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Star Wars: The Original
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Murder on the Orient Express
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Friday, December 1 - Thursday, December 14, 2017

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At the Symphony
Maestro Stanislav Kochanovsky replaces the previously announced Semon Beychkov, and the program has been adjusted in  program of Tchaikovsky's first symphony ant Rachmaninoff's The Bells, is a choral symphony, set to the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, very freely translated into Russian by the symbolist poet Konstantin Balmont. Friday-Saturday, December 1-2. Maurizio Pollini, Italy's leading classical musicians, whose career was launched when he wonthe International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1960, presents a recital entirely dedicated to that composer, Monday, December 4.  Maestro Antonio Pappano returns to conduct the orchestra and chours with the Georgain violinist Lisa Batiashvili, violin soloist in a program including the Tchaikovsky violin concert, Morricone's Voce dal Silenzio and Schubert's Symphony n. 8, the "Unfinished."  Thursday, December 7; Friday,  December 8; Saturday, December 9. Then Maestro Pappano returns to conduct the chorus and orchestra in a program of popular favorites including the first symphony and Carmen Suite of Bizet, and Borodin's Polyvestian Dances,  Thursday-Saturday, December 14-16. All concerts at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. more

At the Aula Magna, La Sapienza
The Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Ulrich Windfuhr conducting, with Chloë Hanslip, violin and Umberto Clerici, cello performs a program devoted to the music of Brahms: the Double concerto in A minor for violin and cello, and the Symphony n. 4 in E minor op. 98. Tuesday, December 12. more

The King's Singers: Christmas Gold
Greatly admired for their extraordinary precsion and intonation, the King's Singers are British a cappella vocal ensemble founded in 1968 named after King's College in Cambridge, England, where the group was formed by six choral scholars. In the United Kingdom. They'll present a holiday concert of music by Guerrero, Chilcott, Pärt, Warlock, Sweelink and others at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Wednesday, December 13.

Patti Smith: Words and Music
The great poet, author, rock musician and photographer has particular fondness for our city, appearing hear at least once a year. This month, she offers an Omaggio a Roma, sharing the stage with her daughter, Jesse Smith, in an evening words and music at the Teatro dell Opera di Roma, Wednesday, December 13. more  

At the Opera: The Damnation of Faust
The work, neither cantata nor opera, was defined by the composer, Hector Berlioz, as a "légende dramatique." It was inspired by a French translation of Goethe's masterpiece, and first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris December 6, 1846.  It is more frequently performed in concert, than staged, but this production, directed by Damiano Michieletto, who created the stunning Viaggio a Reims of Rossini earlier this season, taking full advantage of the work's dramatic potential. At the Teatro dell' Opera di Roma, December 12-23. more

Christmas in Rome
The holidays begin in Rome on December 8, with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It's a traffic snarling event, centered on the statue of the Virgin at the Piazza di Spagna, when the pope appears to lay a wreath on Mary's head, a feat, in fact accomplished by a fireman mounting a cherry-picker, but it's festive all the same, and then the trees light up and decorations glow all over the historic center. The biggest displays are at the Piazza Venezia, but there are trees at the Spanish Steps and the Coliseum, as well. The Vatican lights an enormous tree and large-than-life manager scene on December 7. The long corso from Piazza Venezia to Piazza del Popolo is strung with lights, and many of the shops along the way create impressive displays — most notably at the Fendi store and in the atrium of the Galleria Alberto Sordi. This is also the time when the churches begin to display their manager scenes or "presepe." The one at the San Eustachio is especially charming, and you'll see signs on churches throught the center announcing that there is a presepe inside. The biggest display is at Sala del Bramante in Piazza del Popolo, an annual exhibition of dozens of creches fromall over Italy. Christmas markets abound. Piazza Navona hosts a market devoted mostly to La Befana, the old lady who flies over the city on January 6, dropping gifts into the waiting shoes of children, so there are plenty of La Befana dolls and ornaments, as well as other decorations, gifts and sweets for sale, and there are rides for the little kids. Piazza Mazzini in Prati hosts a large and varied marked on December 3 and 17th . And on December 18, there will be market at the Spanish Steps. At the Piazza Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, a market is open from December 12 - January 3 with some 30 exhibitors offering crafts, food and entertainment for the kids. At the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Christmas is a gala event, the grounds decorated in great style, with a Christmas village, a large gift market and an ice-skating rink. There are also public rinks at the Euroma2 shopping mall in Eur, . at the Piazza Re di Roma and at Ice Village Roma at the Parco Leonardo mall.

Artisti all'Opera, Celebrating the collabration of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma with some of the iconic artists of the 20th entury: Pablo Picasso, Renato Guttuso, Giorgio De Chirico, Afro, Alberto Burri, Giacomo Manzù, Mario Ceroli, Arnaldo Pomodoro and William Kentridge, is at the Museo Di Roma – Palazzo Braschi. Grandi Maestri. 100 Anni di fotografia Leica  More than 350 photographs taken by some of the most illustrious photographers of the 20th century:celebrates 100 years since Leica’s inception is at the Complesso Del Vittoriano. Michel Comte – Light,  the photographer's new body of work revealing the impact of global warming on glacial landscapes is at MAXXI. Hokusai, works of the great Japanese master are at the Museo Ara Pacis. L’icona russa: preghiera e misericordia Russian icons are on display at the Museo di Roma, Palazzo Braschi, Elizabeth Peyton / Camille Claudel – Eternelle Idole works of two portrait painters born a century apart, at the Villa Medici. Mangasia. Wonderlands of Asian Comics, the largest ever selection of original artworks from Asian comics displayed alongside their printed, mass-produced forms, many of them rarely if ever shown outside their country of origin is at the Palazzo delle Esposizione. i. Monet, sixty works from the Musée Marmottan Monet of Paris are at the Complesso Del Vittoriano Picasso. Tra Cubism e Classicismo: 1915-1925 is at Le Scuderie del Quirinale. Enjoy: L'arte incontro il divertimento, a group exhibit themed on the idea that art can be amusing, is at the Chiostro del Bramante. "Un Uomo Innamorato,"thirty years after his death, an exhibition paying tribute to Renato Guttoso, one of the most significant exponents of Neo-Realism, comprises twenty-three paintings, photographic works and short films, at the Galerria Nazionale d'Arte Moderno.

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