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 What’s on

March 2017

Please note that opening times and fees could be changed without notice

On Sunday 5 March all Italian public museums are free.

 

Musical

Until 7 May. Thur. Fri.: 20.45; Sat. 15.00, 20.45; Sun: 15.00, 19.00. “Bodyguard.” Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan; sound track with the hits of Whitney Houston, performed by a live orchestra; Karima in the role of Rachel Marron, and Ettore Bassi is Frank Farmer. €34/64. Teatro Nazionale, Via Giordano Rota 1, corner Piazza Piemonte • M1 Wagner

From 9 March to 9 April. Thur. Fri.: 21.00; Sat. 15.30, 21.00; Sun: 15.30. “Grease.” With the original sound track live by the Grease-Band; starring Guglielmo Scilla and Lucia Blanco. €29/62 TicketOne.it ; reductions for under14/over70.

 

Milano run 19 March

Stramilano: a 10 km race that everybody can enter and run – or walk – as fast or as slowly as they like. It starts in Piazza Duomo at about 9.00; the finish is at the Arena Civica.
Stramilanina
: a 5 km race specially for younger people and for all those who wish to take part in Milan’s popular running event but are not so suited for intense physical exercise.
It starts in Piazza Duomo at about 9.45; the finish is at the Arena Civica.
Stramilano Agonistica Internazionale
Half Marathon – Km 21.097 It starts in Piazza Castello at 11.00; the finish is at the Arena Civica.
Enrol on the website http://www.stramilano.it/?lang=en.

 

 

Concert-competition for young musicians

Each Thursday from 2 to 30 March and next month. For the Sergio Dragoni prize of €1,000, the competition engages young musicians, aged 13 / 25, winners of the Milan Conservatory 2016 Award. They will perform in the halls of Casa Verdi, the retirement home for musicians donated by Giuseppe Verdi, which houses his grave in the crypt. This series of concerts offers the opportunity for a unique contest that involves the young performers and the elderly guests who form the jury. €2, including a visit to Verdi’s crypt and the precious picture gallery. See What’s On for further details.

 

Miart 2017

Art week from 31 March to 2 April. International exhibition of modern and contemporary art. Openings every day and special visits, starting with the inauguration of the Santiago Sierra solo show at the PAC; the opening at Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, “Diurno” of Porta Venezia, Triennale Design Museum; and the special opening at Palazzo Reale dedicated to Keith Haring. The week continues with   the exhibition dedicated to 19th and 20th century sculpture at the GAM; the 20th Century Museum with the Andy Warhol project, and the artist showcases realized by Paola Pivi for the Rinascente in Piazza Duomo; “Sixty Last Suppers” and the presentation of the Acacia Prize 2017, followed by those of the new exhibition at the Fondazione Prada Carriero and Milan Foundation projects, as well as special tours of the exhibition by Miroslav Balka, culminating in the closing day event at the exhibition by Laure Prouvost Pirelli HangarBicocca. http://www.miart.it/en.

 

FAI open days

25 and 26 March. All Day, FAI Italian Natural Trust, during the “Giornate FAI di Primavera” will open some exclusive properties in Milan. The volunteers, delegations and 35,000 “Apprentices Cicero” will be waiting throughout Italy to accompany visitors in the discovery of 1000 places and itineraries that tell the beauty of our country. Guided tours. Admission free. No more info at time of press. See which are in Milan at www.fondoambiente.it.

 

Acrobatic dance

From 2 to 5 March. Thur, Fri, Sat. 21.00, Sun 16.00. “Parson Dance” by the American David Parsons, choreographer; and Howell Binkley, light designer. Besides the typical choreographies such as “Caught” and “Swing Shift” there will be two other European premiere passages. €12/42, reductions under 25. over 65. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

 

 

Assistance to the poor

In Milan, the important Fondazione Fratelli di San Francesco d’Assisi Onlus, run by Franciscan friars, is constantly looking after the poor, marginalized and homeless, either helping with their lives, or giving them the necessary care to prevent the spread of disease to the entire population. The friars offer shelter, daily lunches and dinners to anybody who needs them, a medical clinic, showers and clean wardrobe, assistance to children and the elderly, night and day comfort to tramps who sleep on the streets, lessons in Italian, civic education and IT. In these frozen days of course they accept donations. To find out more, http://www.fratellisanfrancesco.it (in Italian)

 

Fairs

3, 4, 5 March. “Cartoomics” 30,000 square meters with movies, exhibitions, comics, meetings, previews, video games, cosplay and lots of fun. Special guests: Giorgio Cavazzano, comics; Dario Argento, cinema; Robert Picardo (Star Trek) and Stephen Calcutt (Star Wars), science fiction; Bruno Bozzetto, animation.
For children a Fantasy Village animated by elves, dwarves, knights, dragons and ogres, with dances, and a Fantasy Makeup area. And much more! €10/13, free for under 10, discounts for 3 days subscription. Booking and info at cartoomics.it.

24, 25, 26 March. Fri.17.00-21.00; Sat.10.00-20.00; Sun.10.0 -17.30. €10 for the 3 days.“International Exhibition of Ancient and Rare Books” is an important fair-market organized by the Italian Association and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, with over 35 stalls presenting to the public some of their most valuable volumes, such as ancient manuscripts, extraordinary illuminated books, precious incunabula, prints, rare documents, rare first editions. €10 for the 3 days.  Salone dei Tessuti, Via San Gregorio 29 • M1 Porta Venezia

 

Fundraising

From 4 to 8 March. On occasion of the International Women’s Day buying a gardenia offered in many Milanese piazzas will help AISM to raise funds for research into multiple sclerosis. www.aism.it

 

The Five Days of Milan

The event was from 18 to 22 March 1848. On the 18th a rebellion arose in the city of Milan and the street fighting drove Marshal Radetzky and his soldiers from the city; on the 22nd an Italian flag was raised on the higher Duomo Spire near the Madonna statue to signal the liberation of the city. The Sardinian king Carlo Alberto seized the moment to start the First Italian War of Independence. On Piazza Cinque Giornate there will be a commemoration near the monument.

