The Foundation La Società dei Concerti was born in 1983 from an intuition of Antonio Mormone, a Neapolitan entrepreneur, Milanese by adoption, who decided to put his entrepreneurial skills at the service of culture and started organizing the first season of 16 concerts at the Sala Verdi of the Milan Conservatory. The first season in 1983 was sold out. Since then, two thousand events have been held for a loyal audience of about 60,000 people per year; over 500 major European orchestras and thousands of renowned soloists have performed, including many young artists under 35. Historic and unforgettable was the concert organized for the Italians in 1986 at the Festspielhaus in Bregenz starring the legendary pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Since then the greatest artists of the classical music world scene have performed on our stage, including Maurizio Pollini, Grigory Sokolov, Maxim Vengerov, Salvatore Accardo, Nikita Magaloff, Radu Lupu, Paul Tortelier, Lang Lang, Mstislav Rostropovich and Evgeny Kissin.
The founder Antonio Mormone
The Foundation operates in the profound conviction that the great musical tradition is a formidable tool to express and protect the highest values of the human soul and the creative intelligence. This is why it intends to make it a shared asset within the reach of an ever wider public. The entire activity of the Foundation La Società dei Concerti in Milan relies heavily on a solid strategy of fruition for its audience by offering accessible subscriptions and flexible proposals in the heart of the city to give the Milanese public the opportunity to listen, often exclusively, to great soloists, the most prestigious orchestras and new talents.
Currently, thousands of subscribers choose the Foundation La Società dei Concerti recognizing its excellent quality in musical programming and its ability to attract big names in classical music, but also to discover, among many young talents, the stars of the future.
The Foundation is a non-profit organization recognized by the Lombardy Region and considered to be of regional importance. It also enjoys the patronage of the Municipality of Milan and is supported by Mibact, the Lombardy Region and the Municipality of Milan.
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