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Friday, October 14 - Thursday, October 27, 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


Pinchas Zukerman and the Camerata Salzburg
One of the highlights of the season, Pinchas Zuckerman is soloist and conductor performing with the eseteemed Camerata Salzburg, founded in 1952 in the city of Mozart's birth.
Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (Garbatella)
Saturday, October 15, 5:30 pm
€30-20, under age 30 €8, under age 18 €5 tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Mittente: Wolfgang Mozart
With narration by Tullio Solenghi and the Trio d'archi di Firenze, a program delving into the life of the great composer through his correspondance. , with a performance of his Divertimento for String Trio KV 563.
Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro
Saturday, October 15, 5:30 pm
€30-20, under age 30 €8, under age 18 €5 tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia: Beethoven's Fidelio
The composer's only opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano, with Ciro Visco chorus master
and and a world-class cast of soloists: Simon O'Neill (Florestan), Rachel Willis-Sørensen soprano (Leonore), Günther Groissböck (Rocco), Amanda Forsythe (Marzelline) Sebastian Holecek (Don Pizarro), Maximilian Schmitt (Jacquino) Julian Kim (Don Fernando). Tenor O'Neill performs regularly at the Royal Opera House London, the Metropolitan Opera New York and the Salzburg Festival. He made his debut at the Bayreuth festival in the title role of Lohengrin. Soprano Willis-Sørensen performs with the Royal Opera London and the Zurich Opera. Bass-baritone Groissböck performs at the Metropolitan Opera New York,
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, October 20, 7:30 pm; Saturday, October 22, 6 pm; Monday, October 24, 8:30 pm
€60-22 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Chloe Mun, piano
Winner of the 2015 Busoni Competition in Bolzano, the young South Korean pianist in her Rome debut.
Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (Garbatella)
Saturday, October 15, 5:30 pm
€30-20, under age 30 €8, under age 18 €5 tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Mozart: Sonata in B flat major K 333
Albéniz: Rondeña, Almería, Triana da Iberia
Schumann: Blumenstück in D flat major op.19
Schumann Fantasy in D major op. 17



Basel Kammerorchester, Giovanni Antonini conducting
The ensemble, founded in Basel, Switzerland, in 1984, focuses on both early music and contemporary music. They have recorded all of Beethoven's symphonies, led by conductor Antonini. A review of Symphony No. 5 noted the "period practice lightness, despite the use of modern instrument", "refinement and delicacy", "fleet-footedness in the scherzo – particular from the running basses and cellos at the start of the trio", and the finale "thrillingly and refreshingly done, remarkable, once again, for the care and attention to details". In 2008, Kammerorchester Basel won the ECHO Klassik  award as "Ensemble of the Year".
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Wednesday, October 26, 8:30 pm
€38-18 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Haydn: Symphony a n. 81 
Kraus:: Symphony in C major. VB 142 
Haydn Symphony n. 19 
Haydn: Symphony n. 80

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano conducting with piano soloist  Yefim Bronfman

The Russian-born pianist made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1989 and gave a series of recitals with Isaac Stern in 1991. He won a Grammy award in 1997 for his recording of the three Bartók piano concertos with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He records for Sony BMG Masterworks.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm; Friday, October 28, 8:30 pm; Saturday, October 29, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Beethoven: Concerto per pianoforte n. 5 "Emperor" 
Schubert: Symphony n. 9 "The Great"


Sala Capitolare nel Convento dei Domenicani
Piazza della Minerva, 42 (near the Pantheon)
L’Ensemble Mare Nostrum with soprano Nora Tabbush perform music of Baroque Spain.
Saturday, October 22, 5:30 pm
Baroque music of Bologna, by composers Colonna, Perti, Martini, Corelli, Bononcini, with soprano Lucia Franzina, mezzo-soprano soprano Simona Braida,  viola da gamba Silvia de Maria, tiorba and Baroque guitar Francesco Tomasi, and spinet Sara Osenda.
Sunday, October 23, 5:30 pm

Sala Immacolata
Via del Vaccaro 9 (historic center)
Pianist Arturo Stàlteri presents his new recording of préludes by Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Scriabin, Shostakovich.
Sunday, October 9, 6:30 pm
€15 reduced €8

Cappella Paolina del Quirinale
A series of Sunday concerts in the magnificent chapel of the presidential palace, former home of popes and kings. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through security. Doors close promptly at 11:50 am.
Pawe? Wakarecy,  finalist in the 2010 Chopin competition in Warsaw, performs a program entirely dedicated to that composer.
Sunday, October 15, noon
Giuseppe Albanese, piano, performs music of Franz Liszt.
Sunday, October 23, noon
€1,50 reservations essential  

Sala Accademica - Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra
Piazza di Sant'Agostino, 20/a (near Piazza Navona)
OCTOinCHORO performs a program of 16th century polyphonic a cappella vocal music by Pierluigi Palestrina.
Sunday, October 16, 7:30 pm

San Agnese in Agone

Pizza Navona
String Ensemble composed of violinists Francesco Peverini and Flavia Di Tomasso, violists Cecilia Iacomin and Lorenzo Sbaraglia and cellists Paolo Andriotti and Gabriele Ferdeghini perform Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir of Florence," in D minor op. 70.
Tuesday, October 18, 6 pm; guided tour of the church 5:20 pm.
€20, university students €15, ages 12-18 €10



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.
Giampaolo Di Rosa (Italy/Portugal) plays music by Franck, Vierne, Messiaen, improvisations.
Sunday, October 16, 6:30 pm
Karel Martinek (Czecn Republic) plays music by Bach, Vierne, Sokola, Dupré, Alain, improvisations
Sunday, October 23, 6:30 pm


Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz


Yann Tiersen 
The Breton performer and composer, perhaps best known for his sound track to the 2001 film Amelief, will perform a selection of music fro piano and violin, including 10 new compositions, which have not been recorded as yet.
Auditorium della Conciliazione, via della Coniliazione 4 (near Castel Sant'Angelo, the Vatican)
Monday, October 17, 9 pm (doors open 8 pm)
€51,74-€46,00 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Paolo Conte
One of Italy's greatest treasures, the great musician, composer, poet and painter. His ensemble is composed of virtuosos, and his concerts are alway sold out. He has released 14 studio albums. They latest, Snob, was released in 2014.
Auditorium della Conciliazione, via della Coniliazione 4 (near Castel Sant'Angelo, the Vatican)
Saturday, October 22, 9 pm (doors open 8 pm)
€74,50-€40,00 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Max Gazzè
The final concert of his Maximillian Tour, a multi-media event with live video, the popular entertainer performs some of his greatest hits.
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport (Eur)
Thursday, October 27, 9 pm
€30 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it






Opera and dinner packages