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MUSIC

Friday, March 24 - Thursday, April 6, 2017

Orchestra and Chorus of the 'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Ton Koopman, conducting
Yetzabel Arias Fernandez soprano, Maarten Engeltjes alto, Tilman Lichdi tenor, Klaus Mertens bass,
Ciro Visco  chorus director
Ton Koopman is one of the world's leading experts in the performance of baroque music. His Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra has been performing and recording for more than 35 years.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Friday, March 24, 8:30 pm; Saturday, March 25, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Haendel: Messiah


Grigory Sokolov piano
Sokolov began studying the piano at the age of five and he entered the Leningrad Conservatory's special school for children at the age of seven to study with Leah Zelikhman. At 12, he gave his first major recital in Moscow. At age 16, he came to international attention when the jury at the 1966 International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, headed by Emil Gilels, unanimously awarded him the gold medal. Sokolov has released relatively few recordings to date, and released none for the twenty years between 1995 and 2015. But in 2014 he signed a contract with Deutsche Grammophon to release recordings of some of his live performances.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Monday, March 27, 8:30 pm
€38 - 18 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Mozart: Sonata in C major K. 545
Mozart: Fantasy and Sonata in C minor K. 475 / 457
Beethoven: Sonata n. 27 op. 90
Beethoven: Sonata n. 32 op. 111

 

Pietro de Maria, piano
After receiving the Critics' Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1990), Pietro De Maria won First Prize in the Dino Ciani - Teatro La Scala in Milan (1990), the Géza Anda in Zurich (1994), and the Mendelssohn Award in Hamburg (1997).  He has recorded Chopin’s complete piano works and The Well-Tempered Clavier for Decca, He teaches at the School of Music in Fiesole, at the Academy of Music in Pinerolo and at the Pianale Piano Academy in Germany.
Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (Garbatella)
Tuesday, March 28, 8:30 pm
€25-15, under age 30 €8, under age 18 €5 tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988



A Concert of Romantic Music
Pianist Paige Short Thompson, clarinetist Yvonne Fisher and cellist Gennaro della Monica perform music by Alexander Zemlinsky and Max Bruch, a benefit for the Emily Paige Short scholarship fund, awarded for geological studies.
Saint Stephen's School, Via Aventina 3
Wednesday, March 29, 8 pm
Donation €10

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Vladimir Jurowski conducting
The Russian conductor Jurowski is s the son of conductor Mikhail Jurowski, and grandson of Soviet film music composer Vladimir Michailovich Jurowski. He made his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1996.. He was the principal guest conductor of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna between 2000 and 2003. In August 2000, Jurowski was named the Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. In 2003, he was appointed to the role of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor. In September 2015, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra announced the appointment of Jurowski as its next chief conductor effective with the 2017–18 season.In the USA, Jurowski first conducted at the Metropolitan Opera in December 1999. JHe is also a regular guest conductor with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Alexander Zemlinsky (Vienna 1871-Larchmont, New York 1942) was a noted composer and conductor, an advocate of Mahler and Schoenberg.  Mahler's first symphony was mainly composed between 1887 and 1888,  while he was second conductor at the Leipzig Opera, Germany. Modern performances and recordings give the work the title Titan, despite the fact that Mahler only used this label for two early performances.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, March 30, 7:30 pm; Friday, March 31, 8:30 pm; Saturday, April 1, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Zemlinsky: Sinfonietta
Mahler: Symphony n. 1 "Titan"

Ensemble L'Astrée
Sophie Angebault soprano, Anthea Pichanick mezzo-soprano, Alessandro Giangrande, countertenor, Francesco D'Orazio violin
Specialising in the repertory of the XVII and XVIII centuries, and using instruments from that period, L'Astrée has given numerous concerts in Italy and abroad and has been invited to play in important festivals. The group is in the process of recording the complete chamber music of Antonio Vivaldi. L'Astree is the chamber music division of the baroque orchestra Academia Montis Regalis.
Teatro Argentina, Largo Argentina
Thursday, March 30, 9 pm
€23-16 tel 06 684000311

Vivaldi:
The Four Seasons
Cantata - Lungo del vago volto RV 680
Cantata - Amore hai vinto RV 683
Cantata - Alla Caccia RV 670
Cantata - Fonti del pianto RV 656

