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Friday,May 19 - Thursday, June 1, 2017

Classical l Pop-Rock-Jazz-World
More Music: Mellow Evenings Raucous Nights 

Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano, conducting,  Mitsuko Uchida piano soloist,  Ciro Visco chorus master

. The program opens with the premier of a commissioned work by Luca Pasquale Corrado, part of the European Music Up Close project. One of the most respected musicians of our time, Mitsuko Uchida, who was born in Japan and naturalised in Britain, has appeared with many notable orchestras, recorded a wide repertory with several labels, and won numerous awards and honors (including Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire and four Grammy awards). From 2002 to 2007 she was artist-in-residence for the Cleveland Orchestra, where she led performances of all of Mozart's solo piano concertos. She has been Artistic Director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival since 2013. The Schumann concerto was first performed in Leipzig in 1846 under the direction of Mendelssohn, the same year in which Mendelssohn completed his Scotch symphony, inspired by a walking tour of Scotland
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Friday, May 19, 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20, 6 pm; Sunday, May 21, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Corrado: Solo il tempo
Schumann: Piano Concerto
Mendelssohn: Symphony n. 3 "Scotch"

Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Michael Tilson Thomas conducting with piano soloists Katia and Marielle Labèque

Maestro Tilson Thomas, who is the music director of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, was a protégé of Leonard Bernstein. He is the winner of eleven Grammy Awards. Mozart wrote his concerto for two pianos for himself and his sister Nannerl. Themes from the Mahler symphony were used in the sound track of Visconti's film of Thomas Mann's novella "Death in Venice. The French piano duo Marielle and Katia Labéque have been playing together for some thirty years, mastering a wide ranging repertoire, and creating a foundation to support and commission new pieces for piano four-hands. They have recorded extensively for  their own label, KML Recordings which is now a division of Deutsche Grammophon.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, May 25, 7:30 pm; Saturday, May 27, 6 pm; Monday, May 29, 8:30 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Mozart: Concerto for two pianos K 365
Mahler: Symphony n. 5


Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Peter Rundel, conducting with clarinet soloist Jörg Widmann
Clarinetist, composer and conductor Widmann performs regularly with leading orchestras, such as Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestra National de France, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. German violinist and conductor Peter Rundel is a recipient of the Grand Prix du Disque in 1998 for his recording of Jean Barraqué's complete works. He became conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders in 1999 and the musical director of the Wiener Taschenoper since 2000. Since 2005, he has been conductor of the Remix Ensemble in Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal.
Teatro Costanzi, Piazzale Beniamino Gigli (Esquilino)
Thursday, June 1, 8:30 pm
€20 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Mozart: Sechs ländlerische Tänze KV 606
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto K 622
Ravel : Daphnis et Chloé


Settimana dell'organo a Trinità dei Monti
Piazza della Trinità dei Monti
Free recitals by international organists at the Chiesa SS Trinità dei Monti, at the top of the Spanish Steps.
Vincent Warnier, music by Bach, Schumann, Franck, Boëly, Franck, Gigout.
Friday, May 19, 9 pm

Basilica di San Lorenzo in Lucina
Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina  (off via del Corso at the level of via Frattini)
Cappella Musicale della Cattedrale di Firenze and the Quartetto Vocale Brunelleschi  with organist Daniele Dori, conductd by Michele Manganelli. Music by Palestrina, Bartolucci and Manganelli.
Saturday, May 20, 8:30 pm

San Luigi dei Francesi
Piazza di San Luigi de' Francesi, 5 (near Piazza Navona)
Organist Daniel Matrone presents his new cycle of compositins: “L’Orgue et l’Orient”.
Sunday, May 21, 9 pm
Les Chanteurs de Saint-Eustache from Paris, perform choral music by Bartolucci, Taverner, Whitacre, Poulenc and others
Friday, May 26, 8:30 pm

Chiesa dei SS. Cosma e Damiano
Via dei Fori Imperiali, 1 
Petite Messe Solennelle, of Rossini in the 1864 version for soloists, chorus, two pianos and harmonium, performed in collaborations with the
Accademia Filarmonica Romana, and the Fondazione Rossini di Pesaro and the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia.
Friday, May 26, 6 pm

Chiesa di San Giuseppe dei Falegnami al Foro Romano
Clivo Argentario (near the Campidoglio)
Elicia Silverstein violin and Mauro Valli cello perform music by J.S. Bach and his contemporaries.
Sunday, May 28, 7 pm

