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The Prize

The prestigious and world-renowned Filarmonica della Scala was first set up by Claudio Abbado and the musicians of La Scala Opera House in 1982 with the objective of developing a symphonic repertoire in order to add a further dimension to La Scala’s great operatic tradition. Since then, the Milanes based Orchestra continues to showcase its incredible collection of talented musicians, impressing audiences around the world with their seamless musical performances. Whether you are looking for a private awe-inspiring performance to uplift the spirits, or an inspirational masterclass, this intimate musical experience is guaranteed to impress any classical music lover.

About Francesco Siragusa:

Francesco Siragusa is the first double bass soloist player of the Milan La Scala Orchestra and of the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra.

Winner of the most important international music competitions such as the Giovanni Bottesini International Competition for double bass players and the second prize at the CIEM International Competition of Geneva, thus becoming a reputed artist all over the word.

In 2002 at 26 years old he won the competition and became first double bass player at La Scala Theatre.

He exhibited as soloist at: Alighieri Theatre (Ravenna), Dal Verme Theatre (Milan), Stadthalle (Hagen), Filharmonia pf Varsavia (played Bottesini with La Scala Philharmonic the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy) Institut National Genevois (Geneva), the Auditorium of Aarau, the Macedonio Alcalà (Oxaca, Mexico), the La Scala Theatre (Milan) and so on.


The Cause

For 35 years, Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for nearly 58 million free meals for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $115 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a limited budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts.

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