11 January 2017
New season of concerts
Young talents and artists of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia perform within an arts program lasting 6 months. The program includes a performance by Antonio Pappano. It starts with a flash mob dedicated to Mozart’s travels in Italy.

Airport Leonardo da Vinci acts as a large and innovative auditorium, where renowned artists will perform to entertain passengers just before their flight and promote the beauty and uniqueness of Italian culture and of made in Italy products. After last year's success, tomorrow sees the launch of the new season of concerts and performances by the artists and young talents of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, at Fiumicino airport. The program is packed with events, one a week, which will take place in the various areas of the airport (gates, boarding areas, terminal) until the end of June. The extraordinary performance by Maestro Antonio Pappano is already scheduled, and due to take place next 16 May.

The musical events will revolve around the students of the Advanced Music Training courses of the Academy, in particular with the presence of those attending the Piano class, of JuniOrchestra and Choir students, in addition to the special presence of the Professors of the Orchestra and of artists of the Choir, which will perform at the pianos put in place by ADR (in partnership with Ciampi) at T1 - boarding area B - and at T3 - boarding areas D and E - and at the baggage reclaim area in T3.

Among the new features for the new season, some actual music mini-workshops will take place, led by musicians of the Academy, which will involve passing passengers and guide them in the first steps to play the piano.

The program will start tomorrow at 2 pm in boarding area E, the 90,000 square metre infrastructure launched last December for Extra Schengen flights, with the extraordinary participation of an exceptional passenger: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose music was the most appreciated of 2016, with 1.25 million CDs sold, according to American magazine Billboard. The Quint’etto d’archi of Santa Cecilia will organise an actual flash mob to remember the great master’ journey through Italy: the artists will also perform some pieces by Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Sebastian Bach, leading to Burt Bacharach and Michael Jackson, performed on the stage on the second floor of the airport Mall, devoted to the best of Made in Italy products, both shopping and food.

The new season of Santa Cecilia in Fiumicino is part of the events put together by Aeroporti di Roma to allow Rome airport passengers to spend their available time pleasantly before travelling, with high quality events, and confirms Leonardo da Vinci's role as airport of Culture.