 

International Photographer of the Year

This photo, depicting the twirling Israeli rhythmic gymnastics team, taken by Davide Spada during the Rio Olympics in 2016 using the technique of Multi-Exposure, won third prize in the editorial/sport section. For next edition https://iphotographeroftheyear.com/

 

Pope’s visit to Milan and Ambrosian dioceses

On 25 March. On the occasion of Pope Francesco coming to Milan and Monza, there will be 3,600 volunteers to help receive the pilgrims, offering crowd management and entertainment services, and facilitating access along the route and the places where the Pope will meet the people, especially Monza Park but also Piazza Duomo and San Siro stadium. Numerous are those of foreign nationality; first of all the Filipino community in Milan with over 300 volunteers, along with Indians, Ecuadorians, Brazilians and many others from all over the world. The Holy Mass by the Pope will be held at 15.00, inside the Monza Park, near Villa Mirabello and the Monza Hippodrome. It will be impossible to get there by car, the best choices range from using a bicycle, there will be bike parking for 2,000 bikes; or one of the 408 trains from the early hours of the morning to the Monza station with discounted tickets; to a bus since all main lines that converge at Monza will offer an increased service; a good alternative is to walk from Lissone, Arcore or Villasanta stations, following marked routes. Geolocation at https://we.tl/eQRNBTok7I. To attend the Mass it is necessary to be registered at an entrusted parish or pastoral community. Registration is totally free. The disabled can stay just in front of the Pope’s platform, if they need assistance they can write to disabili25marzo@caritasambrosiana.it. Deaf people are assisted by the Ente Nazionale Sordi. Free download of the app “Papa a Milano” with useful contents. All info at www.papamilano2017.it

 

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March 2017

Wednesday

1st  

09.00–18.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Cow and goat cheeses, meats, honey, wine, jams, vegetables, fruit, flour, aromatic herbs and ornamental plants. Piazza Santa Francesca Romana • M1 Porta Venezia

11.00: Recital rehearsal.  Music by Bach, performed by Daniele Pascoletti, violin. Admission free. Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa Reale, Sala da Ballo, Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro

18.30: Recital.  Music by Bach, performed by Daniele Pascoletti, violin. Admission free, booking requested SMS allo +39 335 125 7347. Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa Reale, Sala da Ballo, Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro

21.00: Chamber music.  Viennese music by Joachim, Nathan, Brahms, Eysler; and the music written by the Jews Sonnenfeld in the Ferramonti Lager; performed by Kou Le, soprano; Caterina Piva, mezzosoprano; Daniel Ciobanu, viola; Lidia Maggiore and Simonetta Heger, piano. Admission free. Conservatorio, Sala Puccini, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

22.00: Organ recital.  Marco Polli plays some of the most famous movie soundtracks, showing images of famous films. €15. Salumeria della Musica, Via Pasinetti 2 (corner with Via Ripamonti) • M2 Famagosta then bus 95 eastwards

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Thursday

2nd

08.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, old books, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Marconi, Via Gonzaga, Via Baracchini • M1 Duomo

09.00–18.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

10.00: Rehearsal. Symphony music by Mozart, Prokof’ev, Schubert; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, conducted by Alpesh Chauhan. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

10.00–18.30: Farmers street market. Genuine, natural and fresh seasonal food, high quality wine. Bijoux… and all the things you will never see on supermarket shelves. Direct sale without intermediaries. In the garden of Via San Vittore 49 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio

14.45, 17.00, 19.15, 21.30: Film in English. “La La Land” directed by Damien Chazelle; starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone. €5/7.50. Cinema Mexico, Via Savona 57 • M2 Porta Genova F.S., tram 14

17.00:  Chamber music contest. Music by Kreisler, Elgar, Wieniawski, Paganini, Sarasate, performed by Chiara Borghese, violin; Yoko Kimura, piano. See Highlights for more details. €2. Casa di Riposo Giuseppe Verdi, Piazza Michelangelo Buonarroti 29 • M1 Buonarroti

20.00:  Film in Chinese with Italian subtitles. “To Live” by Zhang Yimou. istitutoconfucio.unimi.it. Admission free. Mudec, Museo delle Culture, Via Tortona 56 • M2 Porta Genova

20.30:  Symphony music. Music by Prokof’ev, Rimskij-Korsakov; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, with Luca Santaniello, first violin; conducted by Zhang Xian. €16/36. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

21.00: Symphony music. Music by Mozart, Prokof’ev, Schubert; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, conducted by Alpesh Chauhan. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

22.00: Live. A tribute to Pino Daniele, performed by Andrea Montalbano, voice, guitar; Riccardo Bruno; drums; Orazio Nicoletti, Bass; Andrea Pollione, piano; Michele Monestironi, sax; Sandro de Bellis, percussion. €12. Salumeria della Musica, Via Pasinetti 2 (corner with Via Ripamonti) • M2 Famagosta then bus 95 eastwards

 

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Friday

3rd

09.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques and collectibles market exhibition for amateurs. From 15,30 to 18.30: “Rediscovery of grandparents games” workshop for children. Piazza Sant’Eustorgio • M2 Lanza

20.00:  Symphony music. Music by Prokof’ev, Rimskij-Korsakov; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, with Luca Santaniello, first violin; conducted by Zhang Xian. €16/36. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

21.00: Live. A tribute to Rino Gaetano. €10. Mailticket.it. Salumeria della Musica, Via Pasinetti 2 (corner with Via Ripamonti) • M2 Famagosta then bus 95 eastwards

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Saturday

4th 

Last day of Ambrosian carnival

09.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques and collectibles market exhibition for amateurs. Piazza Sant’Eustorgio • M2 Lanza

09.00–19.00: Street market. Crafts, creative ingenuity and collectibles. Galleria di Corso Buenos Aires 41 • M1 Lima

10.00 – 18.00:  Spring  trade show. Organized by FAI Italian heritage organization, this cosy fair presents the first spring flowers by twenty-five of the best Italian and foreign growers, exhibited in the garden and in the glass roof of the house museum. During the day some useful conferences in Italian. For the children a creative workshop with a  floral theme. www.villanecchicampiglio.it Show only €4/7: Show + visit to the villa €7/14. Casa Museo Villa Necchi Campiglio, Via Mozart 12/14 • M1 San Babila

16.00: Symphony music for children. Le Carnaval Romain” by Berlioz, and “Le Carnaval des Animaux” by Saint-Saëns; some texts in Italian performed by the actor Nicola Olivieri; music performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Lorenzo Passerini. €7.50/15. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

17.00: Symphony music. Music by Mozart, Prokof’ev, Schubert; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, conducted by Alpesh Chauhan. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

20.00: Live. Benji&Fede. TicketOne.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

20.45: Football. Premier League. Milan versus Chievo-Verona. Stadio Meazza San Siro, Via Piccolomini 5 • MM1 Lotto + bus 49

22.30: Live funk, rock. I Bradi. €10. Salumeria della Musica, Via Pasinetti 2 (corner with Via Ripamonti) • M2 Famagosta then bus 95 eastwards

