefano Lo Russo
Mayor of Torino
Honorary Presidents of MITO SettembreMusica

Giuseppe Sala

Giuseppe Sala
Mayor of Milano
Honorary Presidents of SettembreMusica

 

Music returns to the scene with MITO SettembreMusica 2022

If you want to compete in a marathon, you’re not allowed to listen to music in your buds during the race. Which is something many athletes do during training. What is that supposed to mean? That music is doping? That may be an overstatement, but music certainly provides rhythm, eases the pain, helps us to concentrate, and gives courage. Just as it recalls in us long-lost emotions and sensations.

Music returns to the scene with MITO SettembreMusica 2022, after a rough but steady ride. Look forward to a rich offering and variety everywhere.
Respecting the festival’s roots, there’s the time-honored commitment to Italian and international artists, great orchestras, premieres, and children’s performances throughout the city. As always, featuring popular prices!
We’re looking forward to full-house shows and an end to forced social distancing. As well as making and listening to music throughout the day and night, as musicians make contact with audiences in a host of different venues in Torino and Milano.

Respecting the festival’s roots, there’s the time-honored commitment to Italian and international artists, great orchestras, premieres, and children’s performances throughout the city. As always, featuring popular prices!

This year’s theme, “light”, shines through in a highly original program featuring a captivating array of suggestions. Light against darkness. The light of reason. The light at the end of the tunnel. Light that’s warmth. Light of the spirit and rebirth. That’s what music is all about. It’s a language that engages the senses and thrills the heart, as it uplifts thoughts and memories. A language that we hope reaches new listeners, too. The program is dedicated to them and to connoisseurs. Choose the shows you want to see, and enjoy!

Thanks go out to all our loyal sponsors for their precious support. First and foremost, Intesa Sanpaolo – at our side from the very beginning. As well as the Italian Ministry of Culture, in this year of “light”.
I’d also like to thank the MITO teams in Milano and Torino for working so hard, and in such harmony, to make this festival a success for two cities. One example? The mixed orchestra that combines students from the conservatories of the two host towns.
Milano and Torino – two very different cities that share a love for great music.

Lights out! Let the show begin!  

Enjoy MITO! 


Anna Gastel

Anna Gastel
President of MITO SettembreMusica