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Friday, March 27 - Thursday, April 2, 2015

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

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Orchestra and Chorus of the 'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano, conducting with soloists Barbara Hannigan
and Amanda Forsythe sopranos,
Josè Maria Lo Monaco soprano II / alto, 
Paolo Fanale tenor, Christian Senn baritone
A prelude to Easter: two cantatas, one the premiere of a newly-commissioned work by Salavtore Sciarrino, the other one of the greatest works ever composed, the Magnificat by J.S. Bach.
The Sicilian-born composer Salvatore Sciarrino has composed for Teatro alla Scala, RAI, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Biennale di Venezia, TStuttgart Opera Theatre, Brussels La Monnaie, Frankfurt Opera Theatre, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Symphony Orchestra and others From 1978 to 1980, he was Artistic Director of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Academic of Santa Cecilia Rome, Academy of Fine Arts of Bavaria and Academy of the Arts Berlin.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia,
Saturday, March 28, 6 pm; Monday, March 30, 8:30 pm; Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 pm
 €52-19 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it

Sciarrino: La nuova Euridice secondo Rilke (Premiere of a commissioned cantata)
Bach: Magnificat


Geneva Camerata with Avi Avital mandolin
The ensemble, omposed of young soloists, presents  35 concerts each season in Switzerland and on international tours, in traditional concert halls as well as in atypical venues. 
Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza,
Piazzale Aldo Magno (San Lorenzo)
Saturday, March 28, 8:30 pm
€25-15, under age 30 €8  tel 06 49 91 www.greenticket.it 

Bach: Double concerto  for oboe and violin (transcribed for clarinet and mandolin).
Part:  Fratres for  piano and mandolin
Bach:  Chaconne in D minor (transcribed for mandolin) 
Keren: Clarinez
Bach: Sonata for clarinet, viola and basso continuo
Ben Amots:  Geneva Bulgar 
Klezmer melodies


Quartetto Prometeo
Winners of the Prague Spring International Music Competition in 1998, the quartet was subsequently elected resident ensemble of the Britten-Pears Academy of Aldeburgh and, in 1999, received the award from Thomas Infeld Internationale Sommer Akademie Prag-Wien-Budapest for "extraordinary interpretive skills of a composition of the repertoire chamber music for strings " and was second at the Concours International de Quatuors of Bordeaux.  They record for the Sony Classics label.
Aula Magna,Università La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Magno (San Lorenzo)
Tuesday, March 31, 8:30 pm
€25-15, under age 30 €8  tel 06 49 91 www.greenticket.it 

Kurtag: Six Musical Moments op. 44
Brahms: Quartet n. 2 in A minor,  op. 51

Music at the Oratorio Gonfalone

A series of Thursday evening concerts in this historic frescoed site.
Coro Musicanova, conducted by Fabrizio Barchi, perform music by Victoria, Haydn, Bruckner, Bárdos, Lauridsen.
Oratorio del Gonfalone, Via del Gonfalone 2/a (near Campo de' Fiori)
Wednesday, April 1, 9 pm


In the Churches

Chiesa Metodista di Ponte Sant'Angelo
Ponte Sant'Angelo (on the Tiber near Piazza Navona)
Giuliano Cavaliere, violin with Rina You, cello and Marios Panteliadis, piano, play Beethoven: Piano Trio op. 11 and Mendelssohn: Piano Trio Op. 49
Saturday, March 28, 8:30 pm
€19, reduced €15, students €12

Sala Immacolata
Via Del Vaccaro, 9 
Elena Piselli, mezzo-soprano; Giorgio Carli, baritone; Il gioco delle Parti, Vocal Ensemble with Alessandro d’Agostini conducting from the piano perform sacred music by J. des Pres and Liszt.
Sunday, March 29, 6:30 pm

Rome International Church
St. George’s British International School (via Cassia)
Special service with the “Royal Voices” choir from Marymount International School
Sunday, March 29, 11 am

Cappella Paolina al Quirinale

Piazza Quirinale
A series of Sunday morning concerts in the frescoed chapel of the Quirinale Palace. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through security. Doors close promptly
Elisa Citterio, violin and Stefano Demicheli, harpsichord, perform music by J.S. Bach.
Sunday, March 29, 11:50 am
€10, ages 18-25 €5, under 18 and over 65 free



Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz

Giovanni Allevi: Piano Solo Tour

One of the great Italian talents, a composer and pianist who bridges genres. Four years after his Platinum album ‘Alien’, Allevi is back with his latest release, ‘LOVE’, an album of compositions for solo piano on the Bizart/Sony Music label. This concert launches the Itaian leg of his European tour, which began last February at Cadogan Hall, London.
Auditorium della Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione 4 (between the Vatican and Castel Sant'Angelo)
Friday, March 27, 9 pm
€34-23 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Fedez: Pop Hoolista Tour

The Italian rapper Federico Leonardo Lucia, better known as Fedez, hit the scene in 2011 with the albums Penisola che non c'è and Il mio primo disco non venduto, released as free digital downloads. His first major studio album, Sig. Brainwash - L'arte di accontentare, for the Sony label, opened at number one on the Italian charts and went 3x platinum. His new release, Pop Hoolista, has already gone platinum. This concert, originally scheduled for Atlantico Live, has moved to the larger venue.
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport (Eur)
Friday, March 27, 9 pm
€37-27  tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Alan Parsons Live Project 

The sound engineer for such iconic albums as Pink Floyd's  The Dark Side Of The Moon, the Beatles' Abbey Road and Let it Be, Alan Parsons and his group survey the greatest songs of the past decades. 
Auditorium Conciliazione, via della Conciliazione 4 (Vatican) 
Saturday, March 28, 9 pm 
€69-40  tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it




Mario Castelnuovo "Lezioni di incendio"
The singer-songwriter and guitarist presents his latest release, with Giovanna Famulari cello, piano and vocals and Stefano Zaccagnini guitar. 
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Teatro Studio
Sunday, March 29, 9 pm
€15 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it




Spandau Ballet in Concert

The British new wave band formed in London in the late 1970s, which reunited in 2009. Their story is relived in a documentary film, "Soul Boys of the Western World", soon to be released in Italy. 
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport (Eur)
Monday, March 30, 9 pm  (doors open at 7 pm)
€80,50-€35 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Marcus Miller, bass player and multi-instrumentalist

Miller presents his latest release, accompanied by an ensemble of young musicians. Composer and producer of the legendary album Tutu for Miles Davis, Miller has worked with such artists as Eric Clapton, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau and  Herbie Hancock. 
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Tuesday, March 31, 9 pm
€35-25 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it




The Italian rapper, aka Michele Salvemini, debuted in 1997 at the Sanremo Festival under the name MikiMix, but soon changed his stage name to "caparezza", which means curly head in his native Apulian dialect. He has released eight albums, all displaying a mastery of rap-style rhyme and sharp social criticism. His latest album, Museica, was released last year.
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport (eur)
Thursday, April 2, 9 pm
€20 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Valerio Scanu

In 2008 Scanu took part in the eighth edition of the Italian talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi, in which he ended up in second place.In 2010, he won the 60th edition of the televised Italian song contest Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Per tutte le volte che..." He has released six albums. His latest Lasciami entrare, debuted last January at number 2 on the Italian charts.
Auditorium della Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione 4 (near Castel Sant'Angelo, the Vatican)
Thursday, April 2, 9 pm
€39,20-€21,80 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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