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Promenade a Bologna

Promenade of the UNESCO City of Music

Bologna was named "UNESCO creative city of Music" in 2006 - and perhaps this promenade will show you why. Bologna offers a wealth of concerts and opera, a wide variety of jazz and contemporary music events, as well as a high level of nightclubs where the music of tomorrow is played today. In the background, you can just hear the voices of Dalla, Carboni, Cremonini, to cite but a few among the most famous Italian pop singers.
As for history - why not try out the thrill of feeling like Farinelli, Rossini, or Mozart as a young student? They all stayed here from the 1600s to 1800s.
Music has always had a central role in Bologna. Institutions like the G.B. Martini Conservatory, the International museum and library of music and the 18th century Teatro Comunale (City Theatre) are proof of the city's extraordinary musical history.
What's more, the region also has a deep tradition in the construction of musical instruments: string instruments and ocarinas are crafted in Budrio but are known world-wide thanks to the museum that is named after them.

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Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

In 1756 the Bolognese Senate, thanks to Cardinal Lambertini's concrete involvement, assigned the task to design a new theatre to the famous stage designer and architect Antonio Galli Bibiena. The theatre was inaugurated in 1763 with the new opera 'Il Trionfo di Clelia' by Metastasio with music by Gluck and stage scenes by Bibiena.

Museo dell'Ocarina

Museum

Museo dell'Ocarina

A museum dedicated to ocarina, the worldwide famous terracotta flute: instruments, sheet music and pictures tell a century of history of the wind instrument created in Budrio.

150 Rossini

9/01/2018 - 11/12/2018 Bologna

150 Rossini

Bologna, the city that adopted Gioachino Rossini, celebrates the 150th anniversary of the great master’s  death with concerts, events, guided tours and much more.

Collezione Tagliavini

Museum

Collezione Tagliavini

This collection of ancient musical instruments was donated to the city by Maestro Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Bolognese organist and musicologist. The collection is unique for the prestige and sheer number of objects, including collections of folk and wind instruments from the 16th to 19th centuries; clavichords; organs; harpsichords, spinets and pianos.

Lucio Dalla

Lucio Dalla

Every day at 6 pm, just after the strokes of Palazzo d'Accursio's clock, Lucio Dalla comes back in hearth of Bologna with one of his manifold songs.

Porretta Soul Festival - 31st edition

19/07/2018 - 22/07/2018 Porretta Terme, Rufus Thomas Park

Porretta Soul Festival - 31st edition

The most prestigious European event entirely dedicated to rhythm & blues and soul music, and mainly to the Memphis Sound, the music school of the great Otis Redding, to whom the festival is dedicated.

The valley of soul

17/07/2018 - 30/07/2018 Valle del Reno, Bologna

The valley of soul

On July 17 “The Valley of soul”, festival organized by the Unione Comuni Appennino bolognese in collaboration with the Porretta Soul Festival is ready to go with performances of internationally renowned artists.

Renzo Arbore

5/11/2018 Teatro Europauditorium

Renzo Arbore

Renzo Arbore – The Italian Orchestra is back to entertain the audience with the many joyful sounds of Neapolitan music, together with a lively orchestra and a talented chorus of proud Italian voices.

Estragon

Estragon

The Estragon is a polyvalent room. It is often the exclusive place hosting international and national artists' concerts ranging from rock to songwriters, and hip hop to metal. It features dance nights (most of which are free).

Covo Club

Covo Club

The most “classic” of Bologna’s rock clubs. There is a large room dedicated to live music with a large schedule of international concerts.