From 16 to 18 May 2014, the city of Milan opens to music, involving about 200 pianists, with over 300 events taking place throughout the city and the hinterland. Tijana Andrejic, Davide Cabassi, Guido Orso Coppin, John Kameel Farah, Claudio Filippini, Francesco Grillo, Julian Layn, Francesco Lotoro, Fernando Otero, Cesare Picco, Dominic Piers Smith, Arturo Stalteri, Anna Stereopoulou, Nikki Yeoh are some of the pianists that will play during these three days. Private homes, yards, stations, trams, boats, museums, parks and markets will host dozens of concerts: from Mozart to Frank Zappa, from Ellington to the Rolling Stones. Concerts, workshops for adults and children, music lessons will be organized during these days, as well as special events taking place in Piano Center (in GAM Galleria d’Arte Moderna), Mediateca Santa Teresa, Villa Scheibler (in Quarto Oggiaro neighbourhood) and Parco Sempione.

image from pianocity @ milan

image from pianocity @ milan

Among the special events:
– Edison will open the doors of its historic headquarters (Foro Bonaparte, 31) on 17 May at 6PM to host the unmissable concert of the Italian jazz master Renato Sellani.
– Piano Boat: in collaboration with Navigli Lombardi, on Sunday, there will be seven races of 55 minutes each, starting at Alzaia Naviglio Grande, 4 (Porta Ticinese) to discover the Navigli accompanied by music.
– Sunday at 5PM Paolo Jannacci will perform a concert on one of architectural symbols of Milan: Torre Branca in Parco Sempione.

image from pianocity @ milan

image from pianocity @ milan

Opening on Friday 16 May at 8PM in Parco Sempione with “LE PIANO AFRICAIN”, a musical composition by Ludovico Einaudi involving 6 pianos, 2 marimbe and 4 balafon. With Ludovico Einaudi (piano), Maurizio Ben Omar (marimba), Michiel Borstlap (piano), Naby Camara (balafon), Fassery Diabate (balafon), Lansana Diabate (balafon), Lansiné Kouyate (balafon),Gianluca Mancini (piano), Federico Mecozzi (piano), Cesare Picco (piano), Andrea Rebaudengo (piano), Naudy Carbone (marimba).

Complete program: www.pianocitymilano.it/programma/city

PianoCity
from the 16th to the 18th of may 2014

(www.pianocitymilano.it)

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For the FuoriSalone 2014, Interni has organized, during Design Week in Milan (8-13 April), and until 18 April, the Exhibition-Event FEEDING NEW IDEAS FOR THE CITYThe exhibition sets out to introduce and develop the themes of Expo Milan 2015, which will open in May 2015. As usual, INTERNI has gathered, in the magnificent setting of the Università degli Studi of Milan, the original contributions of internationally acclaimed designers and companies of reference in the field of innovation and research, transforming the exhibition site into a creative and intellectual workshop in the open air, in which to develop proposals for the city of the future, with a particular focus on the subject matter of the Expo.

Architects, designers and artists have been asked to create and build temporary installations that illustrate their interpretation of the theme of Expo 2015 “Feed the Planet, Energy for Life,” in a metaphorical and multidisciplinary approach. The relationship between human beings and Mother Earth, the relationship between natural materials and artificial construction, the links between technological innovation and sustainability are just some of the major themes addressed by the designers, together with corporate partners. The goal of the INTERNI event is to present these projects to the international design populace and, at the same time, to offer them to the city, so that they can be reinstalled and seen again during the six months of the Expo (May-October 2015), at the Expo site and in the wider territory o f the city. In this sense, the exhibition becomes a place of experimentation for the prototyping of installations on different scales, which set out to continue and reiterate their design message on an urban scale, as collective facilities capable of activating processes of encounter and exchange.

FEEDING NEW IDEAS FOR THE CITY
Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan
opening night with concert by Lorenzo Palmeri and DJ set: Monday 7 April, h. 20.30
opening time: 7-13 April from h. 9.00 to h. 24.00; 14-17 April from h. 9.00 to h. 23.00; 18 April from h. 9.00 to h. 18.00

Orto Botanico di Brera
Cocktail Orto: Tuesday 8 April, h. 19.00
opening time: 7-13 April from h. 9.00 to h. 22.00

(www.internimagazine.com)

From the 9th to the 13th of April, at Riccardo Grassi showroom in Via Piranesi 4 in Milan it’s going to take place the first Milano Vintage Week: a marketplace for vintage quality products, realized in collaboration with A.N.G.E.L.O., one of the largest vintage shops of Europe by Angelo Caroli and one of the more attractive fashion research archives at national and international level. The Milano Vintage Week it will not offer just the opportunity to buy vintage clothing and accessories, but also a full immersion in last 60 years history of fashion and design. The program of this first edition will be full of events and meetings open to the public, as well as two exhibitions focused on vintage world, edited by A.N.G.E.L.O.

Milano Vintage Week
Showroom Riccardo Grassi
via Giovanni Battista Piranesi 4, Milan
from the 9th to the 13th of April 2014
opening time: from 11.00 to 21.00
entry 3 euros

(www.milanovintageweek.com)

From 4 to 6 April 2014 will take place the international annual event of the European Artistic Crafts Days, under the aegis of the Institut National des Métiers d’Art in Paris. The network of the European cities participating in the event includes Florence, Geneve, London and Milan. In Milan, the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte promotes and organises a rich calendar of events, in collaboration with various partners, dedicated to the theme of the transmission of know-how. In particular, the photography exhibition “TRANSMETTRE. Percorsi di sapere” (TRANSMETTRE. the journey to knowledge) from the 1th to the 13th of April 2014 by Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone (a Turinese photographer duo who has travelled the world for three years to interpret this subject in 80 evocative and spectacular images) celebrates the theme of the transmission of knowledge. The exhibition takes place at the Pinacoteca di Brera.
Visitors will be also invited to discover where Milan’s master craftsmen work, and where the products of outstanding craftsmanship are selected and promoted. From two weekends (5-6 and 12-13 April) it will be possible to visit the workshops and laboratories of artistic craftsmen in the historical district known as the “Cinque Vie“.

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Ceramiche Paravicini @ milan

Paravicini pottery @ milan

Cologni Foundation, together with the Associazione 5VIE, has prepared a suggestive itinerary that unwinds between corso Magenta, via Santa Marta and the Darsena, through the heart of one of Milan’s historic and culturally relevant districts. During the European Artistic Crafts Days and the Salone del Mobile, the public will have the opportunity to see and learn more about many crafts of excellence, thanks to a map and signs installed along the route.

Bijoux Pellini @ milan

Pellini bijoux @ milan

Sartoria Sabine Valente @ milan

Sabine Valente bridal dresses @ milan

(www.giornatedeimestieridarte.it and www.5vie.com. Photos by Dario Garofalo, published on “Milano su misura. Craft shopping guide”)

Next sunday, the 30th of March, you will find again Mercato Bello at Ostello Bello in Via Medici in Milan, with a very special edition entirely dedicated to kids! : )
This edition’s creative talents will sell from clothes to shoes, from toys to accessories and decorations. The event will also host laboratories and activities designed for kids. During the day, the Ostello restaurant will offer a delicious special brunch with english breakfast, turbo burger, omelette, cesar salade, croque monsieur and pancakes!! Yummie!! Don’t miss it.

Kids Edition Mercato Bello
Ostello Bello
Via Medici 4, Milan
Sunday 30th of March 2014
from 12.00 to 21.00
(www.facebook.com/events/536660719782969)

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