So as to keep alive the cultural legacy of Claudio Abbado in the social and educational field the Association Mozart 2014 has been founded, strongly supported by his family.
The intention is to invest all energy into the projects which were so close to Abbado’s heart during the last years of his life, i.e. those devoted to the social and educational aspect of music: art can improve the life of all of us and can show to its best advantage the ties between people and nations.
This is the spiritual testament never to be forgotten.
To achieve this the Association has obtained the ownership of two social projects which were previously initiated by the Orchestra Mozart within the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna: TAMINO, carried out in the paediatric unit of hospitals, social security organizations and schools – and PAPGENO, which aims at creating in the prison of Bologna a choir composed of inmates.
Both projects, TAMINO and PAPAGENO, are a good example of how to make music accessible to all.
This is the lesson Claudio Abbado taught us.