In a Good Mood

This year’s Summer Night Concert of the Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, in the Piazza del Duomo opened with the premiere of Decisamente allegro [Definitely Cheerful] by Nicola Campogrande. The recording of the entire concert can be viewed on ARTE TV through to December 11, 2022.

The work was commissioned by Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its foundation, quasi a ringing birthday bouquet that – in keeping with its title – puts the audience in a cheerful, buoyant mood.

Every year in June, the Orchestra of La Scala in Milan moves to the square in front of Milan Cathedral for an open-air concert for one summer evening. This year's program featured Spanish and American sounds from the early years of the 20th century alongside the work of Nicola Campogrande.