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For the whole of the duration of Expo (1 May – 31 October) there will be numerous activities in the Italian Pavilion which will contribute to illustrate the philosophy behind our participation in the exhibition.

The agenda of events which will take place, not only in our pavilion but also in other areas inside the Exhibition Park and generally in the city of Shanghai, will be published in 2010.

Shows - Commissariato Italiano Esposizione Universale di Shanghai 2010

Giovanni Allevi

June 4 7.30 PM - Auditorium Expo (Expo Park)
Giovanni Allevi, one of the youngest Italian composers will be in Shanghai for a piano concert dedicated to the Chinese public with some of his most famous compositions.

Giovanni Allevi (who is 40 but looks 15 years younger) is a pianist, composer and conductor who graduated with top marks in piano and composition. He also holds a cum laude degree in Philosophy (he wrote his dissertation on ìThe Void in Contemporary Physicsî) but still says: "Through my music I see the world with the eyes of a child". On stage he wears jeans and tennis shoes, not because he seeks to change the usual appearance of the classical musician but because he wants to feel completely himself: all he cares about is his music, the rest is optional.

Thus, Allevi became a social phenomenon, the enfant terrible who shocked the musical Academia with his talent and charisma. He became part of the imaginary of the new generations, who pack the concert halls in which he plays and with whom he has a special relationship, which Allevi himself defines "mysteriousî".