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Friday, November 25- Thursday,  December 8, 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 dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
David Afkham, conducting with piano soloist Martin Helmchen piano
The German maestro is Principal Conductor of the Spanish National Orchestra and Chorus. He was the winner of the 2008 Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London, becoming the Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra for two years. The young German pianist Martin Helmchen won the 2001 Clara Haskil International Piano Competition at the age of nineteen. He has appeared with leading international orchestras including the  New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Vienna Philharmonic, and the NHK Symphony in Japan. His first solo CD, a recording of works by Schubert on the PentaTone lablel, won an ECHO Award in 2009.
The 15th symphony of Shostakovich, his last, was written in a little over a month during the summer of 1971 in Repino. Ever the humourist, Shostakovich delighted in placing allusions to his own works and those of composers in his compositions.  His fifteenth symphony is particularly rich in quotations. In addition to the cryptic references to his own music, it includes an outburst of Rossini's William Tell Overture in the first movement, allusions to Mikhail Glinka and Gustav Mahler; and the use of Richard Wagner's Fate leitmotif from the Ring Cycle, as well as the grief leitmotif from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde at the end of the fourth movement.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, November 24, 7:30 pm; Friday, November 25, 8:30 pm; Saturday, November 26, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute
Mozart: Piano Concerto n. 20 K 466
Shostakovich: Symphony n. 15

Inedia Prodigiosa
Chorus and Cantoria of the 'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Ciro Visco, conducting

A choral opera for female choir, mixed choir and amateur female choir. Music by Lucia Ronchetti, libretto di Guido Barbieri, based on the documents and testimony collected by Elena Garcia-Fernandez. The title refers to prolonged fasting for religious or spiritual reasons and the libretto references Caterina da Siena, Mollie Fancher, Anna Garbero, Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi and others. Commissioned by the Teatro Massimo di Palermo and premiered in Palermo last month.
Terme di Diocleziano, Aula X
Saturday, November 26, 7 and 9 pm; Sunday, November 27, 7 pm
€15 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Alexander Lonquich, piano recital
The second of two programs devoted entirely to Schumann. Lonquich launched a major international career when he won first prize at the Casagrande Competition in Terni at the age of 16. He has performed with orchestras worldwide, both as piano soloist and conductor. He records for the EMI label.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Monday, November 28, 8:30 pm
€38-18, tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Schumann: Intermezzi op. 4
Schumann: Fantasiestücke op. 12
Schumann: Studies in the form of variations on a theme of Beethevon
Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze

Michele Campanella, piano recital
The Italian pianist won the Alfredo Casella Prize at age 19, leading to an international performing career, and appearances t the major music festivals. He has recorded the complete works of Beethoven, Mozart's piano concertos, the complete variations by Brahms,[] and the complete Hungarian Rhapsodies and many of the major transcriptions of Liszt For his Liszt recordings, Campanella received the Grand Prix du Disque of the Franz Liszt Society in Budapest in 1976, 1977 and 1998, as well as the "Premio della critica discografica italiana" in 1980. This concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of his career.
Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (Garbatella)
Tuesday, November 29, 8:30 pm
€25-15, under age 30 €8, under age 18 €5 tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Schumann: Papillons op. 2
Prokofiev: Stories of an Old Granmother op. 31
Schumann: Novelletta op. 21 n. 8
Musorgski: Pictures at an Exhibition

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Peter Eötvös, conducting with mezzo-soprano Sonia Ganassi and baritone Russell Braun

The Hungarian composer Eötvös wrote Senza sangue following the publication of the novel of the same name by Alessandro Baricco. The libretto by Mari Mezei, which is based on the final chapters of the book, is the story of a dramatic encounter during the civil war between a girl and a soldier whose company killed her entire family, while he himself spared her life. The work premiered with the New York Philharmonic on May 1, 2015.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, December 1, 7:30 pm; Friday, December 2, 8:30 pm; Saturday, December 3, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Liszt: Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe (From the Cradle to the Grave), Symphonic Poem No.13
Mahler: Symphony n. 10: Adagio
Eötvös: Senza sangue dal romanzo di Alessandro Baricco -(Italian premiere)

Schubert's Winterreise: tenor Christoph Prégardien and pianist Michael Geest
The German lyric tenor is closely associated with Mozart operas, as well as performances of Lieder, oratorio roles, and Baroque music. He regularly performs at the major recitals venues in Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Amsterdam, Salzburg, Zurich, Vienna, Barcelona and Geneva often in collaboration with piano partner Michael Gees.Prégardine has made over 120 recordings, on major labels such as BMG, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, Sony, Erato and Teldec. His recordings of German Lieder have received international awards, including the Orphée d'Or de l'Academie du Disque Lyrique, the Edison Award, and others.
Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (Garbatella)
Saturday, December 3, 5:30 pm
€25-15, under age 30 €8, under age 18 €5 tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Daniel Harding, conducting with soprano Anna Lucia Richter and contralto Anna Larsson
Ciro Visco chorus master

