Giovanni Allevi performs in concert at Expo Milano 2015 to launch...

15 October

Giovanni Allevi performs in concert at Expo Milano 2015 to launch the celebration of World Food Day

 

On Thursday October 15, Expo Milano 2015 will stage a concert to celebrate World Food Day, the annual event promoted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Organized in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department, this concert will feature the participation of Giovanni Allevi, the Orchestra Fronteras Musicales Abiertas and the No Hunger Orchestra. The concert will be open to the public as long as space is available. 

 

Giovanni Allevi, composer and pianist, will play a piano solo

 

The concert's title will be "Food moves the world", and it will take place in Expo Milano 2015's Conference Center at 20:00 hours, launching the celebration of the 2015 World Food Day the following day, Friday October 16. The public will be greeted by the projection of various videos focused on the importance and significance of the new Development Agenda recently adopted in New York, after which the concert will begin, featuring a solo by Giovanni Allevi followed by two different musical ensembles: the Orchestra Fronteras Musicales Abiertas and the No Hunger Orchestra.

 

Giovanni Allevi is one of the most successful current Italian composers in uniting melodies rooted in the classical tradition with contemporary sounds and influences. The virtuoso pianist from Ascoli has already given one concert in Expo Milano 2015, during the ceremony for the inauguration of the Save The Children Pavilion. Orchestra Fronteras Musicales Abiertas is an ensemble of nearly ninety musicians from both South America and Italy, thanks to a collaboration with Milan's Orchestra di via Padova. The No Hunger Orchestra - promoted by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) and the Action Against Hunger organization - combines music and humanitarian vision with one particularly striking feature: it reinforces its message by using musical instruments made from the inedible parts of food produce.