Piano City Milano
With “Piano Milan city ” three days of music, house concerts and more than a hundred events around the city
Milan, April 4, 2012 – was presented today at the Royal Palace “Plan City Milano ” , the three-day – event ( www.pianocitymilano.it ) scheduled in the city on 11 , 12 and 13 May this year with over 100 piano concerts . An initiative supported and promoted by the City of Milan – Department of Culture , in co-production with Ponderosa Music & Art and Accapiù , thanks to the support of Intesa Sanpaolo and Edison , and with the collaboration of Milan Municipal School of Music – Fondazione Milan.
“What we present today is an experimental and innovative event – said the commissioner CulturaStefano Boeri – a program made to turn in a diffuse molecular and music in the city. The piano will be the protagonists of historical places such as the Rotonda di Via Besana , Villa Necchi , libraries and civic schools , as well as, in a new way and informal housing and studies of pianists that will host the house concerts . We are thinking of presenting the same also with other music – such as choirs , bands of acoustic music – so that this mode of simultaneous broadcast , like a kaleidoscope of music , you become a new way of culture in Milan. ”
“Plan City Milano ” arrives for the first time in Italy after the success of the homonymous event in Berlin, the brainchild of pianist Andrea Kern . Milan will be taking turns on the stage : house concerts hosted in private homes (open to the public) , performances in squares, libraries, hospitals and gardens of the city, in the center as well as in remote areas, and special events with big names in music , concert professionals , students, amateurs and some of the most famous Italian and international pianists , including Ludovico Einaudi , Danilo Rea , David Cabassi , Antonio Ballista , Bruno Canino , Michele Campanella , Enrico Intra, Hauschka , Francesco Grillo and many others.
Any pianist who has a piano at home in Milan and is available to hold a concert in their home can sign up by filling out the form available on the website www.pianocitymilano.it . To take part in the event it is necessary , no later than Sunday, April 15 , upload a video lasting about a minute , in which participants will briefly introduce and perform an excerpt of your music program .
With its completely new form , Floor City is an event designed for a wide and diverse audience , an event that offers over a whole weekend an unconventional way to live and listen to music, to rediscover the city and share the culture .
The collaboration between citizens, institutions and businesses is the key to realizing initiatives strong cultural relevance as “Plan City Milano ” : citizens will open their homes to house concerts and the Municipality of Milan, Intesa Sanpaolo and Edison their concert venues thus also participate actively in the implementation of the project.
In this direction , Edison City Plan promotes a project of reappropriation and reinterpretation of the symbols of Milan. The historic site of Foro Bonaparte 31 , Saturday 12 May, at 20 , will host a concert in the Sala Shareholders peak of City Plan , converting in a listening space where once the Milanese went to pay bills light. In this way, Edison, which since 1883 is an integral part of the city which first brought electricity, makes tangible that meeting, public private soul of the event.
Even Intesa Sanpaolo will convey in its own way City Plan , sharing it with the citizens of Milan. The aim is to integrate the initiative with ” Culture Project ” , an ambitious plan put in place by the Bank to enhance its prestigious historical, artistic and architectural heritage and make it accessible to the community. It will be a concert in the halls of the ” Galleries of Italy” Piazza Scala in Milan , the museum opened by the Bank in November last year that eighteenth-nineteenth century houses in the palaces of Via Manzoni and Piazza Scala more than 200 works , from Canova to Boccioni, owned by Intesa Sanpaolo and Fondazione Cariplo .
A concert will also space within the branch Superflash of Milan : a branch -store created exclusively for young people: an open , interactive, designed to accommodate musical concerts, sporting events, cultural events.
Plan for City , pianists selected will play in both places traditionally related to music , both in new spaces , thus giving rise to a busy schedule of performances of music and different genres .
Heart of the event will be the house concerts ( concerts in the homes of Milan ) provided in the different areas of the city . La Rotonda della Besana will instead be the center of reference of the event and the place where there will be a number of initiatives , including the Battle Plan , the Plan Kids, film screenings and workshops mechanical piano. To these are joined by a series of special events, and in particular:
Piano Night : an evening dedicated to the piano with a series of cultural initiatives and events in a charming and engaging ;
Battle Plan ( Rotonda della Besana ) : two great composers and pianists will compete in a musical battle divided into rounds during which they must improvise , and perform the compositions and , more importantly, win over the public to beat his opponent ;
Piano Marathon ( Saturday 12 at Villa Necchi from 11 am to 1 am ) : the collective performance of Vexations by Eric Satie, an extraordinary and mysterious composition – which had its first performance in New York underground of the 60s – where the same theme is repeated up to 840 times engaging pianists for 12 hours. In Milan , with the help of the Make – Italian Environmental Fund , will be performed in the beautiful interiors of Villa Necchi , where the piano will be challenged forty pianists ;
Educational Plan ( Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 at Villa Simonetta ) , a project of Milan Municipal School of Music – Piano Foundation Milan City Milan. Through a series of formative activities targeting children and young people aged 5 to 14 years , we will propose an “encounter” with the piano and keyboards , on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the School;
Scholarships “Plan City Milano ” : dedicated to young pianists aged between 18 and 25 years. In collaboration with Milan Civica Scuola di Musica – Milan Foundation ;
Piano Kids ( Rotonda di Via Besana ) projects gaming and entertainment for the little ones .
Plan City wants to be a strong message for all the Milanese : a call for collective participation in a cultural event that represents a stimulus to share spaces and experiences, even in a simple and open. A desire for city living , reflected in the motto Culture Culture Call , symbolizing the possibility of finding ways of using refurbished and sharing of culture.
The selection of artists will be through an online platform by which musicians , professionals, teachers, students and simple piano lovers can submit their candidacy . Will be evaluated not only the artistic talents , but also the ability to set their own space to host the event . The repertoire will cover classical music , the popular , jazz , swing to the music.
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in the photo : the pianist and model Alida Altemburg