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Friday, May 22 - Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano conducting
Maestro Pappano is music director of the Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The program this week contains a single work, the monumental eighth symphony of Bruckner, the last symphony the composer completed, which premiered in 1892 in Vienna. The symphony is sometimes nicknamed "The Apocalyptic", but this was not a name Bruckner gave to the work himself. He did however, ascribe extramusical associations to the individual movements in a letter he wrote in 1891 to conductor Felix Weingartner. In the first movement, the trumpet and horn passage suggest the annunciation of death. In the Finale there is a death march and then (brass) transfiguration.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Saturday, May 23, 6 pm; Monday, May 25, 8:30 pm; Tuesday, May 26, 7:30 pm
€52-19 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it 

Bruckner: Symphony n. 8


Peppe Barra "Vurria addeventare"
The new show of Peppe Barra, music and poetry of Naples, from the 17th century to the present day, from Leonardo da Vinci to Giovan Battista Pergolesi, to Fabrizio De Andrè, revisited by the popular singer and actor Peppe Barra, with an ensemble of excellent musicians.  Barra was born in Rome but began his theatrical career in Naples, where he and Roberto De Simone founded the Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare. They continue their activities, weaving music with works of literature.
Aula Magna, Univerità la Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (San Lorenzo)
Tuesday, March 26, 8:30 (Barra will meet the public at 5:30 pm) €30-20, under age 30 €12-10  
tel 06 361 0051 www.pointticket.it



In the Churches

San Benedetto in Piscinula
Pizza in Piscinula (Trastevere)
Barocca Primavera, a festival of baroque music, with Irene Morelli, soprano; Alice Warshaw, violin, James Varah, cello, Giuseppe Schinaia, harpsichord.
Saturday, May 23, 8 pm

Saint Andrew's Scottish Presbyterian Church
Via XX Settembre 7 (Esquilino)
Pianist Anthony Ciaccio plays music of the romantic period.
Saturday, May 23, 6:30 pm
€10, reduced €5

Chiesa Metodista di Ponte Sant'Angelo
Ponte Sant'Angelo (on the Tiber near Piazza Navona)
Trio Borromini plays Schubert's Piano Trio op. 99 n. 1 and Mozart's Piano Trio K254 .
Saturday, May 23, 8:30 pm
€19, Rome residents €15, students €12

Cappella Paolina al Quirinale
Piazza del Quirinale
A series of Sunday morning concerts in the magnificent frescoed chapel of Italy's presidential palace. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through security. Doors close promptly.
Maurizio Baglini, piano plays music by Busoni, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart.
Sunday, May 24, 11:50 am

Sala Immacolta
Via Del Vaccaro 9 (Via del Tritone, Piazza Barberini)
Marcella Orsatti Talamanca, soprano and Alessandro d’Agostini, piano perform music by Respighi, Pizzetti, Casella,Tosti, Castelnuovo - Tedesco, Ghedini
Sunday, May 24, 7 pm

St. Paul's Within the Walls
Via Nazionale 16  (at Via Napoli, Metro Repubblica)
L'Anello Musicale Orchestra, conducted by Stefano Sovrani perform the Pergolesi Stabat Mater, with soprano: Sabrina Cortese and mezzo-soprano Irene Molinari.
Sunday, May 24, 6:30 pm
€20, reduced €15 tel 06 4890 7461 www.anellomusicale.it

San Antonio dei Portoghesi
Via dei Portoghesi (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of concerts showcasing the church's historic pipe organ with guest organists from throughout the world.
Giampaolo Di Rosa, the church's prodigious organist and music director, continues his cycle of the complete organ works of Bach.
Saturday, May 23, noon, and Sunday, May 24, 6:30 pm

San Luigi dei Francesi
Piazza di San Luigi dei Francesi (near Piazza Navona, Pantheon)
Music in Caravaggio's Rome The church, for which Caravaggio created the two astonishing paintings that launched his career, presents a series of concerts honoring the artist with a baroque ensemble playing period instruments, and a guided tour in English of the church at the interval.
Sundays, May 17, 24, 31, 5:30 pm
€20, under age 16 €8, concert plus traditional dinner at a nearby restaurant €52 tel 338 197 5179
Discount with Roma Pass card 10%

Sant'Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona
Music in Bernini's Rome, period music in honor of the great artist and architect who was largely responsible for the design of the church, includes a guided tour.
Thursdays, 6:30 pm through July 23.
€20,under age 16 €8, concert and traditional dinner at a nearby restaurant €52
Discount with Roma Pass card €10


Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz 

Milagro Acustico & Flamenco Tango Neapolis: "Vento Moresco"

Music and dance of the Mediterranean: Turkey, Sicily, Spain. Including flamenco, tango, with 20 musicans and dancers. "Wind Moresco" is the breeze that follows the routes of merchant ships from the Orient, who bring merchandise and men to the West with their culture, music, instruments, dances and new ideas. The show was created with the intention of highlighting the positive aspect of migration and what good can come from an encounter between cultures.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Friday, May 22, 9 pm
€15 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it 

Radiodervish: "Cafè Jerusalem"

Presenting their latest release, inspired by the sounds of Jerusalem over the last century. Conceived by journalist Paola Caridi who has lived in the city for more than 10 years. The group, which has released 10 studio albums, was founded in 1997 by Palestinian Nabil Salameh and Pugliese musician Michele Lobaccaro.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi,
Saturday, May 23, 9 pm
€18 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it 

Jackson Browne: Standing in the Breach"

Browne has been on tour since his September 14th appearance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and will continue until the tour winds up at London's Royal Albert Hall in late November. One of the most influential American musicians, guitarist, singer, songwriter and pianist Browne has been on the scene since the 1970s. "Standing in the Breach" is his 14th album.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Sunday, May 24, 9 pm
€60-35 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it 

Il Fronte delle donne

Created with original text by Lucilla Galeazzi, performed by the Levocidoro female vocal group, featuring Maria Rosaria Omaggio. "Where are the women who have participated in our collective history and why are they so easily forgotten?" From the book "Donne nella Grande Guerra" (Women of the Great War") by Dacia Maraini. Stories and songs.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Sunday, May 24, 9 pm
€15 tel 892 982 www.listicket.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