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From 3rd to 22nd September 2011, the Festival hosting great Italian and international artists comes back in Milan and Turin: MiTo Torino Milano Festival Internazionale della Musica (International Music Festival).
MiTo, one of the greatest cultural events in Europe, presents over 200 concerts of classical, contemporary, jazz, pop, rock, regional and ethnic music, with free admission or “low-cost” tickets.
Since 2007, Milan and Turin have become open-air theatre and music workshops, thanks to this special Festival that stands out for its vast assortment in music and the high level of the artists involved.
This year, the theme of the event will be focused on the anniversary of 150 years of Italian Unity. The Festival commissioned some pieces to some of the greatest Italian and foreign composers – Salvatore Sciarrino, Fabio Vacchi, Fabio Nieder, Harrison Birtwistle, etc. – which the audience will have the chance to listen to in world premiere.
This edition will involve 48 different countries and visitors will find in the works over 200 appointments involving 3,500 artists in Turin and Milan.
The music in an expression of art and different nations and this festival wants to pay homage to the cultures of the world; as a matter of fact, the preceding editions celebrated the Korean, gypsy, Japanese and Turkish music and this year MiTo SettembreMusica wants to pay homage to Haiti, the island shocked and destroyed by the earthquake on 12th January 2010.
Finally, here are some of the names taken from the Festival’s program: Daniel Barenboim, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Saint Petersburg with Yuri Temirkanov, Michele Di Toro, Solo, Duet & Trio, Olafur Arnalds, Stacey Kent, Salvatore Accardo and the orchestra from Camera Italiana, Giordano Amato, The Puppini Sisters, Quartetto MU and many others.
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