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Sunday

5th

Ash Sunday, Start of Lent, Milan only

08.00-13.00: Street market. Postcards, collectibles, discs, figurines, photos, stamps, comics, books, posters, medals, coins. Via Armorari • M1Duomo

08.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera • M2 Lanza

10.00 – 18.00:  Spring  trade show. Organized by FAI Italian heritage organization, this cosy fair presents the first spring flowers by twenty-five of the best Italian and foreign growers, exhibited in the garden and in the glass roof of the house museum. During the day some useful laboratories of flower arrangement and pruning in Italian, on reservation at 02.76340121. For the children a creative workshop with a floral theme. www.villanecchicampiglio.it. Show only €4/7: Show + visit to the villa €7/14. Casa Museo Villa Necchi Campiglio, Via Mozart 12/14 • M1 San Babila

11.00: Live jazz, only performance in Italy. “Jewish Jazz”, performed by Daniel Zamir, sax, voice; Tomer Bar, piano; Gilad Abro, double bass; Amir Bresler, drums. €10/15. Teatro Manzoni, Via Manzoni 42 • M3 Montenapoleone

11.00: Tale and music for children. “Aladdin and the magic lamp” by Antoine Galland, performed in Italian by the actor Mattia Pozzi; music by Mozart, Piazzolla, Menken; performed by I Piccoli Pomeriggi Musicali orchestra, conducted by Daniele Parziani. €5/7. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

16.00:  Symphony music. Music by Prokof’ev, Rimskij-Korsakov; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, with Luca Santaniello, first violin; conducted by Zhang Xian. €16/36. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

17.30: Pontifical Mass. Presided over by the Cardinal Archbishop of Milan and music sung by the Scholae Cantorum Cathedral choir. At the end the Ashes ceremony. Duomo, Piazza Duomo • M1/3 Duomo

18.00: Recital and acting voice. Music by Shumann; performed by Emanuela Piemonti, piano; Maria Caterina Carlini, acting voice. Admission free. Conservatorio, Sala Puccini, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

20.45: Lega A basket. EA7 Milano versus Auxilium Torino. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

21.00: Orchestral music. Music by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Šostakovič, Dvořák, performed by Laboratorio Orchestra d’Archi, with the students of the Conservatorio high school, conducted by Ottavio Dantone. Admission free. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

21.00: Chamber music. Music by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Šostakovič, Dvořák; performed by the Conservatorio di Milano string orchestra, conducted by Xinqi Cheng, Diego Ceretta; with the soloists Lorenzo Adamo piano; Irene Monari, trumpet; Carlo Maria Parazzoli, concertmaster. Admission free. Conservatorio, Sala Puccini, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

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Monday

6th 

15.20, 17.40, 20.00, 22.30: Film in English. “Allied,” directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard. €5/7.50. Cinema Anteo, Via Milazzo 9 • M2 Moscova, tram and buses: 11,33, 41, 43, 94

20.30: Live jazz. The Pescara Jazz Ensemble. €10/20. MAC Auditorium, Piazza Tito Lucrezio Caro 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

21.00: Live electronic. “La Roue Ferris” and “L’oeil écoute” two perpetual motion proposals by the French composer Bernard Parmégiani; performed by Asmus Tietchens playing electronic supported by an acousmatic diffusion plant. €6/8. Auditorium San Fedele, Via Ulrico Hoepli 3b • M1 San Babila or Duomo

21.00: Recital. Music by Chopin and Rachmaninov; performed by Leonardo Pierdomenico, piano. Admission free. Auditorium Gaber, Grattacielo Pirelli, Regione Lombardia, Piazza Duca d’Aosta 3 • M2/3 Centrale

21.00: Live. Modà. TicketOne.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

21.00: Live. Charity show in favour of “AISLA, l’Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Laterale Amiotrofica” to support research on ALS. Organized by Ron, with many special guests such as Loredana Bertè, Emma, Giusy Ferrer, Nek, Max Pezzali, Francesco Renga. €31/70. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

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Tuesday

7th 

08.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera • M2 Lanza

09.30–18.30: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market.Organic, natural, seasonal and traditional food. Rice, flour, chickens, Chianina and various meat, goat and cow’s milk cheese, parmesan, fruit juices, sweets, honey. A wines section with new August moon bottling, still and mature wines: Bonarda, Croatina, Barbera, Night of San Lorenzo and Montecalò. Piazza Sant’Eustorgio • M2 Lanza

14.45, 17.00, 19.15, 21.30: Film in English. “Allied,” directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard. €5/7.50. Cinema Anteo, Via Milazzo 9 • M2 Moscova, tram and buses: 11,33, 41, 43, 94

20.30: Chamber music. Music by Schubert; performed by the Finnish Quartetto Meta4, with Antti Tikkanen and Minna Pensola violin; Atte Kilpeläinen, viola; Tomas Djupsjöbacka, cello. €5/40, at the entrance or Vivaticket.it. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

21.00: Orchestral music. Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Heinz Karl Gruber, Igor Stravinskij; performed by Orchestra Unimi, with Natasha Korsakova, violin; conducted by Alessandro Crudele. Admission free. Università degli Studi di Milano, Aula Magna, Via Festa del Perdono 7 • M1 Duomo, M3 Missori

21.00: Contemporary music. Music by Paolo Castaldi; performed by Sentieri Selvaggi, conducted by Carlo Boccadoro; with Paola Fre, flute;
 Daniele Arzuffi, oboe; Mirco Ghirardini, clarinet; Stefania Serri, fagotto; Andrea Dulbecco, vibraphone, percussion; Andrea Rebaudengo, piano; Piercarlo Sacco and Enrica Meloni violin; Simone Draetta, viola; Aya Shimura, cello. €5/17. Teatro Elfo Puccini, Corso Buenos Aires 33 • M1 Lima

21.00: Live. Modà. TicketOne.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Wednesday

8th 

IWD – International Women’s Day

09.00–18.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Cow and goat cheeses, meats, honey, wine, jams, vegetables, fruit, flour, aromatic herbs and ornamental plants. Piazza Santa Francesca Romana • M1 Porta Venezia

11.00: Chamber music rehearsal.  Music by Maria Theresia Von Paradise-Dushkin; Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy-Heifetz, Gabriel Fauré, Sergei Rachmaninov, Nino Rota, Andrew Lloyd Webber, performed by Alessandra Farro, violin; Carlo Balzaretti, piano. Admission free. Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa Reale, Sala da Ballo, Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro

18.30: Chamber music.  Music by Maria Theresia Von Paradise-Dushkin; Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy-Heifetz, Gabriel Fauré, Sergei Rachmaninov, Nino Rota, Andrew Lloyd Webber, performed by Alessandra Farro, violin; Carlo Balzaretti, piano. Admission free, booking requested SMS allo +39 335 125 7347. Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa Reale, Sala da Ballo, Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro

