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

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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

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