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Friday, July 3 - Thursday, July 9, 2015

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Aleksey Igudesman violin and Hyung-Ki Joo piano
"Big Nightmare in music!" The duo of violinist Igudesman and pianist Joo combine comedy with classical music and popular culture. These two are not only hilarious, but can really play their instruments. The show is loaded with surprising sight gags, so no language barrier to worry about.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia,
Thursday, July 9, 9 pm
€50-15 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it





Quartetto d’archi Prometeo
The string quartet specializes in baroque music, fused with contemporary adaptations. Selections by Francesco Filidei / Tarquinio Merula; Francesco Filidei / Giovanni Maria Trabaci; Salvatore Sciarrino / Domenico Scarlatti; Stefano Gervasoni / Girolamo Frescobaldi; Stefano Scodanibbio / Claudio Monteverdi; Ivan Fedele / Carlo Gesualdo; Giorgio Battistelli / Alessandro Stradella.
Accademia Filarmonica Romana Gardens, Via Flaminia 118 (northern Rome)
Thursday, July 9, 9:30 pm
An electronic sound installation incorporating fragments of Italian poetry, curated by Silvia Lanzalone and Debora Mondavi can be seen and heard at 7:45 pm
€10, concert plus installation €13

In the Churches

San Antonio dei Portoghese
Via dei Portoghese 2 (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
Maestro Giampaolo Di Rosa, the church's estimable music director, continues his cycle of the complete organ works of J.S. Bach.
Saturday, July 4, noon

Saint Paul's Within the Walls

Via Nazionale at Via Napoli (near Piazza della Repubblica)
Chorus and Orchestra of the University of Utrecht perform the great B minor Mass of J.S. Bach
Wednesay, July 8, 8 pm

Sant'Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona
Music in Bernini's Rome, period music in honor of the great artist and an   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 

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 892 982 www.listicket.it  

Dear Jack: "Domani è un altro film (seconda parte)"

The Italian pop group, Sanremo festival winners, present the sequel to their best-selling 2014 album.
Friday, July 3, 9 pm



Counting Crows: "Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour"

The San Francisco band presents songs from their latest release and some of their biggest hits, such as "Mr Jones" and "'Round Here."
Saturday, July 4, 9 pm



The US group has sold more than 35 million discs worldwide and was the first band to win six Grammy awards for a single album with their "Toto IV." On tour with a new release, "Orphan."  
Sunday, July 5, 9 pm




D'Angelo and the Vanguard
The musician and producer from Richmond, Virginia, considered one of the founding fathers of the neo-soul movement and winner of two Grammy awards for his album "Voodoo."  With a lineup including Pino Palladino, Chris Dave, Jesse Johnson, Isaiah Sharkey, Kendra Foster and Cleo "Pookie" Sample.  His new album, "Black Messiah," was released last December.
Monday, July 6, 9 pm



Of Monsters and Men
The Icelandic band with two releases on the European and American charts, "My Head is an Animal" and  "Little Talks," returns with a new album.
Wednesday, July 8, 9 pm  




Paul Weller
The vintage English rocker presents his new album, "Saturn's Pattern." The former leader of the band Jam and Style Council went solo in 1992. "Sonik Kicks" was released in 2012. His new release is "White Sky."
Thursday, July 9, 9 pm




Rock'n' Roma
Rome's summer rock festival at the former race track on the southern end of the Via Appia, accesible by buses 664, 654, or by train from Stazione Termini to the Capannelle stop on the Frascati line. By car take the 23 "Appio San Giovanni" exit from the GRA. Some headliners this season include Lenny Kravitz, Robbie Williams and the Chemical Brothers.
Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Via Appia 1255

Robbie Williams: "Let Me Entertain You Tour"

The English singer, songwriter, and actor was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012 as well as a successful solo artist. He has sold more than 77 million albums and singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. In 2006, he entered the Guinness Book of World Records for selling 1.6 million tickets of his Close Encounters Tour in a single day. He has also been honoured with 17 BRIT Awards (more than any other artist), eight ECHO Awards, and two Grammy Awards nominations. In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame after being voted the "Greatest Artist of the 1990s". His latest release is last year's "Under the Radar Volume I."
Tuesday, July 7


Roma Incontra il Mondo
Concerts held nightly at the lake on the grounds of the beautiful Villa Ada in northern Rome, featuring artists from all over the world. Enter the park through the Via di Ponte Salario and follow the signs to the Laghetto. June 15- August 2. Gates open at 8 pm; concerts start at 10 pm. Ticket prices vary. www.villaada.org
Shows start at 9:30 pm


Orchestra di Piazza Vittoria
The eclectic group of musicians from throughout the world, incorporate a wide spectrum of musical styles and instruments to create a unique sound. Known for the documentary film of the same name, and for their multicultural re-imaginings of Mozart's The Magic Flute and Bizet's Carmen.
Friday, July 3


Nina Zill

Zilli was chosen to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, where she placed ninth with the song "L'amore è femmina (Out of Love)", included in her second studio album. She is a judge on the sixth sason of Italia's Got Talent.
July 6


Xavier Rudd

The Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is well known for playing at musical festivals and concerts in Australia, North America and throughout Europe. Rudd is a one-man band who plays surrounded by instruments in a complicated array. Typically, he has three didgeridoos placed in front of him on a stand, a guitar on his lap, a stompbox by his habitually bare feet, and an assortment of drums, harmonicas & bells near at hand, or near at foot. His most recent album is "Nana," released this year.
Tuesday, July 7


St. Vincent

The American singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist began her career as a member of The Polyphonic Spree and was also part of Sufjan Stevens's touring band before forming her own band in 2006. Her latest album is the self-titled "St. Vincent," released last year.
Wednesday, July 8


Paola Turci

The Italian pop singe debuted at the Sanremo festival in 1986, with the song the "Yesterday Man", written by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, which appeared on her first album "Ragazza sola ragazza blu". She won awards at the festival for the next three years, and went on to release a long list of albums. Her latest, "Io Sono," was released in April.
Thursday, July 9





I Concerti nel Parco
A series of music and dance events held on the grounds of Rome's largest public park, the Villa Pamphili at the top of the Janiculum hill.  

Ute Lemper: The 9 Secrets
An intriguing evening of songs by Lemper, Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel with images by filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff. The title refers to the nine secrets to happiness: Beauty, Solitude, Change, Success, Fire, Sex, Virtue, Love, Movement,  a collaboration between Lemper and the Brazilian lyricist and novelist Paul Coehlo. The German singer and actress is renowned for her interpretations of the music of Kurt Weill. Her numerous roles in musicals include playing Sally Bowles in the original Paris production of Cabaret, for which she won the 1987 Molière Award for Best Newcomer, and Velma Kelly in the revival of Chicago in both London and New York, which won her the 1998 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Saturday, July 4  



Che bellezza a'Sanità with Peppe Barra
A youth orchestra designed to help children with disadvantages integrate into society, modeled on the highly successful Venezuelan Abreu method. Music by Beethoven, Brahms, Williams, Verdi, Piovani, Morricone, 
Sunday, July 5

A live multimedia show, retelling the history of the Fab Four with more than 40 of their songs, performed by a quartet of Beatles impersonators. 
Wednesday, July 8


The annual summer celebration of Latin-American is open Wednesdays through Sundays with regular house bands and djs, as well as special events.
Parco Rosati, via delle Tre Fontana 24 (Eur)
Friday, June 12, 10 pm
tel  06 96 03 52 34 www.i-ticket.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