21.00: Chamber music. Music by Quilter, Tosti, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, De Falla, Berio; performed by Valentina Vanini, mezzosoprano; Giuseppina Coni, piano.€10; under 30 €5. Palazzina Liberty, Largo Marinai d’Italia • Passante Ferroviario Dateo     

21.00: Live. Mario Biondi. €30/60. TicketOne.it. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

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Thursday

9th 

08.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, old books, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Marconi, Via Gonzaga, Via Baracchini • M1 Duomo

09.00–18.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

10.00–18.30: Farmers street market. Genuine, natural and fresh seasonal food, high quality wine. Bijoux… and all the things you will never see on supermarket shelves. Direct sale without intermediaries. In the garden of Via San Vittore 49 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio

10.00: Rehearsal. Symphony music by Mozart, Bruch, Rodion Ščedrin; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, conducted by Sergej Krylov. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

17.00:  Recital contest. Music by Beethoven, Schubert/Liszt, Ravel, performed by Danilo Mascetti, piano. See Highlights for more details. €2. Casa di Riposo Giuseppe Verdi, Piazza Michelangelo Buonarroti 29 • M1 Buonarroti

18.30: Art exhibition inauguration.  “Città della mente” solo show by Aldo Damioli, a painter among the greatest exponents of a conceptual painting that has its roots in the De Chirico metaphysics, presenting 20 small or large scale acrylic paintings on canvas. Admission free. Galleria Appiani Arte, Via Appiani 1 • M3 Turati

20.00: Chamber music. Classical music by Carl Maria von Weber, Francis Poulenc; contemporary music by Béla Kovács, Helmut Rogl, Paquito d’ Rivera; performed by Florian Feilmair, piano;  Benjamin Feilmair, clarinet. Admission free. Forum Austriaco di Cultura a Milano, Piazza del Liberty 8 • M1/3 Duomo

21.00: Symphony music. Music by Mozart, Bruch, Rodion Ščedrin; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, conducted by Sergej Krylov. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

21.00: Live. Mario Biondi. €30/60. TicketOne.it. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

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Friday

10th 

08.00–19.00: Street market. Collecting modern art, antiques, vintage for hobbyists and amateurs. Via Spallanzani • M1 Porta Venezia

20.00:  Symphony music. Music by Chopin, Mozart, Bartók; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, with Philipp Kopachevsky, piano; conducted by Stanislav Kochanovsky. €16/36. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

21.00: Live. Modà. TicketOne.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Saturday

11th

09.00–19.00: Street market. Crafts, creative ingenuity and collectibles. Galleria di Corso Buenos Aires 41 • M1 Lima

09.00–14.00: Farmers street market by Lombard producers. Cow and goat cheeses, meats, honey, wine, jams, vegetables, fruit, flour, aromatic herbs and ornamental plants. Piazza Durante • M1, M2 Loreto

15.30: Classical dance for children. A family show with tales on the sound track by the American composer Brian Tyler; performed by young dancers; directed by Matteo Gastaldo; with choreographies by Massimo Perugini. €4.50 under 3; €11, under 14; €15 adults. Teatro Manzoni, Via Manzoni 42 • M3 Montenapoleone

17.30: Recital. Music by Chopin, performed by Alessandro Taverna, piano. €5/10 www.vivaticket.it with the tour of the villa included. Necchi Campiglio, “FAI Italian heritage organization” property, Via Mozart 12/14 • M1 San Babila

20.00: Instrumental music.  Music by the contemporary French composer Fabien Lévy; conducterd by Marco Bossi; performed by Goeun Lee soprano; Jihye Han, piano; Giancarlo Calabria and Mattia Lecchi, accordion; Pierpaolo Dianpoli guitar; Diletta Sereno, harp; Riccardo Acciarino and Niccolò Molini clarinet; Andrea Mocci, Mattia Quirico,  Francesco Ronzio, Salvatore Castellano, Leonardo Crescimbeni, Simone Moschitz, Francesco Raino, sax. Admission free. Conservatorio, Sala Puccini, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

20.30: Classical Chinese dance. Shen Yun Performing Arts” a show to discover the ancient Chinese lost civilization, combining technological innovations and authentic traditional costumes with stunning animated backgrounds. Live music performed by an enthralling orchestra. €60/110. TicketOne.it. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

20.30: Charity concert. In behalf of the children victims of the war in Syria and Uganda; music performed by the Orchestra dei Popoli Vittorio Baldoni, an artistic community with boys and girls coming from different nationalities and cultures, in social difficulties, but with a great talent for music. They will play along with students and professionals of Italian Conservatories and musical schools. info@auditoriumdimilano.org. Vivaticket.

21.00: Chamber music. Music by Bach and Quantz; performed by Ensemble Barocco L’Enharmonique, with Francesca Torri and Laura Santese, flute; Marlise Goidanich, cello; Emma Bolamperti, harpsichord. €10. Church of San Maurizio, Corso Magenta 13 • M1/2 Cadorna

21.00: Symphony music. Music by Mozart, Bruch, Rodion Ščedrin; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, conducted by Sergej Krylov. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

21.00: Chamber music. Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Joachim Quantz, performed by Laura Santese and Francesca Torri, baroque flutes; Marlise Goidanich, baroque cello; Emma Bolamperti, harpsichord. Admission free. Church of San Maurizio, Corso Magenta 13 • M1/2 Cadorna

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Sunday

12th

Tredesin del Marz (namely the 13 of March) traditional event in Milan to celebrate Spring arrival

All Day: To celebrate the Tredesin del Mars, a traditional flower fair is held in the area of Porta Romana

08.00-13.00: Street market. Postcards, collectibles, discs, figurines, photos, stamps, comics, books, posters, medals, coins. Via Armorari • M1 Duomo

12.00: Horse racing grand opening. Free tour in Italian “Discover San Siro”, around the only Art Nouveau race building in the world declared monument of national interest, including the history of Leonardo’s Horse, the largest equestrian sculpture existing, inspired by original drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci. Restaurant, food trucks and bars on site. 13.30–18.00: Free entertainment for children. 14.30-19.30: Horse racing. Admission free. Ippodromo del Galoppo, Piazzale dello Sport • M5 San Siro Ippodromo

15.00: Football. Premier League. Inter versus Atalanta. Stadio Meazza San Siro, Piazzale Angelo Moratti • M5 San Siro Stadio

