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Christmas Concerts, 2012

14.12.2012 - 25.12.2012

The tradition continues: Christmas concerts from Naples to Milan

Like in years before, the traditions of Christmas come alive again this year, with a number of concerts in store to celebrate the season. Too many events to count, in fact, will run in some of the most evocative places in the Bel Paese, making for the perfect scenery in which to celebrate the very special holiday atmosphere.

La Scala in Milan will hoste the traditional Concert for Christmas on Milan on Thursday, December 20th.
The programme foresees two performances, one at 8 PM and another at 11 PM. Audiences can enjoy them music from the Ochestra del Coro of Teatro alla Scala, with Robin Ticciati and Bruno Casoni directing one performance a piece. Renowned violinist Uto Ughi will also take the stage in Lombardy's Capital, at the City Conservatory, to be exact. Ughi will be accompanied by the Rome Philharmonic.

In Florence the G.Rossini Philharmonic will resound in the auditorium of Teatro della Pergola at 9 PM Sunday, December 23rd.  Its Concerto Xmas in Jazz will be an excellent occasion to hear live music, with an exciting programme of Jazz numbers and two rather famous soloists: trumpeter Andrea Tofanelli and saxophonist Giovanni Pecchioli.

The annual Concerto di Natale returns to Rome's Auditorium della Conciliazione in its 20th edition – it is a musical marathon to be run by a number of artists of every nation, religion and creed,  here to celebrate Christmas via some of the most disparate music genres, from opera to rock, from folk and gospel to classical and ethnic music.
The concert is set for 7:30 PM on December 15th at the Auditorium Conciliazione, and will be broadcast on Raidue at 9 PM, December 24th, 2012.

The Teatro San Carlo in Naples will also take part in Christmas festivities this year, holding the much-anticipated Concerto di Natale on December 21st and 22nd. Inaugurated two seasons ago, this event has been nothing but success so far. The White Voices Choir (Il Coro di Voci Bianche), directed by Stefania Rinaldi, will offer up its take on some of the most traditional Christmas carols.