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Week of Friday, May 20 - Thursday, May 26, 2016
TRANSIT STRIKE: FRIDAY, MAY 20, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
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                                                 West Side Story
Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the release of the film version of this landmark Broadway musical, the Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, conducted by Ernst van Tiel will perform the complete work, accompanying a newly restored high definition print of the film projected above them. At the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Saturday, May 21, 6 pm; Monday, May 23, 8:30 pm; Tuesday, May 24, 7:30 pm more

La Traviata According to Valentino Garavani & Sofia Coppola
The couturier Valentino Garavani takes credit for the concept. He wanted to see a Traviata, lush, yet modern, without any of the gimmicks that plauge attempts to "update" the great classic operas. So he turned to director Sofia Coppola, of the great lush modern film "Marie Antoinette" and she turned to cimema designer cinema designer Nathan Crowley (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins)to create the sets. Violetta's gowns, needless to say, have been designed by Valentino himself, while the chorus and smaller roles have been dressed by current creative directors of Maison Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli. It's not about the singing, dummy. Tickets have sold out even in the absence of any big names in the principal roles. At the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Tuesday, May 24-Sunday, June 5. more

The Kolors -OK Live
The Italian electropop band founded in 2010 by lead vocalist Stash Fiordispino won the TV talent show "Amici di Maria Fillipi" last year. They have relesased two studio albums and had a hit single with "Everytime" from their second album, which went platinum. Hear them at Atlantico, Monday, May 23. more

New Dance: Atterballetto
Italy's premier independent dance company presents works choreographed by Philippe Kratz, Jirí Kylián, Giuseppe Spota and Andonis Foniadakis.  Kylian's work, 14'20", whose title refers to the duration, is danced to themes from Mahler. The Kratz work, SENtieri, based on a childhood memory, is danced to music by Frédéric Chopin and Alessandro Grisendi. The Koniadakis work, Antisesi, inspired by the concept of opposites, employs music by Italian composers from Pergolesi to Scelsi. And LEGO, by Spota, inspired by the path towards self-discovery, employs music by several contemporary composers. 
Teatro Olimpico, Tuesday-Wednesday, May 24-25. more

                       Equestrian Art at the Piazza di Siena
The huge field on the grounds of the Villa Borghese is the site of the 84th annual equestrain festival, a spectacle of jumping, a e series of competitions culminating with the Nations Cup, and a dazzling display by the Carabinieri Light Horse Regiment. Wednesday, May 25-Sunday, May 29. Tickets range in price from €5 to €100. official website

Science Festival at the Auditorium
The theme of this year's science festival is "Relativity" in all its definitions. Among the highlights for English speakers, Scott Hughes, and David Kaiser of M.I.T. will discuss relativity and Einstein, Friday, May 20, 7 pm. Seth Lloyd, also of M.I.T. will discuss the age of information technologies. Saturday, May 21,4 pm.  complete program

Book Presentation: The Bishop's Daughter
Honor Moore presents her most recent book, "The Bishop’s Daughter," a memoir, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of the Year, and her most recent collection of poems, "Red Shoes." Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The American Scholar, Salmagundi, The New Republic, Freeman’s and many other journals and anthologies. Circolo Canottaggio, Lungotevere Flamminio, 39. Wednesday, June 1, 11 am.

Night at the Museum
Again this Saturday, Rome's museums will stay open late, with live music and theater at the various venues at an admission price of only one euro beginning at 8 pm and continuing until 2 am. complete program

Recent works by ecent works by Roman artist Barbara Salvucci and photos depicting the immigration crisis by Antonio Fraddosio and Claudio Marini at the Museo Carlo Bilotti. Press Photo 2016 winners of this year's prestigious photojournalism awards are at the Museo di Roma Trastevere. Alphonse Mucha, works by the iconic artist of the Art Nouveau are at the Complesso Vittoriana. A restrospective of work by the important 20th century photographer Mario Giacomelli is at the Palazzo Braschi. Quadriennali Capolovari Anni Trenta, a survey of the great Italian artists of the 1930s is at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna. The Correggio Experience, a multi-media event with video projections, an original musical score and even fragrances, at the Palazzo Espozioni. Correggio e Parmigianino master of the Renaissance, is at the Scuderie Quirinale. I Macchiaioli., masters of the pivotal late 19th century movement, is at the Chiostro Bramante.  Yan Pei-Ming. Roma, visions of the city by the great contemporary Franco-Chinese artist is at the Villa Medici. Il Giardino del Matisse is at the Palazzo delle Espozioni.

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