16.00: Classical Chinese dance.Shen Yun Performing Arts” a show to discover the ancient Chinese lost civilization, combining technological innovations and authentic traditional costumes with stunning animated backgrounds. Live music live performed by an enthralling orchestra. €60/110. TicketOne.it. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

16.00:  Symphony music. Music by Chopin, Mozart, Bartók; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, with Philipp Kopachevsky, piano; conducted by Stanislav Kochanovsky. €16/36. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

17.00, 18.00:  Sung Mass. Vespers at 17.00, and holy Mass from 18.00, with the participation of the choir Schola Cantorum from Carate Brianza, conducted by Primo Viganò. Admission free. Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Sant’Ambrogio • M2 Sant’Ambrogio

18.00: Chamber music.  Music by Bruch, Glinka, Rota, performed by Laura Magistrelli, clarinet; Nicoletta Mainardi, cello; Sumiko Hojo, piano. Admission free. Conservatorio, Sala Puccini, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

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Monday

13th

Tredesin del Marz traditional event in Milan to celebrate Spring arrival

15.20, 17.40, 20.00, 22.30: Film in English. “Arrival,” directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner. €5/7.50. Cinema Anteo, Via Milazzo 9 • M2 Moscova, tram and buses: 11,33, 41, 43, 94

20.30: Classical Chinese dance. Shen Yun Performing Arts” a show to discover the ancient Chinese lost civilization, combining technological innovations and authentic traditional costumes with stunning animated backgrounds. Live music live performed by an enthralling orchestra. €60/110. TicketOne.it. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

21.00: Chamber music. Music by Janáček, Debussy, Messiaen, Ravel; performed by Tommaso Vannucci, violin; Gioia Giusti, piano. Admission free. Auditorium Gaber, Grattacielo Pirelli, Regione Lombardia, Piazza Duca d’Aosta 3 • M2/3 Centrale

21.00: Live. Ligabue. TicketOne.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Tuesday

14th

08.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera • M2 Lanza

11.30: Rehearsal. Music by Schubert; performed by Andrea Lucchesini, piano. Listening guide in Italian by Oreste Bossini, for anyone wishing to improve the program, meet the musician and speak to him. €1. Admission free for students, under 26/over70. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

15.00, 17.10, 19.20, 21.30: Film in English. “Arrival,” directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner. €5/7.50. Cinema Arcobaleno, Viale Tunisia 11 • M1 Porta Venezia

20.30: Recital and speech in Italian. Music by Schubert; performed by Andrea Lucchesini, piano. Each piece of music is presented by Sandro Cappelletto, journalist and Schubert scholar. €5/40, at the entrance or Vivaticket.it. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

21.00: Live. Ligabue. TicketOne.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Wednesday

15th

09.00–18.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Cow and goat cheeses, meats, honey, wine, jams, vegetables, fruit, flour, aromatic herbs and ornamental plants. Piazza Santa Francesca Romana • M1 Porta Venezia

11.00: Recital rehearsal. Music by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Franz Liszt/Ferruccio Busoni, George Gershwin, Louis Gottschlak, performed by Alessandro Marino, piano. Admission free. Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa Reale, Sala da Ballo, Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro

18.30: Chamber music.  Music by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Franz Liszt/Ferruccio Busoni, George Gershwin, Louis Gottschlak, performed by Alessandro Marino, piano. Admission free, booking requested text  +39 335 125 7347. Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa Reale, Sala da Ballo, Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro

18.30: Photo exhibition inauguration.  “Father & Daughter” two solo shows by Luigi Rocca, the father, a painter of the American hyperrealist tradition; and Sabrina Rocca, the twenty years younger daughter, with a strong cosmopolitan pop culture. Together with the two artists, the Ambassador Philip T. Reeker, US General Consul in Milan will attend the inauguration. Admission free. MAC Auditorium, Piazza Tito Lucrezio Caro 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

19.00: Art exhibition inauguration.  “Crossover/S” the first Italian retrospective by the Polish Miroslaw Balka, among the most relevant artists of the last thirty years, with fifteen works, including sculptures, installations and videos made from the ’90s to the present day. Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Via Chiese 2 • M5 Istria

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Thursday

16th

08.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, old books, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Marconi, Via Gonzaga, Via Baracchini • M1 Duomo

09.00–18.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

10.00–18.30: Farmers street market. Genuine, natural and fresh seasonal food, high quality wine. Bijoux… and all the things you will never see on supermarket shelves. Direct sale without intermediaries. In the garden of Via San Vittore 49 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio

10.00: Rehearsal. Symphony music by Jörg Widmann, Ravel, Beethoven; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, with Roberto Cominati, piano; conducted by Dietrich Paredes. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

15.00, 17.10, 19.20, 21.30: Film in English. “Arrival,” directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner. €5/7.50. Cinema Mexico, Via Savona 57 • M2 Porta Genova F.S., tram 14

17.00:  Chamber music contest. Music by Schubert, Carl Reinecke, Casella, Frank Martin, performed by Ilaria Ronchi, flute; Damiano Afrifa, piano. See Highlights for more details. €2. Casa di Riposo Giuseppe Verdi, Piazza Michelangelo Buonarroti 29 • M1 Buonarroti

20.45: Euroleague basket. EA7 Milano versus Crvena Belgrade. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

21.00: Brassband concert.  Music by Elgar, Mercury, performed by the Conservatorio di Milano brassband, conducted by Gianmario Bonino. Admission free. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

21.00: Symphony music. Music by Jörg Widmann, Ravel, Beethoven; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, with Roberto Cominati, piano; conducted by Dietrich Paredes. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

21.00: Live. James Maslow. €17. TicketOne.it. Salumeria della Musica, Via Pasinetti 2 (corner with Via Ripamonti) • M2 Famagosta then bus 95 eastwards

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Friday

17th

Saint Patrick’s day

19.00: Spirit of Ireland. Show, dance and arts and crafts. 19.00: Irish dance workshop.  21.00: Shamrock Band. 22.30: Gens d’Ys, Irish dance. 23.00: Cùig. Following Dj/jam session. €10/15, under 12 and folk musicians free. Spirit de Milan, Via Bovisasca 57/59 • FNM Bovisa

21.00: Live rock. Eugenio Finardi. €33. Blue Note, Via Borsieri 37 • M2 Gioia

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Saturday

18th

09.00–19.00: Street market. Crafts, creative ingenuity and collectibles. Galleria di Corso Buenos Aires 41 • M1 Lima

16.45: Organ music. Music by Louis Vierne, César Frank, Johann Sebastian Bach. Admission free. Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato, Piazzetta Beria di Argentine corner of via San Calocero • M3 Crocetta

17.00: Spirit of Ireland. Show, dance and arts and crafts. 17.00, 18.00: Irish dance workshop.  19.30: Shamrock Band. 20.30: Gens d’Ys & A.Sangineto, Italian-Irish Dance Show & Harp. 21.30: Cùig. 22.30: Dirty Bastards. 22.30: Whiskey in the jar, trio. €10/15, under 12 and folk musicians free. Spirit de Milan, Via Bovisasca 57/59 • FNM Bovisa

17.00: Symphony music. Music by Jörg Widmann, Ravel, Beethoven; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, with Roberto Cominati, piano; conducted by Dietrich Paredes. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

19.00: Chamber music. Music by Frank and Ravel, performed by Francesca Bonaita violino ed Elia Tagliavia, pianoforte. Admission free with annual membership card €2. Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Foro Buonaparte 67 • M1 Cairoli.

