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Summer Edition 2016

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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


Music at the Castel Sant'Angelo

This summer, the Castel Sant' Angelo hosts a series of concerts in the cortile. It's a gorgeous space for listening to music, and the program includes some important names.
All concerts at 9 pm. €10, reduced €5, includes entrance to the museum.




Orchestra d'archi dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia 
Conducted by  Luigi Piovano

Mozart: Serenata n. 13 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" K 525; Ennio Morricone, Gabriel's oboe from "The Mission"; Nino Rota, Concerto for stringsi; Nicola Piovani, music from "La vita è bella"; Nino Rota, music from"La strada", "Giulietta e Romeo"," Amarcord." 
Thursday, July 14, 9 pm 

Orchestra da camera fiorentina  with violinist Marco Lorenzini
Conducted by  Giuseppe Lanzetta

Vivaldi, Concerto in G minor for strings and harpsichord; Concerto D minor fro two violins, basso continuo and strings;  Concerto  "Le quattro stagione" for violin, strings and continuo. 
Thursday, July 21, 9 pm 

Bach's Brandenburg Concerti
Numbers 4 and 5
Thursday, August 4, 9 pm 

Trio Campato in Aria
Mauro Ottolini trombone and  bass trumpet, Vincenzo Titti Castrini,fisarmonica, Daniele Richiedei, violin. Jazz. 
Thursday, August 11, 9 pm
Peppe Barra: Cammina Cammina 
The Neapolitan singer and his ensemble perform music from his latest album. 
Thursday, August 18, 9 pm 

Dobet Gnahoré : The Voice of Africa
Gnahoré and her ensemble perform her own compositions in various African languages.
Thursday, August 25, 9 pm 

Desirée Rancatore, soprano and Antonina Grimaudo piano
Operatic arias, The soprano has performed at Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Salzburg Festival, Covent Garden London, Wiener Staatsoper.
Thursday, September 8, 9 pm 
Monica Leone and Michele Campanella piano duo
Music by Chopin, Liszt, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff
Thursday, September 15, 9 pm 


The annual festival of international music held in the Sala Casella and the beautiful gardens of the Accademia Filarmonica Romana.
Via Flaminia 118  The festival continues through July 15.
tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it
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Czech Republic/Portugal
Romantica with ,Miroslav Ambros violin and Zuzana Ambrosova piano
Music by Dvorák, Suk, Sarasate, Paganini and Bazzini 
Sala Casella Friday, July 8, 8 pm 
O Fado em Nós with  Pedro Moutinho vocals, André Dias viol, Antònio Neto Portuguese guitar. Traditional fado music.
Sala Casella, Friday, July 8, 9:45 pm
Soirée Chopin, with Michelle Candotti piano.
Sala Casella, Monday, July 11, 8 pm 
Volosi Ensemble, ethnic music of the Carpathians. 
Monday, July 11, 9:45 pm

Gabi Sultana piano. Music by Prokofiev,  Cerrone, Rzewski and Reich
Sala Casella, Tuesday, July 12, 8 pm
Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln with Peter Uhler violin Niki Tunkowitsch violin,
Walther Soyka fisarmonica, Peter Havlicek bass guitar. Traditional Austrian music. 
Sala Casella, Tuesday, July 12, 9:45 pm
Romantica 2  with Clara Cernat violin and Thierry Huillet piano. Music by Saint-Saëns, Paganini, Enescu, Huillet, Monti e Berlioz
Sala Casella, Wednesday, July 13, 8 pm
Shakespeare in Note, with actress Marzia Dal Fabbro and the Ensemble Vocale ResAltera conducted by Stefano Vasselli. Elizabethan music to texts by Shakespeare.
Wednesday, July 13, 9:45 pm
Slovakia/Great Britain
Enfant Prodige with pianist Martin Chudada, Music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Prokofiev.  
Sala Casella, Thursday, July 14, 8 pm
Queen Rhapsody, with pianist Antonio Di Pofi and the Pessoa Quartet. 
Music by Queen arranged for piano and string quartet by Antonio Di Pofi. 
Sala Casella, Thursday, July 14, 9:45 pm 

Serenate Notturne with guitar duo Blanco-Sinacori and the Mitja Quartet. Music by Boccherini and Blanco. 
Sala Casella, Friday, July 15, 8 pm
Cantando il Mediterraneo tra sacro e profano with Stefano Saletti oud, bouzouki, guitar and vocals; Barbara Eramo vocals and u-bass; Gabriele Coen clarinet, saxophone and flute; Arnaldo Vacca percussion.
Sala Casella, Friday, July 15 9:45 pm



