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Week of Friday, May 27 - Thursday,  June 2, 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


Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia
Stéphane Denève, conductor, mezzo-soprano Elena Manistina
An homage to the film music of John Williams.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Saturday, May 28, 6 pm; Monday, May 30, 8:30 pm; Tuesday, May 31, 7:30 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Williams: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Williams: E.T.
Williams: Star Wars
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevski

Orchestra of the Santa Cecilia Conservatory,
Claudia Patanè, conducting

Maestra Patanè is a post-doctoral conducting scholar at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia.
Teatro Eliseo, Via Nazionale 183
Sunday, March 22, noon
€15-5 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Musourgski: Pictures at an Exhibition

Roma Tre Orchestra Ensemble
David Simonacci, violin; Lorenzo Rundo, viola; Marco Simonacci, cello; Lidia Dottore, piano
Teatro Palladium, Piazza Bartolomeo Romano (Garbatella)
Wednesday, June 1, 9 pm
€12,50, reduced €8,50 and €7,50; students €2,50 tickets at the door

D. Simonacci: Trio for violin cello and piano, a commission from the Roma Tre Orchestra
J. Brahms: Piano Quartet n. 1 in G minor op. 25


VII Festival di Canto Sacro Fausto Flammini

A festival of sacred vocal music, performed on the legendary steps that lead to the Aracoeli next to the Capitoline.

Motets by the Bach Family

Works of Johann Sebastian, Johann Christoff, Johann Michael and Johann Ludwig Bach, performed by the Vocalia Consort.
Saturday, March 28, 9 pm

Musical Mass
Music of the Gregorian period, performed by the Ensemble Nobile from Germany.
Sunday, March 29, 9 pm


Chiesa di Ponte Sant'Angelo
At the foot of the Castel Sant'Angelo bridge.
Kyung Mi Lee, cello  and Michelangelo Carbonara, piano perform music by Rachmaninoff and Chopin.
Saturday, March 28, 7:30 pm
€20, €15


San Eustachio
Piazza di San Eustachio (near the Pantheon)
Sutton Chorale conducted by Martin French with organist Anthony Matthews perform English sacred music.
Sunday, March 29, 9 pm

San Antonio dei Portoghese

Via dei Portoghesi, 2 (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
Notte di Fado, the Portughese traditional song performed by Joana Amendoeira, with Paulo Valentim,Portughese guitar and Paulo Ramos, classical guitar. In the courtyard of the church.
Saturday, May 28, 9 pm .

Sala Immacolata - SS Apostoli
Via Del Vaccaro, 9 (historic center)
Chansons Françaises - Les Compagnons de la Tourlandry

Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz


Stabat Mater
Billed as a "symphonic rock opera," the work by singer-songwriter Franco Simone, is performed in Latin, based on 13th century texts of Jacopone da Todi. Operatic soprano Rita Cammarano, rock singer Michael Cortese (winner of 2008 X-Factor), with the Orchestra and Chorus "Adagio e Furioso" conducted by Stefano Acerbi. Narrator Alessandro Haber.
Auditorium Conciliazione, via della Conciliazione 4 (near Castel Sant'Angelo, Vatican)
Friday, May 27, 9 pm
€46-23 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Il Muro del Canto e la Piccola Orchestra Popolare

Italian folk music. The group's most recent recording is Fiore De Niente.
Teatro Vascello, Via Carini 72 (Monteverde Vecchio)
Saturday-Sunday, May 28 - 29, 9 pm
€15, reduced €12 tel 06 588 1021 tickets online


Elvis Costello
The English musician, singer-songwriter and record producer began his career as part of London's pub-rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and the new wave  movement. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was recorded in 1977. His first three albums all appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia,
Sunday, May 29, 9 pm
 €50-35 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


The progressive rock band founded by John Anderson and Chris Squire in the 1968, on tour, performing their two most iconic albums, "Fragile" and "Drama", in their entirety. In the current line-up Sherwood replaces the late Chris Squire on bass guitar and vocals.
Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano (Flaminio off the Lungotevere)
Wednesday, June 1, 9 pm.
Remaining tickets €74,50 and €69. tel 892 101 www.ticketone.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





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