20.45: Football. Premier League. Milan versus Genoa. Stadio Meazza San Siro, Via Piccolomini 5 • MM1 Lotto + bus 49

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Sunday

19th

St. Joseph’s Day – Father’s Day

08.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, old books, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Marconi, Via Gonzaga, Via Baracchini • M1 Duomo

08.00-13.00: Street market. Postcards, collectibles, discs, figurines, photos, stamps, comics, books, posters, medals, coins. Via Armorari • M1 Duomo

9.30-18.00: Street market. Market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, demonstrations and amateur creative activities. Books, cartoons, comics, collectors’ items, toys, games, records, curiosities…. Parco Ravizza, Viale Toscana, Via Bocconi, Viale Bach, Viale Brahms Via Vittadini • bus 79, filobus 90-91

11.00: Matinée. Opera arias by Verdi, Rossini, Bellini, Mascagni, Puccini; performed by I Pomeriggi Musicali wind ensemble, conducted by Paolo Belloli. €10/15. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

17.00: Spirit of Ireland. Show, dance and arts and crafts. 17.00: Green Circle, band.  18.00: Folkheads, band. 19.30: Gens d’Ys & A.Sangineto, Italia-Irish dance . 20.00: Whiskey in the jar. 22.00: Cùig. €10/15, under 12 and folk musicians free. Spirit de Milan, Via Bovisasca 57/59 • FNM Bovisa

18.00: Recital.  Music by Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Rachmaninov, Prokof’ev, Chopin, performed by Guido Orso Coppin, piano. Admission free. Conservatorio, Sala Puccini, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

18.15: Lega A basket. EA7 Milano versus Vanoli Cremona. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Monday

20th 

Spring solstice exactly at 10:29

World Water Day, instituted in 1992 by The United Nations

15.15, 18.15, 21.30: Film in English. “Hacksaw Ridge,” directed by Mel Gibson, starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington. €5/7.50. Cinema Anteo, Via Milazzo 9 • M2 Moscova, tram and buses: 11,33, 41, 43, 94

18.30: Charity evening with dance and live music. Performance in favour of the Pediatric & Adolescent Rehabilitation Center of the Jerusalem Alyn Hospital. As a start a cocktail with the typical Challah, followed by “Muualla“ a show combining circus, dance and animation videos, by the Finnish choreographer Ilona Jäntti; next “Bandakadabra” a wind orchestra performing jazz, Balkan music, pop and classic. All the artists perform for free. Teatro Franco Parenti, Via Pier Lombardo 14 • M3 Porta Romana

21.00: Live. Baustelle, with Francesco Bianconi, voice, guitar, keys; Claudio Brasini, guitar; Rachele Bastreghi, voice, keys, percussion; Ettore Bianconi, electronic; Sebastiano de Gennaro, percussion; Alessandro Maiorino, bass; Diego Palazzo, keys, guitar; Andrea Faccioli, guitar. €21/35. TicketOne.it. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

21.00: Live. Carmen Consoli. €26/40. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

21.00: Recital. Music by Bach, Solbiati, Torroba, Villa-Lobos; performed by Andrea Monarda, guitar. Admission free. Auditorium Gaber, Grattacielo Pirelli, Regione Lombardia, Piazza Duca d’Aosta 3 • M2/3 Centrale

21.00: Contemporary music. Music by Luigi Nono; performed by Sentieri Selvaggi, Andrea Rebaudengo, piano; Piercarlo Sacco and Enrica Meloni violin; Paolo Fumagalli, viola; Aya Shimura, cello. €5/17. Teatro Elfo Puccini, Corso Buenos Aires 33 • M1 Lima

21.00: Live. Emis Killa, with Silvia Ottanà, bass; Fiamma Cardani, drums; Beatrice Antolini, keys. €22. Alcatraz, Via Valtellina 25 • Passante Lancetti; M3 Maciachini; trolleybus 91-92

21.00: Contemporary music. Music by Luigi Nono, performed by Sentieri Selvaggi, with Andrea Rebaudengo, piano; Piercarlo Sacco and Enrica Meloni, violin; Paolo Fumagalli, viola; Aya Shimura, cello. (see first page article). €5/17. Teatro Elfo Puccini, Corso Buenos Aires 33 • M1 Lima

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Tuesday

21st

08.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera • M2 Lanza

15.30, 18.15, 21.30: Film in English. “Hacksaw Ridge,” directed by Mel Gibson, starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington. €5/7.50. Cinema Arcobaleno, Viale Tunisia 11 • M1 Porta Venezia

20.30: Dance gala. “Per sempre stelle” a tribute to the greatest stars of classical dance, such as Carla Fracci, Luciana Savignano, Rudolf Nureyev, Vladimir Vassiliev, Margot Fonteyn, Ivette Chauviré, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart. €22/32, under 26 €15. Teatro Manzoni, Via Manzoni 42 • M3 Montenapoleone

20.30: Harmony chorus concert. Music that ranges from the great German choral tradition, by Brahms and Mendelssohn, to the contemporary Swedish school by Ingvar Lidholm and Sven-David Sandström. The program: Brahms, Fest und Gedenksprüche op. 109; Lidholm, De Profundis; Mendelssohn: Richte mich Gott, Salmo 43 op. 78 n. 2, Denn er hat seinen Engeln MWV B53, Warum toben die Heiden, Salmo 2 op. 78 n. 1; Brahms, Es ist das Heil uns kommen her op. 29 n. 1, Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz op. 29 n. 2; Sandström, En ny Himmel; Brahms, Warum ist das Licht op. 74 n. 1. Performed by the Swedish Radio Choir, conducted by Peter Dijkstra. €5/40, at the entrance or Vivaticket.it. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

21.00: Live. Carmen Consoli. €26/40. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

