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Week of Friday, February 5 - Thursday,  February 11, 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 of 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


L'Accademia Barocca di Santa Cecilia and Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Federico Maria Sardelli conducting with Patrizia Polia, soprano; Marta Vulpi, soprano; Marco Santarelli, tenor; Andrea D'Amelio, bass.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli,
Friday, February 5, 8:30 pm
€38-18 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, suite
Lully: Te Deum


Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Pablo Heras-Casado, conducting with piano soloist Emanuel Ax
Maestro Heras-Casado, who impressed Rome audiences earlier this season, is the principal guest conductor of the Teatro Réal Madrid. Emanuel Ax is one of the leading pianists of his generation. A prolific recording artist, he has won six Grammy awards.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia,
Saturday, February 6, 6 pm; Monday, February 8, 8:30 pm; Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 pm
€52-18 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Prokofiev: Symphony. 1 "Classic"
Beethoven: Piano Concerto n. 2
Beethoven: Prometheus Overture
Shostakovich: Symphony n. 9

Ensemble Micrologus
The Italian ensemble specializes in the performance of Renaissance and Medieval music Their program commemorates the 500th anniversary of the publication of Ariosto's Orlando Furioso with music of the era by Josquin Des Pres, Jacques Arcadelt, Cipriano de Rore, Giaches de Wert, Bartolomeo Tromboncino, Marco Cara and Francesco dalla Viola.
Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (San Lorenzo)  
Saturday, February 6, 5:30 pm
€28-17,53 under age 30 €8 tel 892 424 www.vivaticket.it

Ceilia Wind Orchestra, conducted by Gianfilippo Pocoroba
Continuing the series of concerts by students, faculty and guests of the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia.
Teatro Eliseo, Via Nazionale 183
Sunday, February 7,, noon
€15-€8 tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Mendelssohn: Overture for wind orchestra, op. 24
Verdi: Overture from I Vespri Siciliani
Rimsky-Korsakov: Concerto for trombone and wind orchestra
Piazzola: Libertango
Gershwin: "Visit to George Gershwin"
Bernstein: Suite from West Side Story


Cappella Paolina al Quirinale

A series of Sunday morning concerts in the historic chapel of Italy's presidential palace, once home to popes and kings. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through security. Doors close promptly at 11:50.Claudio Cojaniz, piano; Romano Todesco, bass; Alessandro Mansutti,fdrums. Commemorating the "Day of Remembrance," a homage to to pay homage to the "the tragedy of the exodus from their lands of Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia after World War II. The musicians explore the relationship between Italian and Slavic culture.
Sunday, February 7, 11:50 pm

San Antonio dei Portoghese
Via dei Portoghese 2 (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of concerts showcasing the church's historic pipe organ.
Organist Kevin Bowyer (Scotland) plays music by Ralph Vaughn-Williams, Mendelssohn, Campbell, Camilleri
Sunday, February 7, 6:30 pm

Sala Immocalata - SS Apostoli
Via del Vaccaro 9 (at Piazza SS Apostoli)
Alessandra Càpici, soprano and Cristina Ratti, piano, play music by Berlioz, Chopin, Chopin-Viardot, Debussy, Brahms, Rachmaninoff
Sunday, February 7, 6:30 pm
€14, reduced €7

Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz


The Italian rock band, formed in 1996 in Turin, has produced seven studio albums and sold nearly 400,000 CDs. Their latest studio album, Una Nave in una Foresta, was released in September 2014.
Spazio Novecento, Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 26/b (Eur)
February 5, 9 pm
€28,75 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Toni Servillo and Peppe Servillo with the Solis String Quartet: "La parola canta"
The extraordinary actors pay tribute to their native Naples. Peppe Servillo describes the program as one in which "music becomes theater and theater becomes music." Toni Servillo has appeared in numerous films. His long association with director Paolo Sorrentino includes the leading role in the Oscar-winning film "La Grande Bellezza." His brother, actor, singer and filmmaker Peppe Servillo, has composed numerous soundtracks and songs, and was the founder, in 1980, of the group Avion Travel.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli,
February 6-14, 9 pm Sundays, 6 pm
€ 30-23 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Adrian Belew Trio with Lizzard
Contemporary rock with the American guitarist, songwriter and producer who is is perhaps best known for his work as a guitarist and vocalist of the progressive rock group King Crimson from 1981 to 2009, and for touring with Frank Zppa and David Bowie. Belew has released some 20 solo albums on the Atlantic and Island labels.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi,
Wednesday, February 10, 9 pm
€25 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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