Water: Hélène Grimaud, piano
The French pianist gave her well-received debut recital in Tokyo in 1987 and was subsequently invited to perform with the Orchestre de Paris by conductor Daniel Barenboim. She has been an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2002. Water was the follow-up to the September 2013 release of her album of the two Brahms piano concertos. Her recordings have been awarded s the Cannes Classical Recording of the Year, Choc du Monde de la musique, Diapason d’or, Grand Prix du disque, Record Academy Prize (Tokyo), Midem Classic Award and the Echo Award.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Monday, April 3 , 8:30 pm
€38 - 18 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Berio: Wasserklavier
Takemitsu Rain Tree Sketch II
Faure: Barcarolle n. 5
Ravel: Jeux d'eaux
Albeniz: Almeria
Liszt: Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
Janácek: In the mists 1
Debussy: La cathédrale engloutie
Brahms: Piano Sonata n. 2


Mariangela Vacatello, piano
The award-winning Neapolitan pianist made her first public appearance at the age of 14 with the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra in Milan. She has performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Montpellier Festiva, Salle Cortot and the Societè Chopin in Paris, Festival Chopin in Duszniki Zsdroj, Berlin Konzerthause, Mozarteum Auditorium in Salzburg, Theatre de la Monnaie in Bruxelles,
Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (San Lorenzo)
Saturday,, April 1, 5:30 pm
€25-15, under age 30 €8, under age 18 €5 tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Ginastera: Sonata n. 1 op. 22 D.
Scarlatti: Tre Sonate
Ginastera: Danzas argentinas op. 2
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
Sciarrino: De la nuit
Ravel: La valse





Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Manfred Honeck conductor with Simone Rubino percussion soloist

The Austrian conductor has been music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony since 2007. He has also been the Artistic Director of the International Concerts Wolfegg in Germany for over 20 years.  Percussionist Simone Rubino made his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during this year's Lucerne Festival, at the close of which he received the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award. He also made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York on October 2016.  The concerto by Scottish composer MaMillan is in one continuous movement and lasts about twenty-five minutes. It is based on the Advent plainsong of the same name. Written for fellow Scot Evelyn Glennie, it has become MacMillan's most performed work. He was also asked by Mstislav Rostropovich to compose a cello concerto, which was premiered by Rostropovich himself in 1997. His second opera The Sacrifice, commissioned by Welsh National Opera, Autumn 2007, won a Royal Philharmonic Society Award.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, April 6, , 7:30 pm; Friday, April 7, 8:30 pm; Saturday, April 8, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Haydn: Symphony n. 93
MacMillan: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel - Concerto for percussion and orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony n. 7

 

Enrico Gatti, violin and Rinaldo Alessandrini harpsichord
Gatti directs the ensemble "Aurora", which he founded in Italy in 1986, performing baroque, classical and pre-classical music in an authentic manner based on his research into 17th and 18th century performance practices. He has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Accent and other labels.
Alessandrini is a virtuoso on baroque keyboards, including harpsichord, fortepiano, and organ. He is founder and conductor of the Italian early music ensemble Concerto Italiano, performing music of Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Couperin, Bach, and others.
Teatro Argentina, Largo Argentina
Thursday, April 6, 9 pm
€23-16, reduced €12 tel 06 684000311

J.S. Bach:
Trio in G minor BWV 584
Sonata in G minor for violin and harpsichord BWV 1029 (originally for viola da gamba)
Sonata in D minor for harsichord BWV 964 (orignally for violin solo)
Partita in G minor for violin solo BWV 1013 (originally for flute)
Sonata in D major for violin and harpsichord BWV 1028 (orginally for viola da gamba)
Fugue in G minor for violin and harpsichord BWV 1026

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Un Organo per Roma
A festival of organ music sponsored by the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia.
Sala Accademica del Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, via dei Greci 18 (off via del Babuino near Piazza del Popolo)
Il Drammatico in Si minore
Claudia Koll, narrator with organists Giorgio Carnini and Alberto Pavoni, live electronics by Gianluca Ruggeri, percussionists Tommaso Sansonetti and Francesco Conforti, Vito Blasi, dancer and choreographer, dancers Francesca Sanfilippo, Silvia Salvadori, Cristina Cecilia, Sofia Doria, Giusi Anghelone.
J.S. Bach: Prelude and fugue in B minor. BWV 544
C. Franck: 2nd chorale in B minor
G. Ruggeri: La ballata del silenzio, a monodramma for narrator, organ and percussion to a text by Rocco Familiari
Saturday, March 25, 6 pm
Free


