This year for the sixth time in a row, Milan is going to host one of the most interesting and engaging cultural events ever imagined for a city. It is going take place from Friday 19th until Sunday 21st of May. Piano City 2017: a receptacle of concerts, events and initiatives with the piano as a common denominator and its infinite musical variations of this fascinating instrument.
Over the upcoming weekend, Milan will be filled with pianos, in the most literal sense of the term: on trams, boats, in private houses, public parks, and in museums. It will be possible to watch and listen to musicians, renowned or not (but all the events and pianists have been carefully scrutinized by the direction). They’ll play classical, modern, and contemporary music pieces without any preconception.
While one of the first editions had been inaugurated by Ludovico Einaudi, this year it will be the turn ofChilly Gonzales at the GAM park in via Palestro (8:00 pm). I am personally overwhelmed with trepidation. And this is just the start. There will be a series of concerts accompanying days, nights, and the awakenings of Milan. If this not enough, expect to experience concerts on trams, bicycles, and boats around the city centre and the suburbs.
The repertoire will satisfy every taste: a shower of music notes will invade several public and private locations. Piano City origins exactly from that: not just public concerts but also initiatives by private citizens owning a piano themselves in their homes. Main events are open to everyone and do not require a reservation. To get a precise idea of the timetable you better visit the website where you can also make reservations for gigs with limited number of seats.
Piano City is definitely an unmissable initiative, it will be a unique occasion for those who already love the piano to dive in its universe, and for the rest an opportunity to discover and rediscover the infinite lives of this musical instrument.