Hot on the heels of his BBC Scottish Symphony debut on 11 October, this weekend Gergely Madaras makes yet another debut, this time in Milan. On 21 October he will conduct the Filarmonica della Scala in the opening concert of the Milano Musica festival at Teatro alla Scala.
Milano Musica was born with the aim to spread the knowledge and appreciation of that vast repertoire that constitutes twentieth-century music. In 1990, a small group formed by Duilio Courir, Patrice Martinet and Luciana Pestalozza. With the support of public and private institutions, they conceived and brought to life the “Boulez a Milano” Week, a portrait of one of contemporary music central figures. In the wake of the success of such an initiative, in 1992 Milano Musica was officially born with the prime aim of creating a contemporary music festival in Milan. Since then, Milano Musica has organized a Festival every year, alternating between monographic and more general editions.
Gergely calls once again on his substantial expertise in 20th-century music in a programme of works by Dusapin, Stravinsky, and this year’s festival’s composer in focus and fellow Hungarian, György Kurtág.