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Week of Friday, June 24 - Thursday,  June 30, 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 e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia: Cosi fan tutte
Semyon Bychkov, conducting with soloists Corinne Winters, Angela Brower,
Sabina Puértolas, Paolo Fanale, Markus Werba, Pietro Spagnoli
Ciro Visco chorus master
The international cast of this concert performance includes two young American artists on the brink of major careers (Corinne Winters and Angela Brower), the more established tenor Sicilian Paolo Fanale (Vienna State Opera, Salzburg Festival) and one of the world's leading baritones, Austrian Markus Werba (La Scala, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayersiche Staatsoper, Los Angeles Opera, Metropolitan Opera New York), and the Spanish soprano, Sabina Puértolas, who made her debut this season with the Royal Opera Covent Garden. Russian Maestro Semyon Bychkov currently holds the Klemperer Chair of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, and the Günter Wand Conducting Chair with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Monday, June 27 7:30 pm
€70, €30   tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Mozart: Così fan tutte - The opera presentd in concert form.


Rome Chamber Music Festival
A highlight of every summer season, presented by the noted American violinist Robert McDuffie, who each year brings outstanding students from his Macon, Georgia String Institute to Rome, along with mentors who both coach them and join them onstage in a series of outstandng concerts held in the magnificent frescoed Sala Pietro de Cortona of the Palazzo Barberini.
€45, students and seniors €35  www.romechamberfestival.org

Sunday, June 26, 8:30 pm (invitation only)
Mendelssohn: String Quartet n. 2 in B flat major op. 87
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat major op. 20

Monday, June 27, 8:30 pm
Mendelssohn: String Quartet n. 2 in B flat major op. 87
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat major op. 20

Tuesday, June 28, 8:30 pm
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat major K 493
Dohànyi: Sextet in C major op. 37

Wednesday, June 29
Schubert: String Trio in B Flat major D. 581
Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins in C major op. 56
Stravinsky: Histoire du Soldat Suite

Thursday, June 30
Dvorak: String Quartet in F major  op. 96 "American"
Mike Mills (b. 1958): Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Quartet


Music at the Castel Sant'Angelo
This summer, the Castel Sant' Angelo hosts a series of concerts in the cortile. It's a gorgeous space for listening to music, and the program includes some important names.
All concerts at 9 pm. €10, reduced €5, includes entrance to the museum.


Salvatore Accardo & Friends
The violinst, teacher, composer and conductor Salvatore Accardo is an important figure in Italian music. At the age of 15 he won first prize at the Geneva competition and two years later, the Paganini competiton in Genoa. He has an extensive discography of almost 50 recordings on Philips, DG, EMI, Sony Classical, Foné, Dynamic, and Warner-Fonit. Notably, in 1995, he recorded an album of classical and contemporary works playing Paganini's Guarneri del Gesù 1742 violin, "Il Cannone." Accardo founded the Accardo Quartet in 1992 and was one of the founders of the Walter Stauffer Academy in 1986. Accardo owns the Stradivarius "Hart ex Francescatti" (1727).  For this concert, he is joined by violinists Laura Gorna and Crystelle Catalano, violist Francesco Fiore, cellist Cecilia Radic and pianist Laura Manzini
Friday, June 24

Ravel: String Quartet in F major
Chausson: Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet op. 21

Orchestra da camera del Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli
with Francesco Nicolosi, piano soloist, Gennaro Cappabianco, conducting
Pianist Nicolosi is Artistic Director of the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, the Sigismund Thalberg International Piano Prize and the festivals “I concerti d’Estate a Villa Guariglia” in Vietri, and the "Jeux d'art a la Villa d'Este" in Tivoli. He is also the director of the International Piano Masterclass in Naples and Rome.
Thursday, June 30

Pergolesi: Overture from “Lo frate 'nnammorato”
Durante: Concerto n. 8 in A major “La Pazzia”
Paisiello: Piano Concerto n. 4 in G minor
Paisiello: PIano Concerto n.5 in D major

The annual festival of international music held in the Sala Casella and the beautiful gardens of the Accademia Filarmonica Romana.
Via Flaminia 118  The festival continues through July 15.
tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it
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Innaugural Concert: Ganges Riverbanks Trio
Led by one of Indias's greatest classical musicians, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, who won a Grammy award for his 1993 album Meeting by the River, produced by Ry Cooder. He is also known for other fusion and pan-cultural collaborations with Western artists such as Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck and Jerry Douglas.
Tuesday, June 28, 9:45


Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Piazza della Minerva (near the Pantheon)
Choral Festival Three choruses from the USA — Avila University Singers - Missouri First United Methodist Church, Monroe Chancel Choir, Louisiana Weaver Academy Chorale, directed by Z. Randall Stroope, accompanied by organist Federico Vallini and the winds of the Nova Amadeus Chamber Orchestra.
Saturday, June 25, 9 pm

