The Chicago Symphony Orchestra in concert conducted by Riccardo Muti

20th January 2017

The triumphant return of the great maestro kicks off the 90th Anniversary celebrations of the Bracco Group.

The much awaited return after twelve years of Maestro Muti to the Teatro alla Scala enjoyed the sponsorship of the Bracco Group, which chose this as the way to begin celebrating its 90 years of success in diagnostic imaging. Diana Bracco's and Fulvio Renoldi Bracco's many guests showed their appreciation with extended applause which turned into a true standing ovation by the end of the concert. There were many important figures and influential people from the business community in attendance that wished, following the concert, to toast to the Bracco Group's anniversary. In the Toscanini Foyer of the Teatro alla Scala, there was the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Dario Franceschini, the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, the President of Bocconi and former Premier Mario Monti, the President of the Chamber of Commerce Carlo Sangalli, the Councillor of Culture for the City of Milan Filippo del Corno, the former President of the Court of Milan Livia Pomodoro, lawyer Cesare Rimini and Annamaria Tarantola, ex-President of RAI. Also present were top executives from important financial institutions such as Giuseppe Vita of Unicredit, Victor Massiah of UBI Banca and Luigi Abete of BNP – BNL.

Also in attendance were many businessmen, from Gianfelice Rocca, President of Assolombarda, to Fedele Confalonieri, from Massimo Scaccabarozzi, President of Farmindustria, to Alberto Bombassei, from Sergio Dompé to Beppe Modenese, from Mario Boselli to Carla Fendi, Marino Golinelli and Cesare Romiti, President of the Italy-China Foundation.
"We will all carry a lasting memory of this evening," said Diana Bracco, President of the Group and a music enthusiast. "Muti moved us and ably touched each person's heart. For us, this was truly the ideal way to kick off our ninetieth anniversary celebrations."

The Bracco Group and music share a historic bond. Over the years, many projects have been realized benefitting especially gifted Italians: from the sponsorship of evening operas and concerts at the Teatro alla Scala to the publications on artists, from scholarships for young musicians to splendid Philharmonic tours in Canada, the United States and Asia, to concerts at Expo 2010 in Shanghai and at the Rudolphinum in Prague in September 2011. Always with the younger generations in mind, since 2011 Bracco has, through its Foundation, formed a special bond with the La Scala Academy, which is a unique institution in the landscape of higher education in Europe.

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