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Wednesday

22nd

09.00–18.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Cow and goat cheeses, meats, honey, wine, jams, vegetables, fruit, flour, aromatic herbs and ornamental plants. Piazza Santa Francesca Romana • M1 Porta Venezia

21.00: Live. Carmen Consoli. €26/40. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

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Thursday

23rd

08.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, old books, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Marconi, Via Gonzaga, Via Baracchini • M1 Duomo

09.00–18.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

10.00–18.30: Farmers street market. Genuine, natural and fresh seasonal food, high quality wine. Bijoux… and all the things you will never see on supermarket shelves. Direct sale without intermediaries. In the garden of Via San Vittore 49 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio

10.00: Rehearsal. Symphony music by Weber, Schumann, Beethoven; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali; conducted by James Feddeck. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

11.00: Recital rehearsal. First world performance, music by Abbado, Persichetti, Sabbatani, Von Koch, performed by Eros Sabbatani, bass tuba. Admission free. Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa Reale, Sala da Ballo, Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro

15.30, 18.15, 21.30: Film in English. “Hacksaw Ridge,” directed by Mel Gibson, starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington. €5/7.50. Cinema Mexico, Via Savona 57 • M2 Porta Genova F.S., tram 14

17.00:  Recital contest. Music by Marcel Tournier, Manuel de Falla, Paul Patterson, Pearl Chertok, performed by Francesca Marini, harp. See Highlights for more details. €2. Casa di Riposo Giuseppe Verdi, Piazza Michelangelo Buonarroti 29 • M1 Buonarroti

18.00: Art exhibition inauguration. “Alternative Movie Posters” first Italian performance by the American artist Adam Ryan Juresko, well-known in the world of American film collectors, showing 40 posters with film graphic subjects. Admission free. Rosso Segnale, Via Antonio Sacchini 18 • M1/M3 Loreto

18.30: Recital.  First world performance, music by Abbado, Persichetti, Sabbatani, Von Koch, performed by Eros Sabbatani, bass tuba. Admission free, booking requested SMS allo +39 335 125 7347. Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa Reale, Sala da Ballo, Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro

19.30: Extraordinary concert.  “Cantate Domino.” On occasion of the upcoming arrival of Pope Francis, for the first time in the Duomo will be present the Choir of the Pontificia “Sistina”, the personal choir of the Pope and the oldest choral group of the world still in operation. They will perform some of the finest compositions of sacred music, Gregorian or polyphonic, conducted by Mons. Massimo Palombella. Rorate, cœli, desuper and Ad te levavi by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 c. – 1594), the Magnificat (Tone VIII) by Orlando de Lassus (1532 – 1594); the motet Super flumina Babylonis by G.P. da Palestrina, the famous Miserere by Gregorio Allegri (1582 – 1652) in the unedited original version (Sistinæ Codex 1661); Christus factus est pro nobis in the polyphonic version of Felice Anerio (1570 – 1614); the Adoramus te, Christe, the well-known Sicut Cervus, and the grand finale Tu es Petrus,  by G.P. da Palestrina, who was part of the Pueri Cantores (namely trebles) during the Renaissance. Admission free from 19.00. Duomo • M1/M3 Duomo

20.30: Ballet. “Romeo and Juliet.” Music by Prokofiev, performed by Balletto di Roma with Fabrizio Monteverde, choreographer. €25/34. Teatro Carcano, Corso di Porta Romana 63 • M3 Porta Romana

21.00: Symphony music. Music by Weber, Schumann, Beethoven; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali; conducted by James Feddeck. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

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Friday

24th

08.00–19.00: Street market. Collecting modern art, antiques, vintage for hobbyists and amateurs. Via Spallanzani • M1 Porta Venezia

10.00 – 18.00: Free museum opening.  In memory of the recent death of the countess Marta Marzotto, the museum’s Restoration Club -that she conceived and supported-  has organized a free open day to all the rooms in the house museum including the “Il gioiello italiano del XX secolo” exhibition. On this occasion the emerald necklace that Marta Marzotto loved to wear will be on display. Those who wish, can leave an offering for the restoration of the “Madonna of humility” by the Venetian School that the Restoration Club has chosen to devote to the countess. Casa Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Via Manzoni 12 • M3 Montenapoleone • M1 San Babila

21.00: Live. Giorgia. €40. TicketOne.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

21.00: Live. Carmen Consoli. €26/40. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

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Saturday

25th

Summer time begins (at 2 a.m. clocks forward one hour to 3 a.m.)

On occasion of the Pope arrival

Twitter @atm_informa active from 07.00 to 20.00

See ATM.it (in Italian) for problems related to underground stations eventually closed for security.
–  M1 will stop at Sesto Rondò until 14.00.
– Duomo Station M1 and M3 will be closed until 13.00, it is recommended to use the stations M1 Cordusio, San Babila and Missori and M3 Montenapoleone
– Following the meeting of the Holy Father to the Meazza Stadium in San Siro, from 11.00 to 17.00
will be closed M5 Lotto station and the connecting corridors of the M1-M5 stations . Also closed San Siro Hippodrome M5 from 11.00 at the end of the event and Segesta M5, from 17.00 at the end of the event. As a result the trains will not stop in those stations
.

Milan districts with probable road detours are:

  • Linate/viale Ungheria/via Salomone/asse corso 22 Marzo;
  • Duomo/Orefici/Fontana;
  • Baracca/carcere San Vittore;
  • San Siro.

See also
http://www.chiesadimilano.it/cmlink/papa-a-milano/news-papa/sei-video-raccontano-dove-andr%C3%A0-e-cosa-far%C3%A0-francesco-sabato-25-marzo-tappa-per-tappa-1.143049

08.00: Bell sound. All the bells of the thousands of churches belonging to the 1,107 parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Milan (the the largest in the world) will play together in celebration to give a choral welcome to the Holy Father at his arrival at Linate airport.

