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Friday, April 24- Thursday, April 30, 2015

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Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducting

with Rachel Harnisch, soprano; Marianna Pizzolato, contralto; David Ferri Durà, tenor; Luca Tittoto, bass;
Ciro Visco chorus master

The Colombian conductor is Music Director of the Houston Symphony and Chief Conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. From September 2015 he will also take up the position of Principal Guest Conductor with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Saturday, April 25, 6 pm; Monday, April 27, 8:30 pm; Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm
€52-19 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it 

Schubert: Symphony n. 1
Mozart: Requiem


Signore in Musica
Works of female composers incliuding Pauline Viardot-Garcia, who was an important composer of vocal and chamber music as well as the leading soprano of the mid-19th century; Louise Farrenc, who was on the faculty o the Paris Conservatory, at that same time: Alma Mahler, wife of the composer Gustae Mahler, and A Halmès. Performed by Paige Shirt Thompson and Orietta Caianiello,pianos; Maria Chiara Pavone, soprano; Yvonne Fisher, clarinet; Andrea Fossà, cello. Introduced by Milena Gammaitoni, with readings by Giuditta Pascucci and Giulia Sucapane.
Teatro Palladium, Piazza Bartolomeo Romano, 8 (Garbatella)
Sunday, April 26, at 6:30 pm

Grigory Sokolov, piano

One of the greatest living pianists, Sokolov came to international attention at the age of 16, when the jury at the 1966 International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, headed by Emil Gilels, unanimously awarded him the Gold Medal.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Wednesday, April 29, 8:30 pm
€38-18 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it 

Bach: Partita n. 1 BWV 825
Beethoven: Sonata n. 7, op. 10 n. 3
Schubert: Sonata op. 143 D 784
Schubert: Six Musical Moments op. 94 D 780

Accademia Bizantina with violinist Viktoria Mullova,
Ottavio Danton conducting from the harpsichord

The baroque ensemble has released some 20 records in the Naive, Decca and other labels. Violinst Mullova won first prize at the 1980 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982 which was followed, in 1983, by her defection to the West. She has since appeared with most of the world's greatest orchestras.
Aula Magna, La Sapienza University, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5 (San Lorenzo)
Tuesday, April 28, 8:30 pm
€25-20-15 under 30 €8 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Concerti by J.S. Bach

In the Churches

Sant'Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona
A concert series in the frescoed Borromini Sacristy
Ianeva /Satta, soprano and piano, perform music by Verdi, Rossini, Mozart, Liszt, Wagner
Friday, April 24, 6:30 pm
€13, over 65 €10, under 12 free

Chiesa Metodista di Ponte Sant'Angelo
Ponte Sant'Angelo (on the Tiber near Piazza Navona)
Letizia Michielon, piano, plays Etudes and Nocturnes by Chopin.
Saturday, April 25, 8:30 pm
€19, Rome residents €15, students €12

Cappella Paolina
Palazzo del Quirinale, Piazza del Quirinale
In the magnificent chapel of the Qurinale, the home of Italy's president, a series of Sunday morning concerts. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through security. Doors close promptly as the concert is broadcast on RAI radio.
  Elisa Citterio, violin and Stefano Demicheli, harpsichord perform Bach sonatas.
  Sunday, April 26, 11:50 am
  €10, reduced €5

Saint Paul's Within the Walls

Via Nazionale at Via Napoli (near Piazza della Repubblica)
Sacred arias by Gounod, Schubert, Mascagni, Frank, . Verdi, performed by the Cleophe Merenptah International Orchestra with concertmaster and soloist Federica Vozzella.
Sunday, April 26, 6:30 pm
€20, reduced €15



Sala dell'Immacolata, Convento dei SS. XII Apostoli
Via Del Vaccaro, 9 (near the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Barberini)
Ida Gianolla, oboe and Claudio Martelli, piano, play music by Poulenc, Saint - Saens, Albéniz, Bizet
Sunday, April 26, 7 pm
€14 over 65, ages 12-18 €7

San Antonio dei Portoghesi
Via dei Portoghesi (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
Giampaolo Di Rosa, the church's formidable organist, continues his series of the complete cycle of organ works by J.S. Bach.
Saturday, April 25, noon
Sunday, April 26, 6:30 pm



Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz 

Nicola Piovani and the Sinfonietta di Roma
Part of a day-long marathon of stories and films (in Italian) commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Rome after World War II: The composer of film scores leads the orchestra in music from Fellin's "Fred and Ginger" and "La Voce della Luna," Begnini's "La Vita è Bella," and other music.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Saturday, April 25, 9 pm
€18 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it 


Cinzia Tedesco:"Verdi's Mood"

The jazz singer reinterprets Verdi's operatic melodies. With cello, piano, bass and drums.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Teatro Studio
Saturday, April 25, 9 pm
€15 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it 




Fiorella Mannoia Live
One of the biggest names in Italian popular music, celebrating her 60th birthday, and 46 year-long career. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Sunday, April 26, 9 pm
€65-35 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it





Capobanda:"Ritratto Impersonale"

The group presents their second album, full of social commentary in a pop-folk style.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Sunday, April 26, 9 pm
€15 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it 

Jack Savoretti: "Written in Scars"

The anglo-italian singer-songwriter-guitarist and his band present their latest release.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Tuesday, April 28, 9 pm
€20-16 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it 


Stefano Battaglia: "Musica salva"
The jazz pianist presents his latest release.
Auditorium Parco della Musica,
Teatro Studio
Tuesday, April 28, 9 pm
€15 tel 892 982 www.listicket.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