San Antonio dei Portoghesi
Via dei Portoghesi (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of free concerts showcasing the church's historic pipe organ.
Organist Giampaolo Di Rosa performs music by Liszt, Messiaen, improvisations
Saturday, May 20, 7 pm
Organist Daniel Zaretsky (Russia) performs music by Bach, Liszt, Kuschnarev, Köhler
Sunday, May 21, 6:30 pm
Organist Giampaolo Di Rosa performs music by Liszt, Messiaen, improvisations
Saturday, May 27, noon
Beatriz Felício, vocals ,with Paulo Valentim, Portugese guitar, Paolo Ramos, classic guitar perform fado muisc in the courtyard of the church.
Saturday, May 27, 9 pm
Olivier Messiaen. L’integrale dell’opera per organo
Organist Giampaolo Di Rosa performs L’Ascension, Méditations sur le Mystère de la SainteTrinité by Messiaen
Sunday, May 28, 6:30 pm
All concerts free


Sala Imacolota-Ss. Apostoli
Via Del Vaccaro 9 (Barberini-Tritone)
Beatrice Mercuri, mezzo-sopranoa with Simone Ori, harpsichord and piano, perform music by C. Monteverdi, A. Vivaldi, G. F. Haendel, W. A. Mozart, G. Rossini, H. Berlioz, G. Gershwin, Matia Bazar.
Sunday, May 21, 6 pm
€15, reduced €8


Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz


Placido Domingo Jr: "Volver - Anima Tango"
Son of the famous tenor, with singer Annalisa Biancofiore, Buenos Aires Cafè Sextet and dancers
The younger Domingo has had a successful career as a songwriter for a wide range of artists such as Michael Bolton, Vanessa Williams, Sarah Brightman, José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Leona Mitchell, Diana Ross, Alejandro Fernández and Tony Bennett. He participated in the album Amore Infinito (released 2009) as executive producer, composer and singer. The album included verses by Pope John Paul II, performed by his father, which reached the top of Billboard Magazine's Top Classical Crossover Albums.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Saturday, May 20, 9 pm
€24,50-16 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Michael Nyman & The Michael Nyman Band: "40th Anniversary"
The group formed as a street band for a 1976 production of Carlo Goldoni's 1756 play, Il Campiello directed by Bill Bryden at the Old Vic. After the show closed, the band's director, Michael Nyman, began composing music for the group to perform, beginning with "In Re Don Giovanni", written in 1977. Originally made up of old instruments such as rebecs, sackbuts and shawms alongside more modern instruments like the banjo and saxophone to produce as loud a sound as possible without amplification, it later switched to a fully amplified line-up of string quartet, double bass, clarinet, three saxophones, horn, trumpet, bass trombone, bass guitar, and piano. Nyman, who rose to fame as a composer with his score to the film "The Piano," and the band's output has laregly been soundtracks to Greenaway's early films, a a song from Nyman's projected Tristram Shandy opera; a tango; a movement from the same work as "Memorial" as used in Greenaway's 26 Bathrooms; and a performance of music (not the original soundtrack) from Greenaway's Making a Splash) and the modern dance work And Do They Do. They also made a limited edition recording of Nyman's "La Traversée de Paris" in 1989.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Sunday, May 21, 9 pm
€25-20 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Lino Patruno: "Cento anni di Jazz 1917 – 2017"
An homage to Nick La Rocca and to the Original Dixieland Jass Band with the Hot Stompers di Gennaro D’Apote
On February 26, 1917, Nick La Rocca and Original Dixieland Jass (sic) Band recorded made the first recording in jazz history. La Rocca, from Salaparuta in the Province of Trapani had emigrated to New Orleans, Louisiana after returning from military service where he playing the handset in the bersaglieri fanfare. Lino Patruno and the Hot Stompers will retrace La Rocca's career through his compositions and recordings.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Thursday, May 25, 9 pm
€20-15 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Fabrizio Moro
The Italian singer-songwriter and television presenter. released his debut album in 2000 and wonthe Newcomers' Section of the 2007 Sanremo Music Festival with his entry "Pensa". The song became a number-one hit in Italy, while the album with the same title was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. His eighth album, Pace, was released last March.
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport
Friday-Saturday, May 26-27, 9 pm
€36-27 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


'70s "Dance Era" with Gerardo Di Lella Pop O'rchestra and special guest Gloria Gaynor
A nostalgic show, recalling the disco era, with Gaynor, whose mega hits of the era including "I Will Survive."
Centrale di Tennis, Viale dei Gladiatori 
Wednesday, May 31, doors open 7 pm, concert begins 9 pm
€109-€25 tickets online

Fiorella Mannoia "Combattente il Tour"
One of the most famous women in Italian popular music, the singer-songwriter, whose shows are always sold out. She catapultd to stardom in 1987-1988 when she won the Critics Prize at Sanremo two years in a row. And she is the only performer to have won the prestigious Targo Tenco more than once, having won the award a total of five times..
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Tuesday, May 30, 9 pm
€69-35 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it