On 5 September, great classical music returns to  BAM for the third straight year with the Back to the City Concert. The evening will open with Stefano Bollani’s Concerto Azzurro, played by the “Giuseppe Verdi” Milan Symphony Orchestra directed by Paolo Silvestri, with Bollani himself at the piano. Along with the enthusiasm of an extremely attentive and responsive crowd, the great concert on the fields of Portanuova will feature Rhapsody in Blue, a masterpiece with a succession of African-American rhythmic liveliness and the melancholic moments of blues: an overwhelming success composed in 1924 by George Gershwin, who was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1974. A Rose Among Thorns (with an arrangement by Maestro Paolo Silvestri), from the unforgettable soundtrack of The Mission, will end the concert as a tribute to Ennio Morricone, a year after his passing.

See you at  BAM, in the Cedar Tree Area, on 5 September at 8:30 p.m.

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In the run-up to the 5 September concert, BAM presents a series of activities to educate listeners to a deeper understanding of the performance. An introductory path for adults and children wishing to explore the blue hues of music.

BAM Talk: I bemolle sono azzurri! (Flat notes are blue, 2 September, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.),

Performing Arts in the Park: Marianne Mirage (3 September, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.), and two workshops for children: Rac-Cantiamo una storia (Once upon a song) e Passeggiata sonora (Musical walk)

Seats are extremely limited this year. That’s why BAM has chosen to reserve priority tickets for the BACK TO THE CITY CONCERT for its green community.

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After the classical music concert, Portanuova will open its doors and welcome you in its shopping area till night.

On the following lines the shops that will offer an extended opening:

• Bar Atlantic
• Batukada
• Bergomi
• Esselunga
• Illy
• Grom
• Moleskine
• Nike
• Pandenus
• Panini Durini
• Under Armour
• Venchi

See you at the Back to the City Concert!