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Ludovico Einaudi: Seven Days Walking Tour

Friday, May 31, 2019 8:00 PM

Unexpected Italy: A Celebration of Italian Culture

The most streamed classical artist in the world, Ludovico Einaudi kicks off the North American tour of his new masterwork Seven Days Walking in the Concert Hall.

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Ludovico Einaudi - Meet & Greet Package

Price: $375

Package includes:

  • One front row ticket
  • Exclusive aftershow meet & greet with Ludovico Einaudi
  • Personal photograph with Ludovico Einaudi
  • Collectible tour lithograph; autographed by Ludovico Einaudi
  • Ludovico Einaudi sketchbook
  • Specially designed Ludovico Einaudi tote bag
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • Commemorative ticket
  • Very limited availability

Ludovico Einaudi - VIP Tour Package

Price: $250

Package includes:

  • One premium reserved ticket located in rows 2-10
  • Collectible Ludovico Einaudi tour lithograph
  • Specially designed Ludovico Einaudi tote bag
  • Ludovico Einaudi sketchbook
  • Commemorative tour laminate
  • Commemorative ticket
  • Limited availability


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Ludovico Einaudi has played piano on an Arctic glacier, performed at huge pop music festivals, and become the most-streamed classical artist in the world, but the composer and pianist's new album may be his most ambitious project yet. On March 15, he released the first episode of a seven-part new album called Seven Days Walking (Decca Records/Universal), before embarking on a North American tour at the end of May.

Recorded in September and October 2018 in Schloss Elmau (Germany) and Air Studios in London (England), Seven Days Walking will come out in seven episodes modeled after the days in a week, one episode a month through September. Each episode focuses on several main themes, which recur in different forms; seven variations following the same imaginary itinerary. "The idea first came to me as I was listening to the recordings of the first sessions: each version seemed to me to have its own personality, with subtleties so distinct from one another that I was unable to choose which I preferred," says Einaudi. "I associated everything with walking, with the experience of following the same routes over and over, discovering new details each time. And so in the end I decided to thread them all together in a sort of musical labyrinth, a little like stepping inside the twists and turns of the creative process, to understand how a musical idea can develop in multiple directions, and changing once again at the moment in which it is heard." 
Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture.