Site Map

Our Italian Playlists

Rome Arts & Culture:
Movies in English + Museums & Galleries + Music + Opera, Dance & Theater

Interactve Rome Map

The Best in Rome

Friday, February 27 - Thursday, March 5, 2015

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

Many venues offer discounts. If you have a student ID card or you are over 65 years of age, be sure to ask at the box office for a "ridotto", reduced price. Savings can be substantial. more survival tips


AIDA: Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano, conducting
with Ajna Haretors, Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier, Ekaternina Semenchuk, Erwin Schrott.
A concert performance with an all-star cast. Jonas Kaufmann is enough to single-handedly sell out the auditorium, and he has. It's been sold out for weeks.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Friday, February 27, 7:30 pm

Mikhail Pletnev, piano

The acclaimed pianist, composer and conductor won the the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1978 at the age of 21. With the support of Mikhail Gorbachev, he founded the Russian National Orchestra in 1990. He records for the Deutsche Grammophon label.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Saturday, February 28, 8:30 pm

Beethoven: Sonata n. 10 op. 14 n. 2
Beethoven: Sonata n. 17 op. 31 n. 2 "La Tempesta"
Scriabin: 24 Preludes op. 11



Rachel Kolly d'Alba, violin and Christian Chamorel, piano

The Swiss violinist has  appeared recently as a soloist with orchestras such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the Berne Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse. She plays a 1732 Stradivarius and records for the Warner Classics label. Pianist Chamorel teaches at the Conservatoire de musique de Genève. He performs with orchestras including the Orchestre de Chambre Fribourgeois, the Berner Symphonieorchester and the Sinfonietta de Genève, among many others.
Aula Magna,Università La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Magno (San Lorenzo)
Saturday, February 28, 5:30 pm 
€25-15, under age 30 €8  tel 06 49 91 www.greenticket.it 

Lekeu: Sonata in G major
Ysaye: Sonata n. 3 Ballade, from  6 Sonatas op. 27
Franck:  Sonata in A major
Ravel:  Tzigane "rapsodie de concert"

Pinnock Trio

Trevor Pinnock harpsichord, Matthew Truscott violin, Jonathan Manson viola da gamba
English harpsichordist and conductor Pinnock is best known for his association with the period-performance orchestra The English Concert which he helped found and directed from the keyboard for over 30 years in baroque and early classical music. He is a former artistic director of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra and founded the Classical Band in New York. Since his resignation from The English Concert in 2003, Pinnock has continued his career as a conductor, appearing with major orchestras and opera companies around the world. He has also performed and recorded as a harpsichordist in solo and chamber music and conducted and otherwise trained student groups at conservatoires. Pinnock won a Gramophone Award for his recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos with the European Brandenburg Ensemble, an orchestra formed to mark his 60th birthday.
Teatro Argentina, Largo Argentina
Thursday, March, 5, 9:15 pm
€27-16 www.vivaticket.it

Buxtehude: Sonata op.1 n. 6 in D minor for violin, viola da gamba and continuo BuxWV 257
Froberger: Lamento sopra la dolorosa perdita della Real Maestà di Ferdinando IV dalla Suite XII in C Major for harpsichord
Bach: Sonata n. 6 in G major for violin and harpsichord BWV 1019 J-M.
Leclair: Sonata in D maor op.2 n.8 for violin, viola da gamba abd continuo
Rameau: Pièces de Clavecin en concerts n.5 in D minor for violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord
Bach: Sonata n. 1 in Sol maggiore per viola da gamba e cembalo BWV 1027
Telemann: Sonata in E major for violin, viola da gamba and continuo TWV 42:E6

Music at the Oratorio Gonfalone

A series of Thursday evening concerts in this historic frescoed site.
Giorgio Albiani guitar, plays music of J.S. Bach, F. Sor, J. Rodrigo, M. de Falla, V. Saldarelli and Carlo Domeniconi
Oratorio del Gonfalone, Via del Gonfalone 2/a (near Campo de' Fiori)
Thursday, March 5, 9 pm


In the Churches

San Antonio dei Portoghese
Via dei Portoghese 6 (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of concerts showcasing the church's historic pipe organ, with leading international organists.
Ansgar Wallenhorst (Germany) performs music by Brahms, Dupré, Widor, improvisations.
Sunday, March 1, 6:30 pm

Sala immacolata
Via Del Vaccaro, 9 (historic center)
Enrico Baiano, harpsichord, plays music by Frescobaldi
Saturday, February 28, 8:30 pm

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,
Beatrice Magnani, piano, plays music ofi Couperin, Debussy, Liszt
Sunday, March 1, 11:50 am
€10, ages 18.15 €5, under 18 and over 65 free


San Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona
Schola Romana Ensemble plays music of the Baroque by Frescobaldi, Carissimi, Monteverdi, Falconieri, Dowland, Le Cocq and othercomposers, in the environs of the Bernini sacresty.
Thursdays, 6:30 pm
€20 includes tour of the church


Popular Music, Rock, World, Jaz

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Traditional music performed on instruments such as the zampogna, tambur, bouzouki and tambur, by one the most important ethnic music ensembles, originating in Puglia, under the direction of tambur and violin virtuoso Mauro Durante.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Sunday, March 1, 9 pm



“La strada invisibile” Rita Marcotulli pianoforte Luciano Biondini fisarmonica
Rita Marcotulli, one of Italy's most important jazz musicians, and Luciano Biondini present their new release. Marcotulli has worked with jazz legends such as Chet Baker, Pat Metheney, Joe Lovano, Paul Bley, and Enrico Rava. Biondini is on e of the best fiarmonca players on the stage today, Their album combines strains of jazz, classical and traditional Italian music.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Teatro Studio
Tuesday, March 2, 9 pm


“C’era una volta... Gorni Kramer”

An homage to the great conductor, musician and composer (1915-1995) with a swing ensemble. In 1949 Gorni Kramer started working for Garinei and Giovannini, a very famous duo of impresarios who produced musical comedies. Writing music for their shows was his main activity for the following ten years. Their most successful productions were Gran Baldoria, Attanasio cavallo vanesio, Alvaro piuttosto corsaro, Tobia candida spia, Un paio d'ali. They featured very popular songs such as "Un bacio a mezzanotte", "Non so dir ti voglio bene", "Le gocce cadono", "Chèrie", "Simpatica". Gorni Kramer debuted on television in 1957 with Il Musichiere music show hosted by Mario Riva. He composed the show's theme song "Domenica è sempre domenica".
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Monday, March 2, 9 pm

Il Battito del Mondo

Maurizio Trippitelli Percussion Ensemble presents a voyage through music and dance of the Mediterrean, with a great variety of instruments, including mandolins, marimba, vibraphone, timpani, wave drum, glockenspiel, ocean drum, Thai drums, congas....o.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Tuesday, March 3, 9 pm



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


site in rome now <