City of music
Music in Bologna is a world of its own.
Initially, it attracted great musicians, from Mozart to Farinelli, and Bologna was a much sought-after training destination. Today, it is the only Italian city recognized by UNESCO as a Creative City of Music.
Form the Mozart Orchestra directed by Abbado, to the Conservatorio and the University Music and Show Department, Bologna listens to excellence.
The Oratory, which is considered a real artistic jewel, saw compete a group of promising students of the nascent Accademia degli Incamminati, a school of the Carracci: Francesco Albani, Domenichino, Balanino, Barbieri, Massari, Brizio and Guido Reni.
First four concerts of the Season 2012 of Orchestra Mozart at Auditorium Manzoni. The opening concert (7 February) is conducted by Diego Matheuz, while Claudio Abbado will be the director of the last three (21 March + 2 and 11 June).
The Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna was founded in 1666 by the noble Vincenzo Maria Carrati, based in his family’s palace, located at what is now Via Guerrazzi 13. “Unitate melos” has been the Academy’s motto ever since its foundation.