2 May-18 Oct. Milan offers concert cycle for Expo
Milan’s Teatro alla Scala will host this year’s Festival of International Orchestras, with 14 of the world’s most famous orchestras, throughout the opening of Expo 2015.
The season will start on Saturday 2 May with the Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, returning to Milan after an absence of 10 years.
The second concert in the programme will be by the Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Mariss Jansons, playing on 25 June.
Many of the orchestras in the programme, from eight different countries, have never played in Milan before.
The La Scala website warns that some adjustments may need to be made to the published programme in case of technical problems, so it is recommended to consult the website, where the definitive programme will be constantly updated.
Apart from this festival, the Scala will be open continuously from 1 May until 31 October for the first time in its history, on the occasion of Expo 2015.