A month of music for the end of Expo
During October – the month in which the dedication of Milan’s Duomo has been celebrated for centuries – the cathedral will host a series of nine concerts. They will also mark the end of the six-month period of Expo Milano 2015, which closes on 31 October.
Most performed in the Duomo itself, but three in the church of S. Gottardo in Corte, they will celebrate the importance of music as an intermediary between knowledge and culture.
The performances will range from chamber music to chorales, from organ recitals to opera, by musicians from the national and international music scene - from the violoncellist Enrico Bronzi, to the Soloists of the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa and the Walddörfer Choir from Hamburg - to guide the public to the discovery of the age-old spirit of Milan's iconic cathedral.
To conclude the month of music and all the cultural activities organised by the Veneranda Fabbrica during the six months of Expo, the cathedral will host a performance of L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi in a semi-scenic production directed by Ida Kuniaki, scheduled in the Duomo on 22 October.
The cycle will close with two projects that have a special significance within the context of the Duomo: Mese mariano by Umberto Giordano and La Risurrezione di Cristo by Lorenzo Perosi, to be performed in the cathedral on 28 October.