Italy TravelNew Auditorium by Renzo Piano Opens in L’Aquila Abruzzo

New Auditorium by Renzo Piano Opens in L’Aquila Abruzzo
Published on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by

The capital of the Italian region of Abruzzo – L’Aquila – was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2009. It will take years to rebuild the destruction but now some good news for the citizens of L’Aquila. This month the city inaugurated a new temporary auditorium whose design was donated by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano who also designed Rome’s Parco della Musica Auditorium.

In honor of the opening, conductor Claudio Abbado led a performance of the Mozart Orchestra. The president of Italy was in attendance.

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By Kathy McCabe

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