On Sunday 12 September at 8.30 p.m., Filarmonica della Scala and Riccardo Chailly return to Piazza Duomo for a free concert in the heart of the city.
UniCredit - Main Partner of the Filarmonica della Scala since 2003 - is once again supporting the orchestra this year to offer a free symphonic concert that transforms the heart of Milan into an event hall under the stars.
Andrea Orcel, CEO of UniCredit, said: "Music, as well as art and culture, are at the heart of this country, and a fundamental part of Italy's rich history and heritage. UniCredit is committed to championing this, increasing its accessibility to all, as we concretely showed through the launch of our new project to enhance our art collection. It is for this same reason that we continue to proudly support the Filarmonica della Scala orchestra as Main Partner since 2003. We are particularly pleased to be part of the concert in Milan's Piazza Duomo, which has always been an incredible event for the community that is Milan."
Maurizio Beretta, President of the Filarmonica della Scala, commented: "Over the years, the Concert for Milan has held symbolic value for the entire community bearing witness to the city's bond with its orchestra. The large number of participants and the level of the artistic offering make it an eagerly awaited event that brings music closer to an ever-wider audience, demonstrating Filarmonica della Scala's continued cultural commitment with its constant activity in Italy and abroad".
As has become tradition, Riccardo Chailly will be on the podium conducting a program of musical tribute to Italy with masterpieces from the great composers. The concert opens with the famous Italian Symphony No. 4 in A major op. 90 by Mendelssohn, followed by the Italian Capriccio by Tchaikovsky and concluding with an excerpt from the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.
As in 2020, security requirements related to Covid-19 remain in place. The square will be set up with limited and spaced-out seating, organised in sectors with differentiated access. Access to the area is allowed only with the Green Pass.
The concert has free admission with compulsory booking from 6 September at 2.00 pm through www.ticketone.it.
UniCredit supports all the projects of the "Open Filarmonica" programme, which includes, in addition to the Concert for Milan, the cycle of open rehearsals for Milanese nonprofit organisations, the music education project for children "Sound, Music!" and scholarships for talented young musicians.
Milan, September 1, 2021