I CultureALL was officially launched in 2013 at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, during the 13th World Summit for Nobel Peace Laureates, with John Axelrod conducting Sinfonia Juventus performing a work by Poland’s greatest living composer: Krzysztof Penderecki.
CultureALL performed, in 2014, at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza for an audience of 800 in a program theme based on philosophy, and premiered
“Love’s Geometries” by the composer Fabio Vacchi with the orchestra UniMi conducted by John Axelrod.
CultureALL collaborated in 2015 on the Youth project: “Sport is Music, Music is Sport – Play the Game for the Love of Music,” launched globally on social media in June 2015, reaches out to younger audiences with a video featuring musicians and athletes filmed on the occasion of the UNESCO endorsed United World Games 2015 in Klagenfurt and the concert, conducted by John Axelrod, with the Klagenfurt Symphony Orchestra at the Musikverein.
CultureALL hosted in 2015 at the Gritti Palace Hotel in Venice a “Salon Serenade” evening of chamber music and songs, with Gloria Campaner playing Schumann's Kinderszenen, Wolfgang Holzmair singing Clara Schumann lieder, Solisti de la Fenice, and the premiere of the “Venetian Songs,” composed by John Axelrod and Ewa Gorniak Morgan, dedicated to the CultureALL International Community of Patron
CultureALL collaborated in 2016 with the orchestra Sinfonietta Cracovia and the Siemacha Foundation on two educational concerts in Krakow dedicated to children from the underserved urban community outreach places and small villages.
CultureALL has been contributing since 2016 to the cause of the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla (ROSS). Seville is UNESCO’s 1st city of music, and as John Axelrod has been Artistic and Musical Director of the orchestra, CultureALL could effectively collaborate on several social outreach events including sponsoring of tickets and access for the ROSS 2015 25th anniversary concert, and a 2016 gala performance of “Carmen” at the Real Alcazar.
CultureALL, in partnership with the orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice, participated in a concert offered to the citizens of Venice
at the Gran Teatro La Fenice, featuring Gloria Campaner on the piano and the Filarmonica conducted by John Axelrod.
CultureALL contributed to the making of Gloria Campaner’s CD “Home” on Warner Classics, released in 201
CultureALL marked the year 2018 with a collaboration with the Conservatorio “Benedetto Marcello”in Venice. A CultureALL scholarship was offered to the winner of the pianist competition “Alberto Giol.” In December, John Axelrod conducted the Conservatorio Orchestra in the final concert of the Ludwig van Beethoven piano concerti cycle, opened to the public for free with a general rehearsal dedicated to the students.
The CultureALL commitment to the Real Orquesta de Sevilla continued with the 2019 New Year’s concert with soprano Teodora Gheorghiu and a pre concert program of arias and waltzes offered to over 200 underserved guests from the local community.
CultureALL provides the stipend for the Premio Alberto Giol 2018 prize winner Tomasso Boggian to perform for the Jovenes Genios Concierto in 2019 with the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, and CultureALL commissions two Sevillanos to contribute to the legacy of UNESCO's 1st City of Music, As the city of opera, where more operas are set than any other city on the planet, La Bella Susona, by composer Alberto Carretero and librettist Rafael Puerto, sets the legend of Susona Ben-Suzon, the "Juliet of Seville" for the concert stage. Stay tuned for premiere details.
CultureALL presents in the UNESCO heritage city of Venice: The “Music, Rare Instruments & Historic Cities: Between a Tangible and Intangible Heritage” project is inspired UNESCO's efforts to fight the illicit trafficking of cultural objects, and to foster culture as a driver for peaceful, inclusive and thriving societies. For each movement of Antonio Vivaldi's “Four Seasons,” a different rare instrument will be featured in performance with a conversation to follow. Venice and rare instruments are both part of the eternal legacy of Vivaldi, string performance, and cultural education.
The project has been developed in cooperation with the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice,
In partnership with the published book *Big Notes: How A Stradivarius Makes Money and Music,* by John Axelrod.
CultureALL commissioned José Maria Gallardo del Rey, Spain's greatest living guitarist and composer, for a symphonic suite based on the book, *The Samurai of Seville,* by John J. Healey. Featuring guitar, koto and narrator in both Spanish and Japanese, the music and words tell the story of the 12 samurai sent by Dante Masamune who went in 1615 to Spain, were baptised by King Phillip III, and requested permission from the Pop to build a Catholic Mother Church in Japan.
These samurai were forbidden to return after the Shogun announced an inquisition against Catholicism and settled in Coria del Rio. Today, more than 800 families are the descendants of these 12 samurai. The premiere took place on November 24-25, 2021 in Kyoto Concert Hall with the City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, José Maria Gallardo del Rey on guitar, Koto virtuoso Fuyuki Enokido, narrator Daniel Orozco, conducted by Maestro John Axelrod.