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Friday, December 2- Thursday, November 14, 2017


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Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Stanislav Kochanovsky conducting with soprano Evelina Dobraeva, tenor Sergey Radchenko and bass Dimitry Ivashchenko

Maestro Kochanovsky replaces the previously announced Semon Beychkov, and the program has been adjusted. The Bells, is a choral symphony, set to the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, very freely translated into Russian by the symbolist poet Konstantin Balmont.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Friday,  December 1, 8:30 pm; Saturday, December 2, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Tchaikovsky: Symphony n.1
Rachmaninoff: The Bells

 

Maurizio Pollini, piano
One of Italy's leading classical musicians, Pollini won both the International Ettore Pozzoli Piano Competition in Seregno in 1959 and the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1960. Since the mid-1960s, he has given recitals and appeared with major orchestras in Europe, the United States, and the Far East. At the Salzburg Festival in 1995 he inaugurated the "Progetto Pollini", a series of concerts in which old and new works are juxtaposed. An analogous series took place at Carnegie Hall in 2000-01 with "Perspectives: Maurizio Pollini" and at London's Royal Festival Hall in 2010-11 with the "Pollini Project", a series of five concerts with programmes ranging from Bach to Stockhausen.  His first recordings for Deutsche Grammophon in 1971 included Stravinsky's Trois mouvements de Petrouchka and Prokofiev's Seventh Sonata and are still considered a landmark of twentieth century piano discography. Since then he has been one of Deutsche Grammophon's leading pianists. His recording of Chopin's Etudes, Opp. 10 and 25, also under Deutsche Grammophon, won Pollini international acclaim. In 2002, Deutsche Grammophon released a 13-CD commemorative edition to celebrate the pianist's 60th birthday.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Monday, December 4, 8:30 pm
€80-30  tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Chopin: 2 Nocturnes op. 27
Chopin: Ballade op. 47
Chopin: Ballade op. 52
Chopin: Berceuse op. 57
Chopin: Scherzo op. 20
Chopin: 2 Nocturnes op. 55
Chopin: Sonata op. 58

 

Omaggio a Giya Kancheli: Nino Surguladze, mezzo-soprano and Alessandro Stella, piano
A tribute to the Georgian composer who has s lived in Western Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union, first in Berlin, and since 1995 in Antwerp, where is composer-in-residence for the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. Championed internationally by Dennis Russell Davies, Jansug Kakhidze, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Kim Kashkashian, Mstislav Rostropovich, and the Kronos Quartet, Kancheli has seen world premieres of his works in Seattle, as well as with the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur. He continues to receive regular commissions. New CDs of his recent works are regularly released, notably on the ECM label. Mezzo-soprano Surguladze Nino Surguladze studied with Leyla Gencer and Luciana Serra at La Scala. She made her operatic debut as Cuniza in Verdi's Oberto and Zulma in Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri in Milan in 2002. Pianist Alessandro Stella has been a regular guest artist at the Martha Argerich Project in Lugano, Switzerland, since 2008 and his performances at the festival were included in the yearly compilation series of box sets that EMI Classics dedicated to the Project.
Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Morro (San Lorenzo)
Tuesday, December 5, 8:30 pm
€27-18. Reduced prices for students.  tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Kancheli: 19 miniatures from Simple Music for Piano
Kancheli: 12 miniatures for piano and voice




Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano conducting with Lisa Batiashvili, violin soloist

The Georgian violinist Batiashvili was a prize winner in the 1995 International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition. She became artist-in-residence with the New York Philharmonic for the 2014-2015 season. She records for the Sony and Deutsche Gramophon labels and plays a 1739 Guarneri del Gesu violin.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, December 7, 7:30 pm; Friday,  December 8, 8:30 pm; Saturday, December 9, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Schubert: Symphony n. 8 "Unfinished"
Morricone: Voci dal Silenzio
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

 

Salvatore Accardo and l'Orchestra da Camera Italiana
Italian violinist and conductor, who is known for his interpretations of the works of Niccolò Paganini. He is considered one of the most important soloists and most influential teachers in Italy. In 1958 Accardo became the first prize winner of the Paganini Competition in Genoa. He has recorded Paganini's 24 Caprices (re-recorded in 1999) for solo violin and was the first violinist to record all six of the violin concerti by Paganini. He has an extensive discography of almost 50 recordings on Philips, DG, EMI, Sony Classical, Foné, Dynamic, and Warner-Fonit. Notably, he has recorded an album of classical and contemporary works in 1995 on Paganini's Guarneri del Gesù 1742 violin, Il Cannone. Accardo founded the Accardo Quartet in 1992 and he was one of the founders of the Walter Stauffer Academy in 1986. He founded the Settimane Musicali Internazionali in Naples and the Cremona String Festival in 1971, and in 1996, he re-founded the Orchestra da Camera Italiana (O.C.I.), whose members are the best pupils of the Walter Stauffer Academy. In 2004, he came back to Siena, and now he teaches in Accademia Musicale Chigiana. Accardo owns the Stradivarius violin, the "Hart ex Francescatti" (1727) .
Teatro Eliseo, Via Nazionale   183
Monday, December 11, 9 pm
€25-15 tickets

