The Filarmonica della Scala will resume playing with the "Concerto per l'Italia" conducted by Riccardo Chailly in Piazza del Duomo on September 13, with the participation of violinist Maxim Vengerov. Afterwards a series of concerts with six double dates from October 4 to November 29 at Teatro alla Scala: on the podium will go Riccardo Chailly, Pablo Heras-Casado, Fabio Luisi, Myung-Whun Chung, Leonidas Kavakos and Marc Albrecht.
The autumn season is enriched by two major piano events united by the Beethovenian programme. Maurizio Pollini will perform the last Sonatas on September 27; Daniel Barenboim will close the 2019/2020 Season on December 5 with the execution of the Diabelli Variations.
The Singing Recital Season will resume on October 4 with Erwin Schrott, followed by Marina Rebeka on October 20 (both will be accompanied by Giulio Zappa), Sabine Devieilhe on November 19 with Alexandre Tharaud and, at the opening of the 2020/2021 Recital Season, Simon Keenlyside on December 3 accompanied by Malcolm Martineau.
Three extraordinary singing concerts see as many great voices return to La Scala: on October 22 Jonas Kaufmann, accompanied on piano by Helmut Deutsch; on November 15 Anna Netrebko who, together with Elena Maximova, will be accompanied by pianist Malcolm Martineau and violinist Giovanni Andrea Zanon; on November 30 appointment with Plácido Domingo and the Academy Orchestra.
The Academy's institutional concert is scheduled for October 24: its protagonists will be the students of the Accademia di perfezionamento per cantanti lirici del Teatro alla Scala, accompanied by the Academy Orchestra conducted by Pietro Mianiti. The concert programme includes arias and ensemble pieces from operas by Bellini, Cimarosa, Donizetti, Rossini, Bizet, Verdi, Ponchielli, Saint-Saëns.
The Teatro alla Scala will also host the traditional concerts of the G. Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milano, that will perform music by Mahler and Janáček with Claus Peter Flor and soprano Petra Lang on September 20. In addition, Milano Musica on October 18 will present a piano recital by Mariangela Vacatello and on November 16 a concert by the Rai Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale conducted by Tito Ceccherini with Maurizio Baglini at the piano.