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At the Symphony
Maestro Antonio Pappano takes the podium with violin soloist Lisa Batiashvili, in the Bartok violin concerto, Musourgksi's Night on Bald Mountain and the Rimsky-Korsakov "Schéhérarzade," May 8-10. The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, with its long-time music director Yuri Temirkanov conducting and perform Tchikovsky's overture to the opera Eugen Onegin and the violin concert, as well as the Prokofieve Symphony n. 5, Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18. All concerts at Rome's Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia. more  

Chamber Music
Violinist Giuliano Carmignola  and the Concerto Köln, play a concerto by the Veronese Evaristo Dall’Abaco, a contemporary of Vivaldi, which has recently been rediscovered; a Concerto by the Englishman Charles Avison, and works by Vivaldi. The ensemble uses period instruments and traditional performaance practices. At the Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, Saturday, May 11. Uto Ughi violin, the Italian violin virtuoso and conductor, former music director of the Accademia Nazional di Santa Cecilia, is joined by award-winning pianist Michail Lifits in a program of violin favorites by Vitali, Franck, De Fala, Saint-Saëns and Ravel at the Aula Magna, Università il Sapienza,  Saturday, May 18. The concert series at the historic frescoed Oratorio del Gonfalone concludes this month. The Guilio Todrani Trio play music of Ray Charles, Burt Bacharach, Billie Holidy, Friday, May 17. Violinist Ilya Grubert in collaboration with the Avos Chamber Music Project, plays music by Dvorak, Beethoven,  Shostakovich, Brahms. Monday, May 20 ,more

At the Opera: The Fiery Angel
A rare oppotrunity to see Prokofiev's opera, in a new production directed by Emma Dante. In recent years Dante has directed numerous operas, including Richard Strauss' Feuersnot and Hans Werner Henze's Gisela! in Palermo, and Carmen at the La Scala Milan. Her work is always original, often charming and sometimes surprising. Conducted by Alejo Pérez. Set design by Carmine Maringola. Costumes by Vanessa Sannino. Sung in Russian with Italian and English surtitles. Teatro dell'Opera di Rome, Thursday, May 23 - Saturday, June. more

For Jazz Lovers
In his 30-year career, pianist and composer Uri Caine has developed a persoanl style of jazz, fusion, using classical music and elements of traditional Jewish klezmer. is He is joined by bassist Mark Helias and drummer Clarence Penn at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Saturday, May 11. That same night, James Senese and his Napoli Centrale celebrate his 50 -year career and the new release. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Saturday, May 11 more

Italian Vintage Greats
Gino Paoli - Una Lunga Storia is an evening with the singer-songwriter from Genova, who recounts his 60 year-long career. Paoli has written timeless hits that have become part of the culture and history of Italy. He's accompanied by the Perugia Chamber Orchestra conducted by Marcello Sirignano,and his long time collaborator, pianist Danilo Rea, along with three great Italian jazz musicians: pianist Rita Marcotulli, bassist Alfredo Golino and drummer Ares Tavolaz. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sunday, May 12. Then Giorgio Moroder, the 78-year-old Oscar and Grammy Award winner, showcases his prolific career, including a raft of hits and soundtracks of many cult films of the '80s in a spectacular with band, soloists, dancers and projections, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sunday, May 19.  Robert Vecchioni, whose career began in the late 1960s as songwriter for Italian pop stars, has written for such pop stars as Ornella Vanoni, Mina and Iva Zanicchi, began his solo career in 1973 at the Sanremo festival. He has gone on to release numerous hits and has turned to writing prose. He's in Rome with this latest album, L'Infinto, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Monday, May 20.  Fiorella Mannoia, the Italian pop star and actress whose career dates to the 1970s, is in rome with her lastest release, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Thursday, May 23.

Giorgia - “Pop Heart Tour”
The Italian superstar singer-songwriter, known for her wide vocal range and high belting register, has released ten studio albums, selling more than 7 million records worldwide with 12 top-ten albums and 24 top-ten singles. At the Sanremo Music Festival 1995, she won four prizes in the same night. On tour with her latest release, she's at the Palazzo dello Sport, Thursday, May 16. more


L’Arte di salvare l’Arte. Frammenti di Storia d’Italia, featuring works recovered from churches, museums and archeological sites by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Mantega and others are at the Palazzo del Quirinale. While across the piazza at the Scuderie del Quirinale, Leonardo da Vinci. La scienza prima della scienza showcases the art and science of the Rennaisance genius. Claudio Imperatore. Messalina Agrippina e le ombre di una dinastia, a comprehensive body of work, on loan from Italian and international institutes, traces the life and reign Claudius, Emperor of Rome from 41 to 54 AD, the first emperor to be born outside of Italy., at the Museo Dell’Ara Pacis. An installation by artist Julius von Bismark are at the Accademia di Francia, Villa Medici, as well as an exhibition by Anne and Patrick Poirier – Romamor. Works by the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe are on display at the Palazzo Corsini.. Roma nella Camera Oscura – Fotografie della città dall’ottocento a oggi, illustrating the evolution of Rome over the course of more than a century, is at the Museo di Roma - Palazzo Braschi. Vincenzo Scolamiero – Della declinante ombra (Slant Shadow) recent work by the artist are at the Museo Carlo Bilotti. Donne. Corpo e immagine tra simbolo e rivoluzione,100 artworks c celebrate diverse artistic and cultural trends from the 19th century to today, with the female figure the central focal point at the Galleria D’Arte Moderna Di Roma Capitale.

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