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MITO festival: Milan becomes the classical music capital

News > Eventi | MITO festival: Milan becomes the classical music capital

In September, the season of live music in Milan, which is much envied by the rest of Italy, returns to animate the city. September is the month of the MITO Festival, one of the main international festivals, that takes place simultaneously in Turin and Milan.

This year later turns out to be very significant because MITO celebrates ten years of activity. Formerly known as the Festival Torino Settembre Musica and born in 1986, since 2007 the festival has become the MITO, thanks to the cultural partnership between the two cities. One of the characteristic features of the festival is to offer great music with appointments that will invade theaters, auditoriums, churches, courtyards and squares, transforming Milan for a month of music Italian capital.

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Fathers and Sons: the theme of the anniversary

MITO festival: Milan becomes the classical music capital


This year the format was revisited. Compared to the past, with a program that included more traditional symphonic concerts intrusion into jazz or rock with significant monographic operations on major contemporary composers, the MITO has become single-subject, focusing almost entirely on classical music, with a different theme for each edition. The theme of this important issue is “Padri e Figli” (Fathers and Sons) and there will be proposed compositions and themes taken from the great classical, from Mozart to Johann Sebastian Bach, passing to Antonio Vivaldi and Ludwig van Beethoven.

In addition to the Scala, the MITO festival will be hosted from other important theaters in the city as the Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato, Teatro Dal Verme and the Teatro Glass and a few peripherals, to bring the festival in the more suburban areas of the city. In addition to theaters will be involved other historical and contemporary sites for music in Milan such as the Palazzina Liberty which it was once an important center for classical in Milan.

What to do in Milan in September


There will be 80 events that will enliven Milan, with an average of three a day, including the opportunity to have introductions and listening guides every evening by the musicologist Gaia Varon. The festival will close on September 22 with the concert “Jobim or Villalobos?”, where the famous electronic composer Riccardo Villalobos will arrange the Jobim songs, accompanied by cellist Ophélie Gaillard and her ensemble, along with Toquinho. But there will be other cult appointments and we encourage you to consult the MITO calendar.
Then the Festival wants to be a further opportunity to expand the tourist offer for Milan, enriching even more its cultural landscape that also in September do not miss appointments.

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The ticket office of the festival in Milan is located at the Teatro Dal Verme in via San Giovanni sul Muro (you can also buy online the tickets at and; open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
The ticket cost range from 5 euros for those afternoon and from 10 to 30 euros for those evening. For those born from 2002 tickets for all the concerts will be 5 euros. Carnet formula and subscriptions are available.

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