Fiore:  Canto della fabbrica
Paganini: From the concerto n. 2 in B minor, "La Campanella"
Tchaikovsky: String Serenade in D major op. 48 

Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Ulrich Windfuhr conducing
with Chloë Hanslip, violin and Umberto Clerici, cello

The British violinist Hanslip performed for Yehudi Menuhin at the age of five and sat his invitation, studied with Natasha Boyarskaya at the Yehudi Menuhin School. By ten she had played in major concert halls throughout Europe and North America, including Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Royal Albert Hall in London.   At 13 she was the youngest recording artist ever to be signed to Warner Classics UK. Hanslip plays a 1737 Guarneri del Gesu violin.  Cellist Clerici debuted at the age of 17, and from 2002 began a fully-fledged solo career, winning the National Association I.C.O. competition in Rome. He has received awards at a number of significant international competitions, including the “Janigro” in Zagreb and the “Rostropovich” in Paris and is the only Italian cellist other than Mario Brunello, to have won a prize at the renowned “Tchaikovsky Competition” in Moscow. In 2014 Umberto was appointed as Principal Cello of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He plays a cello by Carlo Antonio Testore, made in Milan in 1758.
Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Morro (San Lorenzo)
Tuesday, December 12, 8:30 pm
€27-18. Reduced prices for students.  tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Brahms: Double concerto in A minor for violin and cello, op. 102
Brahms: Symphony n. 4 in E minor op. 98 

 

The King's Singers: Christmas Gold
Greatly admired for their extraordinary precsion and intonation, the King's Singers are British a cappella vocal ensemble founded in 1968 named after King's College in Cambridge, England, where the group was formed by six choral scholars. In the United Kingdom, their popularity peaked in the 1970s and early 1980s. Thereafter they began to reach a wider international audience, appearing frequently on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the U.S. In 1987, they were prominently featured as guests on the Emmy Award winning ABC-TV special Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas. Although the group has always been comprised of six singers, the lineup has evolved over the years and none of the original members remain. The standard of performance, nevertheless, has remained extremely high.  In 2003 the group signed with Signum Records, with whom they have now released eighteen recordings
Music by Guerrero, Chilcott, Pärt, Warlock, Sweelink and others.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Wednesday, December 13,   8:30 pm
€38-18 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Orchestra, Chorus and Children's Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano, conducting; Ciro Visco, chorus master

Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, December 14, 7:30 pm; Friday,  December 15 8:30 pm; Saturday, December 16, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Bizet: Symphony in C
Bizet: Carmen Suite
Borodin: Symphony n. 2 Borodin: Polyvestian Dances

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Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

Piazza della Repubblica
Coro dell’Aventino performs a cappella vocal works and works for organ and soloists b. Bach, Poulenc, Biebl and others.
Saturday, December 2, 7:30 pm
Free

Chiesa Santa Maria dell'Anima
Via di Santa Maria dell'Anima, 66
Orchestra Barocca della Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado di Milano, music by G. Muffat, G. F. Haendel, G. Visconti, G. Sammartini, A. Scarlatti.
Sunday, December 3, 5:30 pm
Free


 

Chiesa Santa Maria Maddalena in Campo Marzio
Piazza della Maddalena (near Piazza Navona, the Pantheon)
Cappella Musicale Enrico Stuart performs chamber sonatas for various instruments by Telemann.
Wednesday, December 6, 9 pm
Free

Sala Immacolata at the Convento dei Santi Apostoli

Via Del Vaccaro, 9  (historic center)
Natale... tra ciliegi in fiore” music by M. Uccellini, V. de Montserrat, S. D. Langa, T. Merula, L. Refice, B. Bettinelli, J. Pachelbel, A. Adam, for voices, percussion guitar, lute, harpsichord and piano.
Friday, December 8, 8:30 pm
€15, reduced €8

San Luigi dei Francesi
Piazza di San Luigi de' Francesi, 5 (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, home of two important Caravaggio paintings)
Sogno Barocco, music by Manelli, Gasparini, Stradela, Durante, Caldara, Bisso for contertenor, and violin
Friday, December 8, 6:30 pm
Accademia Ottoboni Francesca Boncompagni, perform the chamber cantatas of G. L. Lulier
Sunday, December 9, 9 pm
Free