Evenings of Great Music at the Courtyard of Sant' Ivo 
Corso Rinascimento 40 (near Piazza Navona)
Music under the stars in this magnificent courtyard designed by Borromini.
€22-12, tel 06 868 00125  


New York New York!' but then... 'Come back to Sorrento'
A to great American and Italian songs.
Thursday, July 14; Tuesday, July 19; Saturday, August 6; Thursday, August 11.
The Four Seasons...from Vivaldi to Piazzolla
Saturday, July 16;  Wednesday, July 20: Friday, August 5; Tuesday, August 9
VIivaldi:  Le Quattro Stagione
PIazzola: Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas 
Masterpieces of the Italian Baroque
Music by Albinoni, Pergolesi, Torelli, Vivaldi, Geminiani.
Friday, July 22; Tuesday, July 26; Thursday, July 28

Noche de Tango
Instrumentalists and dancers of the CuarteTango Ensemble en Buenos Aires 
Saturday, July 23

Symphonic Evening
Music by Bach, Mozart, Schubert
Saturday, July 30; Tuesday, August 2; Wednesday, August 3


Fontanone dell'Acqua Paola

At Via Garibaldi near the top of the Janiculum hill, with  the spectacular panoramic view of Rome below and the immense fountain of Acqua Paola as a backdrop (featured in the opening scene of the film"La Grande Bellezza"), a summer venue offering a gorgeous setting for a cocktail or snack. The small stage presents light theatrical performances in Italian, dance performances and concerts. All performances at 9 pm.   www.fontanonestate.it

Grande Coro di Roma, led by Fabrizio Adriano Neri "It's a GrandNight for Singing"
Thursday, July 23
Tempest. Scene dalla Tempesta, dance, music and art based on Shakespeare's play.
Sunday, July 31
Sound and Light: music, video, video-mapping
Wednesday, August 19 
Adolfo Capitelli e Andrea Calvani, piano. Music by Bizet, Rossini, Verdi, Mozart Gershwin. Thursday, August 6



Concerti del Tempietto
At the ruins of the ancient Teatro Marcello and at the quirky Casino Civetta on the grounds of the Villa Torlonia in Rome's Nomentana district, two overlapping series of chamber concerts and piano recitals.   www.tempietto.it


Pre-Season Concerts at the Auditorium Parco dellla Musica
Via Coubertin (Flaminio)
tel 892 101www.ticketone

Youth Orchestra of Bahia - Neojiba
Ricardo Castro conducting with Martha Argerich piano

Sala Santa Cecilia, Wednesday, September 7, 9 pm €70-15
Ginastera: Estancia: suite from the ballet
Ravel: Concerto in G
Tchaikovsky: Symphony n. 4

KBS Symphony Orchestra
Yoel Levi conducting with Yeol-Eum Son piano

Sala Santa Cecilia, Tuesday, September 13, 9 pm €15-1
Mozart: Piano Concerto n. 21
Bruckner: Symphony n. 3

Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra
Zhang Zuo, conducting with Lin Daye piano

Sala Santa Cecilia, Thursday, September 15, 9 pm
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Overture
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto n. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz


Queen at the Opera
A celebration of the works of Freddy Mercury and Queen with a 50-piece orchestra singers Federica Buda, Luca Marconi, Roberta Orrù, and Jordan Trey, plus 3D effects, projections, etc.
Centrale Live, Foro Italico, Via dei Gladiatori, Saturday, July 23, 9 pm
€71-€25 VIP ticket with Backstage Tour, buffet with the cast€143 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Biaggio Antonacci
Palalottomattica, Piazzale dello Sport (Eur)
September 14-17, 9 pm €48-35  tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it. 


Rock 'n' Roma
Held on the grounds of a former race track in south Rome, with some major headliners this year. The usual amenities such as beer and food in a festival setting. 
Ippodromo delle Capannelle, via Appia Nuova 1245 (by car take exit 23 from the GRA towards Rome. By public transportation, take the FM4 Metro train from Stazione Termini to Capannelle station, or take the Metro A line to the Colli Albani stop and pick up the n.664 bus.  Buses returning to Termini or Santa Maria Maggiore leave from the venue 40 minutes after the close of the concert.   Bigger names play Circo Massimo.

