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Opera, concerts and dinner packages at characteristic venues in Rome. An evening at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma or at the Terme di Caracalla, to enjoy an opera or ballet performance , or, if you prefer, a concert of inspiring music by classical composers, or familiar, traditional Italian music. The concerts are performed in selected venues with fine acoustics located in the center f Rome, such as historic churches or concert halls. An exquisite dinner can be combined with some of the concerts, served before or afterward, Italian cuisine in a charming and romantic restaurant or in a more modern and stylish ambiance, accompanied by fine wines.. romeoperatickets.com
Sergej Nakariakov trumpet and flugelhorn
The trumpet virtuoso with the I Musici ensemble. Nakariakov has been called "the Paganini of the trumpet." He released his first CD recording (including works by Ravel, Gershwin and Arban's The Carnival of Venice) in 1992 at the age of 15. Subsequent recordings have including concerti for other instruments transcribed and performed on the flugelhorn. In his album Concertos for Trumpet in 1999, Nakariakov plays music transcribed for the trumpet from violin, viola, and cello concertos. Nakariakov plays a specially customized flugelhorn made by Antoine Courtois that has 4 valves, which allows him to play lower than normal flugelhorns.
Musici, founded in Rome in 1952, then, have played a key role in the rediscovery of the music of the Italian Baroque and Vivaldi in particular. Their recording ofthe Four Seasons sold more than 25 million copies.
Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (Garbatella)
Saturday, January 21, 5:30 pm
€25-15, under age 30 €8, under age 18
€5 tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it
Music by Bach, Mendelhsson, Arban, Corelli, Geminiani
Uto Ughi, violin
Considered one of the world's leading violinists, Ughi was music director of l'Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia from 1987–1992. He is known for playing an extraordinary collection of priceless instruments, including the Van Houten-Kreutzer (1701) and Sinsheimer-General Kyd-Perlman (1714) by Antonio Stradivari; and the Kortschak-Wurlitzer (1739), Ole Bull (1744) and Cariplo-Hennel-Rosé (1744) by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù. With pianist Marco Grisanti
Teatro Argentina, Largo di Torre Argentina, 52
Thursday, January 26, 9 pm
Cappella Paolina al Quirinale
In the historic chapel of the Quirinale palace. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through security. Doors close promptly at 11:50 pm.
Igor Stravinski - Histoire du soldat, ballet in two parts to a libretto by Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1918) performed by the “EptaFoné” ensemble of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai.
Sunday, January 22, noon
€ 1,50. reservations necessary: tel 06 39967557
San Antonio dei Portoghese
Via dei Portoghese (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of concerts by an international roster of guest artists showcasing the church's historic pipe organ. Giampaolo Di Rosa (Italy/Portugal) performs music by Scarlatti, Seixas and improvisations.
Sunday, January 22, 6:30 pm
Micki Piperno "Guitar Story"
Micki Piperno acoustic guitar, Pino Pecorelli basso, Alessio Mancini flute, Silvia Battisti D’Amario viola, Nando Citarella percussion, shofar, tamburi. Thes history of the guitar traveres Afro-American music, through the world of rock. Piperno is a composer as well as guitarist.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Sunday, January 22, 9 pm
tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it