08.00–19.00: Street market. Collecting modern art, antiques, vintage for hobbyists and amateurs. Via Spallanzani • M1 Porta Venezia

09.00–14.00: Farmers street market by Lombard producers. Cow and goat cheeses, meats, honey, wine, jams, vegetables, fruit, flour, aromatic herbs and ornamental plants. Piazza Durante • M1, M2 Loreto

 

15.00 – 17.30: Holy Mass celebrated by the Pope. The Pope will travel by the open popemobile car from Milan to the entrance of the park passing though the large meadow of the Hippodrome, he will cross all areas where the faithful will be divided in order to let everyone see him, then he will reach the large stage erected for the Mass. This is a structure 80 meters long, 30 deep, covered in aluminum and iron supported by two large side towers, and on a high-decking 3 meters from the ground to allow maximum visibility. In the background the decoration of the Monza Cathedral is reproduced including its distinctive rose window. Between 500 thousand and one million faithful are expected. To let them follow the celebration there will be 6 maxi screens 10×8 meters (2 on stage and the other 4 on the right and left sides) and 25 towers for the audio signal and video, scattered along 400 thousand square meters of lawn. Maximum respect for the environment of the park, everything will be dismantled and recycled. Tcar from Milan to the entrance of the park passing though the large meadow of the Hippodrome, he will cross all areas where the faithful will be divided in order to let everyone see him, then he will reach the large stage erected for the Mass. This is a structure 80 meters long, 30 deep, covered in the entrance to the Park till the Mass platform will be on foot. For admission info see the Highlights on page 2

17.00: Symphony music. Music by Weber, Schumann, Beethoven; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali; conducted by James Feddeck. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

17.30: Chamber music. Music by Carpi, Dvořák, Brahms, performed by Quartetto Guadagnini; with Fabrizio Zoffoli and Giacomo Coletti, violin; Matteo Rocchi, viola; Alessandra Cefaliello, cello. €5/10 www.vivaticket.it  with the tour of the villa included. Necchi Campiglio, “FAI Italian heritage organization” property, Via Mozart 12/14 • M1 San Babila

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Sunday

26th

08.00-13.00: Street market. Postcards, collectibles, discs, figurines, photos, stamps, comics, books, posters, medals, coins. Via Armorari • M1Duomo

08.00-19.00: Street market. Exhibitions, restaurants, activities for children. Arts and crafts. Alzaia Naviglio Pavese (from via Magolfa to Via Gola) • M2 Porta Genova, tram 9, bus 59, 71

11.00: Matinée. Chamber music with Schubert; performed by I Pomeriggi Musicali string quartet, with Davide Cabassi, piano. €10/15. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

16.00: Recital. Jazz improvisations by Marco Detto, piano. €10. Circolo Filologico Milanese, Via Clerici 10 • M1 Duomo/Cordusio, M3 Duomo

18.00: Chamber music.  Music by Mozart, Britten, Piazzolla, performed  by Diego Dini Ciacci, oboe; Margherita Miramonti and Ruben Giuliani, violin; Roberto Tarenzi, viola; Matteo Ronchini, cello; Stefano Morelli, double bass. Admission free. Conservatorio, Sala Puccini, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

21.00: Jazz recital. Performed by Marco Detto, piano. €10. Circolo Filologico Milanese, Via Clerici 10 • M1 Duomo/Cordusio, M3 Duomo

21.00: Orchestral music.  Music by Smetana, Beethoven, performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica del Conservatorio, with Francesco Granata, piano; conducted by Amedeo Monetti. Admission free. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

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Monday

27th

15.20, 17.40, 20.00, 22.30: Film in English. “Fences,” directed by Denzel Washington, starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis. €5/7.50. Cinema Anteo, Via Milazzo 9 • M2 Moscova, tram and buses: 11,33, 41, 43, 94

21.00: Recital. Music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Skrjabin, Bartók; performed by Ludovica De Bernardo, piano. Admission free. Auditorium Gaber, Grattacielo Pirelli, Regione Lombardia, Piazza Duca d’Aosta 3 • M2/3 Centrale

21.00: Live. In Flames. €32. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

21.00: Jazz. A tribute to “Benny Goodman at the Carnegie Hall” famous concert, performad by the Civica Jazz Band with Emilio Soana, trumpet; Roberto Rossi, trombone; Giulio Visibelli sax and flute; Mario Rusca, piano; Luca Gusella vibraphone; Marco Vaggi, double bass; Tony  Arco, drums; and the jazz students of the Civica Scuola di Musica C.Abbado. Soloist guest, Paolo Tomelleri. Conductor Enrico Intra. €16. Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Largo Greppi 1 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli

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Tuesday

28th

08.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera • M2 Lanza

11.30: Rehearsal. Antique music by Monteverdi; performed by the Concerto Italiano ensemble, conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini. Listening guide in Italian by Oreste Bossini, for anyone wishing to improve the program, get to know the musician and speak with him. €1. Admission free for students, under 26/over70. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

15.30, 18.15, 21.30: Film in English. “Fences,” directed by Denzel Washington, starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis. €5/7.50. Cinema Arcobaleno, Viale Tunisia 11 • M1 Porta Venezia

20.30: Chamber music. Antique music by Monteverdi; performed by the Concerto Italiano ensemble, conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini, harpsichordist, organist and fortepianist as well as founder of the emsemble . €5/40, at the entrance or Vivaticket.it. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

20.30: Live. Marina Soessel. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

21.00: Orchestral music. Music by Igor Stravinskij, An-lun Huang, Franz Schubert; performed by Orchestra Unimi, conducted by James Peng Liu. Admission free. Università degli Studi di Milano, Aula Magna, Via Festa del Perdono 7 • M1 Duomo, M3 Missori

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Wednesday

29th

09.00–18.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Cow and goat cheeses, meats, honey, wine, jams, vegetables, fruit, flour, aromatic herbs and ornamental plants. Piazza Santa Francesca Romana • M1 Porta Venezia

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Thursday

30th

 09.00–18.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

10.00–18.30: Farmers street market. Genuine, natural and fresh seasonal food, high quality wine. Bijoux… and all the things you will never see on supermarket shelves. Direct sale without intermediaries. In the garden of Via San Vittore 49 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio

10.00: Rehearsal. Symphony music by Schumann, Paganini, Voříšek; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, with Marc Bouchkov, violin; conducted by Charles Olivieri-Munroe. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

15.30, 18.15, 21.30: Film in English. “Fences,” directed by Denzel Washington, starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis. €5/7.50. Cinema Mexico, Via Savona 57 • M2 Porta Genova F.S., tram 14

17.00:  Recital contest. Music by Brahms, Rachmaninov, performed by Diego Petrella, piano. See Highlights for more details. €2. Casa di Riposo Giuseppe Verdi, Piazza Michelangelo Buonarroti 29 • M1 Buonarroti

20.00: Film in Chinese with Italian subtitles. “Hero” by Zhang Yimou. Admission free. Mudec, Museo delle Culture, Via Tortona 56 • M2 Porta Genova

21.00: Orchestral music. Symphony music by Schumann, Paganini, Voříšek; performed by Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, with Marc Bouchkov, violin; conducted by Charles Olivieri-Munroe. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

21.00: Live. “Cellos. TicketOne.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Friday

31st

21.00: Live. Litfiba. TicketOne.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

 

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