Sterophonics plus Suede
Two British groups
July 11

The 1975
The Manchester band on tour with their latest release
July 13


Skunk Anasie
The reunion  of the band in their original formation
July 15


Bruce Springsteen
At Circo Massimo, the blockbuster concert of the summer 
Saturday, July 16

Primal Scream
The vintage band from Scotland, formed in 1982
Monday, July 18


Iron Maiden
Heavy metal group formed some 40 years ago
July 24


Italian rock and rap.
July 25

Just Music Festival
Held in the amphitheater of the Palazzo dei Congressi, Viale J. F. Kennedy in Eur. The VIP ticket includes backstage pass, private bar with two free drinks and reserved floor seats.


Roisin Murphy
Le Terrazze (Eur)
July 12 , 9 pm
€25 VIP €60 

Le Terrazze (Eur)
July 14, 9 pm
€30 VIP €60 

Thievery Corporation
Le Terrazze (Eur)
July 20, 9 pm
€33 VIP €60


Luglio Suono Bene
The annual festival, held in the outdoor amphitheater, the Cavea, at the Parco della Musica.
Shows begin at 9 pm. For tickets tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Jean Michel Jarré
The pioneering composers of New Age, electronic, and synth music,  His debut album sold more than 12 million copies. 
Saturday, July 9, 9 pm €55-€30

Stadio: "Miss Nostalgia"
Winners of the 66th edition of the Sanremo Festival present their latest release.
Monday, July 11, 9 pm €43,50-€22

Keith Jarrett, piano solo
The renowned composer and pianist , respected not only for his jazz improvisations but also for his compositions in a variety of genres.
Sala Santa Cecilia, Tuesday, July 12,  7 pm €74-48

Stazione Lunari
with Carmen Consoli, Ginevra Di Marco, Brunori Sas, Max Gazzè, C.S.I.
Tuesday, July 12, 9 pm €35-22

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Kristjan Järvi, conducting with pianist  Stefano Bollani

The pianist is known for both jazz and classical performances.
Thursday, July 14, 9 pm €40-15
Berlioz: Roman Carnival
Poulenc: Concerto Champêtre          
Bizet:L'Arlesiana suite 2                   
Boccherini-Berio: La ritirata notturna di Madri
Ravel: Bolero

Antonello Venditti: "Tortuga Natale In Paradiso"
Promoting the album of the same name, which was recorded live last year at the Stadio Olimpico.
Friday, July 15, 9 pm €80-40

Chorus and Children's Choir of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Conducted by Circo Visco

Orff's Carmina Burana in the version for piano and percussion.
Saturday, July 16, 9 pm €20-10

Franco Battiato and Alice with the Ensemble Symphony Orchestra 
Sunday, July 17, 9 pm €80-25

An Evening with Joan Baez
The folk legend, who made her debut at the Newport Folk Festival in 1959
Monday, July 18, 9 pm €55-30

Santana: Luminosity Tour
Promoting his latest release, "Santana IV", recorded with his lineup from the early 1970s,  16 new songs composed by the band.  One euro from each ticket sold will go his foundation in support of orphans worldwide.
Tuesday, July 19, 9 pm €131-61

Stefano Bollani: Napoli Trip
Pianist Bollani presents his latest release, inspired by the music of Naples. With saxophoniset Daniele Sepe, clarinetist Nico Gori, and drummer Jim Black.
Wednesday, July 20, 9 pm €35-25


Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Alondra de la Parra conducting, with violinist David Garrett

Garret, a protege of Itzhak Perlman, has had major international career. 
Thursday, July 21, 9 pm €40-15
Bizet: Carmen Suite
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Moncayo: Huapango
Márquez: Danzon n.2
Ginastera: Estancia, four dances

Gianna Nannini: Hitstory Tour 2
The Italian super pop star performs her greatst hits, from her recent album. 
Friday, July 22, 9 pm €87-45


Blonde Redhead: "Misery is a Butterfly!"
Performing for the first time with a string quartet, the trio presents their latest album. The second part of the program will be devoted to their greatest hits.
Saturday, July 23, 9 pm €30-25

Ludovico Einaudi: "Elements"
The minimalist composer and pianist presents his latest work, joined by an ensemble of violin, cello, live electronics, percussion and guitar. 
Sunday-Monday, July 24-25 €60-€30,50


Massive Attack
The trip hop band that rose to prominence in the 1990s, presents their latest release, "Ritual Spirit."
Tuesday, July 26, 9 pm €74-48