Sant' Eustachio
Piazza di Sant' Eustachio (near the Pantheon)
Voci in Canto, sopranos Victorina Eeckeloo and Marianna Bazali, and mezzo-soprano Hera Zerva, accompanied by Maestro Paolo Tagliaferri, who is the titular organist of the Papal Basilia of Santa Maria Maggiore. Sacred and secular music.
Saturday, June 25, 7:30 pm

San Antonio dei Portoghesi

Via dei Portoghesi 4 (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of concerts with international guest organist, showcases the church's historic instrument.
Arno Hartmann (Germany) plays works by Respighi, Bach, Bellini, Turina, Duruflé, Gade
Sunday, June 26, 6:30 pm

Santissimi nomi di Gesù e Maria in Via Lata

Via del Corso 45
Three Texas Choirs —  Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Saint John’s United Methodist Church and the Texas Choral Consort, perform spirituals and gospel music.
Thursday, June 30, 8:45 pm



SS. Silvestro e Dorotea
Via di Santa Dorotea 23 (Trastevere)
Coro G. Verdi and the Nova Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, with soprano Bibiana Carusi and baritone Giorgio Carli, perform two works by Fauré_ the Requiem op. 11 and the Cantique de Jean Racine, op. 48.
Thursday, June 30, 9 pm


Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz


Vasco Rossi
The Italian singer-songwriter has published 26 albums (not including unofficial releases) and has written over 250 songs, as well as lyrics for other artists, on tour with his latest release, Sono Innocente. Held over for additional concerts after selling out last week.
Stadio Olimpico, Piazzale del Foro Italico 
Sunday-Monday, June 26-27, 9 pm
tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Blackberry Smoke
The American country/rock band from Atlanta has releasead four studio albums. Their most recent is last year's Holding All the Roses.
Part of the Rock in Roma festival at the Ippodroma Capannelle, Via Appia Nuova, 1245 (south Rome)
Tuesday, June 28. Doors open 7:30 pm, concert begins 9:45 pm
€22 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Luglio Suono Bene
The annual festival, held in the outdoor amphitheater, the Cavea, at the Parco della Musica.
Shows begin at 9 pm. For tickets tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Cristiano De André "De André canta De André"
Son of the great the Italian cantautrice Francesco de André, the polyinstrumentalist, composer and singer performs songs from the repertoire of Giorgio Faber and of his father.  
Friday, June 24, 9 pm €40, €20

Tiempo Muerto - Rafael Amargo
The flamenco dancer and his company, founded in 1997, a new production with music by Juan Parrilla, with singers Matie Maya, Carmina Cortés and Pedro Obregón. Amargo, a native of Granada, was also a student of the Martha Graham school.
Saturday, June 25, 9 pm €30-25


Twyla Tharp Dance "Una serata di tre danze"
The company presents three works from the repertoire: 
Country Dances  (1976), choreography by Twyla Tharp to American folk music with costumes by Santo Loquasto; Brahms Paganini (1980) with choreography by Twyla Tharp to music by Johannes Brahms with costumes by Ralph Lauren; and Beethoven Opus 130 (Rome premier) with chorography by Twyla Tharp to music by Ludwig van Beethoven and costumes by Norma Kamali. 
Monday, June 26, 9 pm €43,50-€22

Vinicio Capossela: "Polvere" 
The popular singer on tour with his latest release, Canzone della Cupa.  Undoubtedly influenced by Tom Waits, Capossela also drawns on traditions of Italian folk music (especially those of Irpinia, the part of Campania where his family moved in the 1950s). Capossela's lyrics are highly original and are often inspired by literary sources such as John Fante, Geoffrey Chaucer, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and others.
Tuesday, June 28 €59-29

Max Pezzali 
A winner of the "TIM Music Onstage Awards 2016". The artist has been at the top of the charts for some 20 years, selling more than 18 million albums, which makes him one of the most successful Italian artists in history. 
Wednesday, June 29  €75-50


Una Stricia di Terra Feconda
"A strip of fertile land,"  the annual festival celebrates the cross-pollination between French and Italian jazz artists. At the Auditorium Parco della Musica.
tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Remy Poulakis fisarmonica and vocals, Francesco Castellani trombone, Philippe Euvrard double bass,
plus the Franco d'Andrea Piano Trio

Sala Petrassi, Friday, June 24, 9 pm €10

Theo Ceccaldi violin and  Bruno Chevillon bass plus 
the Giuliano-Folmer Quintet 

Sala Petrassi, Saturday, June 25, 9 pm €10

Raffaele Casarano  "Medina" plus Michel Portal-Bojan
Sala Petrassi, Sunday, June 26 €10


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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