The Italian Institute of Culture (86 Mayor Street of Madrid) pays tribute to the distinguished Italian orchestra director Claudio Abbado this afternoon on his birthday, 26 June 1933. The event in memory of the musician deceased last 20 January will start at 6:00 p.m. with the following projections: Obertura de Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Gioacchino Rossini), performed by the Orchestra of the Theatre Alla Scala of Milan. Directed by Claudio Abbado. (1972); L’Orchestra. Claudio Abbado e i Musicisti Della Mozart, a documentary written and directed by Helmut Failoni and Francesco Merini, and the Sinfonía nº 1 en Re mayor de Gustav Mahler, performed by the Orchestra of the Festival of Lucerne. Directed by Claudio Abbado. (2009).
At 8:30 p.m. a round table will be celebrated and attended by Alfonso Aijón, Ibermúsica; Michael Haefliger, director of Lucerne’s Festival; Fabio Vacchi, composer; Juan Ángel Vela del Campo, music critic of El País, and Carmelo Di Gennaro, director of the Italian Institute of Culture.
Finally, and to top this tribute to Claudio Abbado off, a concert will start at 9:30 p.m. where works by Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann and Gustav Mahler will be performed.
Admission is free while seats are available. Tickets will be given until 5:00 p.m., maximum 2 per person.