Sting: "Back to Bass Tour"
The superstar, who has sold more than 100 million albums in the course of his long career. 
Wednesday, July 27, 9 pm €180-60

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Frank Strobel conducting. 
Music from the collaborations between composer John Williams and director Steven Spielberg, with projection of excerpts from the films: Jurassic park, Jaws, War Horse, Schindler's List, Indiana Jones, Hook, War of the Worlds, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Terminal, E.T.
Thursday, July 28, 9 pm  €20-10


Omara Portunondo and Diego el Cigala
The great Cuban singer celebrating her 80th birthday, With the noted flamenco singer.
Friday, July 29, 9 pm €35-22


Alex Britti: "In nome dell'amore"
The Italian singer presents songs from his latest album.
Saturday, July 30, 9 pm €43  €21,50

The British singer-songwriter, who has sold more than 10 million recordings worldwide, performs his greatest hits.
Sunday, July 31, 9 pm €85-55


Porta di Roma Live
A series of free summer concerts outside the main entrance to the shopping mall.
Via Alberto Lionello 201 (northern Rome off the GRA)

Enrico Ruggeri: Un Viaggio Incredibile Tour
Friday, July 8

Patty Pravo: Ecccomi Tour
The vintage star who was  a fixture on Italian tv in the 1970s and 1980s, still going strong with her latest release.
Saturday, July 9

Skye & Ross from Morcheeba
Friday, July 15

Alessio Bernabei
Saturday, July 16

Avion Travel: Le domeniche d'autore
Sunday July 17

Giusy Ferreri: Hits Tour 2016
Friday, July 22

Rocco Hunt: Wake Up Tour
Saturday July 23


Passione Live: Le domeniche d'autore
Traditional music of Naples in a show inspired by the film of the same name.
Sunday, July 24


Roma Incontra il Mondo

Concerts held nightly at the lake on the grounds of the beautiful Villa Ada in northern Rome, featuring artists from all over the world.  Enter the park through the Via di Ponte Salario and follow the signs to the Laghetto. June 30 - August 15. Gates open at 8 pm; concerts start at 10 pm. Ticket prices vary.  www.villaada.org  

Alan Parsons Live Project, July 11
Lucinda Williams, Monday, July 18



Fiesta: Festival of Latin-American Music and Culture   
Headliners and DJs from all over Latin America are featured in this annual summer event, which has been running for nearly 20 years. Events from Wednesday to Sunday.
Via delle Tre Fontane, 24 (Eur) www.fiesta.it 


Casa del Jazz
The Villa Osio and its surrounding 2,500 square-meter park are the site of this center for jazz, which opened in Rome last year. There are practice rooms and a recording studio open to young musicians and professionals, a multi-media library and a book and record store. The auditorium hosts top names in international jazz. The restaurant, decorated in a black and white piano key theme, its walls lined with vintage portraits of jazz greats, serves an excellent supper and a Sunday buffet brunch. Come for dinner or stay after the concert for a drink at the bar. In the summer, the concerts move out of doors to the lawns of the park surrounding the villa. 
Viale di Porta Ardeatina, 55 (near the Baths of Caracalla)
Tickets tel 199 109 783, information 06 704 731, restaurant 06 700 8370 www.casajazz.it

I Concerti nel Parco
A summer series on the lawns of the villa.
€13,50, reduced €10 Ticket office on the grounds, or tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Orchestra Giovanile with guitarist Gian Maro Ciampa and vocalist Margherita Vicario and perform a program of "light classics", arrangements of classical and popular music, fro Bach to the Beatles. Thursday, July 14

Amore che vieni, amore che vai, an outstanding lineup of jazz musicians pay homage o the poet and singer-songwriter Fabrizio d'Andrea. With Cristina Donà, Rita Marcotulli, Enzo Pietropaoli, Fabrizio Bosso and Javier Girotto. Saturday, July 23

Pepe Servillo & the Solis String Quartet The well-known singing actor and the quartet present their latest release "Presentimento".
Sunday, July 24

Volcan Trio The Cuban ensemble composed of eight time Grammy nominated pianist Gonzalo Rubalcabo; drummer   Horacio 'El Negro' Hernandez, and two-time Grammhy winner Jose Armando Gola. Thursday, July 28

Riccardo Fassi and the Tankio Band with guest Antonello Salis play the music of Frank Zappa.

Tuesday, August 2





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