Saint Paul's-within-the-Walls
Via Nazionale at Via Napoli (near Piazza della Repubblica)
Gospel for Christmas with the Amazing Grace Gospel Choir, directed by Timothy Martin.
Sunday, December 10, 6:30 pm
€35 -15 tel 06 645 61860


Cappella Paolina del Quirinale

The elaborately decorated chapel of the Quirinale palace hosts a series of Sunday morning broadcasts. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through security. Doors close promptly at 11:50, concert begins at noon.
Sentieri Selvaggi perform contemporary chamber music by Philip Glass, Michael Nyman others.
Sunday, December 3, noon.
Duettango music for piano and bandeon by Piazzola, Baclov.
Sunday, December 10, noon
€1,50 reservations advised. Tel 06 399 67557

Chiesa Ss. Giovanni e Paolo al Celio
Piazza dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, 13  (Celio)
Ensemble Enarmonia, music by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven
Sunday, November 18, 8:30 pm
Free

 

Basilica di San Clemente in Laterano
Via Labicana, 95 (near the Colosseum)
The New Chamber Singers perform mjusic by Palestrina, Tallis, Byrd, Purcell, Boyce, Croce
Tuesday, November 21, 8:30 pm
Free


San Antonio dei Portoghesi

Via dei Portoghese 2 (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of free concerts showcasing the church's historic pipe organ.
Organist Renata Lesieur (Lihtuania) music by M.K. Ciurlionis, T. Dubois, F.A. Guilmant et alia
Sunday, December 3, 6:30 pm
Organist Roman Hauser (Austria) M. Dupré, N. Muhly, J.J. Roger-Ducasse, improvisations, a special concert honoring the 10th anniversary of the organ's historic reconstruction.
Thursday, December 7, 7 pm
Organist Giampaolo Di Rosa (Italia/Portogallo) conrinues his cycle of the complete works of Messiaen
Saturday, December 9, noon
Organist Giampaolo Di Rosa (Italia/Portogallo) performs the La Nativité du Seigneur of Messiaen
Sunday, December 10, 6:30 pm

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Harry Potter e la Camera dei Segreti
Music for the film by John Adams performed live while scenes are projected on an enormous HD screen.
Auditorium della Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione 4 (near Castel Sant' Angelo, the Vatican)
Friday, December 1, 8 pm; Saturday, December 2, 3 and 8 pm; Sunday, December 3, 6 pm
€85,50-€33 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it



Gianna Nannini
One of Italy's most popular and respected singers,her song, "Bello e impossibile" (1986) was an international hit in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The latest release in her very long discography is this year's "Amore gigante."
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport, 1 (Eur)
Saturday, December 2, 9 pm
€219-29 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Formed by writer Rina Durante in 1975, the seven piece band and dancer perform a contemporary style of Southern Italy's traditional Pizzica music and dance. Based in Lecce, the group performs concerts under the direction of fiddler, and drummer Mauro Durante. CGS has recorded 18 albums and performed in the USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. In 2010, CGS was awarded Best Italian World Music Group at the Meeting of Independent Labels festival in Italy. In 2015, they released Quaranta , an album recorded live-to-tape without overdubs and produced by Ian Brennan.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala PetrassI
Sunday, December 3, 8:30 pm
€15 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Fiorella Mannoia
The Italian superstar singer rose to fame at the1981 the Sanremo Music Festival with Caffè nero bollente (“Boiling Black Coffee”). Sheis a five-time winner of Italy's prestigious Targo Tenco award.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Sunday, December 3, 9 pm
€69-35 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Vinicio Capossela
The Italian singer-songwriter., strongly influenced by Tom Waits also draws from the traditions of Italian folk music. Capossela's lyrics are highly original and are often inspired by literary sources such as John Fante, Geoffrey Chaucer, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and others. His most recent release is last year's "Canzoni della cupa."
Auditorium della Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione 4 (near Castel Sant' Angelo, the Vatican)
Saturday, December 8, 9 pm
€43,30 - € 28,75

 

Stadio
Formed in Bologna. in 1977, the group have continued to go strong despite personnel changes, winning the 2016 Sanremo Festival with the song "Un giorno mi dirai."
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Saturday, December 8, 9 pm
€47,80 - €31 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it



Klezroym in concerto
The famous European klezmer ensemble, perform music from the Sefardic, Ashkenazic and Middle-Eastern traditions, often blending the sounds with flavors of popular music and contemporary jazz.
Teatro Vascello, Via G. Carini 78
Tuesday, December 12, 9 pm
€15-12  tel 06 5881021


Patti Smith, Omaggio a Roma
An evening of words and music with Patti Smith. Accompanied by her daughter, Jesse Smith, at the piano, the acclaimed singer, poet, author, photographer.
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Piazzale Beniamino Gigli
Wednesday, December 13, 9 pm
€35-15 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it