Unit dal vento - L'organo e i suoi fratelli
Music for organ, fisarmonica, bandoneón, harmonica. Daniele Rossi, organ; Massimiliano Pitocco, Saria Convertino, Alberto Cicero, fisarmonica and bandoneón; Gianluca Littera, harmonica
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 548 performed on the organ
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 546 performed on fisarmonica
J.S. Bach: Chorale Kommst du nun, Jesu Himmel herunter BWV 659 performed on the organ
W.A. Mozart: Fantasy in F minor K 608 transcribed for two fisarmonicas
G. Fauré: Pavane performed on harmonica and organ
A. Bruzzese: Fuelle for harmonica, banoneón, fisarmonica and organ
Friday, March 31, 6 pm
Free

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Cappella Paolina al Quirinale

In the historic chapel of the Quirinale palace. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through security. Doors close promptly at 11:50 pm.
Sunhee You, piano, performs music by Mozart, Abram Chasins. Weinberger, Rachmaninov and Nikolai Kapustin.
Sunday, March 26, noon
€ 1,50. reservations necessary: tel 06 39967557




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.
Michal Markuszewski (Poland) plays music by Bach, Mozart, Freyer, Liszt, Franck
Sunday, March 26, 6:30 pm
Franz Hauk (Germany) plays the three organ chorales of César Franck
Sunday, April 2, 6:30 pm
Free

Chiesa di San Giuseppe dei Falegnami al Foro Romano
Clivo Argentario, 1 (Campitello)
Rossella Croce violin and Guido Morini harpsichord, peform early 18th century violin music.
Saturday, April 1, 7 pm
Free

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Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz

 

Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet
Paolo Fresu horns, Bebo Ferra guitar, Paolino Dalla Porta bass, Stefano Bagnoli drums. Fresu is one of Italy's most esteemed jazz musicians. The Devil's Quartet, founded a decade ago, performs music largely written by members of the group. Their latest release is Desertico. The concert will be preceded by a discussion in the Sala Ospiti at 7:30 pm
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Friday, March 24, 9 pm
€25, €20 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Rodrigo Leão, Scott Matthew: Life is Long
The Portugese composer, a thrity-year veteran of the New York scene, and Australian singer-songwriter joined forces on their alum Life is Long.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Saturday, March 25, 9 pm
€25,€20 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it



Luciano Bellini "Les Ritals"