Harding, former music director of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (1997–2000), the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (1999–2003) and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (2003-2008), has been principal guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra  since 2006, and Principal Conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2007. He is the Artistic Director of the Ohga Hall in Karuizawa, Japan, and this season became principal conductor of thee Orchestre de Paris.
The Resurrection symphony, written between 1888 and 1894 and first performed in 1895, was Mahler's most popular and successful work during his lifetime. The concert is dedicated to the late Claudio Abbado
Auditorium Parco della Musica Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, December 8, 7:30 pm; Friday, December 9, 8:30 pm; Saturday, December 10, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Mahler Symphony n. 2 "Resurrection"


Chiesa Sant'Apollinare

Piazza di Sant'Apollinare, 4 (near Piazza Navona)
Ensemble Musicanova, Fabrizio Barchi,  conducting, perform the "Laudate Dominum" for eight voices by G. Pierluigi da Palestrina.
Sunday, November 27, 6;30 pm

Sala Immacolata
Via del Vaccaro 9 (historic center)
R. Schumann - F. Liszt
Elvira Maria Iannuzzi, soprano and Alessandro d’Agostini, piano perform music by Schumann and Liszt.
Sunday, November 27, 6:30 pm
€15 reduced €8

Cappella Paolina del Quirinale
A series of Sunday concerts in the magnificent chapel of the presidential palace, former home of popes and kings. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through security. Doors close promptly at 11:50 am.
Altair Wind Quintet of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai perform music by Mozart and Beethoven.
Sunday, November 27, noon
laReverdie, a voyage to the East in the time of Marco Polo, music of the period performed on Medieval instruments.
Sunday, December 4, noon
€1,50 reservations essential  

San Agnese in Agone

Pizza Navona
Luis Sanchez, piano, plays music by Bach, Ginastera, Schubert, Liszt
Friday, November 25, 6 pm
Michele D’Ascenzo, piano, plays music by Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, Liszt
Friday,  December 2, 6 pm
€17, 15 reduced €12



San Antonio dei Portoghese
Via dei Portoghese (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of concerts by an international roster of guest artists showcasing the church's historic pipe organ.
Giampaolo Di Rosa (Italy/Portugal) performs music of Froberger, Mendelssohn, Franck, and improvisations
Friday, November 27, 6:30 pm
Giampaolo Di Rosa (Italy/Portugal)plays music by P. Araujo, P. Bruna, C. Franck, F.-A. Guilmant and O. Messiaen
Sunday, December 4, 6:30 pm

Basilica di Santa Maria in Montesanto (Chiesa degli Artisti)
Via del Babuino, 19 (Piazza del Popolo)
Armonia Antiqua Latina presents the first modern performance of Haendel's Un Vespro carmelitano
Wednesday, December 8, 7 pm


Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz



Marco Mengoni
Presenting his soon to be released album, Le cose che non ho. Mengoni won the third series of the TV Italian talent show X Factor in 2009, subsequently releasing an EP Dove si vola, and a single with the same title, which reached the top spot of the Italian Top Digital Downloads chart. In 2010, Mengoni competed in the 60th Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Credimi ancora", placing third in a field of fifteen. In 2013, he won the 63rd Sanremo Music Festival with his song "L'essenziale". During the competition he was internally selected by RAI to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, where he performed "L'essenziale". The song also became the lead single of the album #prontoacorrere, which became his fourth number-one on the Italian Albums Chart. Mengoni has received two TRL Awards, nine Wind Music Awards and nine MTV Italian Music Awards. In 2010 and 2015, he won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best European Act, becoming the first Italian artist to win that prize.
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport (Eur)
Friday, November 25, 9 pm
€50,60 -€39,10 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

The singer-songwriter became a coach on The Voice of Italy in 2013. She has sold more than 700.000 records in Italy. Her new release is Cuore d'artista.
Spazio Novecento, Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 26/b (Eur off Cristoforo Colombo)
Friday, November 25, 9 pm
€25 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Pejman Tadayon Sufi Ensemble
Founded in Italy in 2013, the ensemble combines the three classic sufi elements of music, dance and poetry.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Friday, November 25, 9 pm
€25 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

The Zen Circus
The Italian punk-rock group founded in 1994, have produced albums with lyrics in both English and Italian.
Their latest release, La terza guerra mondiale, entered the top 10 at number six.
Atlantico Live, Viale dell'Oceano Atlantico, 271/d (Eur)
Friday, December 2 9 pm
€12 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it






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