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2016 programme: Midsummer Jazz Concerts, Musical Meditation, Building Bridges.

Stresa Festival 2016 proposes a new series of not-to-be-missed events on stunning Lake Maggiore and its surroundings: the Borromeo Palace on Isola Bella, the Loggia del Cashmere on Isola Madre, the Santa Caterina del Sasso Hermitage, the Rocca Borromeo in Angera.

The 55th Stresa Festival opens with the Midsummer Jazz Concerts fifth edition, which will be held from July 19 to 24 on Promenade La Palazzola, a gorgeous open-air venue on the lakeside in Stresa in front of the Borromeo Islands, and in a new event centre called Il Maggiore in the city of Verbania.

Stresa Festival will then continue from July 26 to 28 with the Musical Meditations prologue at the Hermitage Santa Caterina del Sasso and Chiesa Vecchia in Belgirate.

The Festival main theme, Building Bridges, will go on from August 23 until September 6. Daily concerts will be featuring, among the others, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Jordi Savall, Rotterdam Philharmonic
Orchestra with Renaud Capuçon (violin) and Gautier Capuçon (cello), Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino and London Symphony Orchestra, both conducted by Maestro Gianandrea Noseda who is Stresa Festival’s Artistic Director.

The 2016 programme has been presented on Tuesday 24 May at Reagina Palace Hotel in Stresa.
Read the new season’s press release.