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Concert-Orchestral Institutions (ICO) in Italy: An Overview

The Concert-Orchestral Institutions (ICO) have the mission of promote, facilitate and coordinate musical activities in the respective Italian provinces. Their function extends to diffusion of classical music, new contemporary repertoire, and the encouragement of young Italian artists. ICOs are also engaged in multidisciplinary initiatives aimed at different age groups and the promotion of Italian music abroad.

Currently, there are 14 ICOs in Italy that have received recognition under Article 28 of Law 800 of 1967.

ICO Orchestras @ Ancona
FORM Marche Regional Orchestra Foundation
FORM, the Marche Regional Orchestra Foundation, is the legal entity that, since June 2003, has managed the activities of the Philharmonic Orchestra ... Find out more
ICO Orchestras @ Bari
Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Bari
Founded in 1968, the Bari Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra is one of the Italian Orchestral Concert Institutions (ICO) recognized by the ... Find out more
ICO Orchestras @ Bolzano
Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento
The Haydn Orchestra, formed in 1960, has a staff of over 40 members. It is a dynamic and expert formation that loves to surprise the ... Find out more
ICO Orchestras @ Florence
ORT Orchestra of Tuscany
Established in Florence in 1980 on the initiative of the Tuscany Region, the Province and the Municipality of Florence, the Tuscany Regional Orchestra Foundation ... Find out more
ICO Orchestras @ L'Aquila
ISA Abruzzese Symphonic Institution (Abruzzese Symphonic Orchestra)
The Orchestra of the Abruzzo Symphonic Institution, founded in 1970, is one of the fourteen Italian Concert-Orchestral Institutions ... Find out more
ICO Orchestras @ Milan
Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali
The I Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra, founded in 1945 in Milan, has international fame and is a recognized Orchestral Concert Institution (ICO) ... Find out more
ICO Orchestras @ Milan
Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir of Milan Giuseppe Verdi
The Milan Symphony Orchestra Association, established in 1993, became a Foundation in 2002. The team, which has its headquarters in the Auditorium of ... Find out more
ICO Orchestras @ Padua
OPV Orchestra of Padua and Veneto
The Orchestra of Padua and Veneto was formed in October 1966, and is the only Concert-Orchestral Institution (ICO) active in the ... Find out more
ICO Orchestras @ Palermo
OSS Sicilian Symphony Orchestra
The Sicilian Symphony Orchestra was established in 1951 by law of the Sicilian Region, and began its concert activity in ... Find out more
ICO Orchestras @ Parma
'La Toscanini' - Arturo Toscanini Foundation
The Emilia-Romagna Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, founded in Parma in 1975, is recognized by the State as a Concert-Orchestral Institution in ... Find out more
ICO Orchestras @ Sanremo
Sanremo Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1905, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian musical entities. It is part of the Institutions ... Find out more
ICO Orchestras @ Taranto
Orchestra of Magna Graecia
The Orchestra della Magna Grecia was born in 1993, and after the first ten years of activity it obtained recognition as an ICO. (Institution ... Find out more

The new orchestras admitted to the contribution

  • • OSM – Molise Symphony Orchestra
  • • Brutia Symphony Orchestra
  • • Sounds of the South
  • • Orchestra of the Hundred Cities
  • • Matera Symphony Orchestra Foundation
  • • G. Rossini Symphony Orchestra of the Province of Pesaro and Urbino
  • • Basilicata Symphony Orchestra 131
  • • Musical and Symphonic Institution of Friuli Venezia Giulia
  • • Calabria Symphony Orchestra Association
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