The Amateur Bicocca Orchestra was founded in January 2009, under the patronage of the Rector and on the initiative of students and teachers.
The Bicorchestra is divided into two sections: baroque and jazz.
The main concerts held by the instrumental groups of Bicocca during the season 2012/2013 were:
Christmas 2012, Auditorium U12: the Guitar Ensemble performed traditional and classical music(Schubert, Brahms); the Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Matthias Mugnai, performed baroque arias and the Vivaldi concerto "La Notte" for flute and orchestra and the Concerto grosso by Corelli for Christmas Eve.
Easter, 2013, Auditorium U12: choral music and some arias from Bach's St. John’s Passion: conductor Alessandra Zinni
27 May 2013, Villa Forno, Cinisello. The Bicorchestra Baroque, under the direction of Matthias Mugnai, performed Vivaldi's Concerto in A minor for two violins and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no. 4.
11 June 2013, Auditorium U12: The ensemble of guitars, under the direction of Marco Pisoni, performed traditional music and an excerpt from Vivaldi's La Follia. The jazz orchestra, under the conductorship of Giovanni Falzone, performed brandi standards and music written by Falzone himself.
The activities of the two orchestras will resume in mid-September 2013: there will be a weekly rehearsal, from 17 to 19.30 (the place and dates will be announced later)
Anyone who would like to join the choir or the orchestral groups in Bicocca may send an e-mail to Prof. Alberto Maffi (alberto.maffi @ unimib.it).