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Italy-Bosnia: Muti to conduct Oct. concert in Sarajevo

Amb. Di Ruzza, event to celebrate 100 years of philharmonic

12 January, 12:51
(ANSA) - SARAJEVO, JAN 12 - Riccardo Muti will conduct a concert in Sarajevo on October 11 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sarajevo's philharmonic orchestra.

The extraordinary event was announced by the director of the philharmonic, Vedran Tuce, and Italy's Ambassador Marco Di Ruzza during a press conference at the National Theatre. Muti previously performed in the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1997 and in 2009. During the press conference, organizers stressed that the event can be considered as a "gift" to Sarajevo, to its people and all of Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as a wonderful occasion to further strengthen the already intense relations existing between the two countries. The traditional New Year's Eve concert by Sarajevo's philharmonic orchestra, held on December 31, saw the participation as a soloist of Italian soprano Martina Bortolotti, who performed some of the most famous arias of Italian opera. "I am very proud of announcing an event - said Di Ruzza - that will allow to stress once again Italy's role as one of the privileged cultural partners of Bosnia-Herzegovina, leaving an indelible trace in the history of this country and of bilateral relations. Our cultural diplomacy is at the service of the growth of relations between our two countries, but it is at the same time a precious tool to contribute to processes of national reconciliation. And this thanks to a beauty without boundaries able to raise the appreciation of all members of the country, bypassing barriers and divisions, on the frontlines with Italy's commitment in supporting BiH in its perspective of European membership. This approach - continued the ambassador - has driven us to relaunch, in cooperation with the city and the canton of Sarajevo, the project of contemporary art museum "Ars aevi", designed by Renzo Piano, an initiative of immense artistic value but also the symbol of a modern, multicultural, multi-ethnic Bosnia-Herzegovina finally launched towards a European future".

The Italian ambassador in addition hailed the project to open an Italian cultural institute which will allow to further expand the cultural dimension of the activity of diplomatic offices, becoming a point of reference for all friends of Sarajevo and Bosnia-Herzegovina who love Italian culture and language.


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