Subtitled "A building site for Europe or the unknown cargo of hope," a pop-rock opera that tells the story of Italian immigrants in Belgium through fragments , weaving a single history. Les Ritals is an epithet used for Italians. The work is dedicated to all those who are forced to go into exile with a tribute to Aylan, the Syrian boy who drowned in an attempt to reach the Turkish coast. Performed by the Orchestra sinfonica e Coro Polifonico Conservatorio “A.Casella” L’Aquila, the Corale Aaquilana-Schola Cantorum S. Sisto, and soloists, composed and conducted by Luciano Bellini.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Saturday, March 25, 9 pm
€15 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Mannarino
T
he Italian singer-songwriter launched his career in 2009 with his first album, Bar della rabbia, which won the Giorgio Gaber award at Viareggio and was a finalist for the Targa Tenco. His fourth and latest album, Apriti cielo, released last November, debuted at number one the Classifica FIMI Album chart.
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport (EUR)
Saturday-Sunday, March 25-26, 9 pm
€40,25- €28,75 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Loreena McKennit, a Trio Performance
With Brian Hughes guitar and Caroline Lavelle cello.The Grammy-nominated Canadian polyinstrumentalist and folk singer who has sold 14 milion albums worldwide.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Ceclia
Saturday, March 26, 9 pm
€55-30 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Emis Killaf
The Italian rapper presenting his latest release Terza Stagione, with Silvia Ottanà bass, Fiamma Cardani drums and Beatrice Antolini keyboards. At the age of 17, Killaf was the winner of an Italian  competition called Tecniche Perfette. The music video for his song Parole di Ghiaccio (Words of Ice), the third track from the album L'Erba Cattiva , received 7.5 million views on YouTube in less than two weeks,  15 million views in less than a month.
Atlantico Live, Viale dell'Oceano Atlantico, 271d (Eur)
Monday, March 27, 9 pm
€34,50-€25,30 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Tokio Hotel
The award-winning German pop/rock band have scored four number one singles and released three number-one albums in their native country. The band sold more than 10 million CDs worldwide. Their German-language release Schrei sold more than half a million copies worldwide and spawned four top -five singles in both Germany and Austria.
Atlantico Live, Viale dell'Oceano Atlantico, 271d (Eur)
Wednesday, March 29, 9 pm
€46 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Tini
The Argentine actress, model, singer, and dancer who gained international popularity for her debut role as Violetta Castillo on the Disney Channel Latin America original series. Violetta. Tini: The Movie was filmed between concert stops for the television series' final i tour in various international locations, including Sicily, Cádiz, Spain, Madrid, and Buenos Aires. Hollywood Records released her own solo material under the name "Tini" in April 2016.
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport (EUR)
Thursday, March 30, 8:30 pm
€115- €49,50 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Roberto Vecchioni: "La Vita Che Si Ama"
The singer-songwriter and author with his latest release. Vecchioni began his career writing songs for such pop stars as Ornella Vanoni and Mina. He later launched a solo career and in 2011, he won the he the "Mia Martini" Critics' Award at the Sanremo Festival with the song "Chiamami ancora amore" ("Call me darling again"). The title of his latest album also refers to his autobiography, published by Eiinaudi.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Thursday, March 30, 9 pm
€45, €30 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Mandela Night 2017
Music and dance for human rights, peace and culture. With Agorà, progressive jazz and the LineOut Dance Company. Honoring Nelson Mandela who said that "Culture is the most powerful weapon we have to change the world."
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Friday, March 31, 9 pm
€20 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it




Sergio Cammariere - "Io"
The singer-songwriter and his band perform some of his greatest hits and works from his new album "Io."
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Saturday, April 1, 9 pm
€43,50, €30,50 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited
Vintage hits and cuts from the new album Wind and Wuthering, which celebrates the band's 40th anniversary, a tribute to the 1976 release.
Auditorium della Conciliazione, via della Conciliazione 4 (between Castel Sant'Angelo and the Vatican)
Saturday, April 1, 9 pm
€57,50-€35 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it



Giorgia
The singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and radio host has released ten studio albums, all of which met with commercial success in Italy. She has sold over 7 million records worldwide, with 12 top-ten albums, five of which hit number one on the Italian charts.  Her latest album, Vanità, was released this year.
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport (EUR)
Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2, 8:30 pm
€47,50- €41,40 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


 

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
An American swing band of some 70 members who perform in rotation, perform a post-modern take on vintage hits. Founded in 2011, Postmodern Jukebox has amassed over 500 million YouTube views and two million subscribers. Each week, Postmodern Jukebox puts out a new video on YouTube, most of them filmed casually in Bradlee's living room. The band has covered songs by artists ranging from Lady Gaga and The Strokes to Katy Perry and the White Stripes.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Tuesday, April 4, 9 pm
€40, €30 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

GeGé Telesforo: Soundz for Children
with guest vocalist Joanna Peters,  a benefit for the United Musicians for UNICEF tour 2017. Telesforo is a singer, musician and TV personality, often appearing with Renzo Arbore. He has also appeared iwth Jon Hendricks, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and others.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Wednesday, April 5, 9 pm
€18 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Litfitba
Formed in Florence in 1980, the band has a rock sound influenced by Mediterranean vibes. Their songs are mostly sung in Italian. The latest in their long list of albums, Eutòpia, was released last year.
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport (EUR)
Wednesday, April 5, 9 pm
€69-32 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Alchemaya: Max Gazzé
The popular singer-songwriter has composed an opera, performed here in its world premiere by the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra of Prague. The first part is an original work in which Max and his brother Francesco blend new compositions and the music Max has developed over the course of the past 20 years. The second part presents excerpts from Max's career performed "in tune", a neologism created to define the concept of integrating symphonic instruments and synthesizers.
Teatro Costanzi (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma), Piazzale Beniamino Gigli (Esquilino)
Monday, April 3, 9 pm
€80-60 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it