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Week of Friday, November 20 - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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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 of 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 dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
conducting, Ray Chen violin soloist
Chen was the winner of the Queen Elisabeth (2009) and Yehudi Menuhin Competitions (2008). He plays the 1715 "Joachim" Stradivarius violin, and records for the Sony label. Petrenko is the principal conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and chief conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.   The Symphonie espagnole was written in 1874 for violinist Pablo de Sarasate, and premiered in Paris in February 1875. Although called a "Spanish Symphony", it is considered a violin concerto by musicians today. Tchaikovsky's Manfred is based on the poem of the same name written by Lord Byron in 1817.
Auditroium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia,
Saturday, November 21, 6 pm; Monday, November 23, 8:30 pm; Tuesday, November 24, 7:30 pm

Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Tchaikovsky:  Manfred


Cremona Quartet
The award-winning ensemble continues its performance cycle of the complete Beethoven string quartets, which they are in the process of recording. 
Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza,  Piazzale Aldo Moro (San Lorenzo)
Saturday, November 21, 5:30 pm
Beethoven: Quartet in F major op. 18 n. 1
Beethoven: Quartet in B flat major op. 130

Ensemble Ars Ludi, Tonino Battista conducting
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of French-American composer Edgar Varèse.  The video by acclaimed artist Bill Viola was created in 1994. Ars Ludi is a modular percussion ensemble.
Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (San Lorenzo)
Tuesday, November 24, 8:30 pm
€28,00-17,53, under 30 €8  tel 892 424  www.vivaticket.it 

Varèse: Déserts, con la proiezione dell'omonimo with video by Bill Viola
Varèse :Ionisation
Varèse: Intégrales
Pagliei:  Polaris, for three percussionists (world premiere)


Musica Antiqua Latina: The Goldberg Variations
The first in a series of Thursday evening concerts in this historic frescoed hall.
A version of the masterwork of J.S. Bach, performed G. Antonelli, bass viol; A. Lattarulo, viola da gamba;, G. De Frenza, violin a nd A. Buccarella, harpsichord.
Oratorio Gonfalone,  Via Gonfalone 32a (near Campo de' Fiori)
Thursday, November 26, 9 pm
€20, reduced €15 Full program: www.oratoriogonfalone.eu


In the churches of Celio, one of Rome's ancient seven hills, in the area above the Colosseum..

SS. Giovanni e Paolo al Celio
Piazza di SS Giovanni e Paolo 13
Ensemble Barocco Mirabilis Harmonia play music by Handel, Giuliani, Telemann, Vivaldi
Saturday, November 21, 8:30 pm

San Clemente al Laterano
Via San Giovanni in Laterano, 45
Mass for the Feast of San Clemente, with the Gregorian chant of the liturgy, performed by
Schola Trajectina (Utrecht, Holland) and the Schola Cantorum della Cappella musicale della Basilica di San Clemente, with organist Antonio Tummolo
Monday, November 23, 6:30 pm


SS. Apostoli, Sala dell'Immacolata

Via Del Vaccaro, 9 (historic center)
Piano duo Flavia Bolognesi and Maria Pia Milani, percussionist Egidio Conti. Music by Bach, Ravel, Gershwin, Piazzolla
Saturday November 21, 7 pm

Piazza di Sant' Appollinare (near Piazza Navona9
Ensemble Odhecaton, plays sacred music by Alessandro Scarlatti.
Sunday November 22, 6 pm

Concerts at the Quirinale Cappella Paolina

A series of Sunday morning concerts at the exquisite chapel of the Quirinale Palace. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through security. Doors close promptly, as the concert is broadcast live.
Francesco Guerri, cello and Fabrizio Puglisi, piano, jazz
Sunday, November 15, 11:50 am
€1,50 reservations necessary tel 06 39967557

San'Antonio dei Portoghese

Via dei Portoghesi, 2
(between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
Masters of the Pipe Organ, a series of concerts showcasing the church's historic instrument.
Maestro Giampaolo Di Rosa continues his cycle of the complete organ works of J.S. Bach
Saturday, November 21, noon
Sunday, November 22, 6:30 pm


Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz 


Elena Bonelli: "Dallo stornello al rap"
Songs from yesterday to today, with the l'Orchestraccia i Flaminio Maphia and Amedeo Minghi tracing the evolution of the traditional stornello. The Roman singer and actress  is joined by rappers Piotta, Danno dei Colle der Fomento and the Flaminio Maphia.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Friday, November 20, 9 pm 
€30-10 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it

Pink Floyd Legend: Adam Heart Mother
The cover band returns with their multiimedia show, covering the entire history of Pink Floyd, through all its transformations.
Saturday, November 21, 9 pm
From €33,30 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Tiziano Ferro
One of Italy's most popular singer-songwriters with his band, back after a series of sold-out concerts last summer. Both his third album Nessuno è solo and fourth album Alla mia età were certified diamond and  his fifth album L'amore è una cosa semplice was the best-selling album of 2012 in Italy.  Ferro has sold over 10 million records worldwide.
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport
Saturday-Sunday, November 21-22, 9 pm
€201-€97,94 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Malika Ayane
The Sanremo prize winner for her "Adesso e qui" presents her latest release.
Auditorium Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione 4
Tuesday, November 24, 9 pm
€51,75 - €46 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


On tour with his latest album Prima di parlare, the Italian singer-songwriter who is popular in Italy and throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and has performed and released most of his albums in both Italian and Spanish.
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Wednesday, November 25, 9 pm
€45-35 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it


Marco Masini: Cronologia Tour
The Florentine singer-songwriter reprises his 25-year career and his latest release, a triple album on the Sony label.
Auditorium Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione 4 (Castel Sant'Angelo, Vatican)
Thursday, November 26, 9 pm
€40-23 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


The Italian pop band formed in 1999, whose  name stems from Negroamaro, a wine produced in their native region, Salento, became famous in 2005 with their win at the Sanremo Festival.
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport (Eur)
Thursday, November 26, 9 pm
€48,30-€39,10 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


The annual event at the Auditorium Parco della Musica
tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Sarah McKenzie Quartet
The silvery-voicedAustralian pianist and singer whose 2012 album Close Your Eyes" won "best jazz album" at the ARIA Awards (Australian Grammys).
Teatro Studio Borgna
Friday, November 20, 9 pm


Chihiro Yamanaka London Trio: "Syncopation Hazard 2015"
Considered the greatest jazz pianist of her native Japan, Yamanaka has released 13 albums for the Verve and Blue Note labels.
Sala Petrassi
Saturday, November 21, 9 pm


Sun Hee You, piano
The Korean pianist began her career in the classics, making her debut with Beethoven’s second piano concert with Yangeum orchestra in Seoul. Her new release is dedicated to the music of Nikolai Kapustin, who is known for using the language of jazz within a classical structure.
Teatro Studio
Sunday, November 22,9 pm


Vinicius Cantuária "Plays Jobim"
The Brazilian singer, guitarist and percussionist has performed with David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, Laurie Anderson and Bill Frisell. Born in Rio de Janeiro, he lives and works in New York.
Sala Petrassi
Monday, November 23, 9 pm

Girotto, Servillo, Mangalavite
Sax player Javier Girotto, keyboardist Natalio Mangalavite and vocalist Peppe Servillo present a fusion of poetry, tango, milonga and cumbia, celebrating the release of their fifth album, “Parientes.”
Sala Petrassi
Tuesday, November 24, 9 pm

Vincent Peirani, Emile Parisien 
Fisarmonica player Peirani and sax player Parisien, both winners of the Django Reinhardt award, present an evening in an evening of French jazz from their album “Belle époque.”
Sala Petrassi
Wednesday, November 25, 9 pm

Fabrizio Bosso, Luciano Biondini: "Melodies"
A string ensemble, with trumpeter Bosso and fisarmonica player Biondini, presenting their new release, “Melodies.”
Sala Sinopoli
Thursday, November 26, 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





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