The Milan Philharmonic orchestra will hold a concert on April 15 in the Smetana Hall of Prague’s Municipal House. Conducted by Maestro Myung-Whun Chung, the musicians will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV 550, and Gustav Mahler’s 5th Symphony. The concert is organised by the Nachtigallartists Agency in partnership with the Italian Embassy and the Italian Institute of Culture in Prague and UniCredit Bank.
The orchestra was founded by Claudio Abbado in 1982 with the aim of enhancing the symphonic repertoire of the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, in line with the theatre’s opera tradition, and was established as an independent association in 1983. In the past few decades the Philharmonic orchestra has been Italy’s musical association that was best known abroad, having engaged the world’s most important conductors, including Georges Pretre, Lorin Maazel, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Daniel Barenboim, Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano and Giuseppe Sinopoli. The orchestra also released a considerable number of records for Decca, Sony and Emi.